Posts in travel photography
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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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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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 Hairy Man at Semuliki Hot Springs

Got your attention right? There was no hairy man – thank god! But there exists folklore amongst the neighboring tribe of the Semuliki Hot Springs, located in the Rwenzori Mountain area about a Hairy Man that gave birth to the Male Hot Springs. According to the indigenous Bamaga Tribe, the site of the steaming male hot spring is historical. It is said the Bamaga women had gone to fetch firewood from the forest when they sighted a hairy man dressed in bark cloth wielding a spear and moving in a zig-zag formation around that location. The women ran back home to tell their husbands who decided to take him to their homes and subsequently got found him a wife from the same village.

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