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Archive for the ‘safari’ category

  • “Eat my dust!” de Muzungu’s quad bike Safari

    Nov 5, 13 • 10000 views 13 comments

    Get yourself on a quad bike Safari, you’re in 4-a-wheelie good day out!   Have you tried quad biking in Uganda? The format of the quad bike Safari is a real giggle! After a wonderful Aussie welcome from Shirray, Herbert guided us through the...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 5764 views 6 comments

    The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog Life in Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ‘living the dream’ (on a...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style

    Dec 29, 12 • 4316 views 2 comments

    Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arrived, a wake-up call for my morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth. “Game drive or lie-in? Game drive or...

  • Why I love elephant dung!

    Sep 15, 12 • 11768 views 23 comments

    You might not believe it but it was elephants – or what comes out of the back end of them – that first brought me to Uganda. Colleagues back in London laughed out loud when I told them about the first project that the Uganda Conservation...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2011 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 1, 12 • 3285 views 4 comments

      If 2011 was busy, 2012 looks set to be busier still! Here are a few of 2011’s highlights for Diary of a Muzungu, Uganda travel blog … TRAVELLING – Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Turkey – and of course, Uganda....

  • Lessons in parenting from Mweya’s Mongooses!

    Nov 27, 11 • 5815 views 12 comments

    I often forget when we go out into the Bush how, even on short distances, a vehicle is necessary. And so, armed not with a gun or a machete, but a long radio antenna, we jumped into the back of a pickup truck and headed off the main track and into...

  • A close encounter with Lions!

    Oct 13, 11 • 5227 views 4 comments

    One of the incredible benefits of working with UCF, the Uganda Conservation Foundation, has been work trips to the Bush – and free game drives. Friends and family back home may be under the impression that’s all I’ve been doing for the...

  • Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet bloggers

    Apr 28, 11 • 3002 views 6 comments

    Did you know Diary of a Muzungu featured on Lonely Planet from 2009-2012? If you like travelling – real or armchair! – you’ll love this … Diary of a Muzungu has been appearing on Lonely Planet, as part of the travel bloggers’...

  • R.I.P. Mary – elephant entertainer extraordinaire

    Apr 12, 11 • 2342 views 2 comments

    Tragic news from Queen Elizabeth National Park this week-end: Mary the orphan elephant has been found dead, believed to have been poisoned. This famous elephant was raised by Marcel Onen (who worked for Michael Keigwin, my boss and Founder of the...

  • The call of the Wild

    Apr 3, 11 • 1677 views 1 comment

    I feel in limbo today. I’m waiting for friends to come back, I’m waiting for them to go, I’m waiting to get better, I’m waiting for a call. I should be promoting the new blog but I’ve run out of steam. The three day week feels more like a...

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