The beating heart of Africa

An adventure trip to Uganda will showcase the country's diverse cycling trails and the magnificent Mount Elgon, writes James McManus.

19th May, 2012
Uganda's Mount Elgon: its terrain is as diverse as it is spectacular. Photo: Evan Buechley

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Uganda? Idi Amin, Joseph Kony or the murdered Fr Declan O'Toole? Ask any Ugandan what their thoughts are of Ireland from 10,000km away, and they will talk of recession, the Troubles and Guinness.

Like Ireland, Uganda has much more to offer than its reputation would have you believe. For the most part, is a safe country and a great travel destination. The...

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