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Kampala

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Entebbe

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Jinja

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25,125,0

Lira

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17,28,0

Gulu

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4,11,0

Bugungu Hippopotamus and Elephant Sanctuary

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2,3,0

Lake Bunyonyi

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16,67,0

Moyo

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6,10,0

Moroto

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11,16,0

Mbarara

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7,17,0

Fort Portal

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3,24,0

Masaka

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6,16,0

Adjumani

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Mbale

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Koboko

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5,2,0

Banda Island

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11,21,0

Arua

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Tororo

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3,4,0

Soroti

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Port Bell

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Ngamba Island

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Kalangala

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1,0,0

Kahihi

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Entebbe Animal and Bird Sanctuary

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6,13,0

Atiak

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1,4,0

Kampala

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  • Fantastic experience with Jewel Safaris

    Kampala Things to Do

    Jewel Safaris is genuine, and passionate about Uganda wildlife. They go above and beyond to meet the need of their customers. I am a volunteer in Kampala; I have a budget. I reached out for many tour operators, and Jewel Safaris is the only tour operator that agrees to offer me a tour that was unique to my specificationsI visited Queen Elizabeth...

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  • Kampala Sheraton Hotel

    Kampala Hotels

    If you want to stay in a luxurious hotel in Kampala, here it is. The Sheraton is located in some...

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  • Cheetah Safaris Uganda Ltd

    Kampala Transportation

    We used Cheetah Safaris Uganda Ltd for all our safaris and tours within Uganda. The owner and safari/ tour consultant Robert is a former safari driver I had employed. Robert adds personal touch to the tours/ safaris because he is the one driving you and if he is not available, he will give you someone as qualified.I had contacted Robert while in...

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Entebbe

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  • The Flag of Uganda

    Entebbe Local Customs

    The very colourful flag of Uganda is one of the most striking national flags of the world. It is comprised of 2 stripes each of Black, Yellow and Red and Red with a crested crane in full colour on a white disk in the middle. Black represents the African people, Yellow stands for sunshine and the Red symbolizes the brotherhood of man. The 3 colours...

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  • Sheraton Kampala Hotel

    Entebbe Hotels

    Ternan Avenue, Entebbe, KM, UG

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Transport from the airport

    Entebbe Transportation

    I have been told that it is possible to get public transport from the airport into Entebbe but myself as soon as I arrive after a long flight the last thing I want to do is stand around at a bus stop for any length of time. So as soon as I've got about £50 worth of Ugandan shillings in my back pocket I'm off to bargain a price with the taxi...

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Jinja

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  • Source of the Nile

    Jinja Things to Do

    The source of the Nile is located in my birth country, Uganda. It is the point at which the second longest river in the world, the Nile begins it’s journey. The Nile river runs approximately 6400 kilometers long. With the amount of water it carries along it’s path, it creates high grade rapids that are currently used by White Water Rafters for...

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  • Grade 5 White Water Rafting

    Jinja Things to Do

    If I had the nerve I had now, I don’t think I would have done many years ago with Adrift in my home country of Uganda. The thrill and adrenaline rush one gets when white water rafting can not be easily described using the English language, ask me in my mother tongue and I may be able to tell you better, smile! I have the adventurous nature of a...

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  • Nile High Bungy

    Jinja Things to Do

    Nile High Bungy is in Jinja, a short trip of 4 km from the jinja town is the Nile Resort. The bungy jumping booking can be done here for 55 $ per person. It is one of the beautiful locations overlooking the Nile River. The bungy is 44 m high and at the top the feeling is just great !!!

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Lira

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  • Don't Miss The Malakwang

    Lira Restaurants

    One of the cheapest eats in Lira and possibly the best place to go for a choice of food in the day time is one of the many restaurants that surround the bus park. They even have Agiira!! The dish of a sauce made from ground dried green peas Malakwang ne lumonde

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  • Great Indian food plus a car wash!!!

    Lira Restaurants

    This place advertises itself with the tag line "Indian, local and Chinese food and a car wash!!Loved this place. Stumbled across The Wash as I was wandering around town and ended up spending a whole afternoon here supping cold beers and writing in my travel journal. After several hours of this I went back to my lodge, showered changed came back and...

