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Archive for the ‘tourism experience’ category

  • Imagine: elephants swimming to an island!

    Jul 5, 12 • 7815 views 14 comments

    Last week I had an elephant encounter  at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe. When you first encounter this baby elephant Charlie, thoughts of murder are far from your mind. Originally from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Charles was...

  • Can you play the Xylophone?

    Jun 27, 12 • 4980 views 9 comments

    Check out the guys playing the giant xylophone at Kikorongo! “Community tourism” bundles up a diverse range of activities – and can be great fun! – as a lucky group of us found out on a three-day UCOTA / Pearls of...

  • An elephant encounter!

    Jun 24, 12 • 7194 views 5 comments

    We were all excited at the thought of seeing – and touching – a baby elephant. As we arrived, this jolly little creature, with his long, thick eyelashes came trotting along behind his keeper and soul mate Bruce, his carer at Uganda Wildlife...

  • Party with your closest relative!

    Dec 3, 11 • 6865 views 8 comments

    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary  – the Flagship project for the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) – is fundraising to refurbish the sanctuary enclosure / electric fencing system for the sanctuary. The electric...

  • Lessons in parenting from Mweya’s Mongooses!

    Nov 27, 11 • 6122 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 day in … Istanbul

    Jul 27, 11 • 4735 views 8 comments

    Looking for Things to do in Istanbul? Istanbul looks like my kind of place. I had approximately 10 hours to kill on my journey back from Uganda to the UK with Turkish Airlines. Head into the city – it’s dead easy. A Turkish Visa for a...

  • A short-tempered muzungu flies to Istanbul

    Jul 26, 11 • 3834 views 2 comments

    The overhead screen flips down, up, down and then back up again. Finally it settles to reveal the route we’ll  be flying from Entebbe, Uganda, to Istanbul, over two countries that have been in the news non-stop since my last flight overhead:...

  • Warning – this blog contains snakes!

    Jun 18, 11 • 11613 views 18 comments

    When I suggested to the team that we all have a day out together at the Reptiles Village in Entebbe, organised by Nature Uganda, we were equally split down the middle: two for, two against. Enid’s words were in fact “No way, I’m not...

  • Hanging with a baby gorilla!

    Apr 25, 10 • 8695 views 11 comments

    Have you ever wanted to go gorilla trekking in Uganda? Despite working in conservation in Uganda for nearly three years, seeing the gorillas was never top of my wildlife wishlist – I still can’t get enough of Uganda safaris or birding in...

  • An amazing 365 days

    Feb 21, 10 • 1430 views No Comments

    A few highlights that didn’t make it onto the blog before: Feeding time at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Pure magic. Lilly Ajarova’s project was voted Best Ecotourism Project at the World...

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