Jan & Mark write: We are working our way through Uganda with the help of your guide book and loving it. Just thought you would like to know that the road from Kenya into Uganda from the Suam border crossing on Mount Elgon is currently horrendous. The Chinese are working in it but as a … Continue reading Mount Elgon and Kibale Forest
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
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, email@example.com; cvklakesideresort.com.
Fred Hodgson writes: We spend December in Uganda again and had a successful trip. Our route was mainly triangular from Entebbe west to Kanyanchu, then 'down' to QENP and on to Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo before swinging by Lake Mulehe to Kanaba Gap and back by Lake Mburo. Duration was 4 weeks. was good to see … Continue reading December 2018 trip report
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
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
Wayne Lobb, who maintains the website for Bigodi Wetlands, writes: Bigodi Tourism and KAFRED, located just south of Kibale National Forest on the road from Fort Portal to Mbarara, has a new website: https://bigoditourism.com The old website, http://www.bigodi-tourism.org has been removed.
The director of Enfuzi Community Campsite writes: The correct numbers for Enfuzi Community Campsite are now 0782 779910 and 0777 045776. The other number included in the 8th edition (0782972756) belongs to a former manager who has told several people our camp is closed and then diverted them to another nearby place.
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
Uganda Wildlife Authority has recently introduced an electronic card system for prepayment of park entry fees and activities at five national parks i.e. Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable. For full details see http://ugandawildlife.org/wildlife-card