Diary of a Muzungu’s web site links: Uganda & East Africa travel and tourism. Birds, birding and conservation. Travel writers and bloggers. Expat life. Volunteering
African travel LINKS
ATQ News – African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) – the first magazine in West Africa to focus on travel and tourism.
Julian Monroe Fisher, anthropologist, Fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society, has opened the Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Historical Trail, which traverses South Sudan and Uganda.
Moving Sushi – Ocean conservation and travels across Africa.
The Explorers Club, Uganda Chapter was launched in 2014.
The East Africa Tourism Platform is the private sector body set up to promote and facilitate East African Community (EAC) Integration.
Birds, birding and conservation LINKS
ARCOS – Albertine Rift Conservation Society / Societe de Conservation du Rift Albertin “We champion collaborative conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Albertine Rift region through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people.”
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) achieves gorilla conservation by enabling humans, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving primary health care in and around Africa’s protected areas.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International DFGF
Gorilla Conservation Coffee – “saving gorillas, one sip at a time” – is a social enterprise created through a partnership between Conservation Through Public Health and Worldwide Fund for Nature Switzerland. Gorilla Conservation Coffee pays a premium price to help coffee farmers living next door to the gorillas around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Supporting local farmers helps to protect the critically endangered gorillas and their fragile habitat.
Gorilla Doctors blog from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project
International Gorilla Conservation Programme IGCP
Jane Goodall Institute for research and protection of chimpanzees
NatureUganda is a broad-based membership organisation. Big Birding Day is their biggest annual event
Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund MGCF
The Gorilla Organization works with communities to protect the habitats of the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda and the DR Congo
Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) works with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to tackle wildlife poaching and human wildlife conflict
Uganda Wildlife Authority manages the National Parks. UWA conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) travel and tourism LINKS
“Half of all the biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa can be found in Virunga National Park.”
Virunga National Park’s official website features conservation and tourismupdates from park rangers and staff.
The Virunga National Park Tourism Office organises mountain gorilla treks, chimpanzee habituation walks, Nyiragongo volcano treks, Rwenzori Mountain treks and climbing, Tchegera Island – all set in the DRC.
Diary of a Muzungu LINKS
Diary of a Muzungu on Facebook – for daily and weekly random updates “you are most welcome”
Diary of a Muzungu’s paper.li page – weekly online paper, sharing the latest tourism and conservation news from Uganda and East Africa
Diary of a Muzungu’s Portfolio – articles I’ve written for other web sites and magazines
Diary of a Muzungu’s Photo Gallery on Flickr
Internet and blogging LINKS
Smile 4G LTE internet, the fastest internet in Entebbe, Fort Portal, Gulu, Jinja, Kampala, Kabale, Lira, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Mpigi Town, Mukono, Soroti, Tororo and Wakiso.
Kenya travel LINKS
Go Places Kenya – Visitors Guide to Kenya
Nairobi commuter train route map on Jambo Nairobi
Rwanda travel LINKS
Living in Kigali guide for expats
Remarkable Rwanda the official tourism web site
Ugandan bloggers LINKS
New Vision columnist Simon Kaheru, scare-a-hero.
“Observations and thoughts may not define a man, but they do help us define life”
The trails and Tribulations of Timothy Bukumunhe’s cowardly tales. New Vision columnist
This is 256 – a brilliant and original blog all about Uganda
Edward Echwalu. Freelance photojournalist with Reuters and The Observer.
Ernest Bazanye. This satirist’s blog is about lies, treachery and sundry deceits.
David Tumusiime Daily Monitor columnist’s personal blog ‘Mad and crazy’
Kahill Insights – Patricia Kahill, curiosity and passion driven.
TeamUOT Ugandans on Twitter
Uganda travel and tourism LINKS
Bradt Uganda Travel Guide – buy it online here
Bradt Uganda Travel Guide – the update website for the Bradt Guide to Uganda; should be read in conjunction with the printed guidebook
East Africa maps. East Africa, Uganda, Rwanda. Printed maps of the key tourist areas, and bespoke maps, from cartographer, guidebook writer and long time Uganda resident Andrew Roberts. Without doubt, the best quality and most informative maps on the market.
Eye Magazine Uganda – the insider’s guide to Uganda
Foreign travel advice for Uganda (UK Government) should be read with a BIG pinch of salt! Government advice is always cautious – so always check with locals and local expats too 🙂
Gorilla Highlands: South western Uganda at your fingertips; an award-winning Ipad guide
Griffin Falls Ecotourism Campsite in Mabira Forest, is located between Kampala and Jinja. 315 bird species, 312 tree species, 218 species of butterflies, 97 species of moths, 40 species of small mammals
Jinja City tourism information for Jinja, Source of the Nile, west of Kampala.
Living in Kampala useful web site for new expatriates and visitors
Lonely Planet Uganda used to be a whole lot better when Diary of a Muzungu and 100s of other global travel bloggers posted on there. A lot has changed since LP was bought by the BBC. Boo.
Maps of Uganda – Uganda photo souvenir maps: personalised photo montages, featuring Andrew Roberts’ beautiful Uganda Maps. Great leaving presents and souvenirs.
Ndere Dance Troupe is the original force behind the rebirth of traditional dancing. A Kampala show not to be missed
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust on Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria
Ondaba This is Uganda. #Ondaba is a self empowering movement with experiences made in Uganda. Ondaba is you. Be seen. Shout it out. Take charge. Uganda is yours. See?
Rhino Fund Uganda. Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola to see Uganda’s only rhinos
Uganda historical profile timeline of historical events via The Guardian UKweb site. Notably absent: BunyoroKing Kabalega meets Emin Pasha (1877) and killing of the Namugongo Martyrs (1886).
Uganda on TripAdvisor
UWEC Uganda Wildlife Education Centre – Entebbe. A visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre can be combined with a trip to Ngamba Island. Do visit both!
Writers and travel bloggers LINKS
Kigezi Mountain Mosaic (Ian Cantwell) an exploration of Kigezi colonial district which covers the modern districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri in south-west Uganda, bordering the DR Congo and Rwanda.
Becca Hensley, Freelance luxury travel and lifestyle writer.
Margie Goldsmith, Travel writer, adventurer and harmonica player!
Ugandans at Heart Uganda’s leading community information centre
Journalist Amy Fallon writes Boda boda Baby.Yes, you can wear a red halter neck dress, red lipstick and heels on a boda.
Diario de a bordo (Blog de viajes por el mundo) Fellow ex-Lonely Planet blogger Isabel and I hung out when she came to Uganda
Wandering Trader and I ‘chatted blogging’ when he came to Kampala. Thanks for the tips Marc!
Don’t give up the day job – “How I left advertising for Africa via the topic of cancer”
Discovery on Safari An expat couple’s East African Safari adventures
Ron Rutland is the Fat Kid on a Bike who cycled Lettie’s ride: a proud South African’s 27 month, 43,000km bicycle expedition through every country on mainland Africa, and onto the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London – celebrating the #HumanSpirit
Volunteering and Expat LINKS