Category Archive: Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Part 3

The afternoon of my last full day in Queen Elizabeth National Park I took a boat tour of the Kazinga Channel.  I didn’t expect much.  I thought maybe I’d see a few hippos… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Part 2

The Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of several places in Uganda where tourists can see chimpanzees in the wild.  Andrew and I had stopped there the previous afternoon to… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Part 1

Andrew and I drove from the mountainous agricultural land around Kisoro down into the broad savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  Little children waved at us and yelled “Mzungu!” (the Kiswahili word for… Continue reading

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

I woke before dawn, too excited to sleep.  If all went well I’d be kicking off the New Year by high-fiving mountain gorillas.  Breakfast was mercifully quick, and Andrew and I left Kisoro… Continue reading

Kisoro, Uganda

The night before leaving on my mountain gorilla tour I met Andrew, my driver for the next five days.  He was extremely nice and I liked him right away, but within a few… Continue reading

Kampala, Uganda

The night bus from Nairobi to Kampala sounded almost luxurious:  air conditioning, lots of leg room, and reclining seats that the marketing brochure described intriguingly as “leatheroid.”  I’d reserved a window seat near… Continue reading