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
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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
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
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
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
You don’t need reminding what an awful time we’re all facing. Life is on lock-down and each day brings more bad news. For the moment, as we’re stuck at home trying to get to grips with ‘social distancing’, the world feels a smaller place. But the world is still out there, as big as it’s … Continue reading A message from Bradt Guides – and 50% discount on all Bradt titles
Fiona Coates writes: Kabale Backpackers in Kabale Uganda is now permanently closed.
Travellers to Uganda have nothing specific to fear in terms of COVID-19 at the time of writing as not a single case of the virus has been reported there. However, our understanding, subject to confirmation, is that in order to prevent the importation of the virus, travellers arriving from high risk 'Category 1' countries will … Continue reading COVID-19 self-quarantine in Uganda
Thanks to Charlotte Beauvoisin of Diary of a Muzungu for this report on a Catholic Church built by Polish refugees near Masindi in the 1940s. The small community of Nyabyeya was once home to a community of Poles who built a church that remains popular with the community to this day. Adjacent to Nyabyeya College … Continue reading Polish Catholic Church at Nyabyeya near Masindi
Jan & Mark write: We are working our way through Uganda with the help of your guide book and loving it. Just thought you would like to know that the road from Kenya into Uganda from the Suam border crossing on Mount Elgon is currently horrendous. The Chinese are working in it but as a … Continue reading Mount Elgon and Kibale Forest