Kazinga Channel Boat Trip – a sailing safari!

Kazinga Channel Boat Trip – a sailing safari!

When you think of safari, you think of open topped jeeps driving through the vast expanse of wilderness. I had never even considering taking a safari by boat until it was suggested for us to do in Uganda. We were in Uganda for its most famous attractions – gorilla trekking and chimp trekking however the Kazinga Channel is an attraction that shouldn’t be missed! The Kazinga Channel is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in Uganda and the best way to get up close to the animals is to do a sailing safari down the Kazinga Channel. In this post we round up our experiences of taking a Kazinga Channel Boat Trip  View Post

Best Luxury Lodges in Uganda

Best Luxury Lodges in Uganda

I an not an outdoorsy person. I love wildlife but I don’t want to have to rough it to have amazing experiences. One of the things I loved about Uganda is that I could go and experience great wildlife, from gorilla trekking to chimp trekking to Uganda safaris, all the while knowing I was returning to 5* service by using one of the many fabulous luxury lodges in Uganda. But if you are looking for the best luxury lodge in Uganda then here are my top three picks of the best luxury lodges in Uganda View Post

Eid Escapes from the Middle East in under 5 hours

Eid Escapes from the Middle East in under 5 hours

Eid is a time of celebration in the Middle East and is a public holiday across the region. Many expats use Eid as a chance to get away, especially when Eid is in the summer. Private sector workers tend to get three days public holiday while governmental workers get five days so it is the perfect chance to take a break and escape the Middle East summer. Here are the perfect Eid escapes all under five hours flight from the Middle East and reachable by a direct flight. Here my favourite Middle East bloggers and me tell you the perfect Eid escapes! View Post

What to wear gorilla trekking and chimp trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Ahead of our gorilla trekking trip, one of our greatest concerns was having the appropriate clothing. Those of you that have read my earlier posts, know that as we arrived in Uganda, we lost one of our pieces of luggage. Through this experience though I feel I have learnt a valuable lesson about what clothes are needed for this type of trip, especially if you have limited baggage. So here are my top tips for what to wear gorilla trekking and chimp trekking in Uganda and Rwanda  View Post

How to Prepare for Losing your Luggage

I am lucky that in the past ten years of my travels I have only had one luggage mishap. Of course it had to happen in the worst place that it could of – Uganda! Not a country exactly known for it’s shopping! Our plan had been to trek to see chimps and gorillas in rural Uganda which obviously requires certain types of clothing. The night before our flight we had a sudden change of heart about the clothes we would wear from our flight from Cape Town to Entebbe! Waterproof trousers, fleeces and walking boots are not the most comfortable attire for a flight but we thought if the worst should happen it would be good to have at least one set of trekking clothes. Thank God we did! View Post