Off the Grid in Uganda

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be literally “off the grid” in Africa? We spent 10 days in Uganda, including three days in the southwest of the country visiting the Mountain Gorillas. Because of the tall mountains in the area, our phone stopped working. Even when it was working, a call back to the States cost $4.99 per minute!

The video above is an overview – it shows just the highlights. We have posted five additional episodes below.

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Uganda Itinerary

21 June 2008
Fly from Los Angeles to London overnight
22 June 2008
Arrive in London; take a Sunday stroll in Hyde Park
23 June 2008
Sightsee in London; British Museum, National Gallery, Big Ben; Spamalot West End show at night
24 June 2008
Continue sightseeing in London; Canary Wharf, Regent's Park; Evening flight to Brussels and overnight there
25 June 2008
Fly all day to Entebbe, Uganda via a stop in Bujumbura, Burundi
26 June 2008
Take a half-day trip to the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
27 June 2008
Day in Entebbe; Explore the botanical garden; walk through the town center and have lunch
28 June 2008
All day drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park; Dusk boat drive safari on the Kazinga Channel
29 June 2008
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha section
30 June 2008
Morning game drive; Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
1 July 2008
Day 1 viewing the Mountain Gorillas; Afternoon stroll in Buhoma village
2 July 2008
Day 2 viewing the Mountain Gorillas; Afternoon waterfall hike
3 July 2008
Drive to Lake Mburo National Park; Late afternoon walking safari
4 July 2008
Morning game drive; All day trip back to Entebbe; Board overnight flight to Brussels, with a stop in Nairobi, Kenya
5 July 2008
Fly from Brussels to Chicago; change planes to Los Angeles

Episode 1 is a video of our visit to Ngamba Island. It is located on an island in Lake Victoria. It was a 45 minute speed boat ride on choppy waters to get there from Entebbe.

Episode 2 is a video of our visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Episode 3 covers our trip to Ishasha Bush Camp.

Episode 4 includes the highlights of our visit to see the Mountain Gorillas in Southern Uganda.

Episode 5 covers our visit to Lake Mburo National Park.

Lost luggage, trip cancellation, medical emergency

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1 thought on “Off the Grid in Uganda

  1. Carceubetedest

    I just received and viewed the Uncut Mountain Gorilla DVD. Terrific videography; I wish my own efforts could look half as good! I could have watched for longer. The 40 minutes seemed so short as I was immersed in the gorillas. They are so expressive and almost seem to enjoy the humans in their presence. Amazing how close up they come to you, even touching the guide! The terrain and vegetation reminds me of some of ours here in British Columbia, Canada. I will certainly watch this DVD over and over a few times in anticipation of our own live visit coming up in two months time. I can hardly wait! Thanks for making this DVD available!

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