Detailed August 2019 trip report

Carrie writes: I just finished an incredible month-long backpacking trip around Uganda. Your guide was invaluable for figuring out how to do things independently - thank you! Just have a few updates and report backs to share: - Bwindi: I tracked gorillas at Ruhija. As far as I could tell it’s virtually impossible to get … Continue reading Detailed August 2019 trip report


Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

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

August 2013 trip report

Geoff Wellard writes: Money With few exceptions, prices far higher than current edition, late 2009 accommodation +50%, food > double, transport, whether public or private too. MasterCard still very limited throughout country. Best still to change as much as possible at Forex bureaus in Kampala – can often up rate with a bit of encouragement, … Continue reading August 2013 trip report

Kayak The Nile under new ownership

New proprietor Emily Wall writes: Kayak the Nile is now under the new ownership of myself and my partner, Sam Ward. You read our press release about it here: It's been a hectic few months since we took over in December but we're happy with progress and look forward to sharing kayaking, and the Nile, with Uganda's … Continue reading Kayak The Nile under new ownership

René V’s trip report

Me and my girlfriend took a two week holiday trip around Uganda, going clockwise from Entebbe to Kampala, via Masindi+Murchison Falls NP, Gulu, Mbale+Sipi Falls and from Jinja back to Kampala. The trip can be characterized as budget, so we gave up some comfort and travelled with public transport. Important to notice, we travelled in … Continue reading René V’s trip report

Everything you need to know about Bujagali Falls

Peter Knight of AT Adventures has written a short booklet about Bujagali Falls, near Jinja, with lots of interesting background information, updates on what is happening in the area, and details of all the adventure activities available. To view the downloadable booklet please follow this link:  

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

Volunteer opportunity at Bujagali Falls

Ann Chawner writes: "Hi! I would like to tell you about a great opportunity at Kyabirwa which is only a mile away from the wonderful Bujagali Falls and 3 miles from Jinja town. There is a low cost volunteer project which was started by one of the teachers at Kyabirwa Primary School to help develop … Continue reading Volunteer opportunity at Bujagali Falls