christmas at the great mosque in touba, senegal

As I am not much for the gross display of capitalism during the consumer holiday known as Christmas, I like to travel during this...

the kwitonda gorilla family in volcanoes national park, rwanda [video]

Any journey to East Africa would not be complete without a gorilla trek. After all, what else are you going to do after you...

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...

lake nakuru, kenya: a flamingo-lover’s paradise

Kenya is indeed one of the most spectacular places on earth to see an abundance of wildlife. The Big Five usually get the fanfare:...

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 elephants of lake edward, uganda [video]

Within Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park lies Lake Edward, the smallest of the African Great Lakes. On my second day in the park, I...

the wildlife of namibia’s etosha national park [video]

Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88...

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...

remembering one hundred days and one million in rwanda

There will be no humanity without forgiveness. There will be no forgiveness without justice. But justice will be impossible without humanity. The above quote is from Yolande...

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...

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