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love your books…best guide books I’ve used…this is my third!
This is true, we also love the Bradt Guide. It goes more into detail than most other travel guides for Uganda. It has a lot of helpful resources concerning the main attractions of our country – mountain gorilla trekking, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison as well as Kidepo Valley. On top of that it also puts the spotlight on other activities like the Batwa culture, lake Bunyonyi, and hiking and mountaineering in the Virunga massif and the Rwenzoris. Make sure you get this must-read before coming to Uganda in order to make the most of your trip 😉
I was very impressed with the new edition of the Uganda guide whilst preparing for our trip. I am even more impressed having visited the country, and re-reading it now really does make the country come alive and reinforce our wonderful memories. Many congratulations.
Even as a tour operator, the Bradt guide Uganda is a great reference when carrying out safaris.
our family of 3 . 15, 13 are planing to have a self drive trip across uganda and Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas, we have found a good deal with this car rental agency, self drive uganda,http://www.selfdriveuganda.com has any one ever used them before? looking for good recomendations. thanks Helen
You may also wish to try a trusted and professional self drive car rental company that has been in business for a number of years now. http://www.kariburwanda.com email firstname.lastname@example.org they offer very good rates on both self drive and with driver car hire for both compact 4x4s and large 4x4s
our operators are all wondering how on earth Uganda’s tourism made it to that list considering just how many other countries with a lot of tourism potential, even better marketed than ours, are out there and not ranked. Nevertheless, although Uganda is honored for having such a wealth of tourist attracting features, there is almost no doubt, the misuse of these features has been wanting in many circumstances. And in some cases, the very features with tourism potential have been left idol. Compared to Uganda, Kenya rakes in way more tourism dollars especially from wildlife safaris even with the unique mountain gorillas which Kenya does not have. In Kenya even the small hidden landmarks in the city that could easily be by passed are seen and considered as potential money making features on the tourism views. Indeed these have made Kenya earn a lot from tourists including the monuments. The Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), the second tallest building in Nairobi, is not only considered as a venue for political speeches and assemblies, but attracts a wide range of both foreign tourists and local communities especially with its kenya safari packages where tourists can take a lift up to the rooftop of the tower, and then, have a scenic breath-taking view of famous Nairobi town Kenya’s capital city from 110 metres in the air. Uganda too has a few tall buildings that could offer similar feats. In fact, the scenery around Kampala, with its multitude of hills like Makerere Hill, Kitantate Hill, Mengo Hill , Kibuli Hill , greenery and lake down South could offer an even more worthwhile venture if the same were to be done here. Uganda also offers safari packages including visitors to the historical monuments while on Kampala city tour like National Museum, Kasubi , Ndere Culture centre for traditional dances and Jinja City tours including a visit to speak monument at the source of the Nile. Other potential tourism sites in Uganda that have not been recognized include Uganda’s first port, Portbell in Luzira. It is located at the shores of Lake Victoria, right inside the capital city. That puts the port within access of the large population in the centre. Also, its historical placement as the first port, its commercial placement as the main water port, all make for more reason why the port should at the very least, be designed to welcome tourist
I assume the list they are talking about is this one from Lonely Planet – http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/travel-tips-and-articles/76856
The simple answer to the puzzle is that; Having unique magnificent natural attractions resident in Uganda such as the Mountain Gorillas,tree climbing lions,the snow caped Mt. Rwenzori,ever green lush vegetation and the general savanna grasslands fussed with gigantic forest cover home to great numbers of unique wild life, the mighty Nile river that gives off great water falls like Murchison falls not mention her hospitable people.WHICH OTHER COUNTRY HAS ALL THIS FUSION OF BEAUTIFUL NATURAL FEATURES? THAT EXPLAINS WHY UGANDA IS GETTING SEVERAL WORLD WIDE ACCOLADES.
Uganda still has alot to offer to the outside world.many sites are still not yet dicovered. recently i tried follow the meaning of certain name of place. Only to find the meaning refers to site where the Bachwezi used to spend their luxury time. They dung holes into the rocks where they used to keep their tobbaco for smoking, where they kept thei cow ghee and other o called house hold to be things. Such place ha never been mentioned anywhere in the witten books about Uganda. Am still following it up in order to develop a trail about this wonderful hidden gem in Uganda
Hello, we are travelling from Burundi to Uganda with three children (8,6 and 2 years old). Can someone tell me if children are allowed to track chimps? So that we can programme which parks to choose in the two weeks time that we have.
According to , children under 12 are not allowed in Kibale Park for chimp tracking.
We heard of last February fires on the Rwenzori Mountains. It seems that the Nyamwamba-Kilembe valley was affected the most.
We are planning to trek the Southern Circuit route (Kilembe trail) operated by RTS next August but now we are wondering whether RTS is still operating and whether all the forest has been burnt.
Have you recent updates ?
Thank you very much in advance
Yes. The Kasese Trail is now open.
Hi Philip, Griffin falls camp site in mabira is now growing up and sure by next year we will be accommodating 20 visitors per night and 10 in our tents after gating founds from united nations for developmental program. so mr. Philip kindly i request you to talk more about us if you get visitors how has an interest in Mabira forest .But all in all thx for the good job your doing to us.
Reply to Hellen
Another hire operator I have used is alfarentals.co.ug Douglas Katumba is the owner. Good for 4×4.
Great thanks to Bradt Guide to Uganda for giving us help full travel news
As a tour operator but a Ugandan first, I can never thank the Author of Bradt guide Uganda.
With all the inclusions about Uganda in the Bradt Uganda 7 one can never lack any mature information about Uganda.
The news forum is yet another aspect to recon about Uganda.
The author knows this country in and out even better than natives!
Well done Philip!
Bradt guide is the best reference for traveling in Uganda.Even those that are not well conversant with the country use this book to make it to their different destinations.
I recently spent three blissful days and nights at Ndali lodge in Uganda
I went for wonderful long swims twice a day in the lake Out of curiosity I “tested the waters” so had blood and urine tests done at six weeks to see if I had bilharzia. The testing came back negative. So glad I took the plunge
Thoroughly enjoyed the swims
Hello Phillip, when is the next issue of Bradt Guide to Uganda ?
The current edition was only published 6 months ago Aggrey, so most likely in 2016/7
Hillcrest Safari has opened up an information point for all those traveling in the Eastern part of Uganda inside the Post office building Mbale- Republic Street Mbale. We also do budget safaris to all the parks in Uganda.
Bradt Guide to Uganda is one of its kind and avails the best ever travel information to everybody seeking to undertake a holiday. Fantastic guide books!
Bradt Guide to Uganda is a must have for every tour operator, i look at it as having a wealth of information about Uganda. I will definitely not miss out on the release of 2016/7
Not sure whether Bradt Guide edition 7 is the newest but it has been greatly improved and is very informative as usual. We at Encounter Africa safaris http://www.gorilla-tracking-uganda.com highly recommend it for all visitors looking for travel information about uganda.