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

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Guesthouses at the Toro Crater Lakes

Note that Planet Ruigo, listed in the 8th edition (p394) has effectively closed. A reader also reports that Enfuzi Community Campsite (p394) appeared to be closed on recent inspection. Meanwhile The Frog at Kibale (p393) has reverted to its former name CVK Lakeside Resort; contact details are 0772 192709, cvklakesideresort@gmail.com; cvklakesideresort.com.

Day hikes in and around Fort Portal

Many thanks to Jozef Serneels for permission to include this trio of day hikes in and around Fort Portal on our update website as downloadable PDFs, complete with maps. Hard copies of each hike are available at Rwenzori View Guesthouse and at Masai Backpacker Villa and Guesthouse. The Fort Portal City Walk is a 9.3 km walk designed … Continue reading Day hikes in and around Fort Portal

Off-the-beaten-track in the Rwenzori region

Thanks to Jozef Serneels for the following alluring travel ideas: - Biglad farm https://www.facebook.com/pg/bigladfarm/, tel 0772 665633, 8 km from Fort Portal, along the Kamwenge road. Tour of a pleasantly green working family farm managed on ecological principles. A boda costs about 5,000 shilling. A tour by the son of the owner costs 20,000 shilling. … Continue reading Off-the-beaten-track in the Rwenzori region

Green Leaf Orchid and Crater Lakes Exploration, Rwaihamba

Stephen Akugizibwe writes: We have recently founded Green Leaf Orchid and Crater Lakes Exploration, a coommunity-based organisation offering various walks and other tourist activities out of Rwaihamba trading centre, set amidst the Toro Crater Lakes near Kibale National Park. Activities we offer include community vanilla/coffee farm walks, village tours, crater lake exploration, primate viewing, waterfall … Continue reading Green Leaf Orchid and Crater Lakes Exploration, Rwaihamba

Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker’s Home, Fort-Portal

Immaculate, owner of the new Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker's Home, writes: Based on Rukurato Road, Boma, Fort-Portal, our new budget guesthouse has self-contained rooms, which can be used privately or on a shareable basis. while sharing each pays $10 per night without break fast which can be ordered desperately. one can order drinks, eats and hire … Continue reading Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker’s Home, Fort-Portal