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  • Uganda Love This CountryAfrica! A different continent, a different culture, a different landscape and a different experience. After quite a bit of time travelling in Asia, we were looking for a bit of change. Besides the North, Africa is most probably one of Posted by NZ_France in Blogs 2009 - 2017 | Sep 23, 2013
  • Gorillas In The MistThe Mountain Gorilla!! It's an incredible feeling when you see a species that is considered critically endangered. It's an incredible feeling to stand within 5 meters of a 220kg Silver-back who feels comfortable with our close presence. It's an incredible Posted by NZ_France in Blogs 2009 - 2017 | Sep 23, 2013
  • [38/643] Rwanda to Queen Elizabeth National Park, UgandaThis day was primarily a driving day from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda. Our car had a driver and passenger in front, then two rows of 2 and a row of 3 at the back Posted by mkwan in Around the World | Jul 8, 2017
  • World Challenge Expedition - UgandaI first came across World Challenge two years age while searching the internet for jobs that offer travel, the outdoors and education in one. There are the likes of World Challenge that allow young people to experience that excitement of Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Aug 6, 2012
  • The Final Leg of our TripTo return to Kampala from Queen Elizabeth National Park, we traveled first north to Kasese on Mbarara-Kasese Road, and then through Hima, Fort Portal before we turned east on the A109 highway to complete our journey. We set out early Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Jun 18, 2017
  • QENP Explosion CratersWe spiraled up to higher altitude -- the highest in QENP-- along Crater Drive and past the Baboon Cliffs to get to the Explosion Crater area. These were violent volcanos that spewed ash, rock, and debris far and wide Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Jun 18, 2017
  • More QENP WildlifeAfter the adrenalin rush of seeing so many lions, a rare leopard and African rock python on our early morning game drive, our group was ready for a break! We returned to the Bush Lodge for lunch, and then Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Jun 18, 2017
  • Update - finally have internet access!July 8[sup]th[/sup], 2014 Today was a travel day from Fort Portal to the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge in near Queen Elizabeth National Park. This will be our home for the next 4 days. We took the Link bus from Fort Portal to Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 15, 2014
  • Heading HomeJanuary 17[sup]th[/sup], 2014 Left Kisoro to travel to Kabale where we had planned to stay 2 nights before heading back to Kampala. The Brandt Guide says it is a 'pretty town' but we have not discovered it so far. It Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 18, 2014
  • A day with chimpsToday we spent the whole day with the chimpanzees at Kanyanchu in Kibale National Forest. This area is dedicated to habituating chimps for tourism. It takes 5 – 10 years for chimps to get used to humans being Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 6, 2014
  • Hike and canoe to KisoroToday we headed out for our travels to Kisoro. Our guide, Everest, met us at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp and we drove to our drop off point to begin our walk to Lake Matunda. This part of the walk Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 15, 2014
  • On Our Way!Up early and to the Central Bus Station where we caught a Link bus to Masindi. This is the beginning of our adventure in the wilds of Uganda. The bus trip was just under 4 hours and once in Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Dec 29, 2013
  • Rhinos and ChimpsAfter a not great night with loud music and loud people, we managed to snooze through our alarm and were awakened by Moses, our driver, knocking on our door for our 6am pick up to go to Murchison National Park. Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Dec 30, 2013
  • Travel Day to Fort PoralUp early again and headed to catch the bus to Kampala and then on to Fort Portal. We had debated taking the bus on hard surfaced roads versus a shorter trip, in kilometers, via matatus but after yesterday on bumpy, Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 1, 2014
  • Making PlansWe are taking a day of leisure today to figure out the plan for the next few days and get some medical attention for Richard. He has had a cold, cough for too long now and it doesn't seem to Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 2, 2014
  • Swamp walkingToday we visited the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. This is a small sanctuary which protects the Magombe Swamp. It is a great example of conservation and tourism and it also directly benefits the local community. All the money raised Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Jan 3, 2014
  • Adventure DayHappy New Year! We headed off for a game drive early so we could see as many animals grazing as possible. And we did! We saw hippos when we crossed the Nile for the game drive and later Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Dec 31, 2013
  • We are here!We got to Kampala very early this morning after 30 or so hours of travel including stop-overs. Today was a 'get your bearings day' as we have only 4 days of our total 3 weeks here booked. We learned Posted by CWalts in And now, Uganda! | Dec 27, 2013
  • Holy Shit! I'm still alive!There are estimated to be 950 Mountain Gorillas left in existence, with half of those residing in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The species is the second largest primate, with adult silverback males reaching up to 490 pounds. They are highly Posted by Travelsake in My African Adventure | Aug 6, 2014
  • Leopard!Just adjacent to the Kasenyi Plains, where the African kob are plentiful and the prides of lions lay in wait for them, there is an active salt-producing crater lake called Lake Bunyampaka. It sits alongside an assortment of small shops Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 29, 2017
  • Big Cats ... and more Big Cats We arose quite early for our morning game drive with the Uganda Carnivore Program, greeted by overcast skies and rain. Our guide, James Kalyewa, is a senior research assistant who rode in our va Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 29, 2017
  • Queen Elizabeth National ParkAfter traveling only a couple of hours north on Mbarara-Kasese Highway, our guides stopped the vans to give us our first expansive views of Queen Elizabeth National Park. I was not prepared for the beauty of this wide open vista Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 29, 2017
  • Igara Growers Tea Factory TourOn Wednesday, we bade farewell to our temporary Igongo Cultural Center home and headed west from Mbarara on Mbarara-Kasese Road. At Ishaka, we turned north for our tour at the Igara Growers Tea Factory. This is a processing plant which Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 28, 2017
  • West Branch of East African Rift Valley SystemThe gloomy skies and deluge of rain did not dampen our enthusiasm for our views of the Albertine (West Branch) of the East African Rift Valley, but they did impair our ability to document by photo! From the eastern escarpment, Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 28, 2017
  • Mbarara to Isingiro DistrictOur next two nights were to be spent at the Igongo Cultural Centre and Country Hotel in Mbarare. Our agenda was so packed and we arrived so late at night that we did not even realize it was a hotel Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | May 28, 2017
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