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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?

Read About the Muzungu or watch or read one of my Interviews.

Diary of a Muzungu voted ‘Best Tourism Digital Media’ in Uganda’s Tourism Excellence Awards.

Thank you! Webale! And asante sana to everyone who voted for me in Uganda’s inaugural Tourism Excellence Awards in 2015 and again in 2017 (the second awards event).

Charlotte Diary of a Muzungu, Solomon Oleny, Shaban Senyange, Uganda Tourism Excellence Awards 2017. Charlotte Diary of a Muzungu, Solomon Oleny, Shaban Senyange, Uganda Tourism Excellence Awards 2017. Dress Kyaligonza

Charlotte Diary of a Muzungu, Solomon Oleny (travel print media) and Shaban Senyange (TV), Uganda Tourism Excellence Awards 2017, Sheraton Hotel Kampala. Dress by Kyaligonza

Charlotte Beauvoisin Ronald Kasendwa Diary of a Muzungu – Best Tourism Digital Media winners 2015

Charlotte de muzungu and Ronald my awesome web developer! Diary of a Muzungu – inaugural Best Tourism Digital Media winners (November 2015)

The Bradt Guide Uganda is the definitive tourist guidebook.

The latest edition was published in November 2016. Guess who gets a mention 🙂

Click on the Golden Monkey to buy the Bradt Uganda Guide on Amazon

Click on the Golden Monkey to buy the Bradt Uganda Guide on Amazon


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. logo #Africhat

Have you been to Africa? #Africhat discusses travel to Africa every 3rd 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.

The Team Africa logo

Promoting African travel within Africa

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

Diary of a Muzungu. Eat Out Uganda Yummy Magazine Endiro Cafe

My first article appeared in the February 2017 edition of Yummy Magazine 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

Nomad Magazine

“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

What is the East Africa Tourist Visa?

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.

Question: What can possibly be more colourful than everyday life in Kampala? Answer: the Kampala City Festival!

Big Birding Day – what’s it all about …. and Birding Karamoja – undiscovered Uganda

‘Human development vs conservation: what’s the answer?’

UCF in The Eye Magazine Uganda

BBC Travel

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.

BBC Travel. Living in the world's most welcoming countries. Uganda

BBC Travel “Living in the world’s most welcoming countries” Uganda features!

Expats in Uganda Magazine

I write the Drive Away travel section. I’ve also been interviewed in the magazine. See my Interviews page.

Africa Geographic

Operation Shoebill at Mabamba Swamp, Big Birding Day

Lutembe Bay: Counting birds (and the resident shoebill)

Ndege News

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!

#SMUg14 Social Media Summit blog competition

Diary of a Muzungu won the #SMUg14 inaugural Social Media Summit blog competition – Top 10 Bloggers that influence the Nation

Big Eye Uganda logo

In 2013 Diary of a Muzungu was named one of Uganda’s Top 10 Bloggers that Influence the Nation by www.Big

Lonely Planet

lonelyplanetDiary 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.

Diary of a Muzungu Lonely Planet Featured Blogger. Lonely Planet Uganda

Business Today, Uganda

“Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park”

Business Today Magazine cover Uganda

Business Today Magazine cover Uganda

The Eye Magazine, Rwanda

Review of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, gorilla trekking Rwanda.

The Eye Magazine Rwanda cover page

The Eye Magazine Rwanda cover page

Africa On the Blog

“Birding@50” – Save Uganda’s Beautiful Crested Crane – article to commemorate fifty years of Uganda’s independence 

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

Empazi Magazine Uganda cover page

Empazi Magazine Uganda cover page

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.

Pearls of Uganda newsletter UCOTA

Uganda Community Tourism Association UCOTA

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.