Mount Elgon and Kibale Forest

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

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