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Buhoma, Uganda
“You are very lucky!” my guide told me. “You will have the gorillas all to yourself!” He seemed pleased for me in my rare situation of being the lone tracker to see one of the habituated gorilla families in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest....
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East Africa
Sign up with a safari company (see below) to take you on a counterclockwise tour of western Uganda’s national parks. Starting in Kampala, here’s where to go. Murchison Falls National Park The Uganda Wildlife Authority’s riverboat gets up close to...
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Uganda
At the Bwindi Safari Lodge, stay in one of eight bandas (classic Ugandan thatched-roof huts). Trek through tree ferns, red stinkwoods, and tangled vines on a guided nature walk or enjoy the jungle view from your room’s broad veranda. Bwindi’s...
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Chimpanzee Island, Uganda
Ngamba Island Sanctuary in Uganda is one of the only places in the world where you can have an up close experience with almost-wild chimpanzees. I’ve taken an hour-long boat ride from Entebbe to the island, for the opportunity to walk and play...
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Moroto, Uganda
A Karamojong villager cooks traditional chepote bread.
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The best experiences are those that need no words. At the top of Murchison Falls in Uganda, even if you wanted to throw words into the misty air, you’d need to be very determined to yell them loud enough for anyone to hear over the roaring of the...
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Experiencing the unesting of various primate species at sunrise while visiting the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in the Kibale National Forest in Uganda. This is a morning ritual as Chimpanzees nest in different places every night.
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Uganda
Spending a morning with this family of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was not only a highlight of our trip to Uganda, but a highlight of my life!
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Entebbe, Uganda
In February 2013, my husband Michael and I set off on an 8-month trip around the world. Here’s one of the many highlights of our adventure… After going on a safari and gorilla trek where we observed wildlife at a distance, we met animals up close...
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amuru, Lolim, Uganda
My favorite part of experiencing Murchison Falls National Park is the boat ride up the Nile from the dock near Paraa Lodge to the Falls. Along with a variety of birds, views of elephants, wildebeest, antelope and other animals along the shore,...
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Gulu, Uganda
We had arranged to visit a resettled village outside of Gulu, Uganda. The people of this village had been resettled after nearly 20 years in a refugee camp where they were placed for protection from Joseph Kony. About two miles outside of the...
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Gorilla treks take at least 3 days because it takes 9 hours to drive from Kampala. Stay at a community run ecolodge, like Buhoma Lodge, on the edge of the forest the night before your trek. Buhoma includes a good breakfast & dinner & a packed...
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7041 Ternan Ave street, Kampala, Uganda
I just couldn't stop staring at these enormous birds with their bald heads, long beaks, long, thin legs and magnificent flights.The Marabou Stork is gigantic with a wingspang of 2.87 m making it one of the largest flying birds in the world. As you...
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4505 Kisaasi - Kyanja Rd, Kampala, Uganda
Make sure you visit the Ndere Centre on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday night to see one of the nations most impressive display of Ugandan music and dance. The Ndere troupe has a group of 70+ young dancers who sing and dance showcasing their...
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Our accommodations near Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda provided a true Lion King moment. The views from Katara Lodge are simply stunning. Perched on a hillside, the lodge provides the perfect vantage point to take in a vast savannah, Lake Edward...
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Jinja, Uganda
In Jinja, we hired a boat from Lake Victoria and "sailed" to the source of the Nile. The source is still under speculation, perhaps it originates in Burundi, perhaps it's Lake Victoria. Regardless, the captain took us to a minute island of rocks...
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Sunset on Lake Victoria's Ssesse Islands. Why fly to the crowded beaches of the East African coast when these beautiful, quiet white sandy beaches are on your doorstep? This photo was taken on Kalangala, one November. Tranquil waters, lush green...
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Uganda
Mgahinga is an inspiring location and a great base if you’re a hiker or walker. On day one, we hiked across cool, undulating countryside between fields of potatoes in delicate purple flower. As we walked, we were told about the traditional life of...
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Plot 30, Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
Next time you are in Jinja, make sure you drop by and order a fresh chapati from Safa and his brother. Located just outside the gates of Nile River Explorers camp. After working casually as a rafting guide for some of the local tour operators,...
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East Africa
On a trek to gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda I caught this mother and child in the forest
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Sipi SIPI TRADING CENTRE, Uganda
During our five week visit to Uganda we had the great fortune to discover Sipi Falls. The falls are on the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon, in the Kapchorwa district near the border of Kenya. It was, without a doubt, our favorite spot among the many...
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Kibaale, Uganda
Many package tours include a visit to Kibale National Park for tourists to see the chimpanzee. Ask your operator about the Chimpanzee Habituation experience – a half or full day in the national park following a family of habituated chimpanzee....
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Jinja, Uganda
Did you know the common rendition of the world map with North America, Europe and Asia on the top portion of the map subliminally distort your worldview? Or the compression of a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional rendering is...
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Kira Road, Kampala, Uganda
If visiting Uganda during November, you will no doubt see people on the streets with big plastic tubs full of grasshoppers. I was lucky enough to see the "harvesting" of the swarms of insects at night, and the numerous salesmen offering their...
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Uganda
If you are planning to see the gorillas in Rwanda, Congo or Uganda, make time to visit Kisoro and experience the Batwa trail a US Aid & Ugandan Wildlife Authority project that supports the hunter gatherer pygmies known as the Batwa. To protect the...