Category Archive: Uganda

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Sep 15 2013

Budget Update – Uganda

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From reports of other travellers, Uganda was said to be a more inexpensive country to travel in.  Our start in the country was slightly pricy as we had to pay for 2 visas at $50 each (the only country in this part of the world that African GirlChild needed to pay for a visa for) …

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Sep 15 2013

In and around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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After exploring the gorge in Mgahinga National Park, we could let the excitement mount for our visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and our gorilla tracking activity. There are quite a few gorilla groups, and the group you are visiting determines which park gate you start from.  We were tracking Nshongi group, and so we …

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Sep 15 2013

Uganda, national parks and foreigners


This post is intended for those independent travellers – like ourselves – who are interested in visiting the national parks in Uganda.  It is a magnificent country, and we fully intended to visit quite a few of the national parks. Our research into Uganda quickly revealed an interesting pricing structure for visits to the national …

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Sep 14 2013

Magical memorable moments

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There are few words to describe this incredible experience … so we’ll leave it to pictures. Hopefully the slideshow will co-operate …

Sep 12 2013

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes its name from the middle of the three volcanic mountains that are in the park; Mount Gahinga. To the east of it is Mount Muhavura and to the west of it is Mount Sabinyo. A gahinga is a pile of rocks, and the name is a true reflection of what …

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Sep 08 2013

The beautiful Lake Bunyoni

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After tumbling down the mountain from Rwenzori, we intended to spend some time in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Especially, we wanted to go on the Kazinga channel cruise – a two hour cruise on the channel that joins Lake George and Lake Albert. This was, however, not to be. Stopping briefly in Kasese to check …

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Sep 07 2013

Resting in the Rwenzori Mountains

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What a magical place we managed to find. On the way south from our walk around the Bigodi Wetland Centre, we decided to stop in at the Rwenzori mountains. Tracks4Africa shows that there are a few options for camping just outside the park gate, so we decided to head up the road to stay and …

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