It is my great pleasure to be able to introduce new visitors to the joys of this country I love so much. Unfortunately, given the global Covid-19 restrictions, the two tours that I had planned to host in September 2020 were postponed until such time as we were able to travel freely again. I’m happy to report that, at the end of June, such travel became possible, as restrictions began to ease somewhat. A small group of us spent 17 days traveling throughout Uganda, managing to accomplish the entire itinerary without any bumps or delays.
Although of course we visited Uganda’s world-famous National Parks — Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, and Bwindi — as one must, but a lot of this tour focused on the small communities that surround the parks. We had a chance to meet with local people who were severely impacted by the lockdown. Tourism was effectively destroyed for two years, but they are starting to see an increase, and are hopeful that they are on the road to recovery.
I have deleted the old itinerary, and will put up a new one soon. In the meantime, if you have an interest in traveling to this spectacular land, please give me a shout and I can fill you in on the details.
About this photo: The obligatory Equator shot. We are really just tourists at heart!