a drive through ntungamo, a town in southwest uganda [video]

As I left the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest and my spectacular encounter with the mountain gorillas, I drove through the town of Ntungamo. Ntungamo is...

uganda’s queen elizabeth national park [video]

In the first in a series of videos featuring Uganda, this mini-report, from the roof of a safari vehicle, gives a brief introduction to...

african tea, oh how i missed you

When the airplane doors opened at Kigali airport, I was instantly hit with the sounds and smells of East Africa. No, that is not...

flyingnorthblog heads to uganda and will be on blackout unless the gorillas have wifi

The name itself reads like something out of Where the Wild Things Are - or a place where one would expect to find a Gingerbread house...

the sands of namibia [official trailer]

The official trailer to the latest flyingnorth vlogcumentary, coming soon: "The Sands of Namibia." http://youtu.be/MVh8nNPkLFM

the sudan national museum in khartoum

At the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile can be found the largest and most visited museum in Sudan, the National...

the endangered golden monkeys of rwanda [video]

While mountain gorilla trekking gets most of the Rwanda wildlife fanfare , there is also another trek that intrepid travelers can do while near...

sad days for the unesco sites in mali

One person’s religious icon is another person’s reason to scream idolatry. That’s fine, as long as each respects the others belief systems. When that...

the world will soon welcome its newest country

Last week, a week-long referendum was completed in the southernmost province of Sudan.  And this week, the results: an almost unanimous (99% in fact)...

a place in saint louis, senegal tailor made for flyingnorth

During my travels in Senegal, as usual I was on the lookout for places that would inspire me to write a blog post. Those...

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