Sunday, 22 April 2012

Reasons for this blog

Ok - so we are going on holiday to Uganda and Rwanda later this year, but despite having the maps, guidebooks and the internet we have struggled to find the really useful information regarding travelling to these countries.

We are organising this holiday ourselves - we reckon that no travel agents means for a better value holiday, but it does mean that we have to do all the bookings and research ourselves.

In no particular order some of the problems are - finding the latest information regarding visas, getting useful e-mail addresses for tracking chimpanzees, knowing when I dial a number in either country knowing whether the noises I am getting in my ear are "engaged", or "ringing" or "unobtainable", where is the best place to get money changed and so on and so on.

However, that doesn't mean that some of it isn't incredibly easy to do - some of the more commercially aware private companies we have contacted have been fantastic.  I'll try to detail them all at some point in the future.

So I am going to try to write it all in this blog so that others following us may have a little more information to work with and maybe to make it all a little bit easier.  I'm not saying that it isn't fun trying to get an answer out of the Ugandan government's information office, but it might help if you have the right e-mail address or telephone number.

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