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Uganda ready as international COVID-19 travel restrictions ease.

At last we are beginning to see international COVID -19 travel restrictions ease for travellers who are double vaccinated which is great news for all tourists looking to travel to Uganda. As tourists begin to dust off their travel plans here is a reminder of why Uganda should be on the top of their list.

Genuine Wilderness

Uganda is one of last countries in East Africa that still has vast areas of un explored wilderness. One of the best places to see this is in Eastern Uganda where the unique mix of natural beauty and amazing cultural experiences. This month those lucky enough to have signed up, will get to see this first hand on the Tour of Karamoja.

If you are not a cyclist, then don't worry you can still explore Eastern Uganda the more traditional way. A 12 Day Eastern Uganda Safari would look something like this.

Day 1: Entebbe Airport - Entebbe

Day 2: Entebbe – Jinja Town

Day 3: Jinja Town - Sipi Falls

Day 4: Sipi Falls - Mount Elgon N.P Day Hike - Sipi Falls

Day 5: Sipi Falls - Moroto

Day 6: Moroto - Mount Moroto Day Hike

Day 7: Moroto - Warrior Trail Day Cycle

Day 8: Moroto - Kidepo Valley N.P

Day 9: Full Day Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 10: Kidepo Valley N.P - Murchison Falls N.P

Day 11: Murchison Falls N.P - Game Drive & Boat Cruise

Day 12: Murchison Falls N.P - Entebbe

For more information about this particular safari or creating a bespoke safari to Eastern Uganda please email


Going off the beaten track

Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge is just 10 km outside Fort Portal. The lodge overlooks the spectacular Great Rift Valley and Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. In the distance you can also Congo’s Blue Mountains and even of Lake Albert.

There are six sleeping pods, named Moonshot, Orbit, Supernova, Starship, Galactic and Gravity. The reason for the space themed pod names are the incredible views of the stars visible on a clear night both from the sleeping pods or the telescope is available at reception.

Five of the pods are double rooms with the possibility of single occupancy. They are equipped with a French double bed, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, a bench and a desk. Moonshot is the biggest pod with 4 beds (one king size and two singles) and more room to sit and relax. All of the pods have a bathtub on the rooftop. Get in touch to find out how you can incorporate this lodge into your itinerary.


Community Initiatives

No visit to the Buhoma Sector of Bwindi would be complete without a visit to Ride 4 a Woman. The incredible women's social enterprise that has gone from strength to strength and has helped so many in the local community. The entertainment you see in the video is provided by the ladies who work with the Ride 4 a Woman and takes place at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters in Buhoma, before a gorilla trek a couple of times a week.

There is now a reason to stay a while longer after you get back from your gorilla trek because the The Engagi Community Cafe has recently opened on the top floor of Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters and it is being run by Ride 4 a Woman. This is an incredible achievement and will create so many more opportunities to help and improve the community. Be sure to pop in and say hello next time you are in Buhoma.


COVID-19 entry and exit update

To find out the latest Corona Virus entry and exit procedures for Uganda please click on the button below. For all other enquiries or queries please email

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