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Posts tagged ‘day out’

  • All roads lead to Namugongo

    May 29, 14 • 7658 views 6 comments

    Commemorating the Uganda Martyrs. How did the muzungu end up in Namugongo? It always makes me laugh: the unexpected things I end up getting involved in Uganda, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when John Ssempebwa, the new Deputy Executive...

  • Crossing continents – the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour

    Feb 23, 14 • 5151 views 2 comments

    Crossing continents – the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour The Muzungu loves to explore new places on her own but this time top of things to do in Istanbul was: a personal Istanbul tour guide! Istanbul’s most popular city tour takes in...

  • Safari to the centre of the solar system – can you eclipse that?

    Dec 6, 13 • 10521 views 4 comments

    Safari to the centre of the solar system – can you eclipse that? The Muzungu simply couldn’t pass on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Uganda.   I’m not usually stuck for words, but even now I’m...

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

    Aug 16, 13 • 6416 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...

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

    Jan 12, 13 • 5481 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...

  • Be part of something BIG!

    Oct 16, 12 • 2772 views No Comments

    The Uganda Kob and the Grey Crested Crane adorn the country’s crest  – (which bird will replace it in 20 years time when the bird is extinct?) “Birding@50” focuses on the plight of Uganda’s national symbol, the Grey...

  • A disgusting day out

    Aug 24, 12 • 9434 views 17 comments

    Looking for things to do around Kampala? Visiting the abattoir might not be top of every vegetarian’s wish list, but that didn’t stop Alex and I looking forward to the day out at the slaughterhouse, as part of Nature Uganda‘s...

  • How to feed a baby elephant

    Aug 5, 12 • 5422 views 9 comments

    Last week I told you the tragic story about the increase in elephant poaching and how Baby Charles came to UWEC. But despite his sad start in life, he’s a very happy little elephant, bringing heaps of fun to anyone who gets a chance to see him...

  • Imagine: elephants swimming to an island!

    Jul 5, 12 • 6580 views 12 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...

  • An elephant encounter!

    Jun 24, 12 • 6765 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...