Vital cross border bridge in Uganda swept away by yet more rains

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The bridge connecting Uganda and the Congo DR near Ishasha border post was reportedly washed away last week, grounding traffic and causing a major backlog of trucks normally using the bridge to delivery their cargo to the eastern Congo. It is one of the available routes into Congo and important for local trade between the border communities. No information was available when the bridge would be repaired, one of many across the country and, in fact, the entire region now destroyed following rains of biblical proportions in recent weeks.

Ishasha is also known as an area of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where tree-climbing lions are regularly observed and which is located enroute from the main areas of QENP to the gorilla parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga. Added attractions are sightings of chimpanzees, a large number of mammals including predators, and over 250 bird species resident in the immediate area of the park. Lodging facilities inside the park are available, and the Ishasha Wilderness Camp is operated by Wild Frontiers’ Ugandan operation. Visit www.ugandaexclusivecamps.com for more information.