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...

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...

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 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 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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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