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Look Up - Look Way Up

When trekking chimps in #kibalenationalforest in Uganda, you don't always at first see the chimps as they are way up in the trees eating figs. You need to be careful that they don't either drop the figs on you or worse pee on you while you are walking by.

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Grasshoppers Make Nice Snacks in Uganda

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.

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Our Photo-Tour of Uganda Has An Abundance of Primates

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.

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Seeing Uganda Through Kim's Eyes

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.

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Drinking Tea Now Has A Different Taste For Me

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. 

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Introducing Diana Asiimwe

I love training girls in photography and it fills my heart when the work I do is meaningful and I can see that the girls are taking every opportunity to learn what is being taught to them, practice and use the skills and the camera to explore their career opportunities. Diana has been doing assignments and attending camp to learn editing and filmmaking.

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The Bahai House of Worship In Kampala

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.

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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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Sunsets that will blow your mind

Ugandan sunsets are like nothing you have seen before – sure we all see the sun set each day but it’s the deepest of reds, oranges and yellow’s that will literally blow your mind as a photographer.

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Boda Boda in Uganda

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 "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.

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Lush Carpets of Green Everywhere You Look

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.

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