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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 – general LINKS

#Africhat travel chat on Twitter. Part of the (Have you) Been to Africa project. Join the live chat on Twitter on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. I was one of the co-organisers for three years.

Afro Tourism is a digital media and publishing company that specializes in providing dynamic travel and leisure information on untapped Africa and its surrounding islands. Afro Tourism is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

ATC News by Professor Wolfgang H. Thome. The most authoritative industry site for: aviation, tourism and conservation news from Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

ATQ News – African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) The first magazine in West Africa to focus on travel and tourism.

East Africa Tourism Platform is the private sector body set up to promote and facilitate East African Community (EAC) Integration.

East Africa Tourism Portal “It’s our East Africa, let’s explore it.” Research, plan and book your trip to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda on this new website.

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.

Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy publishes a weekly round-up of tourism news from the Seychelles and Vanilla Islands. Read the newsletter archive here.

The Team Africa Africans for Africa. Promoting travel within Africa by Africans.

Voyages Afriq is a travel media providing comprehensive information about the tourism industry with focus on promoting Africa to the rest of the world. Voyages Afriq is based in Accra, Ghana.

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.”

Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest

The Bulindi Chimpanzee and Community Project near Hoima

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

Giants Club. The Giants Club is an exclusive forum that brings together African Heads of State, global business leaders and elephant protection experts to secure Africa’s remaining elephant populations and the landscapes they depend on.

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

The Peregrine Fund – conserving birds of prey worldwide. Learn about their Africa Raptor Conservation project in East Africa.

Uganda Carnivore Program is devoted to the research and conservation of Uganda’s large carnivores, including lions, leopards, and hyenas.

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

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been supporting conservation in Uganda since 1957. Their current focus is on: Greater Virunga Landscape, Murchison-Semliki Landscape and the Kidepo Landscape.

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 tourism updates 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.

(Elsewhere on Diary of a Muzungu, you can read about mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and gorilla trekking in Rwanda, and trekking the Rwenzori Mountains from the Uganda side).

Diary of a Muzungu LINKS

Diary of a Muzungu on Facebook – for daily and weekly random updates “you are most welcome”

Follow me @CharlieBeau on Twitter

Follow me charliebeau_diary_of_a_muzungu on Instagram

Diary of a Muzungu’s 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

Top Ten Ugandan Bloggers Who Influence The Nation – guess who features? 😉

Internet and blogging resources I rely on LINKS

Ipage – reliable, secure AND environmentally friendly web hosting services

Kenya travel LINKS

East Africa Tourism Portal “It’s our East Africa, let’s explore it.” Research, plan and book your trip to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ties in with the East Africa Tourist Visa that offers 90 days of travel between the three countries for $100.

Eat Out Kenya. Find the best Restaurants in Kenya on EatOut with menus, reviews, ratings, photos, address, phone numbers and maps.

Go Places Kenya – Visitors Guide to Kenya

Jackson Biko AKA Biko Zulu. Award-winning Kenyan blogger and travel writer

Life in Mombasa. An award-winning blog

MagicalKenya – The Official Kenya Destination Website

Nairobi commuter train route map on Jambo Nairobi

Rwanda travel LINKS

East Africa Tourism Portal “It’s our East Africa, let’s explore it.” Research, plan and book your trip to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ties in with the East Africa Tourist Visa that offers 90 days of travel between the three countries for $100.

Living in Kigali English language guide for expats and everyone living in the capital

Remarkable Rwanda the official tourism web site

Tanzania travel LINKS

Tanzania Tourist Board the official tourism web site

Ugandan bloggers LINKS

UGBLOC – web site of the Uganda Blogging Community

Scare-a-Hero. New Vision columnist Simon Kaheru, “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. Tim is a New Vision columnist

This is Uganda – a brilliant and original blog all about Uganda

Solomon Oleny – Best Tourism Journalist, Tourism Excellence Awards, Uganda 2017 & 2015

Beewol Bernard Ewalu Olupot AKA Talkative Rocker. The wonderful world of awesomeness

A Kitchen in Uganda by Sophie. Creative Ugandan recipes. Yum!

‘Mad and crazy’ David Tumusiime, Daily Monitor columnist.

Kahill Insights – Patricia Kahill, curiosity and passion driven.

Edward Echwalu. Freelance photojournalist with Reuters and The Observer.

Ernest Bazanye. This satirist’s blog is about lies, treachery and sundry deceits.

Uganda travel and tourism LINKS

Aerolink Uganda – domestic flights in Uganda – Treat yourself! The scheduled flight from Entebbe to Kisoro, southwestern Uganda is the exciting way to view the beautiful Ugandan countryside

Bradt Uganda Travel Guide – buy the latest edition online here

Bradt Uganda Travel Guide – the update website for the Bradt Guide to Uganda; should be read in conjunction with the printed guidebook

The Civil Aviation Authority manages Uganda’s airstrips and Entebbe International Airport.

Eat Out Uganda Find the best Restaurants in Uganda on EatOut with menus, reviews, ratings, photos, address, phone numbers and maps.

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.

East Africa Tourism Portal “It’s our East Africa, let’s explore it.” Research, plan and book your trip to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ties in with the East Africa Tourist Visa that offers 90 days of travel between the three countries for $100.

Edirisa Canoe Trekking – ecotourism adventures in southwestern 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

Health Information for Travellers to Uganda (CDC Center for Disease Control). Don’t panic, such travel advisories are generally overcautious by the way! For the latest info, you’re welcome to contact the Muzungu.

Jinja City tourism information for Jinja, Source of the Nile, west of Kampala.

Living in Kampala useful web site for new arrivals to Kampala

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.

Maps of Uganda – Uganda photo souvenir maps: personalised photo montages, featuring Andrew Roberts’ beautiful Uganda Maps. Great leaving presents and souvenirs.

Mountain Club of Uganda

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 Chimpanzee 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

The Explorers Club, Uganda Chapter was launched in 2014.

Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA)

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).

The Eye Magazine Uganda – the insider’s guide to Uganda
TripAdvisor. Travel forums for Uganda. Discuss Uganda travel with TripAdvisor travelers.

Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA)

Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda Tourist Guides Association

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

Go! Overseas

The Ritchies in Uganda  Living and working in Uganda. A personal blog by former VSO volunteers

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO Journals – volunteer blogs I came to Uganda as a VSO volunteer. Here are blogs from volunteers from all over the world