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Christmas in Uganda

Christmas in Uganda

This post is my reflection on the Christmas day I spend with new found friends and family in Uganda… My friend Amina, in the black dress below, was our safety guide while rafting the Nile river 2 days before.  She saw that I was traveling alone and asked where I would be on Christmas.  When … Continue reading

Silverbacks are just old Mountain Gorillas

Silverbacks are just old Mountain Gorillas

It’s true and they just relax and eat salad all day long. Surreal. I made some video of this experience too with an excellent sound track, in my opinion and there are a few posts with the rest of the 14 members in the Nkuringo troop.  If you are interested in visiting with Mountain Gorillas … Continue reading

A day in the life in Uganda

A day in the life in Uganda

Photos of life taken while traveling across the Ugandan savannah from Fort Portal to Kampala, Uganda.  All of the writing content was added post travel. Vendors attack the bus  in a nameless place. Avocados for sale.  Coffee beans in the sun.  I had coffee from the bean a handful of time but it was always … Continue reading

Rafting the Nile River

Rafting the Nile River

I am not going to say I’ve rafted a ton but I have rafted a big handful of times in some amazing places.  Holy crap, this is the most powerful river I have swam in, wait, its the only river I have swam in while rafting.       My Icelandic partners and my friend … Continue reading

A taxi ride across the Ugandan savannah

A taxi ride across the Ugandan savannah

Note: This was written in Fort Portal, Uganda over two days just after the ride The image only highlights the local flora and morning light of the tropical savannah near Kahihi, Uganda but its framed by homespun humanity and dotted with animals found only in zoos and childrens books. I put the camera away after … Continue reading

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

Here are a few more shots of mountain gorillas from the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.  There are two youngsters in the troop of 14 that are under the age of 2. See the rest of the photos here or check out the video of the gorillas. If you re interested in viewing mountain … Continue reading

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

 I shot this video of Nkuringo Mountain gorillas while traveling in Uganda, December 2013.  This is about 20km from the Congo border in SW Uganda. If you are thinking about seeing mountain gorillas, think about doing it with Nkuringo Walking Safaris and go to this post to find out why… Please share!!! Here is the … Continue reading

A day bus ride in equatorial Uganda

A day bus ride in equatorial Uganda

Note: This was written the same day as this travel occurred in December 2013 I just remember being dumbfounded that there were no cocks crowing or dogs a barkin’ as I stood waiting for the taxi (small minivan). When it arrived, it looked perfect. There were about six passengers and my bag sat comfortably by … Continue reading