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.

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Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP   NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report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

Rweteera Safari Park, a new campsite at Lake Nyabikere

Peter Rujabuka, the owner of Rweteera Safari Park, has written with the following info: Rweteera Safari Park campsite is located just at entrance of Kibale National Park at Lake Nyabikere crater. It's a budget tented campsite with 6 standard size tents comfortably furnished with bathrooms, all day running hot shower, double bed, flushing toilets, mosquito nets … Continue reading Rweteera Safari Park, a new campsite at Lake Nyabikere

January 2013 trip report

Anton Summerer writes: Please forgive my poor english Recommendation: Touroperator Road Trip Uganda Couple from the netherlands rents cars with/without driver Very good, they picked me up from the ariport; I only had to send my flight-dates; no money a priori; it’s a matter of trust! They are also driving to Ruanda and Kenia Prices: 7 … Continue reading January 2013 trip report