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Archive for the ‘Conservation’ category

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

    Nov 22, 14 • 5152 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 • 6446 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 • 4085 views 3 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,...

  • Messing about on the river

    Mar 25, 14 • 7474 views 7 comments

    Jinja accommodation at The Haven A cursory look at The Haven’s visitor’s book tells it all: full of compliments from first time, second time – even ninth time! – visitors. Just outside Jinja, The Haven’s accommodation and camping...

  • 360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari

    Mar 15, 14 • 7369 views 4 comments

    360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari Misty volcanic peaks and lakes dotted with small islands are the backdrop to the sensational Virunga Lodge, our base for a luxury gorilla safari, a 45 minute drive from Kinigi, the starting...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 4636 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 • 3941 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 • 6402 views 7 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...

  • Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala?

    Jan 25, 13 • 4665 views 6 comments

    Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love with Uganda. I just knew I was going to be happy in Kampala. Being a volunteer in a developing country has been a...

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

    Jan 12, 13 • 5464 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...