Browsing All posts tagged under »Uganda«

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 […]

Rwanda Genocide

June 21, 2014

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This is about our past and our future. Our nightmare and dreams. Our fears and our hopes which is why we begin where we end with the country we love. This is the first thing you read when you enter Kigali’s Genocide Memorial. The visit is a harrowing experience and the testimonies and photos are […]

Rwanda

June 15, 2014

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It’s taken nine hours to get to the Rwandan border with just two pit stops. The roads have been amazingly smooth. Not surprising though given the number of articulated lorries that use this route – it’s tarmac all the way. Along the highway the landscape has changed from terracotta clay with large fields stripped of […]

Uganda

June 14, 2014

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Coming back to Uganda has been a surreal experience. I fell in love with the country and its people after spending four months here in 2012 for my primatology research. In my experience Ugandan’s are generally bubbly, happy and helpful. So far after 2 days in the country this memory has been reaffirmed. The biggest […]

Trophy Hunting

January 27, 2014

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At the beginning of the month I was approached by the news team at the cable channel Arise News to rejoin as a presenter. I did a small stint at the end of the summer but left after August to pursue other projects. It’s a news channel with a particular focus on African stories and […]

Great Apes Summit – Eco-tourism

October 1, 2013

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PraveenĀ MomanĀ is the co-founder of Volcanoes Safaris. The philanthropic trust runs four eco-lodges bordering the parks of Uganda and Rwanda where the mountain gorillas live. This year he was awarded the Conde Nast Traveler: World Savers Award 2013. I spoke to him about his love of Africa, the great apes and how it feels to be […]