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Posts tagged ‘gorillas’

  • How to hike Bwindi. My Gorilla Highlands adventure, part 2

    Sep 20, 15 • 3584 views 2 comments

    Have you experienced the real jungle? Bwindi hiking is the real deal Been walking in the woods? Try walking in the jungle! Hiking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from North (Buhoma) to South (Nkuringo) – with (I hoped) the slight possibility of...

  • “Eyes turned upward” – aerial photos of South Western Uganda

    Mar 4, 14 • 7364 views 11 comments

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned upward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), painter, artist, engineer &...

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

    Sep 19, 13 • 4000 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 • 6603 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...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 30945 views 51 comments

    As one of the shiny new fighter jets flies over my house, no doubt practising for this Tuesday’s independence day fly-past, I’m mulling over the week-end papers, full of stories about Uganda@50 and what the last 50 years of independence...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10237 views 13 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...

  • Hanging with a baby gorilla!

    Apr 25, 10 • 7563 views 11 comments

    Have you ever wanted to go gorilla trekking in Uganda? Despite working in conservation in Uganda for nearly three years, seeing the gorillas was never top of my wildlife wishlist – I still can’t get enough of Uganda safaris or birding in...

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