Posts in Uganda
Climbing Down Into An Open Cave At Amabere Ga Nyima Wiru

Near Fort Portal and a day after completing the chimp trek in Kibale National Forest, I was shown a place called Amabere Ga Nyinam Wiru, an open cave steeped in local legend. If you don’t know where you are going, you would miss the entrance to the park, the caves and the hidden gems to be found, such as the caves, the waterfall, the stalagmites and stalactites.

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Boda Boda in Uganda

Need to get somewhere but you don't have a vehicle? Need to do your shopping? Most likely in Uganda, you would jump on a Boda Boda! In most cities across Uganda, you will see cars owned by the middle class and the Boda Boda used by everyone else.

What's a Boda Boda? It's a motorcycle built for one, however in Uganda it can carry everything you can imagine; equipment, groceries, bananas and people and sometimes all at the same time. It's the craziest thing I ever saw and with the traffic I was so afraid the motorcycles would topple in front of our car.

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Uganda – The Pearl of Africa – In More Ways Than One

Why Is Uganda Called "The Pearl of Africa"? The Moniker- Uganda - the Pearl of Africa - was made popular by Winston Churchill, after his first trip to Uganda in 1907. In his book, entitled "My African Journey", Winston Churchill wrote "For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life - bird, insect, reptile, beast - for vast scale - Uganda is truly "the Pearl of Africa."

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The Lions That ALMOST Evaded Us

When it comes to Safari, you need to get up very early so you can be there before first light, as that is when the animals are most active. I was so excited to see the Lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park, that I didn’t even bother to eat but grabbed a Rolex (Chapati stuffed with an omelette – you have to try it) to go at road-side Rolex Stand.

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Lake Bunyoni – Where Pregnant Girls Go To Die

Lake Bunyoni is the second deepest lake in Africa and is located near the Rwandan border. It is also known as the “place of many birds”. It is also unknown to many tourists, thus making this lake even more special. I was lucky enough to explore it because my friend and guide Venex of Rwenzori Safari’s was born in the area.

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The Children I Fell In Love With In Uganda

No matter where we went on my tour of Uganda, we were greeted by beautiful smiling children. Did not matter if they were collecting water from the local stream to take back to their village; walking miles and miles, going to and from school on the side of the road; or greeting me, when I came to do some community engagement. They were always smiling, laughing and in some cases mischievous, which made the encounter that much more fun.

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My Meeting With Two Masai In Uganda

On our way from stopping to take the obligatory photo at the Equator sign to Lake Mburo, we came upon two Masai brothers walking towards Kenya- some 400 miles away.

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Safari Dreams That Finally Came True

Safari from the Swahili word “Journey” has always been a long-held dream of mine. Having been to Uganda before, I never had the opportunity to do a Safari and thus I was not going to miss it this time.

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When Your Memories Just Have To Enough!

What happens when you are on a trip of a lifetime and are so crazy excited to get that shot? The one that will make that event or activity forever memorable? But you can’t because maybe your camera lens is not that long? Or you don’t have a tripod when you need it or you just sucked in that moment.

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My Go Fund Me Campaign Is Live - Cameras For Girls Uganda

Welcome to my Go Fund Me Campaign. I am raising funds to train girls in Uganda in the art of photography. Having a passion for all things photography, I wanted to give that gift to others, help change lives and help advance girls. I completed the first training in August of this year (2018) and trained 14 girls ranging from the age of 18-24; who are either in the midst of becoming journalists, are already working in journalism or are seeking full-time work

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Why Community Engagement Is Important When You Travel

Many times you will see amazing and beautiful photos of wild animals and landscapes on social media that your friends or family might have taken on their trips to Africa, however how many times do you see photos of them engaging with the local communities? Out of all the experiences I had with my past trips to Uganda, it has always been the engagement with the local communities that filled my heart the most.

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