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  • Westward Ho - Kampala to Mbarara Part 1On Monday, we embarked on our westward trip from Kampala to Mbarara, a drive of 238 kilometers (about 150 miles). We left our Kampala hotel, Forest Cottages before 8:00am, early enough to compare and contrast this busy city's rush Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 30, 2017
  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Up this morning for a 7:30 departure and of course it's a gorgeous sunny day in Jinja, as we say goodbye to the pool. Our hired driver Richard was early to pick us up, and we stopped to get a Posted by kvandervegan in Veggie Pack | Apr 30, 2017
  • Rain Day Since it was pouring rain today we took it easy at our hotel in the morning and then headed out to see the town for the day, raincoats on. We walked to a little floating bar on the Nile, it Posted by kvandervegan in Veggie Pack | Apr 30, 2017
  • River Rafting the NileChecking out of our hostel at 6:30 this morning was a struggle, but the driver from Adrift was ready to pick us up so we were on the road to Jinja bright and early. The sunrise was epic and I Posted by kvandervegan in Veggie Pack | Apr 28, 2017
  • Boda Boda City Tour of KampalaWoke up this morning after a wonderful sleep in a bed, not on a hot bus. Josh decided to go to a gym we saw close by so I made myself a delicious avocado toast and sipped Ugandan tea and Posted by kvandervegan in Veggie Pack | Apr 27, 2017
  • Journey to KampalaI'm gonna make this very long, 19 hour story as short as I can because I don't really want to relive it. How about a bullet point version? I'm ok with that. - we waited in a dark smokey alley Posted by kvandervegan in Veggie Pack | Apr 26, 2017
  • Ndere Cultural CenterThe Ndere Troupe is a performance group dedicated to preserving the cultures of Uganda through music, dance, and drama. Their home is a compound just north of the central business district in Kampala, where they train, perform, and live. Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 10, 2017
  • Kampala Urban Tour - Ggaba BeachWe stopped for lunch at the relatively posh Ggaba Beach Resort, situated on Murchison Bay. This is a gated establishment located just blocks away from the bustling Ggaba Beach Market, where small stands sell everything from fruits and vegetables to Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 6, 2017
  • Cross Country Runs The pastel yellow dust billows behind the truck as it careers towards me like charging rhino, taking over the marram road. I get out the way by running into the ditch, being careful I don't trip on the rough surface. Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Apr 4, 2017
  • Kampala Urban Tour Day 2 - Nakivubo ChannelOur Sunday urban tour continued with a stop at the Kasanvu Slum located on the Nakivubo Channel, a stop which was arranged in advance by our guide Kenneth Rutundo. It was sobering to view the dire conditions of polluted water, Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 3, 2017
  • Kampala Urban Tour Day 2 - Namirembe HillStill rushing to exchange our money, get our emergency phones in order, and catch up to our planned itinerary, we drove by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasubi Tombs, established in the eighteenth century as a burial ground Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 2, 2017
  • Kampala Urban Tour - Makerere UniversityKampala is the capital city of Uganda and there is only one word I can think of to describe it: dizzying! After very little sleep, we departed from 2 Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe early to make the 42 kilometer Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Apr 1, 2017
  • Entebbe, We Hardly Knew YeAfter our whirlwind "bonus day" in Istanbul, we rushed to get our luggage from the hotel and get to Ataturk Airport for our 7:35pm flight to Entebbe. Despite being 24 hours late, we were warmly greeted at Entebbe International Airport Posted by lindaconnor in Uganda | Mar 28, 2017
  • The Cruise around Lake Edward and It’s Bird Sanctuary I and Geoffrey were a pair now as he had been driving me around Uganda for almost a week now. We decided to go for a cruise around Lake Edward to see the birds and reptiles that lived in the Posted by Anuj Tikku in Tikku's Travelthon | Mar 27, 2017
  • From The Haven to Dunga Hill Camp, KissumuWe spent an extra day relaxing in The Haven, walked down to the Nile, watched the white water rafters, the fishermen, had a bit of lunch and dinner in the evening. The next day, Sunday, was going to be a Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Mar 2, 2017
  • Red Chilli to The Haven, near JinjaWe were awoken by thunder, lightning and torrential rain. I have never seen anything like it, but according to the Red Cilli staff this was only a little rain at the start of the rainy season... When it finally stopped Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 25, 2017
  • Trip to Entebbe (Feb 23)Everyone remembers Entebbe, don't they? So, since we were so close, we decided to check it out. With the help of our sat nav we negotiated our way once again through the chaotic Kampala traffic. It was a bit Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 25, 2017
  • Ziwa to Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala (Feb 22)Just after we had our breakfast we were told there was another group of Rhinos around the restaurant and not to make too much noise! By the time we were ready to leave they were gone, or so we thought... Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 23, 2017
  • Uganda and RwandaUganda The pearl of Africa Day 13. We flew on Kenya airlines from Addis to Nairobi and watched the movie Tarzan which seemed really appropriate. A three hour layover in Nairobi had us looking for lunch and could only Posted by debbep in Wanderlust is an incurable disease! | Feb 22, 2017
  • Masindi to Ziwa Rhino Camp (Feb 21) We stopped in Masindi itself for some groceries (a very eclectic selection) and some money. Most of the road was very good, as it is the main road to Kampala, but the last 7km was back to the usual: dusty Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
  • Red Chilli to Masindi (Feb 20) After a good night’s sleep, an interesting breakfast (cold toast, cold egg, and a big slice of pineapple) and a pot of freshly brewed real coffee, we were ready for the next day. We weren’t quite sure where to spend Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
  • Murchison Falls National Park (Feb 19) It was approximately 48km from the gate to the ferry. On the way we saw loads of buck and warthogs, some giraffes and plenty of birds. Unfortunately the roads were very, very bad (and yes, dusty again). The noise drove Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
  • Gulu to Murchison Falls (Feb 18) We did not want to travel the same road as the previous day, after spending nearly 2 hours cleaning the van of all the dust that had settled everywhere inside and out! So we drove south towards Karuma and took Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
  • Visiting Felix (Feb 17)At half past eight on Friday morning we were collected for our trip to the Amuru region. We decided to bring the van as well, as there were quite a few people travelling. First it was off to the Gulu Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
  • Mad dogs and Irishmen… (Feb 16) Our second day in Gulu was a relaxed one. I sat by the pool and did some embroidery and Padraig took de pc to a quiet place to do some work… We went for a walk around the town at Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
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