24 things to know before you go to Kampala

  Thanks to Jamie Hitchen and Grace Natabaalo for forwarding me details of this useful blog about Kampala: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2017/24-things-to-know-before-you-go-to-kampala/  

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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

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Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP   NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report

Roots Retreat, near Entebbe

Peter writes: A fantastic new ecotourism site called Roots Retreat & Camping Resort is located 15km from Entebbe International Airport on the Entebbe-Kampala highway. It has great accommodation built with local materials, plus a good campsite and and backpacking grounds. Other facilities include an authentic restaurant, great forest walks, sport fishing and a community tourism spot with a resident troupe … Continue reading Roots Retreat, near Entebbe