Africa, Travel, Uganda

Giraffes and Zebra in Lake Mburo National Park

The drive to Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP) was along roads we had been before. We headed south from Kichwamba before joining the main road to Masaka. As I have commented previously, we still couldn’t get over how many people walk on the roads here. All life is centred around the main roads. The markets,… Continue reading Giraffes and Zebra in Lake Mburo National Park

Africa, Travel, Uganda

Safari self drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

From lake Bunyonyi we continued North towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular national park in Uganda thanks to it’s countless animals including elephants, hippos and lions. The drive there was quite long but extremely scenic, even when it rained, it was great to experience, the rain drops were huge, flickering from rain to… Continue reading Safari self drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda

Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

After a physically tough and emotionally draining day seeing the Gorillas at Bwindi National Park, we used the next 2 days at Lake Bunyonyi to chill and relax around the serene waters. But first... we had to get there... We left the guest house early and began the journey down into the valley of lake… Continue reading Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

Uganda

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

We woke at 5:30am on Sunday and dressed ready for our jungle adventure. We were tired and anxious to get to the Nkuringo gate on time for the 7:30am briefing. After an extremely quick breakfast (we took the rest with us to eat on the road) we set off for the 45-60 minute drive from… Continue reading Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Uganda

Arriving in Entebbe and Self-Drive to Bwindi

After the struggles and worries of trying to organise our own self-drive tour of Uganda (read about that here) we finally made it to Entebbe ready for our adventure to start! We breezed through passport/visa control, with even enough time to pose for a good visa pic, before purchasing SIM cards for the week and… Continue reading Arriving in Entebbe and Self-Drive to Bwindi

Travel, Uganda

How to book Gorilla permits for Uganda from the UK

So I've just spent the last 2 weeks pulling my hair out stressing about booking our Uganda trip in September. If you just want the facts, go here. For those who follow mine and Pete's adventures, you'll know that we do not like to take tours or use travel agencies. Not that we have any… Continue reading How to book Gorilla permits for Uganda from the UK

Morocco

The Journey Home and Fly-Eye

We decided to begin the journey back to Marrakech on Friday so we could relax more on Saturday and not have to worry about getting to the airport. The drive wasn't that far, but the roads on the way had been unpredictable so we were playing it safe. We decided to leave straight after the… Continue reading The Journey Home and Fly-Eye