Check out the Muzungu’s portfolio of published articles
My portfolio of articles covers: adventure, birds and birding, conservation, culture, expat travel advice, safaris, wildlife, tourism, travel, volunteering and wildlife in Uganda and East Africa. I also write about blogging and social media marketing.
Who am I?
Diary of a Muzungu voted ‘Best Tourism Digital Media’ in Uganda’s Tourism Excellence Awards.
The Bradt Guide Uganda is the definitive tourist guidebook.
The latest edition was published in November 2016. Guess who gets a mention 🙂
For three years I was the Africa-based co-organiser of #Africhat monthly travel chat on Twitter. #Africhat is part of the (Have you) Been to Africa project, the brainchild of the guys who created #TTOT – Travel Talk on Twitter (the first and biggest live Twitter travel chat). Join #Africhat every third Wednesday of the month.
The Team Africa
I am a member of The Team Africa. Thanks to lobbying by TTA, by the end of 2018, all Africans will be able to get visa on arrival in all African countries.
I am a regular contributor to:
The Expat section of the UK’s Daily Telegraph
Life in Uganda: a dog named Baldrick and a mouse in my fridge – a short introduction to my life in Uganda
‘Oh Marks and Spencer, how I miss thee’ – appreciating the little things back home in Britain
My balmy (and barmy) Christmas in a Ugandan forest – [their title not mine!] a village Christmas, Kibale Forest
Unsociable? British expats ‘fail to make local friends’ – in other countries apparently, but not here in Uganda 🙂
The drama of dating in Uganda – seen through the lives of an Expatriate – hold onto your hats boys and girls, this story went viral!
In pictures: the British charity protecting Ugandan wildlife – the British expats – like me 🙂 – who work to support the Uganda Conservation Foundation.
Yummy Magazine by Eat Out Uganda
My Top Chef interviews for Yummy Magazine:
Chef Jeffrey Pandolfe of Yujo Izakaya Restaurant in Nakasero, Kampala “Will she? Won’t she (like sushi)?” Yummy Uganda volume 7
Chef Vijay Singh of The Lawns Restaurant, Kololo, Kampala “Mister Chef” Yummy Uganda volume 6
Chef Paul Francis Leysen of Le Chateau Brasserie Belge, Ggaba Road, Kampala “A taste of Belgium” Yummy Uganda volume 5
Chef Isaac Shpak and owner of Cafesserie, Kisementi, Kampala “Cafe King” Yummy Uganda volume 4
Chef Lok Bahadur, Khana Khazana, Acacia Avenue, Kampala “Little Treasure” Yummy Uganda volume 3
My Restaurant Reviews for Yummy Magazine:
The Alchemist, Bugolobi, Kampala. Yummy Uganda volume 5
“Do you want to go wild?” Read my article on White Water Rafting at the Source of the Nile in Nomad Magazine, a new magazine dedicated to travel in East Africa.
The Eye Magazine Uganda
An alternative view of Uganda – from the top of one of more volcanoes! Mount Gahinga “a gem of a lodge in a heavenly corner of Uganda” Mgahinga Gorilla National Park near Kisoro
Have you visited Uganda’s Best Community Tourism Initiative 2015? Deo’s Model Homestead Tour and Agartha’s Taste of Uganda Tour in Ishasha are great stopovers for people travelling on the road between Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
‘Human development vs conservation: what’s the answer?’
Living in the world’s most welcoming countries. Uganda has been voted one of the top five spots where “expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile.” Here is the section about Uganda, published February 2017.
I write the Drive Away travel section. I’ve also been interviewed in the magazine. See my Interviews page.
Uganda’s Best Community Tourism Initiative – the award-winning Deo’s Model Homestead and Agartha’s Taste of Uganda Tour, near Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park. One of my favourite community projects.
Nakumatt ‘SmartLife’ magazine
‘Eating fish on Lake Victoria’ – how to spend a week-end afternoon in Kampala.
Social Media Summit Kampala #SMUg14
In 2014, my story “Why do I blog?” won the blog competition at Uganda’s inaugural Social Media Summit Kampala. Thanks to everyone who voted for me!
BigEye.ug – Top 10 Bloggers that influence the Nation
In 2013 Diary of a Muzungu was named one of Uganda’s Top 10 Bloggers that Influence the Nation by www.Big Eye.co.ug
Diary of a Muzungu featured on the web site of Lonely Planet the world’s largest travel publisher, from 2009 – 2012.
Below is an excerpt from an e-book I contributed to: Read all about “Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet Bloggers” and download your FREE copy.
Business Today, Uganda
The Eye Magazine, Rwanda
Africa On the Blog
Christmas on the Equator – Lunch is cooked in a boarding-school metal trunk at Julia’s inside-outside house
East Africa: Basket Case or Bread Basket? The need for value-added business in East Africa
Africa On the Blog features on the International page of The Guardian, UK.
Empazi Magazine, Uganda
Click here to read one of Diary of a Muzungu’s articles in Empazi Magazine
Uganda Conservation Foundation
Uganda Matters is the newsletter of the Uganda Conservation Foundation. Managing production of Uganda Matters and developing the Facebook page were two of my projects when I volunteered for UCF.
Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA)
A basket is just a basket, right? and Pearls of Uganda newsletter.
I love writing about tourism and conservation across Africa. To invite me on a media or fam trip, please contact me via email. I also write for business. “Viral Marketing – Have You Got What it Takes?” is my latest article.
If I can help with any marketing or writing projects, please get in touch. Check out the Muzungu’s profile on LinkedIn for more of my writing and professional marketing experience or send me an email.