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Archive for the ‘Lodge review’ category

  • Sundowners, star-gazing & tales from the bush. A weekend at Nile Safari Lodge

    Mar 14, 17 • 736 views 3 comments

    There’s a cool breeze coming off the Nile tonight. My banda at Nile Safari Lodge is open-netted on three sides. Set on stilts above the riverbank, it is airy and spacious. Banda 3 has a wide veranda overlooking the river. The two-tone noise...

  • Kyaninga Lodge – the dancing, running (and relaxing!) lodge

    Nov 19, 16 • 1678 views 10 comments

    Kyaninga Lodge‘s breathtaking views Since the recent launch of the Disney film ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Ugandans have been discussing how we can attract the film industry to film in Uganda. I first visited Kyaninga Lodge in 2011. Since then...

  • Messing about on the river

    Mar 25, 14 • 7612 views 7 comments

    Jinja accommodation at The Haven A cursory look at The Haven’s visitor’s book tells it all: full of compliments from first time, second time – even ninth time! – visitors. Just outside Jinja, The Haven’s accommodation and camping...

  • 360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari

    Mar 15, 14 • 7489 views 4 comments

    360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari Misty volcanic peaks and lakes dotted with small islands are the backdrop to the sensational Virunga Lodge, our base for a luxury gorilla safari, a 45 minute drive from Kinigi, the starting...

  • The distant Volcanoes of Mgahinga

    Mar 14, 14 • 5832 views 10 comments

    Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park “Mgahinga is my favourite place in the whole of Uganda!” my friend Julia told me once, yet I’m amazed at how few people talk about the place: I fell for Mgahinga too! It’s perfect for...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style

    Dec 29, 12 • 4160 views 2 comments

    Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arrived, a wake-up call for my morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth. “Game drive or lie-in? Game drive or...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10243 views 13 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...

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