Julia Kellie writes: I have just spent 5 weeks in a village high up on the slopes of Lake Bunyonyi. It is a community village/orphanage which is striving to be self-sufficient. Its location is not only it's highlight, but it's downfall. While it is on the mainland, it is a boat ride across from the … Continue reading Village visits and stays at Lake Bunyonyi
Stephen Akugizibwe writes: We have recently founded Green Leaf Orchid and Crater Lakes Exploration, a coommunity-based organisation offering various walks and other tourist activities out of Rwaihamba trading centre, set amidst the Toro Crater Lakes near Kibale National Park. Activities we offer include community vanilla/coffee farm walks, village tours, crater lake exploration, primate viewing, waterfall … Continue reading Green Leaf Orchid and Crater Lakes Exploration, Rwaihamba
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
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
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
This excellent article in the Uganda Monitor highlights a top birdwatching site we were unaware of closer to Kampala - more than 150 species recorded including the localised Green Hylia Shining Blue Kingfisher, Grey Parrot and Western Nicator.
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