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The Uganda railways has not operated for transporting people since the early 1990s. The only exception has been a train that connected Nairobi and Kampala on a once-off trip for an international qualifier for the World Cup Soccer in 2010. The Kampala train station, though, has been kept in shape and, if you show up at the right time and talk to the right ...


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The Nile post the Bujagali dam: Since the completion of the Bujagali dam the rafting has moved downstream. Bujagali Falls itself and a few surrounding rapids were lost to the reservoir but the rafts now start at Overtime and now continue all the way to the Hairy Lemon island. This is around 25kms. Previously this section was done as part of a two day trip....


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Friends of friends stayed on Banda island this year, so it's still up and running. I was told they liked it. Did you consider going up to Jinja? I personally like Eden Rock; it's affordable and right next to the party venue that is Nile River Explorers, meaning you can choose to party and choose to take it easy without having to go far. Alternatively, I ...


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There is no international ferry operating on lake Victoria, scheduled or otherwise. There is a scheduled ferry between Mwanza and Bukoba, both in Tanzania. It is possible, however, to travel from, specifically, Kampala to Mwanza, by boat. But, this basically requires going to the port and asking around for a berth on one of the cargo ships. I've not heard ...


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Mountain Gorillas, which are said to be man's closest relatives are living in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Parc Nationale Des Volcans in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in Eastern DR Congo. But Uganda has the biggest numbers and Rwanda is also good. I advise you to visit: www.visitgorillas.com wwww....


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It depends a bit on which flight you will arrive from. If you travel Economy on a big airplane (KLM or British Airways) it can take longer than if you come with the smaller Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi. Though for the prominent carriers, immigration typically makes more staff available to handle arrivals. From my own experience (I've flown in to ...


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I'm not aware of any official statistics but as far as I remember it took me about 30 minutes. The airport is small and didn't look very busy but I arrived at 2:00 am so I'm not quite sure if it's going to be more crowded during daytime. You need to compile an entry paper and pay a fee (about $50 now for a single entry).


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Gorilla Tracking is an exhausting activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy gorilla trekking. Skilled guides will accompany groups but no porters are available to carry personal belongings and the minimum age is fifteen years. Anyone with signs of communicable disease like cough or runny nose will not be allowed to trek. While ownership of a ...


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In Uganda, outside of the main urban centres, it's hard to find accommodation that's reasonable value for money. Either it's very expensive (and not too bad), or extremely cheap (and quite bad, if not really bad). Or there's nothing at all. Camping inside the national parks is not too much of a problem, though you will have to pay park fees, which, for ...


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If it's just for a visit they will need a standard visitor visa, which i'm guessing as you are on a travel site. The link below has information for a child travelling along You can travel to the UK without an adult (someone over the age of 18). Your parent or guardian will need to provide their: written consent for you to travel to the UK ...


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As of 11/2016 no international ferries are crossing Lake Victoria and it is actually illegal to take a commercial boat into Tanzania from Kenya. A few sites claim they have ferries but none are actually running. I'll be circumnavigating the lake again in march 2017 and will check again. Earthwise are not a real company as best as I can tell. They are always ...


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I have no reliable information, but I'll post this anyway as an answer until someone finds reliable sources. The traditional Lake Victoria ferries were discontinued in the mid-2000s after a series of accidents. The Ugandan government announced that it would bring in a replacement service but nothing came of that. Earthwise operates one ferry out of Uganda ...


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Eastern Congo is affected by the rebel activities. Recent reports of rebels fighting with the army have been reported. Even gorilla tourism (in this region) have been affected and tourists can only for gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda. Will update you when the security situation has improved in the region.


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There are plenty of camping options in Uganda especially if you would like to keep the costs down. if your interested in Visiting Queen Elizabeth National park then you could use Elephant home or Little elephant camp,Simba safari camp,Kasenyi Lake retreat. You would spend roughly max $25 per night caping. Murchison falls,Kibale,Kalinzu would offer camping ...


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It's true; Uganda, Rwanda and DRC both have Mountain Gorillas, however safety in DRC is truly not reliable unlike in Uganda and Rwanda. So on the scoreboard of safety DRC scores least. When it comes to price, a gorilla permit (a must have in both Uganda and Rwanda to see the mountain Gorillas) is $1500 and $600 in Rwanda and Uganda respectively. The ...


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Now, in the year 2017, Uganda has the best value for the price. I did Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park in August 2017 for 600 USD per person. It was well organized with good rangers. The walk was unexpected easy and short, but depends on the place and the family you visit. It was possible to book the day before (with some luck). Rwanda charges 1500 ...


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