Tag Archive: Uganda

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

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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 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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Sep 05 2013

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

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After having said goodbye to our friends Tom and Jemina we set off to investigate the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The area is situated just outside Kibale National Park on the eastern side, and is basically a swamp with a forest on it. It is also a haven for birds and monkeys. We arrived at the …

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Sep 05 2013

CAMPING REVIEW: Crater Lake area, Fort portal

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“howareyooohowareyooohowareyooo” is the sound that rises from each village that we pass through.  The small children seem tuned in for vehicles, and start shouting and calling long before we can see them.  Suddenly, they burst onto the side of the road from the houses and lands, grinning, waving, dancing, calling … this is our welcome …

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Sep 04 2013

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

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When you book your chimpanzee permits, they do tell you that you have a 90% chance of finding the chimpanzees.  What I think most people choose to ignore, is that it also means there is a 10% chance that you will only enjoy a walk in the forest. Up early in the morning, we piled …

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