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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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

Bikeventures

Luuk Eickmans, founder and non-paid director of the social enterprise Bikeventures, writes: Based in Jinja (Uganda) and Kisumu (Kenya), Bikeventures is a social enterprise supporting the bicycle interventions of CooP-Uganda and CooP-Kenya (Cycling out of Poverty Foundation). It offers a range of bicycle and mountain bike tours, bike rentals, bike safaris and budget accommodation in Uganda … Continue reading Bikeventures

Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Arlen writes: I an one of the organizers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place at the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, in 10 acres of lush forest on the river Nile across 4 stages for 4 days non-stop. Over 300 musicians congregate from all over the world over the course of the festival, … Continue reading Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

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