Product of Uganda

Water, water, everywhere…

Its hard to comprehend the vastness of Lake Victoria even when in front of it. I think from the air is probably the only way to grasp its size. Singapore is 704 sq kms (and growing!!) ┬áLake Vic is 68,800 sq kms !!! and is the largest tropical lake in the world. (Small aside: Tony…

Front entrance of the Protea Hotel,Entebbe

The Protea Hotel, Entebbe

Would we stay here by choice? Probably not. While there is nothing wrong with this hotel as such, it is a typical chain hotel that is part of the South African owned Protea Group, and once inside, leaves you feeling you could be anywhere in the world. Our preference would be for something smaller with…

Agama lizard

The Agamidae Family

Whilst out strolling, a glimpse of movement caught out of the corner of the eye will usually prove to be a member of the Agamidae family – a family that consists of more than 300 species. With exceptional eyesight and extremely fast reactions, these lizards require patient stalking to get close enough to for decent…

View over Lake Victoria from our hotel room.

Where in the world are we?

In the middle of the world… lies a continent called Africa. In the middle of the continent… lies a country called Uganda. On the south eastern edge of the country… lies a Lake called Victoria. On the edge of the lake… lies a town called Entebbe. On the outskirts of the town… lies a hotel…

The colourful money of Uganda

And then there’s the money

Of course as with anywhere we travel nowadays there’s always the need to have money. In Africa it’s preferably in cash, although the major hotel chains will take credit cards. For Uganda, as with much of Africa, the US Dollar has the power – so to speak. However there is the need to be aware…

Maribou Stork

Entebbe’s Maribou Storks

In contrast to the cute┬áPied Kingfisher, and its high energy levels, the Maribou Stork is a creepy kind of bird that spends most of its day standing around hotel carparks. At least that how it seems. It’s a huge bird reaching to around my bust height when it is standing in what appears to be…

Pied Kingfishers

Entebbe’s Pied Kingfishers

A really easy way to spend a day without doing anything and still feel exhausted at the end of it!!….watching the Pied Kingfishers over Lake Victoria.They have dwindled to a mere handful reduced from the dozens that were ever present back in May. Like the aircraft from the nearby international airport, the Kingfishers fly over…