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Posts tagged ‘Rwanda Travel’

  • What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? A definitive guide

    May 27, 16 • 9051 views 41 comments

    What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? Your questions answered… The idea of a single regional East Africa Tourist Visa is to make it easier and more financially attractive for tourists to visit the whole region. You should be able to visit...

  • 360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari

    Mar 15, 14 • 7854 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...

  • BINGO! Rwanda’s Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony

    Aug 16, 13 • 7758 views 8 comments

    It was with great excitement that I travelled to Rwanda to attend the Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. This event is strictly by invitation only so the Muzungu was honoured to be invited by the Rwanda Development Board, thanks to my friends at...

  • The changing face of Kampala slums

    Mar 16, 13 • 17241 views 17 comments

    I love Namuwongo, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda but I’m sure many Ugandans would shudder hearing that. Like many other Kampala slums, Namuwongo slums have a history: they were a no-go area for many years. It’s no...

  • Ugawood: The Struggling Film Industry in Uganda and Nigeria

    Jan 5, 13 • 7671 views 4 comments

    We’re all familiar with Africa as a film set – from Blood Diamond to the Last King of Scotland, western filmmakers have big budgets, high spec gear and access to cheap flights. As such, the world is their filmic oyster and for many...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10541 views 14 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...

  • Kampala to Nairobi – 14 hours of speed bumps

    Sep 30, 11 • 14565 views 13 comments

    It was a terrible night’s sleep – a 14 hour bus journey from Kampala to Nairobi: I awoke cold, cold and achey. The speed bumps shuddered us awake every few minutes. I swear I woke a hundred times. A few glasses of Waragi (it was my birthday...

  • Modelling condoms on World AIDS Day

    Dec 1, 10 • 2519 views 2 comments

    To commemorate the significance of World AIDS Day, this week Kampala Hash House Harriers baptised me … “Used Condom.” SIGH … as the momentum to give me my ‘Hash Handle’ grew over the last few weeks, so I sought the shadows of the weekly...

  • An ode to foreign exchange

    Mar 4, 10 • 1149 views No Comments

    Ugandan schools and institutions often have their own songs. Try this one. It starts off well enough… Oh Uganda, Oh KisoroA district found in SouthWestern UgandaBoarders Congo and Rwanda,andHas beautiful tourist Attractions.People in...

  • Grasshoppers – nsenene: eat them or smoke them? Discuss.

    Jun 10, 09 • 6838 views 10 comments

    Grasshoppers / nsenene – will you eat them or smoke them? A storm had been brewing since an intensely hot morning and a few drops of rain spattered onto my new umbrella as I walked out of the Buganda Road restaurant. Little did I know what I...

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