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Posts tagged ‘Uganda Wildlife Authority’

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

    Mar 14, 17 • 381 views 2 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...

  • Operation Shoebill: Uganda’s Big Birding Day 24 hour race

    Nov 22, 14 • 5159 views 4 comments

    Operation Shoebill: first-hand experience of Uganda’s Big Birding Day annual 24 hour bird race at Mabamba Bay So why precisely have I got up well before dawn – on a Saturday – to drive for three hours in a cramped minibus to sit in an old...

  • Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala?

    Jan 25, 13 • 4682 views 6 comments

    Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love with Uganda. I just knew I was going to be happy in Kampala. Being a volunteer in a developing country has been a...

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

    Jan 12, 13 • 5476 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 • 2768 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...

  • Why I love elephant dung!

    Sep 15, 12 • 11243 views 22 comments

    You might not believe it but it was elephants – or what comes out of the back end of them – that first brought me to Uganda. Colleagues back in London laughed out loud when I told them about the first project that the Uganda Conservation...

  • Imagine: elephants swimming to an island!

    Jul 5, 12 • 6575 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...

  • Lessons in parenting from Mweya’s Mongooses!

    Nov 27, 11 • 5523 views 12 comments

    I often forget when we go out into the Bush how, even on short distances, a vehicle is necessary. And so, armed not with a gun or a machete, but a long radio antenna, we jumped into the back of a pickup truck and headed off the main track and into...

  • R.I.P. Mary – elephant entertainer extraordinaire

    Apr 12, 11 • 2166 views 2 comments

    Tragic news from Queen Elizabeth National Park this week-end: Mary the orphan elephant has been found dead, believed to have been poisoned. This famous elephant was raised by Marcel Onen (who worked for Michael Keigwin, my boss and Founder of the...

  • It’s Hip to be a Hippo

    Jun 27, 10 • 2127 views No Comments

    Protecting the hippos of Queen Elizabeth National Park One of the greatest attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) are the hippo. Whether in the Ishasha River,  the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward, Lake George – or all the smaller...