The Amazing Animals Of Uganda: A Photo Guide

The Amazing Animals Of Uganda: A Photo Guide

If you’re a wildlife lover, you may well have dreamed of taking a trip to Africa to take in the glory of its amazing animal species. There really is nothing like the thrill of seeing a leopard on the hunt, a hippo wallowing in a river, or a giraffe …
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7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

If you’re planning on spending any length of time in Kampala – perhaps because you’re living, studying or working there – there’s definitely going to come a point when you’ll feel the need to escape the city and see some more of Uganda.  When I was working there …
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28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

Uganda! A country of rolling green hills, misty valleys and craggy mountains. Where lions stalk their prey through grasslands, hippos soak lazily in the shallows, and mountain gorillas move purposefully though tangled forests. Where the calm waters of Lake Victoria transform into the thundering rapids of the River Nile as&…
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A Uganda Itinerary In Two Weeks

A Uganda Itinerary In Two Weeks

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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Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

“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 safari briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  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 right time, …
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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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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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What To Do In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

What To Do 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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Icelandic Horses And Where To See Them

Icelandic Horses And Where To See Them

Along with Vikings and fermented shark, one of the most well-recognised icons of Iceland is its tiny horses. As you drive around the country you’ll see beautiful Icelandic horses in the fields all along the side of the road.  In fact there are an estimated 100,000 Icelandic horses in Iceland, …
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A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

“It isn’t going to rain,” says Moses, as he hands out ponchos and rubber boots. “These are just in case.” I don’t share his confidence. It’s the middle of Uganda’s rainy season, ominous clouds are hanging low in the sky, and I’m about to stride …
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Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

Africa. The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater. The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast open plains, with hundreds of wildebeest peacefully grazing while a dignified herd of elephants cuts a ponderous path across the landscape.  Or of nature, red in tooth and claw: a cheetah stalking noiselessly through swaying&…
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Video: My Third Month In Uganda

Video: My Third Month In Uganda

As February turned into March, it was time to ramp my Uganda adventures up a gear.  With two out of my three months done, I had to make sure I did and saw absolutely EVERYTHING I wanted to before it was time to head home. And so I did! It’…
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Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

When you arrive in Uganda, the chances are that unless you come overland, you’ll enter the country via Entebbe International Airport, about an hour south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. At this point, most people hop in a car or a bus and are immediately whisked …
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