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  • Gaagaa Bus

    Lira Transportation

    The best and most hassle fee way to get to Lira is by Gaagaa Bus. They now have their own compound at Arua Park on Ben Kiwanuka street. they have designated counters for each detination Paidha, Arua, Koboko, Lira, it is all very organised unlike the Qualicel Bus Park.The only bus to Lira leaves at 10 in the morning and departs from Lira (from what...

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Gulu

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    1000's of Children Fleeing for safety!!!

    by seanatftc Written May 14, 2004

    Definately not a tourist trap. Northern Uganda has been destroyed by 18 years of civil war. I just visited Gulu, on a humanitarian mission. Every night 1000's of children walk to local hospitals and school to sleep, in safety. If they stay in there homes, the threat of abduction by the rebel army, is very real. Although it is not a safe place to be, I would go back in a heart beat.

    I am surrounded by a few of the children of Gulu.

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Bugungu Hippopotamus and Elephant Sanctuary

  • Bugungu by air

    Bugungu Hippopotamus and Elephant Sanctuary Transportation

    INFO COPIEDBy Air: Bugungu airfield is located only a few kilometers from the park headquarters at Paraa on the Southern side of the River Nile to cater for safari tourists visiting the park and staying at Nile Safari Camp, the Red Chili Rest Camp and Sambiya River Lodge. It is the second major field in the park after Pakuba airfield, which is...

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  • By Road

    Bugungu Hippopotamus and Elephant Sanctuary Transportation

    Info copied... By Road: Kampala to Masindi is a 3 hour drive 217 km on tarmac and 40 km on high grade murram. The Masindi-Paraa road through Kichumbanyobo gate is the direct road to Paraa Rest Camp. All the roads in Murchison Falls National Park have been recently upgraded as have the park access roads. The scenic approach from Masindi to the park...

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Lake Bunyonyi

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  • Birdnest Hotel

    Lake Bunyonyi Things to Do

    this is one of the best hotels around the area, it's lovely, the scenery is amazing. its a really warm and friendly welcoming place too. the lake is lovely and great to have a little swim in or take/hire a wooden canoe! I loved my time as a missionary in Uganda, and this was a great place to take a break and some time out! also a little bit of a...

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  • Ugandan Countryside

    Lake Bunyonyi Things to Do

    I really never expected to see this type of scenery in Africa. But we did, here we were in Uganda traversing high mountains on dirt roads looking out at some spectacular scenery.Driving towards Lake Bunyoni from either direction you are sure to encounter this type of scenery.

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  • The Beautiful Locals

    Lake Bunyonyi Things to Do

    The Ugandans on a whole are such beautiful people. But a memory which sticks in my mind is when we were on the way to the Lake and almost there, we stopped on the side of the road to take some piccies of the spectacular scenery and out of nowhere these kids in my piccie arrived - so friendly, so happy - always smiling.

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Moyo

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  • Mighty fine beans!

    Moyo Restaurants

    I ate a couple of times in Moyo near the bus stage and had some exceptable meals all around 2,500 UGX but after having an evening meal at the multipurpose training centre that is where I ate every night. They serve a lot of meat and the only veg dish they served was beans but you could order that with either rice, chapti, chips, matoke boiled...

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  • Minibus from Moyo to Arua

    Moyo Transportation

    There doesn't appear to be any large buses that travel between Moyo and Arua but at least in the morning hours there were plenty of cars and minibuses leaving Moyo to Arua via Yumbe. I thought it best to get there early. I walked to the Arua stage by the main roundabout from the Multipurpose Centre in Moyo at 8:20 and half an hour later we were on...

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  • Transport to Moyo

    Moyo Transportation

    From Kampala/Gulu to Moyo Nile Coach seems to be the only bus company that pies the route between Moyo and the capital these days reaching Gulu early in the morning. So I guess they must leave Arua park in Kampala around sundown. Zawadi bus may well be running again but last time I was in this neck of the woods they had some trouble with their...

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Moroto

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  • Local scran

    Moroto Restaurants

    Similar to, but possibly less choice than the Friends Hotel/Restaurant. Selling a few Ugandan staples if they are already prepared or you can buy the odd snack. Luckily there is always chai on the go

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  • Stools 'R' us

    Moroto Shopping

    In the centre of the main drag in Moroto there is a large tree and underneath this tree during daytime you will see a few blokes selling wooden stools of various sizes. I always fancied one of the small stools that you see Karamojong and Turkana blokes walking around with that they use for pillows/neck rests as well as stools to sit on in the...

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  • Watch a match at Old Trafford!

