Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

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

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2014 trip report

Goran writes: Route travelled: Entebbe-Kampala-Fort Portal-Kasese-Kampala-Mbale-Sipi-Kampala-Murchison Falls NP-Kampala-Kabale-Kisoro-Buhoma-Butotoga-Kanunga-Kabale-Katuna-Kigali(Rwanda) Places visited: Entebbe, Fort Portal, Crater Lake Valley, Kibale NP, Rwenzori NP, Kampala, Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon NP, Murchinson Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP   NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report

Good news from the DR Congo

Virunga National Park in the DRC bordering Rwanda and Uganda has reopened and is now taking bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and accommodation at Mikeno Lodge. Hikes up Nyiragongo volcano and the Tongo chimpanzee treks should soon be available. For further details see http://www.visitvirunga.org or https://www.facebook.com/virunga.

Gilles & Heidi’s trip report

3 Weeks in Uganda - Our Experience Our itinerary In August 2011, we visited the string of National Parks in western Uganda, starting with Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park including the Ishasha Sector, Kibale Rain Forest, Semliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park including Budongo Forest and last but not … Continue reading Gilles & Heidi’s trip report

New UWA fee structure

As of 1 July 2011, the Uganda Wildlife Authority implemented a fee structure that increases entrance fees for National Parks by around 15% and institutes new fees for various unguided activities such as US$100 for birding in Semliki or US$80 for hiking on a trail in Mgahinga.  Please click here for the full 2011-2013 tariff structure … Continue reading New UWA fee structure

Western Uganda trip report

We had a wonderful two weeks safari trip  in Uganda and Rwanda in the second half of November 2010 and we would like to share with Bradt Uganda guidebook authors and readers our experiences and  comments on accomodations and other issues. Among others, we visited Murchison NP where we had beautiful game drives and boat … Continue reading Western Uganda trip report

Gorillas, chimps & mongooses

Hi, just returned from Uganda having done both CHEX and Gorilla trekking. Both were great but and I know it is sacreligious to say this but the CHEX (Chimpanzee Habituation Experience) at Kibale was the highlight (probobly the best holiday activity I have ever done)- to be with chimps through their entire daily cycle is … Continue reading Gorillas, chimps & mongooses