Tag Archive: East Africa

Sep 14 2013

Magical memorable moments

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There are few words to describe this incredible experience … so we’ll leave it to pictures. Hopefully the slideshow will co-operate …

Sep 07 2013

Resting in the Rwenzori Mountains

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What a magical place we managed to find. On the way south from our walk around the Bigodi Wetland Centre, we decided to stop in at the Rwenzori mountains. Tracks4Africa shows that there are a few options for camping just outside the park gate, so we decided to head up the road to stay and …

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Sep 05 2013

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

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After having said goodbye to our friends Tom and Jemina we set off to investigate the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The area is situated just outside Kibale National Park on the eastern side, and is basically a swamp with a forest on it. It is also a haven for birds and monkeys. We arrived at the …

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Sep 05 2013

CAMPING REVIEW: Crater Lake area, Fort portal

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“howareyooohowareyooohowareyooo” is the sound that rises from each village that we pass through.  The small children seem tuned in for vehicles, and start shouting and calling long before we can see them.  Suddenly, they burst onto the side of the road from the houses and lands, grinning, waving, dancing, calling … this is our welcome …

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Sep 04 2013

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

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When you book your chimpanzee permits, they do tell you that you have a 90% chance of finding the chimpanzees.  What I think most people choose to ignore, is that it also means there is a 10% chance that you will only enjoy a walk in the forest. Up early in the morning, we piled …

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Aug 31 2013

Crater Lakes

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Near to Fort Portal, and before you reach Kibale National Park, there is a very special area dotted with small lakes.  This is the crater lake area of Uganda … From Fort Portal we drove the 20km or so to the lake that we had chosen to visit – Nkuruba.  This has been recommended by …

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Aug 29 2013

A visit to the Nile River – Murchison Falls

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Finally, we managed to escape from Kampala, visas, permits and travels plans in hand.  We negotiated our way through the crazy morning Kampala traffic, and soon found our way on the road towards Murchison Falls. The countryside of Uganda is beautiful.  It is so much greener than the typical dry Africa.  The roads are in …

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Aug 26 2013

Kampala – ticking it all off

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Friday morning dawned, and we were off to Toyota Kampala for Brodie’s service.  I was duly dumped in the Customer Service Lounge with a TV, my laptop and internet dongle.  Viking Explorer disappeared into the service bay to keep an eye on the service.  While sticking his nose in, he discovered that two of the …

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