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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How Christmas Differs in Uganda From North America?

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas in Canada with my extended family. We are a huge bunch and usually number between 20-25 people on Christmas Day. We are Muslim’s but as we have lived in Canada since we left Uganda in 1972 we do celebrate but it’s not about shopping and spending huge amounts of money on things nobody really needs. We get together to celebrate family, love and giving to others.

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How Kids Get Around On School Trips In Uganda

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.

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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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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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Ugandan Street Food – An Experience To Savour

As Kampala, the capital city of Uganda grows and grows – there are now over 3.5 million people crammed into an area no bigger than the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), street foods are growing in popularity.

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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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Halfway To My Go Fund Me Goal

I just got another two donations - I am past the half way mark and on my grand goal $3,000.

The funds will be used to buy camera's for the girls, a computer for the editing lab in Uganda and a rental space with internet access.

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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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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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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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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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