News from Gulu (2013)

Bryan writes: I’m in Uganda working on a USAID funded development project now, and while I found the Kampala section of your guide to be excellent I wanted to let you know that some updates are needed for Gulu. A few of the things I have found include: Serenity Café – Closed or under new … Continue reading News from Gulu (2013)


The new Mabamba Lodge at Mabamba Swamp

Claudia Finn of the newly opened Mabamba Lodge ( writes Mabamba has undoubtedly put itself on the map for serious birders and wildlife enthusiasts. With a number of visitors particularly from Europe with the quest to spot the globally – threatened shoebill. Mabamba promises to be the very best in birding experiences with great diversity of bird life and … Continue reading The new Mabamba Lodge at Mabamba Swamp

News from Home of Friends in Kapchorwa

Daan from Home of Friends in Kapchorwa writes: I felt it was time for a little update from our side.  Rooms The situation with rooms at Home of Friends is: 8 rooms & a 3-bedroom house From the 8 self-contained rooms, 5 rooms are single/double, 2 rooms are twin and 1 room is a triple. You can download … Continue reading News from Home of Friends in Kapchorwa

Kikonko Lodge, near Hoima

Stefanie Pollender of Kikonko Lodge writes: Kikonko Lodge is a new lodge perched on top of the escarpment of the Albertine Rift overlooking Lake Albert. By day, breathtaking views of Lake Albert and the Blue Mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo are guaranteed. At night our guests will be enchanted by the million lights, … Continue reading Kikonko Lodge, near Hoima

Black Cat Bunyonyi Backpackers Hostel

Janos Zachow of Black Cat Bunyonyi writes: First of all thank you for your really comprehensive and up-to-date Travel Guide published by Bradt! It has been of great use for us since our first travels to Uganda back in 2015. We are now running our own Backpackers Hostel on the shore of Lake Bunyonyi, which … Continue reading Black Cat Bunyonyi Backpackers Hostel

Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

In order to encourage the recovery of the country's tourist industry, the Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering a substantial discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees from 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. These discounts are as follows: 50% discount on entrance fees for all national parks, including Murchison Falls, … Continue reading Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

News from Little Elephant Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Michelle & Kevin from Little Elephant Camp write: We just wanted to give you a few updates on what we've been up to at the camp since the last edition of Bradt Uganda was published We are now very excited to be single-use-plastic-free. We have installed water purification systems in each glamping camp kitchen so … Continue reading News from Little Elephant Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp, QENP

Robert of Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp writes: Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp is a new camp set along Channel Track right inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Set in a splendid open savannah, the camp is built overlooking the Rwenzori Mountains, and the spacious screen canvas-fitted bungalows contain private verandahs, comfortably furnished with large mosquito-netted 2 queen sized … Continue reading Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp, QENP

Enchanted Uganda Safaris, Fort Portal

Fiona writes: This operator is listed in the book (page 409) by a slightly different name, Enchanted Uganda Tours, but the location on the map is correct. It is run by Bosco, who has been trekking, guiding and organising trips all over Uganda and Rwanda for 10 years. He can sort out your itinerary to … Continue reading Enchanted Uganda Safaris, Fort Portal