Ugandaby Philip Briggs
Uganda Travel Guide – Holiday travel advice and tips featuring Kampala highlights, gorilla tracking, accommodation and homestays, ancient history and local culture. Also included are detailed tourist information and operators, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls, Ishasha Plains, Nile rafting, trekking, safaris and walking tours.
Size: 135 X 216 mm
Number of pages: 592
About this book
Bradt’s Uganda has for many years been considered the go-to source of information for travellers heading to or interested in this extraordinary country. This new ninth edition of the most comprehensive guide available has been fully updated by Philip Briggs, arguably the world’s most experienced guidebook author and certainly the most experienced writer on Africa, and also includes a new full-colour wildlife section with over 100 colour photographs.
Mountain gorilla tracking is Uganda´s most popular activity and this new edition provides expanded coverage of gorilla-tracking options, describing the gorilla groups and their locations – in short, everything anyone who dreams of encountering these remarkable primates needs to know.
Accommodation listings and descriptions have also been completely revised, taking into account the rapid increase in choice of places to stay, and providing a more critical appraisal of the best options in every price bracket.
Bradt’s Uganda includes detailed maps of the country, updated or created from scratch using GPS by the author, and this new edition also offers increased coverage of Karamoja and the northeast, a major growth area for tourism.
Uganda boasts the most biodiverse – and arguably most exciting – safari circuit in Africa, ranging from the lush montane forests of Bwindi, which protect one of the world’s largest remaining populations of mountain gorillas, to the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Whether you are visiting on safari, for birdwatching, white-water rafting on the Nile or trekking some of Africa’s highest mountains, Bradt’s Uganda remains the essential companion guide.
About the Author
Philip Briggs (e email@example.com) has been exploring the highways, byways and backwaters of Africa since 1986. He first explored Uganda by bus and train in 1988, two years after it emerged from a decade of civil war, and returned in 1992 to research the first edition of the Bradt guide. He has since revisited the country on numerous occasions both as a tour leader and to update subsequent editions of the Bradt guide. He is also the author or updater of many other Bradt titles, mainly to African destinations but also covering Suriname, Sri Lanka, Macedonia and The Peloponnese.
Andrew Roberts has lived in Uganda since 1993. Born in Britain, he first visited the country with a backpack in 1990 and returned three years later to help the Ugandan Forest Department set up ecotourism projects. Nearly 25 years later he’s still there, now with a wife and two daughters. Andrew considers himself lucky to have worked in every national park in Uganda, settings which he greatly prefers to his office in Kampala. He has updated several previous editions of Bradt’s Uganda and also covered Kampala and Entebbe for this edition. He also produces tourist maps of Uganda and East Africa.
‘Packed with practical information for travellers with various budgets.’
The Irish News