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Speke of the Source

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Today a little calmer than yesterday as I went in search of the source of the Nile , I thought it appropriate as I am making my way to the end where she finds the Mediterranean and will travel through all…

Much a done in a day

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I set off early , worried about the condition of the roads after the rainy days . Not knowing how long it would take me to get to the gate to exit the park was the main driver for up and…

Off to visit the Queen

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Todays ride up to Queen Elizabeth park was meant to be a short one with only 230 kilometres to get to my over night stop . I thought I would get in around lunch time and then spend the afternoon…

Gorillas and growing walking sticks in Uganda

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Day: 200 KLMS: 30,389 They say that in Uganda, if you a plant a walking stick it will grow. I can believe that! Heading into Uganda across the South Western border with Rwanda, the scenery became even more sensational with…

Druk druk druk in Afrika

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‘Happy birthday to you’-zingend komt de hele keukenploeg met een taart vol kaarsjes aanlopen. Het opschrift is bijna goed doorgekomen, op een r na: ‘Hiepedepiep Felice 3 jaar.’ Het is dierendag, 4 oktober, en Felice zit helemaal te glunderen in…

Budget Update – Uganda

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From reports of other travellers, Uganda was said to be a more inexpensive country to travel in.  Our start in the country was slightly pricy as we had to pay for 2 visas at $50 each (the only country in…

Uganda–The Pearl of Africa

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Going through the border between Kenya and Uganda was quick and easy although we had a nasty surprise…..the visa for Uganda cost $50 per person. We stayed at Adrift, Jinja where they allowed us to pitch our tent under one…

The beautiful Lake Bunyoni

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After tumbling down the mountain from Rwenzori, we intended to spend some time in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Especially, we wanted to go on the Kazinga channel cruise – a two hour cruise on the channel that joins Lake George…

CAMPING REVIEW: Crater Lake area, Fort portal

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“howareyooohowareyooohowareyooo” is the sound that rises from each village that we pass through.  The small children seem tuned in for vehicles, and start shouting and calling long before we can see them.  Suddenly, they burst onto the side of the…

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

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After having said goodbye to our friends Tom and Jemina we set off to investigate the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The area is situated just outside Kibale National Park on the eastern side, and is basically a swamp with a forest…

In and around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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After exploring the gorge in Mgahinga National Park, we could let the excitement mount for our visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and our gorilla tracking activity. There are quite a few gorilla groups, and the group you are visiting…

Uganda, national parks and foreigners

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This post is intended for those independent travellers – like ourselves – who are interested in visiting the national parks in Uganda.  It is a magnificent country, and we fully intended to visit quite a few of the national parks.…

Magical memorable moments

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There are few words to describe this incredible experience … so we’ll leave it to pictures. Hopefully the slideshow will co-operate …                  …

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes its name from the middle of the three volcanic mountains that are in the park; Mount Gahinga. To the east of it is Mount Muhavura and to the west of it is Mount Sabinyo. A…

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

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When you book your chimpanzee permits, they do tell you that you have a 90% chance of finding the chimpanzees.  What I think most people choose to ignore, is that it also means there is a 10% chance that you…

Resting in the Rwenzori Mountains

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What a magical place we managed to find. On the way south from our walk around the Bigodi Wetland Centre, we decided to stop in at the Rwenzori mountains. Tracks4Africa shows that there are a few options for camping just…

Murchison to Kigali

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After our downtime in Kampala we headed north to Murchison Falls. In Uganda we haven’t been able to even think about driving without being stopped by the police. As mentioned in the previous post, we were stopped almost as soon…

Crater Lakes

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Near to Fort Portal, and before you reach Kibale National Park, there is a very special area dotted with small lakes.  This is the crater lake area of Uganda … From Fort Portal we drove the 20km or so to…

Route Kampala to Bwindi, Uganda

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Here is the route of my trip from Kampala to Jinja, to Bwindi (Gorillas) and back to Kampala (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Kampala (blue) to Jinja (red) – 50 miles (1.5 hours easy driving)…

Kampala – ticking it all off

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Friday morning dawned, and we were off to Toyota Kampala for Brodie’s service.  I was duly dumped in the Customer Service Lounge with a TV, my laptop and internet dongle.  Viking Explorer disappeared into the service bay to keep an…

Kampala – setting it all up

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We typically avoid major cities on our journeys, but every now and then the admin that needs taking care of necessitates a stay in a capital city – this time Kampala.   Coming into Kampala we took a straight route…

Astride the middle of the earth

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When we made the decision to ship our vehicle from Senegal to South Africa, my one regret was that we wouldn’t have a chance to drive across the equator.  So, when we started our planning for our stage II journey…

Sipi to Kampala

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Another border crossing and more fixers. I don’t know why they are called that because they definitely don’t fix anything. Collectively known as a manure of fixers, although “fixer” should be replaced with another word that also starts with F.…

Episode 15: Uganda. Where Alki arrives, a mad Dan runs off to the Congo and the boys find gainful employment…

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Part 2: Iganga Hospital is a 200-bed district general hospital run, and largely funded by the government. It has male, female, paediatric and maternity wards, an outpatients department, pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound and an operating theatre. The gate opened straight…

Episode 15: Uganda. Where Alki arrives, a mad Dan runs off to the Congo and the boys find gainful employment…

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Part 1:   Children on the DRC border March 13 2013   Six feet in a drumroll syncopate with the downpour, rasping on broad-leaf snares.   In an instant, we meet under haphazard semaphore, tumbling shrieks cut short.   Each…

Ugandan Discussions

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The officials on the border gave us a pretty easy ride into Uganda (each border seems to have got easier as we’ve headed further south) and didn’t even bother to look at the car, so we were able to make…