tschoe-wa.de Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 20th, 2019 Bisoke

it is a nice jungle walk and though but too much money for the hike!
there are gorillas living on that vulkano. if you are lucky the guide will allow you one minute with them when you are close. we had the feeling that we have been very close because we were not allowed to walk in special direction to go to toilet and they ask often if we are going to make other tours in the park. we said no because of the high prices! May be it would be smarter to lie! on the top you will spend 30 min and than the rangers want to leave.
we refused to take a porter but they followed us just in case. we did not like that they jump in front to lift you even if you don't want to.It was not nice because it disturbed the hiking expirience.They were friendly but the end they want to get a tip for giving a couple of times suport nobody asked for.
african policy! if you really dont want to have a porter say no,no,no with lots of energy!!!

March 18th, 2019 Bwindi Backpackers Lodge

really nice place with friendly staff. with rooftop tent in car park or ground tent in garden. we choosed our ground tent and could leave it when we went to the gorillas. After hiking they offered us hot shower without staying a second night. nice bar / restaurant with amazing view on the park.
they offer dinner and breakfast for reason able prices. we cooked by ourselves and it was ok for them. recommended!
it takes you max. 20 minutes to the gate when it is dry. road conditions are in some parts bad.

RECOMMENDED:
you should drive the road which passes lake mutanda when you are going back to kisoro. amazing scenery with the virunga volcanoes. accomadation on the way is way to expensive and we camped on community campside in the south of the lake. but the best views are on the way!!! we drove when there was no rain...we never drove big cars but think it is not recommended. we have landrover

March 17th, 2019 uwa kisoro

here you can get gorilla permit for both parks! interesting for those not passing kampala or coming from rwanda

March 16th, 2019 salt lake

here you can see how local people get salt out of the lake

March 15th, 2019 forest hog safari camp/lodge

great location for camping! the lodge is in process of development and may be you can negotiate for a hut! they offered 70.000 for a big hut with mosquito net and bathroom with hot shower or 50.000 for camping and shared bathroom and cold shower! which was not that cold!!!
for camping they have a big area with a roof and electricity where you can cook and which is good when it is raining. very nice staff and wildlife at the camp or around the lake! Salt mining close by! Ask Edward! Bar is also nice whit electricity! No generator noises!

March 15th, 2019 Equator Line

equator sign is removed but you can see the equator line and a guy doing the experiment with water turning other direction on nothern or southern hemisphere

March 15th, 2019 QENP Game viewing for free

we saw elephant, hippo, plenty gazelle and birds! Go early morning or late evening! sunset is very nice at the wild camping mentionend in the app

March 15th, 2019 Equator Line

They removed the sign because of roadwork! In future there will be a new sign!

March 12th, 2019 Lake Mwamba Tourist Beach

really nice, new campsite. lots of space. Camping is 20.000 ppn. bodaboda tours to the lakes and boat tour is also possible. Acess road is steep and better with 4x4. The Manager Brian is really nice. This place is a recommandation of Janusz (Ayapapa) Lodge, because he doesnt have many places for vehicles with the rrt. on the small Junction keep right down the Lake.

March 12th, 2019 Katente Resort

we stopped on the way from kampala to fort portal for an overnight stay! for the rooms they have new rates!
54 000 single room (two people possible) without breakfast! 65 000 with breakfast for one person! double room was around 80 000 but i' am not sure! we did camping for 10.000 for two person in our roof top tent! they have plenty space also for bigger cars! grassy area for tents! secure parking if you stay in the room!
we got food in the restaurant still about 9 pm

March 11th, 2019 Meza - Shawarma and More

nice restaurant with arabic food like hummus, shawarma, falafel and also burgers! opposite of acacia mall!!!

March 7th, 2019 Entebbe ferry crossing

when you are not abel to fit on the boat it takes one hour to get on the next one!!!

March 1st, 2019 Nataba Gate - Kidepo NP

we paid 40 $ pp plus 50$ for the car with foreign plate! motorcicle would be 30$ Tickets are valid for 24 hours,the car ticket you just pay once but it is still 7 times more than with ugandan plate!
So we were a little bit disappointed!!!
We should get a map of the park at the registration for camping but was not available...May be check the area before because there is no information and maps me has not all trails!

