Zippers and Pockets

Posted by Pat on January 31, 2017 in Travel |

31 January 2017 The romance of travel isn’t always evident by the one currently experiencing it. Truthfully, the romance exponentially decreases with the longer and farther one travels. Flying to East Africa from the west coast is right up there with a dental implant.  

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Three Words – from Kigali Rwanda

Posted by Pat on January 31, 2017 in Travel |

30 January 2017 Three words describe my day: SADNESS, FEAR, RESPONSIBILITY. SADNESS. I follow the informative path through Kigali’s Genocide Museum. Here is the history of the Tutsi genocide and the final resting place of over 250,000 victims. The Hutu, Tutsi and Twa (Pygmy) of Rwanda are all Banyarwanda who share a common language and […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda

Posted by Pat on January 31, 2017 in Travel |

27-28 January 2017 I visited the Kwitonda family this morning. Within minutes of climbing a fence and entering their forest back yard, I found a large group of mothers and infants gathered around a rotted log having a picnic of mushrooms. The mothers ate; the infants clumsily practiced their vine and climbing skills. Their father […]

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Bwindi Village – People Helping People

Posted by Pat on January 30, 2017 in Travel |

26 January 2017 A day walking the community of Bwindi is a day well spent. Available for me are a luxurious room; abundant and well prepared food; services of maid, cook, laundress, masseuse, and room service. No request is too small, no wish is denied. Meanwhile, outside my door are people with few if any […]

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Gorilla Trekking in the Impenetrable Forest – Bwindi Uganda

Posted by Pat on January 28, 2017 in Travel |

24-25 January 2017 I met Kabukojo face to face today. Kabukojo is a 450-pound, 19-year-old mountain gorilla who protects his Rushegura family troop in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. He is a handsome silverback who leads his troop through this section of the forest just a short walk from my Lodge. What does Kabukojo do during […]

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In Search of the Elusive Tree Climbing Lion – Ishasha Uganda 

Posted by Pat on January 28, 2017 in Travel |

 22-23 January 2017 What I will always remember about Ishasha will be: the Park Rangers’ scorched earth policy; our arduous hunt for a tree climbing lion; the thunderstorm and happy hour on the savannah; almost touching the Congo; and braking for birds. My days are filled with exciting wildlife sightings; evenings I relax in my […]

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Queen Elizabeth National Park – Cruising the Kazinga Channel

Posted by Pat on January 21, 2017 in Travel |

21 January 2017 Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is Uganda’s most visited national park. QENP occupies over 764 sq mi of savannah and forest, volcano rims and crater lakes, salt flats and swamps in the Western region of Uganda. The park extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest and […]

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