Our first sighting of zebra in Uganda

After gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, time-poor visitors fly back to Entebbe. However, as time-rich Silver Travellers, we returned overground with our guide and vehicle. We broke the 10-hour journey with two nights at Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. Not only is it one of the smaller of the country’s […]…

A luxurious lodge to finish our Ugandan safari

Mihingo Lodge is a luxurious, family-owned lodge adjacent to Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park and we stayed for two nights on our way back to Entebbe after trekking gorillas. The park is not only the smallest in Uganda, it’s also the closest to the capital, Kampala and is said to be a popular weekend break […]…

Built into a steep hillside, so lots of steps!

Whilst trekking gorilla’s in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park we stayed at Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge. It wasn’t the best of arrivals. Not only had our day begun with an early morning game drive, but it was followed by a five-hour transfer on either dusty bumpy tracks or a tarmac road with steep inclines and […]…

Hiking Through Paradise

On the Seychelles, you never forget you are only 300 miles from the equator. Every day is a paradise of pleasure in the garden of the gods….

A simple but lovely lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

On the hunt for tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, we stayed at Enjojo Lodge for one night. The birth of a baby elephant on the land during the construction of the lodge led to the name ‘Enjojo Lodge’, which means ‘elephant’ in the local Rukiga language. There […]…

Described in the guidebook like a Sheraton in the bush

Whilst visiting Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park we stayed for three nights at Mweya Safari Lodge. It’s said to be one of Uganda’s best with lavish accommodation and excellent services with our Bradt guidebook stating aptly described by both admirers and detractors as a “Sheraton in the bush”. Situated on a neck of land, it […]…

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On the hunt for Uganda’s unique tree climbing lions

Do ‘tree climbing lions’ exist? They are said to, apparently only in two places, the Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tanzania. Having had good sightings of lions on the ground in the north of the park, our optimism was high, and we had both morning and afternoon game drives to increase […]…

Game ‘drives’ along the Kazinga Channel

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular. It’s diversity of habitats, including lakes, savannah grasslands, forests and wetlands, attracts the biggest variety of large mammals in the country. Whilst it is renowned for game-based game drives, our itinerary included two on the river. Having seen a jetty near our lodge, and watched the boats […]…

Lion tracking with a researcher

The opportunity to track lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, was an activity not to be missed. The Uganda Carnivore Project, overseen by Dr Ludwig Siefert, monitors the activities of several prides in the park, and a limited number of tourists are allowed to join the research team. We met the researcher, Kenneth, at the […]…

Lions galore on a game drive in Uganda’s most popular national park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular. It’s diversity of habitats, including lakes, savannah grasslands, forests and wetlands, attracts the biggest variety of large mammals in the country. Whilst staying for three nights at Mweya Safari Lodge, our activities included lion tracking and searching for the unique tree climbing lions, boat rides and a […]…

Monkeys and the great blue turaco on a wetlands walk

A morning of chimp trekking in Uganda’s Kibale National Park had been hot, exhausting and disappointing, so we were not really in the mood for our afternoon activity of a 4.5km walk around Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Having driven the 5km between the two, we were met by our guide Owen. As it was nearing midday, […]…