New online climbing and hiking guides to Uganda

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


Some book recommendations

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<; and an expanded version of the narrative was published as Escape from … Continue reading Some book recommendations

Updates from Andrew Roberts

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

Uganda Society Observed

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