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Cold-cocked in Kensington, gobsmacked in Kampala, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Cold-cocked in Kensington, gobsmacked in Kampala

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... and bandits patrol this zone, a borderless concept that disregards national boundaries, incorporating a swathe of southern Sudan, north-eastern Uganda and northern Kenya. Take your chances on top of the canvas coverings of 10-ton trucks, or in faster ...

Joining the Jinja Tourism Board, Jinja, Uganda travel blog

Joining the Jinja Tourism Board

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... Omar's t-shirts but I had to spend quite a few hours directing him on how to do it and spell the words properly for his "Uganda Chapati Company" I also wanted to get a small JTB added to my bright orange t-shirt so I had to oversee that process too, but ...

Garden City, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Garden City

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... skills and we had a nice dinner of chicken curry and rice. We have a very early start in the morning as we are in for a long drive to QE2 Park in western Uganda. Should be fine though with the nice bus and comfy seats and extra room to stretch out. -js ...

Bujuku - Mubuku  - Day 4 - Stuck in a hole, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 4 - Stuck in a hole

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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4km 1400ft ascent and descent. Happy birthday to me. Up before dawn, Weetabix and a stroll back down to Lake Bujuku to see if I could spot Mt. Stanley through the clouds (morning and evening are usually best), no such luck though! Nice hike up to ...

How to become a gypsy in 3 simple steps, Kabale, Uganda travel blog

How to become a gypsy in 3 simple steps

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... shoes, then proceed to wander barefoot around the dusty roads of Africa. Step 3: Write "gypsy" on your customs entrance form for Uganda. Presto, you are now officially a barefooted gypsy. After customs we made it to Kabale fairly quickly and set up camp. ...

Relax on the Ssese Islands, Buggala and the town of Kalangala, Uganda travel blog

Relax on the Ssese Islands

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... island HIV infection rates were as high as 50% and there were no condoms available on the whole of the island. In Uganda as a whole he said that individual organisation had measured infection rates as high as 37%. The government's official figure was 7% ...

Hippos in the night, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda travel blog

Hippos in the night

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... of 3 rhinos and we were allowed to spend 30 minutes with them. They were white rhinos and it is a project at Ziwa to repopulate Uganda with these endangered animals. It was great to be able to see rhinos in the wild from that close up. After the rhino ...

The Nile and end of the 54 day Tour, Jinja, Uganda travel blog

The Nile and end of the 54 day Tour

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... . It was really awesome and made even better by the setting sun in front of the slide.  That evening marks the last stop in Uganda and we are now heading back to Kenya and the finally couple days of the trip. The first stop in Kenya is also our last ...

Sabinio - Three countries in one day, Sabinio (or Sabinyo how ever it is spelt), Uganda travel blog

Sabinio - Three countries in one day

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and arranged hikes for 2 days of my stay. Tomorrow I'll be going up Sabinio, at just over 12,000ft it intersects the borders with Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, at the summit you are in three countries at once. The guy at the park HQ said this is only one of 3 ...

Gorillas in the Mist... no mist necessary., Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist... no mist necessary.

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... , who looks like Cleveland from family guy with a solid moustache.  The next morning we are on the road towards Uganda for Gorillas, Beautiful lakes and cooler weather. The truck now seems empty without our old companions, but this gives everyone 2 ...

Bujuku - Mubuku  - Day 6 - Muppets, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 6 - Muppets

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... the Kogere Hotel where I found the electricity wasn't working, just like when I left. Ordered a Nile Special, this has to be Uganda's best beer, before showering and handing my clothes to a young lad for washing - After 6 days hiking it amazes me how ...

Bujuku - Mubuku  - Day 3 - The real bog begins, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 3 - The real bog begins

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... also, lobelias and some joshua like looking plants. Caught a few glimpses of Margarita, the tallest peak on Mt. Stanley and also Uganda and the 3rd in Africa. Later that day passing Lake Bujuku we arrived at Bujuku hut and the starting point for ...

Muhuvura - The perfect cone., Kisoro, Uganda travel blog

Muhuvura - The perfect cone.

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... George my guides were the nicest people you could want to meet and we had some great conversations on the way up about the differences between Uganda and the UK. They were amused when I said you can pay $3 for a pound of beef - they would pay 75c! They ...

The Murchison to Fort Portal rally drive, Fort Portal, Uganda travel blog

The Murchison to Fort Portal rally drive

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... internet and a fantastic chicken curry have helped paint a rosy picture of the pleasant Fort Portal. One of the nice drinks they have in Uganda is a ginger beer called Stoney Tangawizi, it made by Coke, god knows why they don't make it in the US, I'd buy ...

Kampala, Uganda - This place is bonkers., Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala, Uganda - This place is bonkers.

