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
Gerhard writes: My wife and I just returned from our trip to Uganda. We travelled for almost 5 weeks, and we exclusively relied on public transport (buses, matatus, boda-bodas). I want to emphasize, that your guidebook is excellent; comprehensive, detailed, and very well structured, bearing a wealth of background information in addition. There is one … Continue reading Feb 2019 Rwenzori hike and trip report
Thanks to Andrew Reid for letting us know about this new commuter train service - currently the only opportunity to sample rail travel in Uganda!
Jacques writes: A new daily shuttle service from Entebbe International Airport to Jinja via Kampala has started. It's called Pineapple Express. It's safe, swift, comfortable and affordable at US$22 Entebbe-Jinja, US$12 Kampala-Jinja or US$10 Entebbe-Kampala. To find out more or make a booking, visit or call 0787992277.
Andrew Roberts, 7th edition updater, writes: The Kenya-bound Easy Bus, which used to leave from Oasis Mall, now runs from the nearby Akamba Bus premises on De Winton Road. Very convenient for the City Annex hotel up the road. As planned, Red Chilli Hideaway shifted to smart, new, purpose built premises in Butabika in September. … Continue reading News from Kampala
Geoff Wellard writes: Money With few exceptions, prices far higher than current edition, late 2009 accommodation +50%, food > double, transport, whether public or private too. MasterCard still very limited throughout country. Best still to change as much as possible at Forex bureaus in Kampala – can often up rate with a bit of encouragement, … Continue reading August 2013 trip report
Pim writes: The past half year I stayed a total of 5 months in Uganda of which I was approximately one and a half month travelling in that country. Here I will share some of the experiences I had during my travels and I shall provide some information and updates to the Bradt Travelguide, that … Continue reading Recent trip report
Public transport: We’ve just spent 3 wonderful weeks in Uganda, mostly in the west of the country, using public transport. Others have mentioned how full taxis are, and the lack of safety features. I’d like to add that it’s useful to ask a Ugandan to recommend/phone a taxi as the drivers we found through personal … Continue reading Some public transport tips
In the summer last year I led a fund-raising cycle trip from Entebbe to Kisiizi hospital near Rukungiri. Your guide book (6th ed) was invaluable in the planning and once we were there. A few comments and suggestions You don't mention the car ferry and numerous small boats that cross from Entebbe to Lulongo. We … Continue reading Ewan’s updates
3 Weeks in Uganda - Our Experience Our itinerary In August 2011, we visited the string of National Parks in western Uganda, starting with Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park including the Ishasha Sector, Kibale Rain Forest, Semliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park including Budongo Forest and last but not … Continue reading Gilles & Heidi’s trip report