Birding near Kampala at Kasenge Forest

This excellent article in the Uganda Monitor highlights a top birdwatching site we were unaware of closer to Kampala - more than 150 species recorded including the localised Green Hylia Shining Blue Kingfisher, Grey Parrot and Western Nicator.

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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

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

Real Life Slum Tours, Kampala

Meddie Kakande of Real Life Slum Tours writes: Real Life Slum Tours offers tourists exposure and awareness to the poorer suburbs of Kampala District and to enjoy the local life and culture. Our tours explain the history of these slum areas and include visits to family outreach programs, community schools, markets, orphanages and the like. They … Continue reading Real Life Slum Tours, Kampala