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  1. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    Driving yourself really is not difficult in Uganda.
  2. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    I agree that the driving is okay but allow about 25% on top of what Google maps says; really slow down for speed bumps - they're very slippery and several times the back of our Landcruiser started sliding; and don't take Google Map's shortcuts they can lead to down tracks that even the best 4WDs...
  3. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    I'm a teacher too. It's great for multiple trips. It's the main perk of the job. My daughter is now 17 and has been to Africa 5 times. The school summer holidays are great for Uganda and South Africa.
  4. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    A It is personal choice but I find it more satisfying which is good as my pockets aren't deep enough to spend anywhere near as much time in tropical countries as I do if I went on lots of tours. If you want any tips do feel free to get in touch. I did 5 weeks for 3 people for probably not that...
  5. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    It depends on your definition of ball park. I suspect at least twice the cost probably three times.
  6. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    By far the most stupid I've seen was in the US with an idiot walking right up to a grizzly bear. Just use common sense: it's pretty obvious what those animals can do. In particular don't argue with an elephant even when in a vehicle. I'd feel far safer in an Africa park than in quite a few...
  7. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    Ironically Namibia (Windhoek) is the only place where I've had an issue. Someone grabbed by wife's bag; someone else grabbed it back and returned it.
  8. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    It's getting away from Uganda but on a trip to South Africa - which was my first trip to Africa, I suspect the cheapest place in Africa and the place I'd most recommend - you would spend most of the time in the national parks where the crime rate is very close to zero. My son first went to South...
  9. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    Car hire companies will sort out gorilla permits for a small fee.
  10. Steve Babbs

    Advice on a birding trip in Uganda

    It very easy to do yourself, and many people do, although you will need guides to see some things, the pitta and gorillas being the obvious ones, in fact to walk anywhere in forest reserves except along the roads. The idea that all of Africa is difficult to do independently is something of a...
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