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Archive for the ‘Conservation’ category

  • How private patrols support Bugoma Forest conservation

    Jul 20, 17 • 704 views No Comments

    As regular Diary of a Muzungu readers will know, conservation brought me to Uganda. I continue to support a number of conservation organisations including the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), NatureUganda,...

  • Operation Shoebill: Uganda’s Big Birding Day 24 hour race

    Nov 22, 14 • 6191 views 4 comments

    Operation Shoebill: first-hand experience of Uganda’s Big Birding Day annual 24 hour bird race at Mabamba Bay So why precisely have I got up well before dawn – on a Saturday – to drive for three hours in a cramped minibus to sit in an old...

  • Save the Nile #saveadventuretourisminUganda – can you help?

    Jul 17, 14 • 7199 views 5 comments

    Save the Nile. Help us Save Adventure Tourism in Uganda The situation regarding the Isimba Hydro Power Project on the River Nile below Jinja has reached a critical stage! In the next few weeks The World Bank, and Uganda’s National Environmental...

  • Birds send my heart a flutter …

    Jun 18, 14 • 4856 views 6 comments

    My favourite birdwatching Uganda stories Similar in size to Great Britain, Uganda’s unique geographical positioning in the Great Rift Valley makes the country home for an astonishing 50% of Africa’s birds. Diverse habitats such as open savannah,...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 5206 views 6 comments

    Diary of a Muzungu is proud to be a sponsor of Big Birding Day 2013, supporting the next generation of birders in Uganda. How many birds will you see at Big Birding Day 2013? Bigger and better than ever, help us beat last year’s record...

  • In search of the Lucky Bean… Nkuringo walking Safaris, Bwindi

    Sep 19, 13 • 4398 views 3 comments

    Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, in the far south western corner of Uganda, is the ideal starting point for: hiking volcanoes, hikes across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Buhoma on the northern side of the Forest, walks to Lake Mutanda and journeys across...

  • BINGO! Rwanda’s Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony

    Aug 16, 13 • 8033 views 8 comments

    It was with great excitement that I travelled to Rwanda to attend the Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. This event is strictly by invitation only so the Muzungu was honoured to be invited by the Rwanda Development Board, thanks to my friends at...

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

    Jan 12, 13 • 6178 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 • 4686 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...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 5684 views 6 comments

    I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of African Grey parrots fly overhead, squawking all the way to their roost in the big tree behind us. The Ibis congregate on...

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