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  • Going it alone - where do you start

    by NEILHALLIDYA Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I organised this trip on my own.

    You will need to organise a permit with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to visit the Rwenzori Area. The link provided will give you details of prices. This needs to be your starting point.

    I`d recommend pre-booking but expect them to ignore your e mails, phone calls and lose details of bank transfers. Be persitent, there people are not dishonest but very laid back.

    Fondest memory: The journey from Kampala to the park is straightforward and can be done in a day on public transport without pre-booking. It will take you about 6 to 8 hours.

    Communication between the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, in Kampala, and the Rwenzori Mountain Services, in the Mountains, is almost non-existant so keep details of all your receipts and expect an interesting time negotiating.

    www.uwa.or.ug

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  • Organised Trips - Western Companies

    by NEILHALLIDYA Written Apr 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: A few western companies offer trips to this remote area. This will cost a lot more than organising yourself but the guide will deal with the negotiating hassles. And you are likely to get better food.

    I met a group from a company called KE Adventure half way through my trip. There trip was very well organised and the group was very happy. If you weren`t happy organising yourself but still wanted to visit this area I`d have no problem recommending this company.

    Fondest memory: www.keadventure.com

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  • Photography - its not easy

    by NEILHALLIDYA Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is one of the most beautiful places in the world but its is a difficult place to take photographs. Particularly landscape shots.

    There is an overabundance of vegetation. Unless you are really carefull this will "crowd" your shots. Try to keep things simple. (I didnt hence didnt always get the best results).

    Also, consider the cloud, rain and light. The dynamic mist creates excellent views but, unless you are very carefull, can produce photos of a uniform greyness.

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