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

Sri Lanka

Thunderstoms and history in Sinharaja

From Dikwella it was a long bus or car journey back to Colombo for our flight, so we looked for somewhere in the middle to stay for a night to split up the journey and see a little more of the stunning island. Having spent a good few days on the beach we opted for… Continue reading Thunderstoms and history in Sinharaja

Sri Lanka

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Southern Beaches

After doing some research about Sri Lanka's south, we decided just to take the plunge and see for ourselves... You can read blogs and articles and reviews, but at the end of the day, everyone's opinion is different and sometimes you just can't beat trying it out for yourself. So we jumped into a taxi… Continue reading Exploring Sri Lanka’s Southern Beaches