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 Rothschild Giraffe’s In the Wild’s Of Uganda

In Uganda, you will find the beautiful Rothschild Giraffe. These sweet creatures are now only found in a few spots in the wilds of Africa; Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda.

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Student Story - Photography Training That is Paying Off

Nanyonga Annet is one of my students. She is currently studying Mass Communications and Journalism. She is 20 years old and single.

When not studying at school she is out and about practicing her photography. I am sharing one of her latest images - I am proud of how far she has come in a relatively short time.

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Beating The Drum Has A Different Meaning in Uganda

One of the most enjoyable things for me in Uganda is watching people dance, sing and beat the drum.  It is fascinating to watch as their hips gyrate to the music and their hands beat the various drums. 

Drums are used for dance but they are also used for ceremonies, rituals, healing and of course worship.

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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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Who Is This Trip To Uganda For?

This amazing tour to Uganda is designed for amateur to intermediate photographers and is perfect for singles or couples!

Join us in Uganda for a photo-tour you will never forget.

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Colorful Women Everywhere

Uganda like any other Africa country is riddled with pot-holes (as the money usually goes into the government’s pocket rather than into fixing infrastructure) but the one thing you will not overlook is the beautiful and colorful garments the women wear.

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Lodging In Style In Uganda

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.

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Bringing Your Taste Buds Alive With The Fruits in Uganda

Growing up in Canada I would dream of the stories my parents would tell me about the fruits they had in Uganda; mangoes that were double the size we get here and tastier as they come straight from the tree, passion fruit, dragon fruit, oranges that look like limes but are super sweet and more.

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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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I Love Presenting About Uganda and The Girls

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.

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