Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

Ralph writes: My wife and I are making very good use of your superb Uganda guidebook. It’s a fantastic resource. Your writeup of Mabamba was spot on, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s much easier and more convenient to take a speedboat from Entebbe to the swamp than to go by road. Wild Frontiers Safaris … Continue reading Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

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Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Arlen writes: I an one of the organizers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place at the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, in 10 acres of lush forest on the river Nile across 4 stages for 4 days non-stop. Over 300 musicians congregate from all over the world over the course of the festival, … Continue reading Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Yoly Phillips, co-founder of the new Karungi Camp, writes: Karungi Camp is conveniently situated on the edge of Rubuguri town 15 mins from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's Rushaga Gate, and 30 mins from Nkuringo Gate. At Karungi, we believe that travel should be an escape from the ordinary and an opportunity to truly connect with the … Continue reading Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overland entry to Uganda on EAC Visa

Fred writes In principle, the East African Community (EAC) visa for travel in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda allows multiple entries into these three countries for the duration of its a validity, provided you only enter the EAC (which also includes Burundi and Tanzania) once and then travel within the EAC. I quote from the relative … Continue reading Overland entry to Uganda on EAC Visa

Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine, Mityana

Jozef writes: A few weeks ago when visiting the Tanda Pits along the Kampala - Fort Portal road, I stopped at Mityana town center. By chance, I saw a signboard: Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine. I drove down a tree-ined road and found a pleasant church compound with unusual modern architecture (for Uganda). There was not much … Continue reading Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine, Mityana

Isunga Lodge, Kibale National Park

Karen McElhinney, the owner of Isunga Lodge, writes: Opened in October 2016, Isunga Lodge is situated on the boundary of Kibale National Park, just a short drive from the chimpanzee tracking start point at Kanyanchu. The lodge sits on an elevated position, with fantastic views over the forest, down to Queen Elizabeth NP and across … Continue reading Isunga Lodge, Kibale National Park