Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

In order to encourage the recovery of the country's tourist industry, the Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering a substantial discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees from 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. These discounts are as follows: 50% discount on entrance fees for all national parks, including Murchison Falls, … Continue reading Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

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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

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.

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

Isunga Lodge, Kibale National Park

Karen McElhinney, the owner of Isunga Lodge, writes: Opened in October 2016, Isunga Lodge is situated on the boundary of Kibale National Park, just a short drive from the chimpanzee tracking start point at Kanyanchu. The lodge sits on an elevated position, with fantastic views over the forest, down to Queen Elizabeth NP and across … Continue reading Isunga Lodge, Kibale National Park

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