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

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

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

Pigeon Island
Sri Lanka

Shark spotting in Nilaveli

After riding a train, hiring a moped, getting a tuk tuk and a taxi, we decided the time for a bus was here and boarded a bus to Trincomalee from Polonnaruwa. The buses here are, in a single word, crazy. They are usually by far the fastest things on the road, constantly beeping, overtaking everything… Continue reading Shark spotting in Nilaveli

Sri Lanka

Hiring a bicycle in Polonnaruwa

From Sigiriya we took a tuk tuk across to Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals. It was first declared the capital in 1070 by King Vijayabahu. There are many ancient buildings and temples there that were built between 1500 and 800 years ago, most notably, the ones by King Parakramabahu who placed irrigation systems throughout the region… Continue reading Hiring a bicycle in Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka

Steps in Sigiriya

The train to Sigiriya was long and bumpy, but interesting and fun. We rushed to get there and to get a ticket in time, so didn't have a chance for breakfast, that meant our only option was to sample the on-board snacks. Sellers would get on at one stop and off at the next, walking… Continue reading Steps in Sigiriya