The new Mabamba Lodge at Mabamba Swamp

Claudia Finn of the newly opened Mabamba Lodge ( writes Mabamba has undoubtedly put itself on the map for serious birders and wildlife enthusiasts. With a number of visitors particularly from Europe with the quest to spot the globally – threatened shoebill. Mabamba promises to be the very best in birding experiences with great diversity of bird life and … Continue reading The new Mabamba Lodge at Mabamba Swamp


COVID-19 self-quarantine in Uganda

Travellers to Uganda have nothing specific to fear in terms of COVID-19 at the time of writing as not a single case of the virus has been reported there. However, our understanding, subject to confirmation, is that in order to prevent the importation of the virus, travellers arriving from high risk 'Category 1' countries will … Continue reading COVID-19 self-quarantine in Uganda

New book (plus downloadable app and maps) detailing Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe

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

Feb 2019 Rwenzori hike and trip report

Gerhard writes: My wife and I just returned from our trip to Uganda. We travelled for almost 5 weeks, and we exclusively relied on public transport (buses, matatus, boda-bodas). I want to emphasize, that your guidebook is excellent; comprehensive, detailed, and very well structured, bearing a wealth of background information in addition. There is one … Continue reading Feb 2019 Rwenzori hike and trip report

Blue Monkey Guesthouse, Entebbe

Albrecht Schneider, owner of the newly opened Blue Monkey Guesthouse in Entebbe, writes:   We welcome Bradt guide readers to our newly opened guesthouse in Entebbe! Blue Monkey offers five rooms in different sizes from our budget $18 single to our luxury $50 double. A substantial breakfast is included. The welcoming and warm atmosphere is what … Continue reading Blue Monkey Guesthouse, Entebbe

Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

Ralph writes: My wife and I are making very good use of your superb Uganda guidebook. It’s a fantastic resource. Your writeup of Mabamba was spot on, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s much easier and more convenient to take a speedboat from Entebbe to the swamp than to go by road. Wild Frontiers Safaris … Continue reading Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

ViaVia Travellers Café, Entebbe

Pieter & Lobke of ViaVia Travellers Café, Entebbe write: We proudly wanted to inform you that we opened a new hotspot in Entebbe: TRCompanion in Rwanda has now relocated to Entebbe as ViaVia Travellers Café. VisVia is located on Kisalu Road, close to the airport, and has 9 rooms available for clients. There is also a dormitory … Continue reading ViaVia Travellers Café, Entebbe

Summary of recent visa-related news

This is a summary of recent developments on the visa and immigration front: a) As of 22 July 2016, the cost of a single-entry visa to Uganda has been reduced from US$100 back to US$50. So far as we can ascertain, the cost of an East African visa issued in Uganda remains US$100. b) All visitors to … Continue reading Summary of recent visa-related news