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)...

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...

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 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...

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...

the song and dance of uganda’s batwa pygmies [video]

In the conservation game there are always winners and losers. When in 1991 the Impenetrable Central Forest Reserve—along with Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and Rwenzori...

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...

how a gas station in oklahoma got me a hotel upgrade in rwanda

Thirty minutes before I was to leave for the airport to begin my journey to Rwanda, I received a text from Chase Visa. "Did...

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...

the incredible people, places and biodiversity of uganda

Sadly, the mountain gorillas did not have wifi after all. However, now back at flyingnorthblog international headquarters after seventeen hours in the air, I...

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