• Ten Reasons To Go On A Group Trip

    Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being …

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  • Highlights Of Morocco In Two Weeks

    Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! …

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  • How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite thing to photograph above everything else …

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  • Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, …

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  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered …

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  • Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Imagine a place straight out of fantasy and mythology: a portal to the centre of …

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  • Behind the scenes on a Tanzanian safari

    Africa.  The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater.  The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast …

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  • How to Take Great Photos of Markets

    I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I …

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  • Ten Reasons To Go On A Group Trip

    Ten Reasons To Go On A Group Trip

    Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being forced to spend your trip with a tedious bunch of randoms, having to share a room with a snoring stranger, spending hours on a bus being waffled at by a bored guide, or being dragged&…
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    Highlights Of Morocco In Two Weeks

    Highlights Of Morocco In Two Weeks

    Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! Why? Well, because it’s got everything the curious traveller could possibly want: history, architecture, adventure, mountains, deserts, culture, style, fascinating people, great weather, and it’s close to the UK. What’s not to …
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    Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

    Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

    Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I spent four months living and working in Kampala, Uganda.  During that time I took a few weekend trips out of the city, but I didn’t get a chance to explore the rest of the country until the very …
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    How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite thing to photograph above everything else is wildlife.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting up close and personal with a beautiful creature, and when all the stars align and the animal is in the right place, at the …
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    7 Top Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

    7 Top Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

    If you’re planning on spending any length of time in Kampala, there’s definitely going to come a point when you’ll feel the need to escape the city and see some more of Uganda.  So here are my recommendations for the best weekend getaways within relatively easy reach …
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    A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

    A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

    One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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    Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, Queen Elizabeth.  It contains more wonderful wildlife, some song lyrics, and three too-close-for-comfort encounters, so if that sounds good, read on! Part 1 includes epic landscapes and masses of gorgeous photos of animals, including elephants…
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    Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  If you want to see wildlife, and you only have time for one park, make it this one.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  You can thank me later. It’s for very good reason …
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    An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

    An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

    This is the second part of what I got up to in Kibale, Uganda.  Part 1 contains tonnes of information about Chimpanzee Tracking and a wonderful encounter with an impressive chimp named Ssebo, so if you missed that, click here. VILLAGE WALK In the afternoon our guide, Hassan, offers us the&…
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    Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered by our presence, he seems to be actively enjoying it, striking the sort of poses a catalogue model would be proud of, working the crowd, playing to his audience. This, after all, is almost certainly&…
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    Wildlife and Waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

    Wildlife and Waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

    While Uganda might not be quite as celebrated as Kenya or Tanzania for its wildlife, there’s no denying that if you’re a nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast, there’s still plenty here to delight and surprise you. The country has an impressive ten National Parks offering an …
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    Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

    Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

    There are plenty of bloggers who blog about blogging.  To me that all feels a bit circular, a bit ‘meta’, but I can see how articles about blogging can be useful to other bloggers – I’ve even read a few myself. It’s not something I write about, however.  Partly …
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    What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

    What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

    Before I moved to Uganda, I wanted to connect with people who were already out there.  People who might be able to offer me advice, or who might even be willing to hang out with me and – gasp! – be my friend once I’d arrived.  So I went online…
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    Mountain Gorilla Trekking in the Rain, Uganda

    Mountain Gorilla Trekking in the Rain, Uganda

    “Does everyone have waterproofs?” asks the ranger, looking around him.  The thirty-two of us, crammed into the tiny room, nod grimly.  Yes, yes we do.  And we know we’re going to need them. The gorilla tracking briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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    A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

    A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

    I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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    Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Imagine a place straight out of fantasy and mythology: a portal to the centre of the earth. A fiery pit, spewing red-hot smoke and flames and boiling molten rock. The real-life incarnation of Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. Now imagine you can actually go there and see it&…
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