Browsing All posts tagged under »Budongo«

Return to The Budongo Forest Reserve

June 28, 2014

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When I emailed my Ugandan friends from the conservation field station and told them I was coming back after two years they couldn’t believe it. I only had a small window to get to Budongo in western Uganda. Uncle Charlie and I have had a pretty mental travel schedule using various buses and staying probably […]

Back Across The Border

June 23, 2014

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The journey back to Uganda began very early. We decided to catch the first bus leaving at 0600 to try to hit Kampala at a reasonable hour. No wifi this time, smaller seats and lots of screaming babies for ten hours. Ah well the first experience was too good to be true. Crossing the border […]

Biodiversity and Conservation – Days 82 and 83

May 27, 2012

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I have to say I think I have been blessed by the people I’ve been meeting during this mini adventure. Maybe it’s the expression I wear that diverts the idiots, not sure, but I’m glad it’s working. The night before the start of the two-day biodiversity and conservation conference I was sat in the reception […]

Winding Up and Winding Down – Days 77- 81

May 23, 2012

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After my short episode in jail the last few days have been somewhat less exciting. On Saturday Moses and another field assistant from Budongo, Dominic made a trip to Biiso to surprise me. It was lovely to see them both. Although I half suspect the visit was an excuse for Moses to borrow a motorcycle […]

Revelations – days 66 to 68

May 11, 2012

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Blimey what a crazy couple of days, I’m not even sure where to start. People I was sceptical about have surprised me and those I thought I could rely have disappointed me. First Revelation: My “new Boda friends” Musindi and Mukaali are one such example and they are now in my bad books. I honestly was […]

Goodbyes – Day 64

May 6, 2012

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The last few days I’ve been saying my farewells to my dear friends who have made me so welcome in Budongo. Moses kicked off the beginning of the week, it felt odd to say goodbye but I do I hope I might see him at the lake. He has promised to visit when he goes […]

First Impressions – Day 60

May 6, 2012

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The road to Biiso is remarkably smooth. You notice when your teeth are no longer chattering driving along a Ugandan road. The potholes have been filled and the road flattened – it’s one of the main routes used by large oil trucks heading to Lake Albert. Our white pick-up truck cruised along speedily with Zephyr […]