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Saturday, January 1

Uganda

There is a lot to see in Uganda in a small space (Perl of Africa). The people are friendly and Uganda is often top of travellers lists.
South Africans require a valid passport and a visa, which can be obtained on arrival.
- Rwenzoris - Mountains of the Moon - some beautiful but tough hiking here. Might be too expensive at about £1200 per person! still waiting for our Lotto win...
- Jinja - some of the worlds best white-water rafting, adventure sport, source of Nile. There is a 1-day intro to kayaking course that Mary is keen to do for $115 ea and a day of white water rafting which will set us back approx $125 ea.
- Kampala - lots to do including Owino Market (large open air market), matatu station (massive chaotic taxi station), the Royal Tombs - Kasubi - final resting place of Uganda's kings, Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary maybe, nightlife (Club TLC, Club Silk, Ange Noir for dancing; Blue Mango, or Fat Boys, Bubbles & O'leary's for traveller vibe, apparently!)
- Merchison Falls
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - forest, rainy, most of the worlds mountain gorillas. UNESCO world heritage site. Permits are about $500 each plus guide costs. 
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Kabale - mountains, volcanoes
- Ssese Islands - 84 islands in Lake Victoria
- Lake Bunyoni
- Kisoro - mountain scenery, gorilla & volcano trekking
- Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary - bird watching, Magombe Swamp, chimps.
- Fort Portal
- Bujagali Falls
- Kibale Forest National Park - high concentration of chimpanzees
- Lake Mburo National Park - Zebras, lakes, walking
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - volcanoes, gorillas
- Semuliki National Park - hot springs, pygmy villages

these are some teaser pics from the internet...

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