10 Tips for Travelling in Uganda

1. Download safe boda Getting around Kampala can be hectic especially during rush hour. Trips that should take 20 minutes can end up taking hours if you’re in a car. Scooters (or boda’s as they’re known in Uganda) weave through traffic and are realistically the best way to get around in the city. That beingContinue reading “10 Tips for Travelling in Uganda”

Your Guide to MTN/Airtel/Airtime/Mobile Money in Uganda

Heading to Uganda, and wondering – how am I going to stay connected to my friends and family at home? I’ve got you covered! Here’s the low down on how mobility, MTN, Airtel, Airtime and Mobile Money work in Uganda. Fun fact: Did you know there’s a social media tax in Uganda? Yep. People areContinue reading “Your Guide to MTN/Airtel/Airtime/Mobile Money in Uganda”

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Tour Operator: Achieve Global Safaris Safari Length: 3 days Safari Highlights: Gorilla Trek Price: $1575 USD Here’s the low down on gorilla trekking in East Africa: First, you usually need to book your gorilla permit in advance as there are only 80 permits sold each day and they can sell out during high season.

12 Cool Facts About Gorillas

1. Mountain gorillas only live in East Africa in two areas – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga Mountains which spreads between Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

Guide to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Mid-Range Safari

Tour Operator: African Adventure Travellers Ltd. Safari Length: 3 days Safari Highlights: 2 game drives, boat cruise (we opted out of the last game drive) Overall Rating: 5/10 Price: $540 USD Choosing the right safari company can be intimidating. There are hundreds to chose from and sometimes reviews are difficult to trust. At the endContinue reading “Guide to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Mid-Range Safari”

10 Essential Gorilla Trekking Tips

This is what you need to know as you prepare for your gorilla trek in East Africa. Enjoy! 1. Wear long socks – this was probably the best advice I got before I went gorilla trekking. The ants in the forest are notorious and within seconds of standing near them they will somehow be up yourContinue reading “10 Essential Gorilla Trekking Tips”

Guide to Murchison Falls National Park | Budget Safari

Tour Operator: Red Chili Hideaway Safari Length: 3 days Safari Highlights: 2 game drives, boat cruise & hike Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Price: $320 USD **Safari was inclusive of everything excluding food.

How to get around Kampala

Welcome to Kampala, a traffic filled chaotic city! I’ll give you the low-dow on how to get around the easiest, cheapest and of course, safest way possible. Safety warning, especially for solo female travellers like me: It is NOT advisable to be out in Kampala at night by yourself. I have not taken a safeContinue reading “How to get around Kampala”