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.

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Day hikes in and around Fort Portal

Many thanks to Jozef Serneels for permission to include this trio of day hikes in and around Fort Portal on our update website as downloadable PDFs, complete with maps. Hard copies of each hike are available at Rwenzori View Guesthouse and at Masai Backpacker Villa and Guesthouse. The Fort Portal City Walk is a 9.3 km walk designed … Continue reading Day hikes in and around Fort Portal

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

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Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP   NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report

Go Swamp Walk & Vanilla Tours Community Project

Stephen Akugizibwe  writes: We are 10 members from the crater lakes zones in Fort Portal trying to campaign for environmental conservation vis ecotourism. We have established an organization called Go Swamp Walk & Vanilla Tours, a community project located at Rwaihamba Trading Centre. This lies 22km from Fort Portal, taking the Kamwenge Road to Kasiisi Junction then forking right … Continue reading Go Swamp Walk & Vanilla Tours Community Project