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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The water is still not working - toilets not in a good state by now. Managed to get the hotel next door to allow me to shower there. Was going to go to the Ethnographic Museum in the morning but luckily just before I set off I realized I couldn't read ...

Murchison Falls by bike, bus and boat., Murchison Falls, Masindi, Uganda travel blog

Murchison Falls by bike, bus and boat.

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... in there to powder my nose! I think during the whole bus journey and even over lunch I didn't see one person smoking. Uganda must certainly have a very low smoking population. The afternoon bus ride was superb, we came over a small hill about ...

A little town called Katwe, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda travel blog

A little town called Katwe

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... didn't last long though and we were on the road again quickly. Eventually we made it to Queen Elizabeth 2 National Park in western Uganda. It was much more dry and hot and arid than I was expecting. Not much greenery, just sun-baked savannah for miles ...

near...'Death on the Nile'.....extreme rafting, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

near...'Death on the Nile'.....extreme rafting

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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Quote of the day: "I should like to spend the whole of my in life traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home." - -William Hazlitt Abstract: Went on the scariest white water rafting trip yet at the source of ...

Laid up at Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda travel blog

Laid up at Lake Bunyonyi

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... , kingfishers, lilac lilies and locals in their canoes! Bunyonyi is supposedly 6500ft deep and was billed as the deepest lake in Uganda! I paddled out Bushara Island and by the time I got there I was so tired and lethargic I couldn't even muster the ...

Hakuna Matata, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Hakuna Matata

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... It seems I picked the perfect place for my first go at whitewater rafting - a section of the white Nile close to teh source in Uganda boasting a sucession of about 7 grade 5 rapids. Ok, so before this trip I wouldn't know a grade 5 rapid if it ripped me ...

Bigodi Wetland - Monkeys birds and a home stay, Bigodi, Uganda travel blog

Bigodi Wetland - Monkeys birds and a home stay

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Breakfast was included in the hotel price, I wasn't expecting too much but it turned into a feast. Coffee, fresh juice (tasted a bit like a mix between papaya and orange), bread fruit and a Spanish omelet, well that's what they said, I always though a ...

Kampala and goodbye Uganda, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala and goodbye Uganda

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... Besides the power was down as was the Internet, what else was I going to do with my time? Just thinking about my 5 weeks in Uganda/Rwanda so far I had managed to see gorillas, many species of primate, go on my first ever game safari and see lots of ...

Nairobi to Kampala via Mbale, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Nairobi to Kampala via Mbale

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... 12th January 2007   I arrived early in the morning in Mbale, a quiet town near the North Eastern border between Uganda and Kenya.  It had magnificent views of the majestic Mount Elgon, the 3rd highest free standing mountain in Africa.  ...

Mbale, Mbale, Uganda travel blog

Mbale

A travel blog entry by dcm

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Compromised in Kasese, Kasese, Uganda travel blog

Compromised in Kasese

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... were the mountains directly east of the Congo rainforest and had a reputation for been some of the mistiest and rainy in the world! In Uganda the kids seem to know how to say 3 things and this town was no different. 'Hello', 'How are you?' and 'I'm ...

Kasese to Lake Bunyonyi - Show me the money, Kasese, Uganda travel blog

Kasese to Lake Bunyonyi - Show me the money

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... safari and we saw buffalo, warthogs, waterbuck and over 100 Thompson Gazelle along the way! Oh also crossed the Equator! Apparently Uganda is only one of 10 countries in the world the equator passes through. It must be plantain harvesting season as there ...

Kampala for one night, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala for one night

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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I arrived in Kampala late at night from Jinja and got to Red Chilli Hideaway, a backpackers hot-spot in Kampala. I just grabbed a quick dinner and sorted my bags out for the day trip to Murchison Falls the next day then pretty much went to sleep. Nothing ...

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day1 - The custard debacle, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day1 - The custard debacle

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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10km and 3300ft Woke up with a slight swelling of the gums due to goat meat stuck in between my teeth, boy that stuff is stringy. Breakfast definitely not up to the quality of dinner, in the aim to go big the pancakes were about an inch thick and ...

Bujuku - Mubuku  - Day 2 - Afternoon Storm, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 2 - Afternoon Storm

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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7km - 3000ft Weetabix and hot milk to get the day started. We dropped down to the Kurt Shaffer bridge where the Bujuku and Mubuku rivers converged (incidentally the hike was called the Bujuku - Mubuku circuit). We would follow the ...

Bujuku - Mubuku  - Day 5 - Gutted, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda travel blog

Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 5 - Gutted

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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5km - 900ft ascent - 3000ft descent Woke up to a fantastic blue sky. I was a bit gutted as I had decided at the start of my hike not to climb Margarita (16,763ft) mainly due to the $250 extra, not enough warm weather gear and the fact that most of ...

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