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The End of My African Adventure – Day 95

June 5, 2012

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Today I have spent the day calling, texting, emailing and frantically seeing people who have made my last three months some of the best of my life. I had no idea what to expect before I left London in March and I could never have predicted what an adventure this was going to be. I […]

Return to Ngamba Island – Day 94

June 5, 2012

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It was a spontaneous trip and I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to go, but on Monday I managed to crowbar in a visit to Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria to see the wonderful staff who looked after me so well and the chimps I filmed two years ago. The speedboat […]

Balance – Day 93

June 5, 2012

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Balance has two meanings here in Uganda. The first is an expression used by people who want change after handing over money, “My balance please?” The second is the universal meaning of the word, a state of equilibrium. On Sunday night I experienced both meanings of the word very liberally. At 6pm I was due […]

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

June 2, 2012

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Trying to get a meeting with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is no mean feat.  She is one of Africa’s leading scientists and conservationists and she’s in huge demand. Her mission to promote conservation through human public health is something that is becoming increasingly more important as people and animals are forced to live in closer proximity […]

Sightseeing – Days 89 and 90

June 1, 2012

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It’s exactly three months today since I arrived in Uganda. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone and that my adventure is nearing an end. I have had the most incredible trip that has shown me the best side of human nature from kindness to generosity and love to the worse side driven […]