Verity Ramsden writes: I have been working on a very exciting project with the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) and the EU, and the outputs were launched earlier in May 2019. These includes a beautiful coffee table book - 'Beyond the Reeds and Bricks - Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe', containing … Continue reading New book (plus downloadable app and maps) detailing Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe
Matt Battani writes After almost four years of exploring Uganda and months of writing, I have finally completed my rock climbing and hiking guide to the country. This content is never before published and was compiled over countless road trips, expeditions, wrong turns and rural adventures. The whole process was very rewarding, arduous, and never, … Continue reading New online climbing and hiking guides to Uganda
Gavin writes: One account of the nightmare years that really should be in the bibliography is Wycliffe Kato's harrowing account of his imprisonment in Nakasero in the wake of the Entebbe Raid. This was first published in Granta 22, in 1987 (available from www.granta.com)<http://www.granta.com%29/> and an expanded version of the narrative was published as Escape from … Continue reading Some book recommendations
Some useful updates from Andrew Roberts, who put together the 5th and 6th editions of Bradt Uganda, follow: General As of August 2011, the Uganda shilling is billed as the world’s worst performing currency. Bad news for Ugandans but great for tourists paying in shillings. I used a rate of Ush2000 to the $ when … Continue reading Updates from Andrew Roberts
My wife & I had a great three week tip to Uganda from October-November, much aided by your excellent Guide. In an effort to help you maintain its standards, here are our comments on our trip. The most pressing message we have for travellers and tourists is that travellers' cheques are of more hassle than … Continue reading Guy & Diana’a updates
I'm delighted to announce that the bumper new 6th edition of Bradt Uganda, comprehensively updated by Andrew Roberts and containing greatly expanded coverage of the north, is now available through the Bradt website at a discounted price and ships worldwide within 48 hours.
Visitors looking for a general read about contemporary Uganda to complement the travel info in the Bradt Guide are pointed to Ugandan Society Observed, a collection of essays written by Kevin O'Connor AKA "The Roving Eye", the outspoken columnist for The Sunday Vision and more recently The Sunday Monitor. The 262 page book collects 111 of Kevin's best … Continue reading Uganda Society Observed