5 must-visit places in Uganda for nature lovers

5 must visit places in Uganda for nature lovers

1. Crater lakes surrounding Fort Portal

The surrounding of Fort Portal is known for its bright crater lakes, shielded from each other by green steep hills. My dad and I visited one of the lesser known crater lakes of Uganda, entitled Lake Kifuruka, about 20 km south from Fort Portal. The local bus and boda boda (motorcycle taxi) ride were quite adventurous as it rained heavily the night before. The sand roads were converted into muddy slides and we had to cover some parts by foot. At one point we even considered returning as the road was in such a bad shape but we still made it to our eco-lodge.

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10 photos that will make you want to visit Iceland (aka the island of magical fairytales)

On the border between the North American and European tectonic plate in Þingvellir National Park...

Iceland is on the bucket list of many people for a reason. It is an incredibly divers country with dramatic landscapes and untouched nature. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice. However, I named it ‘the island of magical fairytales’. Don’t you think it is appropriate when you look at the mosses, canyons, waterfalls and black beaches in the pictures below?

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What to know before sailing to Telascica Nature Park near Zadar?

What to know before sailing to Telascica Nature Park near Zadar?

1. Telascica Nature Park?

Telascica Nature Park is located on the island Dugi Otok in the Adriatic Sea, perfectly reachable as a day trip from Zadar (Croatia). I especially loved the bay of Telascica, the cliffs and the salt lake. We walked along the edge of the cliffs reaching a height of 160 meter above sea level and swam in Lake Mir where we had fun observing the shrimps and mullet species that live in the water. My boyfriend Wiebe and I decided to sail to the island with Sailing Croatia which was a fun and alternative way to discover Telascica.

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One boyfriend in Belgium, one boyfriend in Uganda

Crossing Uganda with the local busses

My dad and I are on our way to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda to climb Mount Sabinyo. As usual, the local bus is packed with more people than it was made for. After all this time in the country, we still don’t trust the rope that is supposed to keep our backpacks on the roof of the van. We are the only ‘muzungus’ (white people) which causes general amusement in the bus. With my basis knowledge of Swahili, I understand that the locals are talking about us. They wonder where we are from and where we are going.

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Top 5 free activities on Isla Santa Cruz

How many crabs do you see (Galapagos)

The Galápagos Islands are not the typical cheap backpacking destination, but since I was in Ecuador anyway to attend a conference, I decided to experience this unique place myself. A decision I did not regret… Luckily, once you are on the Islands food and accommodation are reasonable priced, if you shop around, and there are a lot of free activities to choose from. Below you find my favorite 5 free activities on Isla Santa Cruz.

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