Hiking The Highest Mountain Ranges in Africa

Climbing The Highest Peak in Uganda; Rwenzori Mountains - Mountains of the MoonClaudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and father of geography, called the Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he got it about right. Starlight beamed down on the convex glaciers surrounding our camp near Uganda’s western border, causing them to glow like resting lunar crescents.I should have been sleeping the night before my attempt on the Rwenzori’s loftiest peak, 5,109-metre Mount Stanley’s summit, Africa’s third-highest mountain, but altitude headaches kept me awake. I thought back to a similar sleepless night at Kilimanjaro some years earlier. I remembered then feeling sure I would succeed, and when summit day came, I duly trudged along in a torchlight procession...
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A Visit To Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

A Visit To Ngamba Island Chimpanzee SanctuaryNgamba Island Chimp Sanctuary was established in 1998, and managed by CSWCT (Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust), Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a safe haven for 44 confiscated orphaned chimps.Situated 25kms offshore from Entebbe, in Lake Victoria, beautiful Ngamba Island is almost 100 acres in size and boasts over 50 different types of vegetation that the chimps utilize: the chimps are free to roam at their will, exploring their environment and foraging for food.Visits offer a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural forested environment. Pre-arranged supplementary feeding times bring the chimpanzees to within meters of the raised walkway specially designed for easy viewing....
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All You Need To Know About Murchison Falls National Park

What To Know About Murchison Falls National Park, UgandaMurchison Falls National Park in Uganda is the largest of National Parks, one can say literally, that a river runs through it and that river is the Nile River. The name "Murchison" Falls was given to us by Sir Samuel White Baker, (June 8 1821 – December 30 1893) a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer and also served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873. Baker named them after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park.The Park was started under the colonial rule by the British in 1952. When Idi Amin (the former Ugandan...
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The Amazing Kazinga Channel Boat Trip

The Amazing Kazinga Channel Boat Trip in Queen Elizabeth National ParkThe famous Kazinga channel links Lake Edward and Lake George over a distance of about 32 kilometres, and is one of the primary features in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. The channel has become a popular tourist attraction due to its magnificent wildlife sightings, with many tourists opting for a boat cruise safari in order to fully explore the channel’s offerings.Kazinga channel is home to a number of animal and bird species – including the world’s largest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Animal species to be on the look out for – either in or alongside the banks of the channel – include Nile crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, buffaloes, and elephants.There are also about 60 species...
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