When we lived in Uganda the roads were paved and there was abundant electricity - however after the expulsion of the Indians, the electrical power grid had rampant outages and the roads went un-repaired.Read More
Nakasero Market is a place where you can find anything and I mean anything; fresh fruits and vegetables, hardware, software, household goods, dresses and even fried grasshoppers.Read More
The one thing I look forward to other than safari when I go to Uganda to lead our photo-tours, is to see the various primates. Uganda has an abundance of primates. Whether you are on a walk-about safari at Lake Mburo or you are walking through to see the hot springs of Semiliki, you will see amazing primates.Read More
Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa for a reason. No matter where you go it is rich in nature and ecology and my traveler Kim who came from British Columbia with me, kept saying she could not believe how green it was. If you are a Canadian you know how green British Columbia is so then you can imagine her surprise and pleasure as we travelled through the country.Read More
On our photo-tour of Uganda this past June, we drove through the tea fields in the Fort Portal area, along the Western Rift Valley. My late aunt and her husband (also passed long ago) owned tea plantations and we happened to drive by the very one.Read More
On our way into Murchison National Park for Safari, we came upon these two frisky Olive Baboons getting it on. Thankfully our patient driver Fred waited while we snapped away.Read More
Everything in Uganda is so much bigger!!
This was a normal garden snail (about 4" long) we encountered while waiting to be picked up for the first day of the camera training.Read More
On our first day of touring Kampala (exhausted and jet-lagged but excited to be in Uganda) we headed off to see the sites. My grandfather helped build the temple in the 50's I believe and there once stood a plaque commemorating his donation but unfortunately it was destroyed long ago.Read More
Have you ever gone on a tour far away and you may have overlooked the lodging or hotels you were staying in? Or the descriptions were vague?
On our photo-tour to Uganda, you will be lodged in style.Read More
When my friend and guide Venex recommended I see the Kazinga Channel, I at first said no as I did not want to spend time on a boat – boy am I glad he was insistent.
This area teems with wildlife – everything from the mighty elephant, that makes it’s trek down the hill from the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the watering hole to drink and play;Read More
In 2018 I had the opportunity to do a few presentations. First Newmarket Camera Club in November and Rotary Newmarket in early December. Thank you to both for giving me a forum to share about my trip to Uganda, the girls training in photography I did in August of this year and the upcoming photo-tour to Uganda in June 2019.Read More
In Uganda, not everyone can afford a a car so bicycle’s become essential and in most cases they are not used for exercise or fun but rather to carry their families, crops and everything you can imagine under the golden sun.Read More
If you are a parent like me, every time my kid goes on a school field trip I get scared because the buses don’t have seatbelts and I just don’t trust the drivers but in Uganda I would be literally terrified.Read More
Unlike coffee, Uganda has a good trade with it’s tea. Widely grown in the rain forest areas, including Fort Portal, it is like lush carpets of green everywhere you look.Read More
The traffic in Uganda, unlike here is a planning nightmare. Nobody ever promises to be there on time or even close to it because you can't predict what the roads and the traffic will be like. Read on about my experience driving in Uganda.Read More
Joanita Nakatte, who this blog post references, who used the camera to go after what she wanted – a full-time paid job!Read More