7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

If you’re planning on spending any length of time in Kampala – perhaps because you’re living, studying or working there – there’s definitely going to come a point when you’ll feel the need to escape the city and see some more of Uganda.  When I was working there …
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28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

Uganda! A country of rolling green hills, misty valleys and craggy mountains. Where lions stalk their prey through grasslands, hippos soak lazily in the shallows, and mountain gorillas move purposefully though tangled forests. Where the calm waters of Lake Victoria transform into the thundering rapids of the River Nile as&…
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Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I spent four months living and working in Kampala, Uganda.  During that time I took a few weekend trips out of the city, but I didn’t get a chance to explore the rest of the country until the very …
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A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, Queen Elizabeth.  It contains more wonderful wildlife, some song lyrics, and three too-close-for-comfort encounters, so if that sounds good, read on! Part 1 includes epic landscapes and masses of gorgeous photos of animals, including elephants…
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Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  If you want to see wildlife, and you only have time for one park, make it this one.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  You can thank me later. It’s for very good reason …
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Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered by our presence, he seems to be actively enjoying it, striking the sort of poses a catalogue model would be proud of, working the crowd, playing to his audience. This, after all, is almost certainly&…
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What To Do In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

What To Do In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

While Uganda might not be quite as celebrated as Kenya or Tanzania for its wildlife, there’s no denying that if you’re a nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast, there’s still plenty here to delight and surprise you. The country has an impressive ten National Parks offering an …
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Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

We arrived at the Smile Africa Ministries orphanage in Tororo, Eastern Uganda, on a hot and sticky afternoon after a bumpy five-hour drive from the capital, Kampala. As the car pulled in through the imposing black gates and into the large and dusty compound, it was immediately surrounded by a&…
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Gorilla Trekking in Rainy Season, Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Rainy Season, Uganda

“Does everyone have waterproofs?” asks the ranger, looking around him.  The thirty-two of us, crammed into the tiny room, nod grimly.  Yes, yes we do.  And we know we’re going to need them. The gorilla trekking briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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Video: My Second Month In Uganda

Video: My Second Month In Uganda

It’s now been two months since I waved goodbye to my life and my friends in London and travelled out to Uganda to volunteer as a video producer for the children’s charity Child’s i Foundation. Having a job to do, and also being determined to make the …
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Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

Uganda isn’t only famous for breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife.  There’s another reason travellers flock here: to brave some of the most thrilling and accessible Grade 5 rapids anywhere in the world, on the mighty River Nile. At 6,500 km, the Nile is the longest river in the world.  It&…
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Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

When you arrive in Uganda, the chances are that unless you come overland, you’ll enter the country via Entebbe International Airport, about an hour south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. At this point, most people hop in a car or a bus and are immediately whisked …
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Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

In January I went away for the weekend to Entebbe, about an hour from Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria.  As well as being the location for Uganda’s international airport, the town also has another attraction: the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. There I did the ‘Behind The Scenes’ …
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Video: My First Month In Uganda

Video: My First Month In Uganda

Exactly one month ago today I boarded a plane and travelled to Uganda with very little planning and not much idea of what to expect.  And what a whirlwind it’s turned out to be!  I’ve already seen and learned so much: from getting my first boda boda, to …
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