Expats in Uganda

Your Practical Guide to settling and living in Uganda

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

Safari to watch tree-climbing lions, over 600 bird species, hippos, crocodiles and herds of elephants.

  • Uganda Community Tourism Association

Invites you to experience some great community tourism activities: elephant trenches, beeswax candle-making, basket weaving, traditional dance, medicinal herb tours, and more. Book in advance via www.ucota.or.ug

Deo’s Model Homestead and Agartha’s Taste of Uganda, Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Best Community Tourism Initiative 2015. Book in advance t: 0414 321479 reservations@wildfrontiers.co.ug

  • Kibale Forest

A home to 13 types of primates, the highest concentration of primates in Africa and the best place for seeing chimpanzees in the wild.

Stay at newly refurbished Primate Lodge,

t: 031 2267153 e: info@ugandalodges.com

The small town of Fort Portal is a great weekend getaway. Crater lakes and views of the Rwenzori Mountains. Recommended lodges include: Ndali, Kyaninga, Papaya and Kluges Guesthouse.

Near Kabale, Lake Bunyonyi is a dream! The cool air and lakes offer time out from the dust, hustle and bustle.

FORT PORT

Rweteera Safari Park

Kamwenge Road, Fort Portal

m: 0776 862153, 0752862153

e: info@rweteerasafaripark.com

w: rweteerasafaripark.com

Gorilla trekking

permits should be booked three months in advance at the Uganda Wildlife Authority office, Kira Road, Kampala. Call Dixon at UWA on 0776 912807 and read the Ultimate Guide to Mountain Gorilla Trekking on www.diaryofamuzungu.com

To the south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, take a dugout canoe across Lake Mutanda and admire the eight peaks of the Virunga volcanoes reflected in the lake’s surface.

Combine this trip with gorilla trekking and/or hiking through the ancient rainforest, or climb a volcano! Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is set high on a hilltop between the Virungas and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,

t: 0774 805580 , w: www.gorillacamp.com

Further south, a few kilometres from the Rwandese border, trek the Golden Monkeys or mountain gorillas

Mgahinga National Park.

Book your primate trek(s) a few weeks in advance with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Kira Road, Kampala and stay at the hidden gem that is Mount Gahinga Lodge. t: 0414 346464/5

e: salesug@volcanoessafaris.co4