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

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Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

Ralph writes: My wife and I are making very good use of your superb Uganda guidebook. It’s a fantastic resource. Your writeup of Mabamba was spot on, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s much easier and more convenient to take a speedboat from Entebbe to the swamp than to go by road. Wild Frontiers Safaris … Continue reading Mabamba Swamp by speedboat

Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Arlen writes: I an one of the organizers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place at the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, in 10 acres of lush forest on the river Nile across 4 stages for 4 days non-stop. Over 300 musicians congregate from all over the world over the course of the festival, … Continue reading Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Yoly Phillips, co-founder of the new Karungi Camp, writes: Karungi Camp is conveniently situated on the edge of Rubuguri town 15 mins from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's Rushaga Gate, and 30 mins from Nkuringo Gate. At Karungi, we believe that travel should be an escape from the ordinary and an opportunity to truly connect with the … Continue reading Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overland entry to Uganda on EAC Visa

Fred writes In principle, the East African Community (EAC) visa for travel in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda allows multiple entries into these three countries for the duration of its a validity, provided you only enter the EAC (which also includes Burundi and Tanzania) once and then travel within the EAC. I quote from the relative … Continue reading Overland entry to Uganda on EAC Visa

Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine, Mityana

Jozef writes: A few weeks ago when visiting the Tanda Pits along the Kampala - Fort Portal road, I stopped at Mityana town center. By chance, I saw a signboard: Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine. I drove down a tree-ined road and found a pleasant church compound with unusual modern architecture (for Uganda). There was not much … Continue reading Kivanda-Mityana Martyrs Shrine, Mityana