Synopses & Reviews
Somebody once said that if you planted a walking stick overnight in the soil of Uganda, it would take root before morning dawned. Of all Africas safari destinations, this is the most fertile. Its also the best destination in Africa for seeing a variety of primate species visitors can spot more than ten types of monkey including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. And if primate enthusiasts are found wandering round with imbecile grins, Ugandas birds have ornithologists doing cartwheels: more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded here making Uganda, in practical terms, the finest birdwatching destination in Africa. Moreover, in Ugandas premier savanna reserves, one can be almost certain of encountering lions, elephants and buffaloes.
Whether visitors want to climb to the snows of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, raft the headwaters of the mighty Nile, or marvel at the legendary tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, this sixth edition of Philip Briggs much-praised guide is the most comprehensive resource available.
Formidable in-depth information on native mammals and birds. The Times
With fully updated information for visitors wanting to track mountain gorillas and chimps, spot some of Ugandas 1,000 bird species, or raft and kayak on the Nile, the sixth edition of Bradts Uganda provides the most comprehensive coverage on the market.
About the Author
Philip Briggs has written and co-authored ten Bradt African travel guides, and has contributed to numerous other books, travel and wildlife magazines.
Table of Contents
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 History and Background
Chapter 2 Natural History
Chapter 3 Planning Your Trip
Chapter 4 Travelling in Uganda
Chapter 5 Health
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 6 Kampala, Entebbe and Environs,?Kampala, Entebbe, Day trips out of Kampala/Entebbe
Chapter 7 The Mbarara Road, Mpanga Forest Reserve, Masaka, Lake Nabugabo, The Ssese Islands, Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara, Katongo Wildlife Reserve
Chapter 8 Kigezi,, Kabale, Lake Bunyonyi, Kisoro, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Chapter 9 Kasese and Environs, Kashoya Kitomi and Kalinzu Forests, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Ruwenzori Mountains National Park
Chapter 10 Fort Portal and Environs, Fort Portal, Kibale Forest National Park, Kasenda Crater Lakes, The Semliki Valley, Mubende, Ntusi and Bigo, Mityana
Chapter 11 Murchison Falls and the Northwest, Hoima, Masindi, Budongo Forest, Kanyiyo Pabidi Forest Reserve, Masindi to Murchison via Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park, A loop through the northwest
Chapter 12 Jinja and Environs, Jinja, Bujagali Falls, Mabira Forest Reserve
Chapter 13 Eastern Uganda, Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Mount Elgon Natinal Park, Around Mount Elgon, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Kumi and surrounds, Soroti, Kidepo Valley National Park
Appendix I Language
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Further Reading