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21 Sep

Magical Kidepo

It just occurred to me that my malaria-pneumonia episode prevented me from relating more of my Uganda adventures. On this adventure we travelled by light aircraft to The Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north-east of Uganda. The National Park lies on the border with South Sudan and just a few kilometres from the border with Kenya. It is one of the most remote National Parks in Uganda and consists of two wide river valleys that create  vast swathes of savannah between impressive mountains. This is a photo of...

24 Aug

Murchison Falls and the cost of oil

At 6,853 km the Nile  is considered to be the longest river in the world. No doubt in times past it provided life-giving water for wildlife along its entire length, but sadly this is no longer the case. I have seen the Nile in Egypt, and was shocked by the paucity of birdlife along its shores - even in remote rural areas. In fact the Sacred Ibis that obtained its name from the ancient egyptians' belief that it represented their god Thoth, is no longer found anywhere in Egypt, not...