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Search Results for "conservation"

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

    Mar 14, 17 • 296 views 2 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...

  • Chinese tourism in Uganda – opportunity or threat?

    Jan 17, 17 • 2001 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....

  • Rwanda

    Oct 6, 16 • 0 views 2 comments

    The Muzungu’s top reasons for visiting #RemarkableRwanda 1 – Go mountain gorilla trekking in the Virunga mountains, northern Rwanda 2 – Learn about gorilla conservation. Visit the grave of famous primatologist Dian Fossey and her...

  • Kenya

    Oct 6, 16 • 0 views 1 comment

    The Muzungu’s top 10 reasons for visiting #MagicalKenya    I LOVE Kenya – for a hundred – THOUSAND – reasons! But let’s just start with ten … – 1. Kenya is the home of the classic African safari and the...

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

    Aug 17, 16 • 4128 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...

  • Why Kenya’s ivory burning makes sense #worthmorealive

    Apr 29, 16 • 3419 views No Comments

    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...

  • Why visit Uganda? Dispelling a few myths

    Feb 24, 16 • 4047 views 10 comments

    Why visit Uganda? #VisitUganda When I tell people in Europe that I live in Uganda, they may have heard of the country, but they are not really sure why. Why live in or visit Uganda? “Is that guy still there?” People ask me vaguely. Sometimes...

  • Where to travel in Uganda & East Africa in 2016 – the Muzungu’s plans

    Jan 2, 16 • 3036 views 5 comments

    Where to travel in Uganda & East Africa in 2016 Happy New Year, dear Diary reader! As we wave goodbye to 2015, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU / WEBALE / ASANTE SANA to everyone who’s read, talked about or voted Diary of a Muzungu...

  • Where is the best place to stay for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

    Dec 17, 15 • 0 views No Comments

    Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Buhoma The Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) Gorilla Conservation Camp offers comfortable budget accommodation just 2 km from the Buhoma entrance to the national park for gorilla trekkers, students...

  • Are mountain gorillas an endangered species?

    Dec 16, 15 • 0 views Comments Off on Are mountain gorillas an endangered species?

    Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are classified as ‘critically endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. “Today, mountain gorillas are threatened, not due to a demand for their meat, or their infants, but due to a...