UN G77 and China Summit 2020 | Uganda Safaris
UN G77 and China Summit 2020: As Uganda gears up to host the 2020 United Nations G77 and China Summit in April 2020, different works are underway in several sectors around the country and Uganda’s capital Kampala to make all the necessary arrangements for a successful UN G77 and China summit come April 2020.
As hotels, logistic companies, tour operators among others are getting their arts together with the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority – CAA has announced that the first phase of the Entebbe International Airport expansion project is about 60 % completed. This is not only good news to the CAA but great news to the UN G77 and China Summit; this means the international airport is well prepared to accommodate all the travel needs of all the international summit delegates that will be coming in for the summit in April 2020.
The Entebbe international project began in 2014 with main works including construction of new things including airside accesses roads, landside accesses roads, a brand new cargo centre, etc. and renovating runways and taxiways plus expanding aircraft parking ramps.
The Entebbe International Airport project was taken on to solve issues concerning passengers’ traffic, security, safety, complying with aviation regulations among other things as the airport ameliorates customer service and experiences at the airport.
With the works at 60 percent completion, Entebbe International Airport is well set to accommodate all the traffic the will come with the summit as it also continues its daily operations. The UN G77 and China secretariat have had a chance to inspect the completed facilities at the international airport and they have no doubt the facilities can handle the summit traffic and demands come April 2020.
Uganda was confirmed as the host of the UN G77 and China Summit in October last year. The summit brings together the G77 member states that work together to promote collective economic interests and enhance negotiating capacities on the different issues that concern the countries’ development. This summit will be held in Kampala from 17th to 19th April 2020; making it’s the first African country to host the summit.
As Uganda we are excited to be hosting this summit and we encourage all summit delegates to take this golden to experience the pearl of Africa’s unique cultures, sights and expeditions to observe several animals in their natural habitats.
As a delegate, you can either come into the country earlier or have your pearl of Africa experience before the summit or you could plan to have your pearl of Africa experience after the summit. Whatever you choose to do, below are some of the safaris we recommend for your stay in Uganda. You can easily book one of these safaris through a tour operator.
Gorilla trekking safari: Uganda is home to over half the world’s population of mountain gorillas that live in their natural habitats in two national parks in south western Uganda that is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mountain gorilla trekking is an opportunity for you to engage in a life changing climb through the mountainous forest trails to get a chance to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas. Anytime you are Uganda, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to take one of these mountain gorilla safaris.
A mountain gorilla safari takes three days, the first day is to travel 8 to 9 hours to south western Uganda to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, then you go for the amazing mountain gorilla trek experience on the second day – the trek takes most of the day, when you are done you will go to accommodation and rest and the third day you will embark on an 8 to 9-hour journey back to Kampala City.
Wildlife safari: Visiting the largest wildlife National Park in Uganda is such a thrill, on your visit to Murchison Falls National Park you get to see and experience the famous Murchison falls, taking a hike to the top of the falls, a boat cruise downstream to see water animals like crocodiles, hippos plus water birds especially the shoe bill stork; then you will have game drives to see numerous animals like lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, oribis the list goes on, not forgetting enjoying the amazing flora the encompasses the park. Also, the park is in close proxy to Budongo forest a habitat for chimpanzees.
You will be delighted you visited this park, you can even join the millions of Ugandans advocating for saving this prehistoric park after your mind-blowing experience in the park.
You can take a two day or a 3 day trip to Murchison Falls national park, North West of Uganda. The two-day trip will give you a chance to have a boat cruise and a morning game drive well as on the three-day trip you can even have a chance to visit Budongo forest for a chimpanzee trekking experience.
Chimpanzee trekking: Chimpanzee trekking is done extensively and mainly in Kibale National Park. Kibaale National park in western Uganda is known as the capital of chimpanzees and this is the perfect place for primate lovers. Kibale rain forest is not only home to the chimpanzees but to other primates as well like the blue monkeys, colobus, baboons, etc, so your visit to the park gives you a chance to experience an array of primates first hand.
A safari to Kibale National Park is a 2 to 3 days trip to western Uganda, first day you will spend most of your time on the road traveling to the park; you can opt to have community tour in fort portal town to visit the royal palace and the historic caves before you proceed to the park. The second day you will go to the delightful chimpanzee trekking experience and after your experience, you will have lunch and then head back to Kampala city. If you choose to have 3 days in Kibale National Park, you have a chance to experience the Bigodi swamps and engage in some bird watching.
Source of the Nile
Uganda is known for being the home to the source of the Nile; the Nile is the longest river in the world; so you cannot miss visiting the source of this longest river while in Uganda. The source of the Nile is located in Jinja and a visit to the source can be done in one day. However, you can couple the trip with bird watching in Mabira forest and recreational activities on itanda falls and this can take about two to three days.
Jinja town is about 2 to 3 hours from the country’s capital so you can travel to and from the town in one day.
Enjoy your stay in Uganda – Enjoy the UN G77 and CHINA SUMMIT 2020