UGANDA, A SWEET AFRICAN BED TIME STORY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Once upon a time… There was this little-known kingdom; miles and miles away from the south and North Pole; a heartwarming paradise veiled on all sides, a special small region blocked from the rest of the world but radiating light to several corners of an unexplored continent that sprouted…

MY BUNGEE EXPERIENCE, A DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN RISK AND REWARD – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) “Forget your problems, don’t look down. This activity is very safe; don’t worry Jonathan you won’t die. I got you, you can trust me. Simply spread your wings and fly…” These were words repeated several times by the bungee guide, words in English that sounded like Japanese (I don’t…

THE 10 PLACES IN UGANDA I WANT YOU TO VISIT – TUSNUG

HANDPICKING THE WOW STUFF FOR YOUR UGANDA SAFARI By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) I’ve been a little bit silent for the past couple of weeks, catching up with work while still scouting out for more and more adventures. Please excuse me for the short episode of silence! I intend to blog a lot more…

NO TASTE LIKE ENTANDA, THE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CULTURAL ADVENTURE – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Cultural Tourism Concisely: What inspires anyone to travel? There are quite a number of factors that inspire anyone to travel, and these are what scholars have repeatedly referred to as “destination pull factors”; motivating factors that lure a traveler towards a particular tourist destination. For some it is the…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF ENTANDA – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) About the founder of the Entanda Cultural Experience: Dr. Katongole is passionate about tourism and fervent about serving others. With over ten years of teaching tourism and business at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), he has closely supervised and worked with a number of American students as they pursue…

MY VISIT TO THE PITS OF WALUMBE, DEATH AT FIRST SIGHT – TUSNUG

A detailed account by Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) My travels within Uganda recently led me about 50 kilometers west of the capital city Kampala to a place which the people of Buganda (Uganda’s largest kingdom) greatly relate with historically, the Ttanda Archaeological site. At Ttanda, a site that is relatively green on first sight,…

A GORILLA-LESS JOURNEY TO UGANDA’S HOLY GRAIL – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) I have created and now enjoy my own notion that, “travel awakens your senses, livens your imagination, makes you wiser, and it’s always fine to get overdosed with.” “Bucketlist travel” is “what’s hype” today with “wannabe tourists” scouting places to visit, compiling a list of “the most desired” and…

BODA BODA NOW IN YOUR OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNERS DICTIONARY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Living and growing up in Africa, or even visiting for a while continually unveils an unlimited variety of things to see and remember. When in Uganda for example there’s a whole lot to see, hear and hark back to. Have you heard about the mountain gorillas, or seen the…

RWANDA DOUBLES GORILLA PERMIT PRICE; DETAILS AND MORE – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Gorilla tracking is in the greatest simplicity, the activity of pursuing a family of habituated mountain gorillas in their natural habitat on foot in a group of utmost 8 tourists, with the help of ranger guides offering an opportunity to spend a full hour with the gorilla family on…

MOVING ABOUT EAST AFRICA’S BEST CITY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) If we were not able to move from one place to another, we would not be able to transform our dreams into reality. Uganda has discovered the importance of transportation in daily human lives a reason why she has a diversity of transport means. Our transportation system is one…

STILL THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, EVEN BETTER – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Back in 150 CE a geographer with Greek descent called Ptolemy, in his own language made reference to a snow-capped mountain in the heart of Africa as the mountains of the moon. Over a century ago, in the late 1880’s, a modern European explorer, Henry Morton Stanley embarked on…