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...

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...

the mountain gorillas of the bwindi impenetrable rainforest in uganda [video]

Tracking the gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest in southwestern Uganda is not what one might think. One may imagine, as I did, 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)...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

tea with the colobus monkeys

During my travels in Rwanda, I saw miles and miles of tea plantations. Against the orange dirt and bright blue sky the green was...

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