How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

If you’re planning a trip to Uganda for tourism, it’s more than likely that you’re going to visit some or all of these sites: Murchison Falls Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha area in Queen Elizabeth National Park Fort Portal area Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Kampala Lake Mburo Lake Bunyoni Ziwa National Park There are 10 national parks in Uganda. The most frequented by tourists are Bwindi, … Continue reading How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Vegetarian and vegan diets are not common in Uganda. And most tourists who go there aren’t either. The lodges can cater to vegetarians and vegans but just know that the meals won’t be as many options as for non-vegetarian guests. Some lodges might even seem like they just “threw” something together. And you might have to remind the staff about your diet a few times. … Continue reading Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story

Last month my husband and I went on a two week holiday to Uganda. As the trip of a lifetime we decided to splurge and be fancy. We stayed at luxury lodges such as Baker’s Lodge that sits on the Nile with resident hippos, gourmet meals prepared by culinary artists and individual private bungalows. Since gorilla trekking was on my bucket list we decided to do … Continue reading Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story

Boma Guesthouse; Great Place to Stay After Flight into Entebbe Airport, Uganda

Entebbe Airport is the only international airport in Uganda at the moment (there’s a proposed project to start building a new international airport near Kibale National Park). It’s a small airport with one terminal. When we arrived into Entebbe you head straight for immigration. This took about an hour and afterwards you collect your bags and head outside. It was all very seamless. Our driver … Continue reading Boma Guesthouse; Great Place to Stay After Flight into Entebbe Airport, Uganda

Traveling to/from Entebbe Airport, Uganda; Details That Are Nice to Know

Entebbe Airport is the only international airport in Uganda at the moment (there’s a proposed project to start building a new international airport near Kibale National Park). It’s a small airport with one terminal. It can get pretty hot inside the airport. There doesn’t seem to be air conditioning. Still I had my warm layer as I tend to get cold on planes. When we … Continue reading Traveling to/from Entebbe Airport, Uganda; Details That Are Nice to Know

Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

When you’re packing for a big trip like East Africa, there’s your gear, clothing, shoes and toiletries. When you go gorilla or chimp trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo there’s a set of items you’ll need. While packing your backpack, duffel bag or other luggage put your chimp and gorilla trekking gear in its own separate bag/packing cube. Then put that … Continue reading Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Whenever I start packing for a trip to Africa I always imagine that I’m going to look like Meryl Streep from Out of Africa…but in reality I look pretty much the same as on any other day. But my upcoming trip to Uganda is a little different because there are restrictions that I didn’t worry about on my previous trips to Southern Africa. For example, … Continue reading Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

Thinking about traveling to East Africa? From the Great Migration, to tree climbing lions to chimpanzee habituation and gorilla trekking, there’s a plethora to see and do. So, where in East Africa should you go? Ideally you’d visit all of the (safe) countries. But if you have to pick and choose, how do you decide? This article will help you make those decisions. My objective … Continue reading Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

Visiting The ‘Southern’ Tip of Africa

Many people think the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. However, the Cape of Good Hope is actually the Southwestern-most tip of Africa.  Sorry to burst your bubble, if you’re like me when you get there, you’ll picture yourself on a map and think, “whaaaatt? crazy!”  The actual southern tip of Africa is Cape Aghulas. It’s not as touristy as the Cape … Continue reading Visiting The ‘Southern’ Tip of Africa

Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana, is a haven for animals and safari-goers alike. The park is teaming with wildlife and our full day there was split into three sections: land safari, lunch, river safari. The river safari was the highlight as it’s such a different way to experience the surroundings and observe the animals. I was there at the end of May, the beginning … Continue reading Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana