A Glimpse of Africa Gallery
My first glimpses of Africa were in 1989 when I explored Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zaire (Now DRC).
Young and carefree I hitched through the Chalbi Desert in northern Kenya on a beer truck. Inevitably the truck broke down, so my two companions and I were faced with a night in the desert - with just hot beer for sustenance!
Thankfully a nearby village invited us to stay and we slept outside in open hammocks – truly wonderful and no better place to watch the stars. With the truck fixed we continued on our journey to the stunning Jade Sea (Lake Turkana).
A few weeks later I was hanging off the back of a pick-up truck with 20 or so Africans leaving Zaire towards Uganda - the image is crystal clear for two reasons. On a handheld radio came loud cheering and news that the Berlin Wall was coming down and I had just seen my first mountain gorillas.
My wild adventures in Africa have continued in the same vein, except that I’m older now and aware of my mortality. Enjoying brief forays to all four corners of the continent I’ve been lucky to watch desert foxes in Egypt, southern right whales in South Africa, bottlenose dolphins in Gambia and giant land tortoise in Tanzania.
Uganda is my favourite country on the continent – aside from lovely welcoming people, a beautiful lush countryside, it has an incredible diversity of wildlife. Just a few of my Ugandan highlights have included, tracking wild chimpanzees, boating in a gorge full of hippos, photographing a solar-drying fairtrade fruit project, hyaenas as dinner guests and finally the mountain gorillas… simply superb.
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