Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wildlife: Ugandan Kob

The Ugandan Kob Kobus kob thomasi is a race of the Kob, an antelope found in central-eastern Africa south of the Sahara, in the wooded savanna belt. Despite the name, this race is not confined to Uganda. Photo of this female by Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Accommodations: Arcadia Cottages - Uganda

There are several places to stay in and around the Mburo NP in Uganda. Prices vary, but generally there are few bargains to be had. The Arcadia Cottages are a good standard, set right in in the park itself, near the lakeside. Mammals can be seen close-up here, even in the grounds themselves. The restaurant, too, serves fine meals and the staff very helpful.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Wildlife: Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum occurs over much of eastern and southern Africa. It is the national bird of Uganda, even appearing on the country's flag.