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Posts tagged ‘Safari’

  • Stirring up magic at the Devil’s Cauldron, Murchison Falls

    May 6, 17 • 2314 views 7 comments

    Top of the Falls, Murchison Falls National Park There is an inevitability about the constant flow of the River Nile that I find quite overwhelming. I find myself imagining the distance this water has travelled. Day and night, night and day, for tens...

  • Nairobi National Park. The muzungu’s first city safari!

    Apr 17, 17 • 3293 views 5 comments

    A city safari in Nairobi National Park. An early morning game drive to match any safari in the bush! It seemed weird to leave our four-star city hotel and drive through commuter traffic for an early morning safari. Usually, it’s a question of...

  • Sundowners, star-gazing & tales from the bush. A weekend at Nile Safari Lodge

    Mar 14, 17 • 2715 views 3 comments

    There’s a cool breeze coming off the Nile tonight. My banda at Nile Safari Lodge is open-netted on three sides. Set on stilts above the riverbank, it is airy and spacious. Banda 3 has a wide veranda overlooking the river. The two-tone noise...

  • Bird watching on the Kazinga Channel – a 21st century Safari!

    Sep 3, 14 • 6946 views 5 comments

    Bird watching: a 21st-century Safari! Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Have you noticed that the more Safaris you go on, the smaller the animal that catches your eye? It could be the butterflies or the reptiles; for some it’s even...

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

    Sep 19, 13 • 4755 views 4 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...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style

    Dec 29, 12 • 5136 views 2 comments

    Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arrived, a wake-up call for my morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth. “Game drive or lie-in? Game drive or...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 45616 views 61 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...

  • A close encounter with lions!

    Oct 13, 11 • 6224 views 6 comments

    One of the incredible benefits of working with UCF, the Uganda Conservation Foundation, has been work trips to the Bush – and free game drives. Friends and family back home may be under the impression that’s all I’ve been doing for the...

  • The call of the Wild

    Apr 3, 11 • 2072 views 1 comment

    I feel in limbo today. I’m waiting for friends to come back, I’m waiting for them to go, I’m waiting to get better, I’m waiting for a call. I should be promoting the new blog but I’ve run out of steam. The three day week feels more like a...

  • A fiery start to an “amazing” Safari

    Mar 30, 10 • 2611 views 4 comments

    The days starts far too early: and as we push through Kampala’s heavy early morning traffic we read that Kampala’s Kasubi Tombs, the main historical site of Uganda’s Buganda tribe, has been raised to the ground. Speculation abounds and...