Uganda Uncovered – Roxy’s First Visit
Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully diverse countries with forests and plains, primates and game with the most welcoming friendly inhabitants. There is so much variation in the country, not just the landscapes, but also the different species you will find out there.
My first stop was to Kyambura Gorge Lodge, situated outside Queen [...]
Gorillas, Wildlife, Birds and Much More!
Deanna and I arrived in Entebbe for our “gorilla tracking” trip,where we met our driver, Sam, who would be our guide for the next 10 days. While loading our bags and cameras in the parking lot of the Lake Victoria Hotel, Sam noticed that we were bird watching and I was trying to get some [...]
Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas
Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24 [...]
New Chimp Birth in Kyambura Gorge!
Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Community located in Queen Elizabeth Park in southwestern Uganda is home to a highly endangered isolated chimpanzee community. We are pleased to report that young Pamba gave birth to her first offspring, a boy, around the first week of December. Pamba appears to be a natural at child-rearing and both mother and [...]
Lady Luck (Part 3)
We not only got lucky with the animals, the human characters we met along the way were equally as entertaining.
At all stops we found friendly and engaging company. We were provided with classic examples of Uganda’s charming but idiosyncratic personality. “Hilariously, I welcome you to our lodge!” was one greeting we received. “This is the [...]
Lady Luck (Part 2)
From the plains of Queen Elizabeth we moved south to the damp mountain forests of Bwindi for the final leg of our journey where we would be seeing one of the main attractions of Africa’s wildlife! From Bwindi Lodge we marvelled at the stunning views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which looks pre-historic when viewed [...]