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Armchair Safari – Uganda to Khartoum: Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

Arriving at my second camp in the Lake Albert area I found my good friend Fowler, Sub-Commissioner in Uganda, then acting as Superintendent of Marine. He had come to Albert Lake to inspect the government craft at that time plying the blue waters of the Nile between the lake and Nimule. We had lunch and went fishing for a relaxing afternoon. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Uganda to Khartoum: Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

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Hunting On Hallowed Ground

The Managing Director of gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offered the chance of a lifetime: to shoot a Nile buffalo in Uganda with the first London Best rifle made by the company since returning to London in 2013.

Uganda, to hunters, is a special place. Dubbed “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, this is the real Africa, untamed, beautiful and harsh. I’d been invited to join one of Rigby’s Continue reading Hunting On Hallowed Ground

Pearls Of Uganda

Storm clouds built up over the distant treeline, thunder and lightning getting closer until the first fat raindrops fell. It was early afternoon. Few sounds are more soothing than soft rain on canvas and Continue reading Pearls Of Uganda

Unforgettable Uganda – Part 1

Pushing off in a perilous Ungandan water craft.
Pushing off in a perilous Ungandan water craft.

 

It was still dark when five of us boarded the14-foot wooden canoe and headed down-stream. If everyone kept his balance and behaved, there was a reasonable chance the canoe wouldn’t tip over. The Mayanja River flows through Kafu River basin, dissecting a vast sea of tall papyrus. Continue reading Unforgettable Uganda – Part 1