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Internet reference sites and resources - Uganda




Airline Ticket Sources
Discountfares.com - Great fares from North America

- Great online fares from Europe

Google search engine
http://www.google.com search for news group rec.travel.africa

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree

Hitorical Weather Analysis
Search cities: Entebbe, Kabale, Fort Portal, Mbale

Real time Weather Information

Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe (Mountain Gorilla & Rain Forest Direct Help)
http://www.berggorilla.de (English language text version also) Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe has been dedicated to the conservation of gorillas, especially the mountain gorillas, and their habitats since 1982. This site is an essential reference for those planning to be part of a visit to a Mountain Gorilla family.

Rhino Fund Uganda http://www.rhinofund.org is a non-governmental organisation established and registered in Uganda in 1997 whose sole objective is to successfully re-introduce the Rhino to Uganda. Rhino Fund Uganda represents a voluntary effort to help restore Uganda's wildlife and ensure the existence of rhinos in Uganda for future generations. Soon the rhino will again be roaming the savannahs and bush of Uganda allowing visitors to see one of Uganda's big five in the wild.

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund http://www.gorillas.org works internationally to save the mountain gorillas from extinction and ensure local people genuinely benefit from their unique natural heritage.

Budongo Forest Project http://www.budongo.org The Budongo Forest Project combines the best of modern forestry to conserve of one of the world's most significant endangered species, the chimpanzee.

Uganda Wetlands Programme http://www.ugandawetlands.org The National Wetlands Programme is a unique effort to sustainably manage Uganda’s wetland resources.

UWEC http://www.uweczoo.org The Uganda Wildlife Ediucation Centre is a exciting place to see and learn about the animals of Uganda and the ecosystems in which they live.

Ngamba Island http://www.ngambaisland.org Chimpanzee sanctuary located in Lake Victoria off Entebbe.

Uganda Community Tourism Association http://www.ucota.or.ug UCOTA exists to help poor communities improve their lives through the sale of handicrafts and the provision of accommodation, guiding and cultural performances.

Ndere Troupe: Clad in magnificent costumes traditionally designed to decorate and amplify movement, Ndere Troupe performs dances from every corner of Uganda. http://www.ndere.com.

AMAKULA KAMPALA International Film Festival is a thriving cineastic event that takes place in May with African and International films shown in various locations all over the city. http://www.amakula.com.

Other Useful Uganda Links


Kampala Map:

Interactive Kampala City Map: http://www.kampala-city-guide.com/kampala/
Free Adobe PDF map of Kampala courtesy of the Backpackers Hostel and Campsite http://www.backpackers.co.ug/

Travel Reports Uganda:

Lonely Planets Travellers Reports Uganda http://www.lonelyplanet.com/letters/afr/uga_pc.htm
Google Africa Newsgroup: Search newsgroup on keyword 'Uganda' http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&group=rec.travel.africa

Backpacking & Travel Information:

Getaway Magazine: Quality magazine published in South Africa, great reference website http://www.getawaytoafrica.com/
Backpack Traveller: Aimed at the backpacker, but all independent travellers will find it full of useful information http://bptravel.tripod.com/bpindex.htm
1 up Travel.com http://www.1uptravel.com/travellinks/budget-backpacking.html
Toorista.com: Multilingual Travel Search Engine
Bootsnall: The Ultimate Resource for the Independent Traveller http://www.bootsnall.com/
Budget Travel Guru: Everything you need to know about budget independent travel http://bargainhost3.bargainhosts.co.uk/~travelin/
Bwana Mitch's Safari Portal: http://www.safarilinks.de/

Uganda Information/News/Travel/Communication:

Uganda Department of Immigration http://www.immigration.go.ug

Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.go.ug

Uganda Tourist Board. Official site of the Uganda Tourist Board http://www.visituganda.com
Jinja Municipality: http://www.jinjamunicipalcouncil.go.ug
Entebbe Sailing Club: http://www.entebbesailingclub.com
New Africa.com A wide range of information on Uganda and surrounding countries. Excellent maps http://www.newafrica.com
The Africa Guide - Uganda. Detailed travellers information, accommodation, tours and safaris. http://www.africaguide.com/country/uganda/index.htm
Uganda information Portal. http://www.myuganda.co.ug
Africa Online Uganda. Uganda pages of Africa Online. http://www.africaonline.co.ug
An E-Community and Portal for Africa. http://www.clickafrique.com
Daily national newspaper http://www.newvision.co.ug

Uganda Tourism http://www.ugandatourism.org

Uganda Online Directory http://www.ugandaonline.net

Uganda Wildlife Authority http://www.uwa.or.ug

Cellular Network Provider. SMS Gateway for MTN phone users http://www.mtn.co.ug

Uganda Domain Name Registry http://www.uol.co.ug

Civil Aviation Authority: http://www.caa.co.ug
Market Uganda Online Portal: http://www.marketuganda.com
Uganda's Leading Online Recruitment Agency with daily updates of all the jobs posted in the local newspapers: http://www.ugandajobline.com
Online Information and services directory http://www.enteruganda.com

Reports and Diaries:

Ophelia Photograpghy - Photos of Uganda
Memories of Uganda: Malcolm Mccrow's images from 1956 to 1962
Entebbe Airport: Airport images from the 1950's
4x4 Overland Forum. South African website with links to Trans Africa trips and travel advisories.
Uganda by Bike: Non profit organisation promoting sustainable transport and understanding worldwide.
Uganda Diary: Backpackers insight to travelling & volunteering in Uganda Jan 2004 - Videos & Pictures
A tour of beauty: Puk & Marie Ange Daniels from Holland. 5 weeks in Uganda late 2003, pictures and text.
www.en-route.co.za Scott and Renee's journal's of their 'last great adventure of the millennium'
Trans Africa trip from Madrid to Cape Town that includes details on Uganda.

Travel Advisories and Resources:

4x Forum Site offering travel advisories to much of Southern Africa. Site aimed at those with vehicles.
Travel resources - Directory of Travel related websites.
UK Foreign Office Travel Advisory
US State Department Travel Advisory

Useful East Africa Transportation Links

East Africa Shuttles: Shuttles buses Nairobi - Arusha - Moshi.

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The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates
Richard D. Estes, Daniel Otte
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company; Rev Expand edition (December 1, 1999)
ISBN: 1890132446

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Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
Publisher: Princeton University Press; (October 2001)
ISBN: 0856610798

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