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Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

A few million years ago Lake Bunyonyi was a volcano. Today it’s the deepest crater lake in Uganda and one of the few lakes in the country that is Bilharzia-free. It’s around 1980m above sea level, and bird lovers would love this place. Over 200 species of birds can be...
Kabale, Uganda

Kabale, Uganda

On your way to tracking gorillas at Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, you’ll overnight at either Kabale, a small rural town in south-western Uganda, or Lake Bunyonyi nearby. Because of these places’ popularity, lots of accommodation is on offer. At Kabale, the...
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

One of the last remaining habitats of the mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Uganda’s most recently created national parks. Almost half of the gorillas left in the world live here, which is estimated to be only 330 of them. Also known...
Entebbe and Ngamba Chimp Island, Uganda

Entebbe and Ngamba Chimp Island, Uganda

Entebbe Airport is about 40km south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. In the 19th century, Entebbe was the colonial centre of Uganda, and, until 1962, the capital city. This charming, sleepy place is characterised by botanical gardens and colonial buildings....
Jinja, Uganda

Jinja, Uganda

Jinja has made quite a few headlines. Lying on the shores of Lake Victoria, this is one of the spots on which Mahatma Gandhi chose to have his ashes scattered. A statue in his honour has been erected at a nearby Hindu temple. The town is filled with old Asian-style...
Kande Beach, Malawi

Kande Beach, Malawi

One of the most well-known overland stops in Africa is the campsite at Malawi’s Kande Beach. It’s only 20km to the south of Chinteche on the northern lakeshore in Malawi. In 1995, overland expedition leader Dave Barton from England used this area for bush camping...
Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

A beautiful freshwater lake, Lake Naivasha in Kenya is fringed by thick papyrus. Even though it’s almost 13km across, its waters are shallow with an average depth of only 5m. The size of the actual lake area depends mainly on the rainfall. The size can vary between...
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

If you’d like to see a lion in action or would like to witness the Great Migration, the Masai Mara National Reserve should be on top of your list. Famous all over the world, this reserve beckons you to its open rolling grasslands, where an astonishing amount of...
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

As Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi is the country’s main commercial and business centre with the regional and national headquarters being situated in the city. It is also a manufacturing city producing products like building materials, processed foods, beverages,...
The Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe was the Capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe and was constructed as a royal palace for the Zimbabwean monarch. Its walls that are made entirely of stone are over 500 metres high and were built without using mortar. When the city was abandoned, it fell to...
Experience the Caprivi Strip

Experience the Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi Strip is the northern Namibian gateway to the Okavango Delta, also known as the Panhandle – resembling a pan’s handle. It is formerly known as the Itenge – a narrow protrusion of Namibia touching Angola, Botswana and Zambia bordering each country by the...
Kafue National Park, Zambia

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Covering more than 22,500 sq km (8687 sq mi), this is the largest park in Zambia and one of the biggest in the world. With terrain ranging from the lush riverine forest of the Kafue River to the vast grassland of the Busanga Plains, the park rewards wildlife...

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