How to see mountain gorillas: Mind-blowing Bucket-list Trip

Rwanda primates - Uganda Mountain Gorilla safari

How to see mountain gorillas: Mind-blowing Bucket-list Trip It’s the moment of truth. After a long, sweaty scramble, your guide ushers you quietly into the clearing. Troop 13 are taking their midmorning break: hillocks of black fur protrude from the glossy greenery on every side – a crooked elbow here, a swollen belly there. Above … Read more How to see mountain gorillas: Mind-blowing Bucket-list Trip

Uganda: Wild on the Nile Whitewater rafting

Uganda Whitewaters - Wild on the Nile

Uganda: Wild on the Nile Whitewater rafting WHEN I showed up to go whitewater rafting on the nile in Uganda, Gerald, the Canadian rafting guide who stood barefoot in board shorts and looked like a hardier, hairier version of Brad Pitt, greeted me with a simple question: Wild or mild? BY: JEFFREY GETTLEMAN My advice, if … Read more Uganda: Wild on the Nile Whitewater rafting

How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda This is a guest post from Marcello Arrambide of Wandering Trader. When I moved to eastern Africa, I had an opportunity to experience something that only a handful of people get to do every year: see some gorillas. And I wasn’t leaving the continent until I did! Gorilla … Read more How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience

The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience I woke early with feelings of trepidation, anxiety (Would I be able to do the climb?), nerves and much excitement. I was going in search of mountain gorillas,  in Uganda, following in the footsteps of the great Sir David Attenborough. It was a mild morning, although the sky looked rather … Read more The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience

Uganda, more than just gorillas!

Uganda, more than just gorillas!

Uganda, more than just gorillas! I love Uganda, The Pearl of Africa. For me, it encapsulates everything that makes Africa so special and its location alone is like something from the lost world. Open, wild savannahs in the shadow of rugged glacial peaks, where the western Congo forest, slowly grows over a rolling landscape scarred by gorges and … Read more Uganda, more than just gorillas!

The Karamojong People of Kidepo Valley

The Karamojong People of Kidepo Valley

The Karamojong People of Kidepo Valley Our tiny plane flew north from Entebbe over the rugged Mountains bordering Kidepo Valley National Park in the remote north-east where Uganda, Kenya and Sudan meet. In the foothills of these mountains, patches of red earth scratched out from the surrounding greenery showed small manyatta’s and villages, isolated by distance, … Read more The Karamojong People of Kidepo Valley

Jinja, The Adrenaline Capital of East Africa

Bungee Jump - Jinja, The Adrenaline Capital of East Africa

Located 60 miles (100 km) east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Jinja is best known as an adventure sports playground. Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is these days the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Here you can get your fix of whitewater rafting, Bungee Jumping, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and … Read more Jinja, The Adrenaline Capital of East Africa