Jinja, Mbale & Mt Elgon updates

Thanks to my co-author Andrew Roberts for these latest updates: Jinja The Deli has moved to a new site at the western end of Main Street. The new location, which is part of the Post Office building, has a large street frontage which is obviously the place for local expats and volunteers to hang out.  They do … Continue reading Jinja, Mbale & Mt Elgon updates

Kayak the Nile offering a new ‘Source of the Nile’ tour

By Sam from Kayak the Nile about their new Source of the Nile tours. When most travellers plan activities for their Ugandan holidays there are some regular candidates: the gorillas in Bwindi, the stunning scenery and big game in Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls National Parks, and finally, the river Nile. There was however an … Continue reading Kayak the Nile offering a new ‘Source of the Nile’ tour

Fort Portal & Jinja trip report

Arie van Oosterwijk writes: I visited Fort Portal last month and spent a month in Jinja teaching at the School for Ophthalmic Clinical Officers. I enjoyed using the 7th edition of your guidebook, but a few comments.   Page 62. Piapiac.   Page 104. Binoculars with a large diameter front lens let in more light and … Continue reading Fort Portal & Jinja trip report

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