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My name is Charlotte – bampita Nagawa – and I am the Captain for your tour of the Pearl of Africa, where we shall be cruising at an altitude of between 621 and 6110 metres above sea level. Let me share my love of all things Ugandan with you. On our Uganda travels, we will encounter elephants, lions, birds, gorillas and chimpanzees. We will travel on foot, by bus, in a dugout canoe, on quad bikes, rafts and even by train! With wall-to-wall sunshine, Technicolor blue skies and lush greenery, Uganda truly is ‘the best of Africa.’ Many countries boast of having the friendliest people: you will meet them here in Uganda! Read more about the Muzungu or contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

Featured Posts

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    No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 23621 views • 28 comments

    No hurry in Africa: on board the bus Kampala to Kigali I didn’t understand much but the salesman’s words: “Tsunami in the vagina” and aggressive pelvic thrusting into the bus seat next to him somehow caught my attention. This guy should have been on the stage: the traveling salesman who...

  • Nairobi National Park

    Nairobi National Park. The muzungu’s first city safari!

    Apr 17, 17 • 203 views • No Comments

    A city safari in Nairobi National Park. An early morning game drive to match any safari in the bush! It seemed weird to leave our four-star city hotel and drive through commuter traffic for an early morning safari. Usually, it’s a question of stumbling out of a tent into the Bush… [Note to...

  • Sunset over the Delta. Nile Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls, Uganda

    Sundowners, star-gazing & tales from the bush. A weekend at Nile Safari Lodge

    Mar 14, 17 • 679 views • 3 comments

    There’s a cool breeze coming off the Nile tonight. My banda at Nile Safari Lodge is open-netted on three sides. Set on stilts above the riverbank, it is airy and spacious. Banda 3 has a wide veranda overlooking the river. The two-tone noise beyond the nets can only be a frog. It is so loud...

  • Sandra Rwese Chinese tourism Uganda marketing expert

    Chinese tourism in Uganda – opportunity or threat?

    Jan 17, 17 • 2535 views • 7 comments

    Chinese in Uganda: tourism opportunities and conservation threats Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Sandra Rwese, a brilliant Ugandan entrepreneur who I first heard speak at a Nature Uganda public talk in Kampala. Sandra gave us an introduction to Chinese culture, the...

  • Uganda Waragi Kyaninga Lodge

    Where to travel in East Africa in 2017: the muzungu’s recommendations

    Jan 6, 17 • 2242 views • 2 comments

    Where to travel in East Africa in 2017: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda. The Muzungu’s recommendations Happy New Year, dear Diary reader! Thanks for your support in 2016. Are you thinking about where the next 12 months will take you? Here are some of my favourite places … UGANDA – Kampala...

  • Kyaninga Lodge Rwenzori Mountains horizon

    Kyaninga Lodge – the dancing, running (and relaxing!) lodge

    Nov 19, 16 • 1650 views • 10 comments

    Kyaninga Lodge‘s breathtaking views Since the recent launch of the Disney film ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Ugandans have been discussing how we can attract the film industry to film in Uganda. I first visited Kyaninga Lodge in 2011. Since then I’ve been unable to picture the lodge without...

  • Pempheris or Sweepers. Snorkel Watamu Kenya

    Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu

    Aug 17, 16 • 4300 views • 9 comments

    Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu Seventh Heaven isn’t up in the sky, it’s here in the warm Indian Ocean waters of Watamu, Kenya, an hour and a half drive’s north of Mombasa. This is the Muzungu’s guide on where to snorkel in Watamu. If you think...

  • East Africa Tourist Visa

    What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? A definitive guide

    May 27, 16 • 7083 views • 27 comments

    What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? Your questions answered… The idea of a single regional East Africa Tourist Visa is to make it easier and more financially attractive for tourists to visit the whole region. You should be able to visit three countries on a single trip – or so the...

  • Lunatic Express train Nairobi to Mombasa

    Have you traveled the Lunatic Express?

    May 7, 16 • 9132 views • 21 comments

    More ‘lunatic’ than ‘express’… Lunatic Express train Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya: survival tips, how to book tickets, East Africa’s railway history, Tsavo’s man-eating lions. This is the muzungu’s personal account of the Lunatic Express train journey...

  • Kenya ivory burning

    Why Kenya’s ivory burning makes sense #worthmorealive

    Apr 29, 16 • 3516 views • 1 comment

    The ivory burning in Nairobi National Park, Kenya and what it means. This weekend sees a historic conservation event: the burning of the biggest ever number of elephant tusks and rhino horn. This week Uganda stands shoulder to shoulder with our conservation and tourism friends and colleagues...




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