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Uganda - “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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Uganda, A Birder’s Paradise

Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s bird population with nearly 1,061 different bird species. It’s a paradise for bird watchers.

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The Fishing Village Located in Kazinga Channel

The 2-hour boat ride through Kazinga Channel was a highlight of my trip. The Kazinga Channel lies within the borders of Queen Elizabeth Park and is separated by Lake Edward and Lake George with the waters flowing south-west.

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African Unity In Uganda

On our way to Lake Bunyoni in the Kabale area, we came upon a museum where we took some rest, some photos of the incredible views and saw these amazing statues that represent African culture and unity. These statues were built by local artists and represents the Kizagi heritage of Uganda.

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The Kazinga Channel - Full of Animal Life and Wonder

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;

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Happy New Year - Time To Make Your Ugandan Safari Dreams Come True

Do your 2019 New Years plans include a trip to the African continent?

How about Uganda?

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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.

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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

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

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

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.

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The Hairy Man at Semuliki Hot Springs

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.

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