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Welcome to our Direct Sale! Book your East Africa safari with us to view the Great Wildebeests Migration 2017. This is our best value - best seller program, based on 4x4 land cruiser transport. E-mail: jackoafricasafaris@jambo.co.ke

 

Great Wildebeest Migration 2017.

 

Our open departure days for 2017’s high season to view this Great Wildebeest Migration spectacle in Masai Mara, Kenya are as follows: Click here for Itinerary & Quotation and book with us in January thru March 2017 in order to enjoy A SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Any other days of your choice are welcome - we assure you our quickest response.  

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   Special Professionals Travel Program.

 

Jacko Africa Safaris is pleased to welcome you back to our newly re-structured SPECIAL PROFESSIONALS TRAVEL (SPT) PROGRAM. This year - 2017 - we invite professionals of one calling worldwide to travel with us in groups of only 10 – 12 passengers on your tour. A knowledgeable experienced local Tour Director escorts your safari for absolutely free! Enjoy a special discount if you book with us in January through March 2017. Click here for itinerary, description, departure dates, and quotation.

Contact us: jackoafricasafaris@jambo.co.ke for any more information you may need.

Recent Events

Search for clean water continues…

Here we put our energies to God's service through service to a human person. Jacko Africa Safaris assists in drilling borehole wells for poor communities in Kenya. One of the sponsors below was our client - we invite more of clients to help, if interested, and we are transparent enough to coordinate your wish under our Jacko Community Projects theme.


Click here to enjoy our Pictorial Blog about our Latest Water for Life Project


Click here to read about our First Water for Life Project

 

Gorillas in the Mist - Uganda

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST [BY ROAD]

 

Gorillas in the Mist RiverWelcome to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa as it was described by Sir Winston Churchill. Here you find the source of the Nile, and the Kingdom of Buganda.

The search for the source of the Nile by the early explorers was responsible for attracting interest in Uganda. The decades ending the nineteenth and beginning the twentieth centuries saw literally hundreds of travelers coming to Uganda. Of course with them came prospects for trade, the colonial interest and consequently the British rule.

History of the Buganda Cultural Dance.

A former Bugandan king greatly enjoyed the local beer, tonto omwenge. Tonto is made from banana plants, and the name is taken from the Lugandan word tontomera, which means, "Do not knock me". At one gathering, this king drank too much of the beer and became quite happy. (In Buganda, it is taboo to say that the king is drunk; you can only say that the king is very happy.) The king then started praising the people who had made the beer, saying abaakisiimba, which means "those who planted the bananas", and bebaakiwoomya, "they made it delicious".

The musicians at this gathering created an abaakisiimba rhythm that imitated the words of the king, who was so happy and relaxed that he began to move and dance. While the musicians mimicked the king's words on their drums, the women imitated the king's movements, which eventually became a dance that is now performed throughout Buganda by all generations. There are three major movements in this dance: the first is Baakisiimba, the second is Nankasa, and the third is Muwogola.

Gorillas in the Mist DancersAround the country there are monuments to our colourful past.  Forts, tombs, interesting houses and churches.  The Kasubi Tombs rank among the best monuments in Kampala, and this historic resting place of the kings of Buganda is a fine example of the traditional skills and craftsmanship of Uganda's past in building and architecture.

When you travel with Jacko Africa Safaris we shall introduce you to the different cultures of East Africa.

 

Gorilla in the Mist: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK - Gorillas in the MistGORILLA TREK, UGANDA - 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS.

You will drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi National Park where you will be accommodated in a safari camp. From here you will head out trekking the Gorillas.

Day 1 :: Kampala - Bwindi //..

Drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi National Park with lunch en route at Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 2 :: Bwindi //..

Whole day Gorilla trekking in the forest. All meals included. Overnight at a camp.

Day 3 Bwindi - Kampala //..

Morning drive back to Entebbe or Kampala with lunch en route, arriving just before dusk.  

Some Views during Gorillas in the Mist...

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Thank you so much for influencing your best friend(s) to come on this trip of their lifetime. We shall endeavor to show you our best!

 

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