    Moroto Things to Do

    Not the Old trafford Stadium. Well It is actually a video hall that shows Chuck Norris films as well as footie games

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Mbarara

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  • Slap up eatery

    Mbarara Restaurants

    Good traditional African eatery selling all the usual Ugandan staples in huge quantities.Service was excellent in this busy local place near the market. Similarly as good and as cheap I found was the Western Hotel right across the road from this place Toast. yeah proper toast I struggle to find a slice of toast in Kampala or else where in UG but...

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  • Beer and Dancing

    Mbarara Nightlife

    The place to go to in Mbarara town for nightlife is Bananuka Rd. On this street there are a few bog standard bars such as Sabs Guest house bar, a couple of quite impressively large places to go if you want to dance the night away such as Another life Disco and Vision Empire Night Club. My favourite watering hole on Bananuka Rd and in fact in the...

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  • Nice Pizza

    Mbarara Restaurants

    I guess this place is part of the Hot loaf Bakery group that I see in a couple of places in Kampala. The food here is obviously the same as the shops in the capital but the prices were definitely different. I paid 1,800 for a good sized veggie pizza here in Mbarara; it was lovely so good I bought one the next day as well. In Kampala a smaller...

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Fort Portal

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  • spend a day lake Nkaruba

    Fort Portal Things to Do

    If you can find it, not far from Fort Portal. It is a tiny crater lake. you an do a half day hike that will take you through one or two more small lakes and also large volcanic hols - very deep. If the weather is nice, this could be a nice day out.

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  • Monkeys and Frogs At Your Doorstep !!

    Fort Portal Off The Beaten Path

    Crater Valley Kibale Forest Resort Beach Lodge, is 21 km from Ft Portal & 10 km from Kanyanchu visitors centre in Kibale Forest Nat'l Park. The lodge sits on the tranquil Lake Nyabikere , Our self-contained rooms have hot/cold running water as well as flush toilets and showers. Location:Western Uganda at the edge of Kibale Forest Nat'l Park....

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Masaka

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  • A Scultpure Park and Arts Village in...

    Masaka Things to Do

    Are you a fun of art and community? while you are in or around Masaka you don't want to miss an opportunity to visit the first of its kind a growing community for the Arts in East Africa. This is in Ndegeya (Weaver Bird), a village located only about 6KM from Masaka town center in the direction of Katwe and the through Ssaza. In Ndegeya you will...

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  • Camping in a Ugandan Sculpture Park

    Masaka Things to Do

    I think that there's still a very huge gap between art and Community in Uganda but after the establishment of a sculpture park in Weaver Bird (Ndegeya) , Masaka art lovers can now enjoy a weekend out in Masaka while they get acquainted with sculpture making. Camp Ndegeya Sculpture Park hosts Art camps every 3 months which attracts artists from the...

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  • Masaka Taxi Park

    Masaka Transportation

    From the centre of town if you head downhill and in a southerly direction you will I’m sure end up in the taxi park, but it is pretty hard to see until you almost enter the park itself. The park is surrounded by low rise buildings that obscure the usual bustle of all the usual comings and goings. Luckily for me it was right next to where I was...

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Koboko

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  • Not a lot of choice

    Koboko Restaurants

    Apart from the best Rolex in Uganda which I ate at the street stall outside Tule Monde bar there is not a huge choice of places to eat. There are a few basic restaurants near the market area of Koboko where I ate and as I was leaving town at the junction on the Yumbe road I noticed an Ethiopian restaurant which I may well have checked out had I...

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  • More qat than chat

    Koboko Nightlife

    I did all my drinking in this joint and was made to feel really welcome by staff and customers. There were very few people in here drinking although the place was packed out. Most people were chewing qat and crowding around the pool table inside. A huge bloke that was driving all the way to Yambio and had only stopped off in Koboko to break the...

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  • Transport to Moyo

    Koboko Transportation

    Transport from Koboko to Moyo took 1 ½ hours but sadly though it took longer for the car to fill up. I’d arrived at Koboko Taxi park just before 8 o’clock and was sure I id get a lift to MOYO STRAIGHT AWAY but all the vehicles in and around the taxi park were heading towards Yei in South Sudan. Around the entrance to the park was a gaggle of money...

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    Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Update (19 August 2013): Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering discounted gorilla permits for the month of November 2013, at 'only' $350 USD (whilst permits last). This is a USD150 saving on the standard rate of USD500

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