Editors Letter January – March 2024

Editors Letter January – March 2024
Shaz jan 2024 editors letter
Shaz jan 2024 editors letter

Happy Happy 2024!

Welcome to a new issue and a new year! I started this year off with big goals and big plans in mind and I am going to try to achieve as many of them as I can. One of my big plans is to visit as many safari lodges as I can — at least the ones I haven’t been fortunate to visit in Uganda… and I plan to start with the ones mentioned in this issue of the magazine.

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” – Maya Angelou

Check out the featured reviews on Chimpundu Lodge, Emburara Farm Lodge and Honey Bear Bush Camp. If it’s adventure you are after this year, then read all about the adventure activities you can do in our Adventure Tourism Uganda feature from hiking to cycling, to canoeing and biking to climbing the Rwenzori’s. Whatever you choose to do this year, Uganda has it all!


In the words of Pablo Picasso, “Everything you can imagine is real”


Enjoy this issue.

Shaz 😊

Cover image Margherita Peak by Jan Bakker


Margherita Peak

Jan Bakker photographer

Jan Bakker


About Jan Bakker

I visited the Rwenzoris in 2017 and that trip changed the course of my life. Within 2 years I moved to Uganda with my family, as I was very impressed with all the things adventure you can do here. Since then I have travelled to most (mountainous) corners of the country, either professionally as a hiking guide, travel writer and trainer, or climbing mountains and mountain biking purely for pleasure. There’s still a lot to explore so I’ll stick around for a while!


Adventure Tourism Uganda Consortium

Alexander Bongers, Andrew Roberts (East Africa Maps)


Charlotte Beauvoisin

Chimpundu Lodge

Declan Peppard (Travel Care)

Dick Stockley

Dr. Nathaniel Dunigan (AidChild)

Emburara Farm Lodge, Home of Friends Guesthouse

Honey Bear Bush Camp (Wildplaces Africa)

Jan Bakker (Cover)

Kara-Tunga Tours

Kisembo Simba Uganda

Lawrence Musoke

Leah Makanda (The Mbuyu Foundation)

Matoke Tours

Nataaha Hotels

Nsereko Tom

Pamela Wright

Run Kapchorwa

The Surgery Uganda

Thomas White Photography


Dream Kenya Safaris, Inside Front Page – Kampala International School Uganda, 1 | Le Gourmet / M-Maison, 3 | Rubalika Safari Lodge & Farm, 5 | Travel Care, 7 | AidChild Equator Shop, 13 | Equator Chocolate, 13 | Flametree Stables, 27 | Kampala International Church, 29 | Appetite Pet Mart, 31 | Self Drive Uganda, 35 | Diary of a Muzungu, 37 | Turaco Treetops, 45 | Honey Bear Bush Camp, 47 | Rwenzori Sculpture Foundation, 48 | Rainforest Lodge, 51 | Masindi Hotel, 51 | Nataaha Hotels, 52 | Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, 55 | Hotel No. 5, 61 | ViaVia Entebbe, 61 – Kyaninga Lodge, 65, Tamarai Thai, 73  Regis Uganda Ltd, 80 | Safety Supplies U Ltd, 81 | International School Uganda, 95 | Rainbow International School, 97 -|Eye Care Centre, 103 | Lekker Bakery, 107 | Glam Icon Salon & Spa, 115, Yogamixology, 116 | Rwakobo Rock, Inside Back Page | Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris, Back Page, Anyadwe House, Back Page.


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