Uganda

Uganda

Paperback Bradt Travel Guide Uganda

By (author) Philip Briggs, By (author) Dr. Andrew Roberts

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  • Publisher: BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 28mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841623091
  • ISBN 13: 9781841623092
  • Edition: 6
  • Edition statement: 6th edition
  • Illustrations note: 16pp colour photos & 47 maps
  • Sales rank: 95,596

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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 Africa's safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It's 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, Uganda's 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 Uganda's 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.

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'Formidable in-depth information on native mammals and birds.' The Times 'Whatever corner of Uganda your next trip takes you to, this new guide will provide perfect company.' Travel Africa 'Bradt's Uganda guidebook has the most up-to-date information on trekking companies and basic travel resources, as well as some trekking route information.' Travel Africa 'If seeing gorillas in the mist appeals, this is the book for you. Primarily concerned with wildlife viewing opportunities, it gives formidable in-depth information on native mammals and birds.' The Times 'We had a successful filming trip, and the guide was great. I found it full of useful information, it was relevant, up to date and comprehensive. A good reference for anyone visiting Uganda with loads of interesting background information and tips.' Emma Richards, Smith & Watson Productions, UK 'Bradt's Uganda by Philip Briggs is a comprehensive guide to Uganda, complete with excellent background reading on both the mountain gorillas and the Batwa. Travel Africa "Having just got back from our first visit to Uganda for 15 years, I would like to thank you for your brilliant revision of the Bradt Guide. We have found the new edition a mine of information and interest all written with a delightful lightness of touch and real insight into each area." John Haden

Table of contents

Uganda: The Bradt Travel Guide Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background information Chapter 2 Natural History Chapter 3 Practical Information PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 4 Travelling in Uganda Chapter 5 Health 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 Index