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Budget Update – Uganda

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 … Continue reading

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In and around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Magical memorable moments

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

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Resting in the Rwenzori Mountains

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 … Continue reading

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Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

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 … Continue reading

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CAMPING REVIEW: Crater Lake area, Fort portal

“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 … Continue reading

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Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

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 … Continue reading

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Crater Lakes

Near to Fort Portal, and before you reach Kibale National Park, there is a very special area dotted with small lakes.  This is the crater lake area of Uganda … From Fort Portal we drove the 20km or so to … Continue reading

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A visit to the Nile River – Murchison Falls

Finally, we managed to escape from Kampala, visas, permits and travels plans in hand.  We negotiated our way through the crazy morning Kampala traffic, and soon found our way on the road towards Murchison Falls. The countryside of Uganda is … Continue reading

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