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
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
Ulf writes: I'm writing this from our Entebbe-Kampala-Jinja-Lake Mburo trip and using the latest edition 8 Bradt I want to point out some additional info as well as some errata. Errata: Page 146, Kampala eat and drink: Most of the links on that page point to the map on page 104. This should read “page … Continue reading Kampala and Jinja 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
Gavin writes: Having recently returned from two and a half weeks in Uganda, which went very well, I felt that I ought to provide something by way of an update. The Red Chilli Hideaway has indeed moved to Butabika, and does indeed have a pool, which I made good use of. The pizza is still … Continue reading Jan 2015 trip report
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
Jacques writes: A new daily shuttle service from Entebbe International Airport to Jinja via Kampala has started. It's called Pineapple Express. It's safe, swift, comfortable and affordable at US$22 Entebbe-Jinja, US$12 Kampala-Jinja or US$10 Entebbe-Kampala. To find out more or make a booking, visit or call 0787992277.