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Trekking The Chimps Will Make Your Hair Stand Up

One of the highlights of my trip was Chimpanzee Trekking. Uganda is home to over 5,000 chimpanzees – more than any other East African country.

We were lucky to get the trek that day as we had booked online but when we arrived at the gate they did not see our booking; this is when it is great to have a contact like Venex. Being an environmental reporter he was able to call his friend high up in the ministry and arrange the trip for both of us that day – otherwise I would not have been able to get the opportunity.

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You Can’t Help But Dance To The Beat Of The Drum In Uganda

Do you like song and dance? In Uganda this is actually an art form and a way for each tribe to tell their stories.

When I was in Uganda in August, I was given a dance lesson by a very pregnant Josephine at UKC (Uganda Kids Canada) Centre just outside of Kampala and was treated to a private reception by the Ruboni Tribe in the Rwenzori Mountains.

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On The Way To Safari, I Had A Rolex

Due to getting up super early to go on Safari, I did not have time for a proper breakfast so I grabbed a Rolex.

In Uganda a Rolex might be a watch but most likely it is the name of amazing street food. It’s a Roti or Chapati rolled around an omelette and made like a wrap.

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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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My Encounter With The Zebra’s – Not the Painted Ones

There has been recent controversy surrounding painted zebra’s in a zoo in Egypt. Well in Uganda, they are as real as real gets.

Beautiful, stripes glistening in the sun as they graze in the fields of Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo is the only place you can see Zebra and it was the first of two safari or game drives I would do on this trip. The second being Queen Elizabeth Park.

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The Leopard I Almost Missed In The Tree

While on Safari at Queen Elizabeth Park, you will see many animals, such as lions, elephants, cob, eland, monkeys and more but the one elusive animal can be the leopard.

After about 3 hours of looking and following and dodging other Safari tours in the park, our guide stopped another car to speak to their guide about where to find both the lions and the leopard. We still had not seen either animal and I was getting despondent to put it mildly.

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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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