March 1st, 2019 Karurum Gate

we paid 40 $ pp plus 50$ for the car with foreign plate! motorcicle would be 30$ Tickets are valid for 24 hours,the car ticket you just pay once but it is still 7 times more than with ugandan plate!
So we were a little bit disappointed!!!
We should get a map of the park at the registration for camping but was not available...May be check the area before because there is no information and maps me has not all trails!

February 28th, 2019 City Friends

Local food for cheap prices!
They have for lunch a buffet: you can choose for fish or chicken dish Vegeterian also possible!
6000 for vegeterian dish, 10000 for chicken /fish

February 27th, 2019 Obama and Sons Guesthouse

very nice staff and people! we camped in the car park which is fenced with our roof top tent. 10000 was ok for them because we showed that the other before gave that! we cooked by ourselves and were able to sit outside with chairs and table! In the morning they opened a room for us with shower!
Room rates are 20000-25000 with cold shower and mosquito met! Basic rooms but clean!
We were allowed to stay a second night!
When there is a football match it can get busy in that place :)

February 27th, 2019 Karatunga Guesthouse

it is a place for tour operators! for camping it is 25000 ppn.you stay in parking lot just infront of the bar and tented camps! the brand new travel guide we have says 15000 ppn, so we asked why the rised the prices that high?! He sayd because of taxes! we think the reason is that! this place got famous for foreign tourists and tour operators and it is metiond in the lonely planet! They have a nice bar but we went to Obama and sonst guest house! It depends what you are looking for...for us it was an overpriced musungu place!!

February 25th, 2019 airtel service center

you can register here and buy a sim card for 2000 ush

February 21st, 2019 Talek gate

We took a tranfer through the park from Talek gate to Sekenani gate! They allow you 2 hours for transfer and you will get a ticket for that! I think the transfer to each gate is possible but you have to manage in that time! Overstay will be charged for the whole day!!!

February 19th, 2019 cheetah

around here you may see cheetah, at this time they stay under the trees in daytime! ask the divers if it is still like this!!!

February 17th, 2019 Shepards Camp

we stayed for one night! paid 1000 for 2 person! Basic toilet, nice owner offered a shower after hiking mount longonot! there is no sign, when you are coming from np gate first left (see photo )

February 9th, 2019 auto x press

professional place for aligment and balance! They also do service and fixing but we went before to LR Parts direct

January 28th, 2019 monday market

monday market with samburu, turkana and K??? :) Tribe (i can not remember)
small but nice!

January 26th, 2019 Paragoi village

Small village were Turkana Tribe is living! we stayed at the courtyard of the school
with our roof top tent

January 25th, 2019 Lake Lakipi

nice drive off road to the Lake! about 45 min from the village! very hot! you see flamingos and probably crocs! we have not seen any but still nice views

January 14th, 2019 Nate restaurant

best tibs we have eaten in Ethiopia. good price. typically Local restaurant

January 14th, 2019 zebra guest house

we paid 250 for a double room with mosquito net! on weekend there were 2 bars paying music very loud but they stopped around 22:00/23:00
hot shower, clean, secure parking in courtyard, space for one vehicel, nice garden

December 30th, 2018 African Village

very nice ang clean hotel with a beautiful courtyard! 450 for a double room inkl. breakfast , secure parking with a watcher (no extra charge)
they will ask if you are married because this is their rule here...we said yes and no problem or document needed

December 19th, 2018 Djbouti Border Post

easy process! they stamp your passport, after the carnet, no checking of the car!
we tried to ask in french if they have visa on arrivial but comunication was difficult!
Be prepared for a very bad road after the djibouti border - 100 km was 4-5 hours! they started to build new one but on wednesday nowbody was working! May be they will never finish that project!

December 19th, 2018 Hauberge Palmeraie

we arrived after a long drive from the ethiopian border. 2000 djibouti franc with using toilet and shower! From here you can start the journey to Lac abbé


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