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Rwanda and Uganda
Dec 03 2014 Written by: Robynne Fleming
I recently had the pleasure of visiting both Rwanda and Uganda on a familiarisation trip. We started our trip in Rwanda, landing in Kigali in the midst of a huge thunderstorm. Luckily, by the time we were ready to disembark, the rain had slowed and the sun was making an appearance. Exploring Kigali is a must for any traveller who is visiting Rwanda. Aside from the fact that it is an immaculately clean city with very friendly locals, there are many cultural experiences to be had. A visit to Kigali’s Genocide Memorial is an eye opener for any person. The Memorial Centre was ... [Read More]
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An Epic Ugandan Safari
Rob Barbour from Epic Private Journeys here. I have just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks in Uganda, guiding a group of 8 people who were experiencing this magical country for the first time. Uganda is unique in that not only is it a great destination to see the few remaining mountain gorillas, but it also offers chimpanzee trekking and the opportunity to view several other primate species. We visited the remote Kidepo National Park in north-eastern Uganda to add a more traditional safari component to the trip. Kidepo National Park has large herds of buffalo and good numbers of lion that prey on ...
Uganda - Kidepo National Park
Where northern Uganda borders Southern Sudan, in the land of the infamous Karamojong cattle herders and raiders is a little known piece of paradise called Kidepo National Park. This is an area that is as remote as you can get in Uganda. We found a place that both of us feel we could return to many times due to the incredible vistas, superb general wildlife viewing, and incredible birdlife ( 74 species seen in a day) some of which are endemic just to that area. All this and just one lodge so you feel as if you have the place to yourself. ...