South Luangwa National Park

For wildlife watching, there is no better place than Luangwa valley. Intense conservation as well as the development of tourist infrastructure in the last decades have made the region along the river a gem among all the national parks and wildlife reserves. Huge herds of elephants roaming the valley, giraffes wandering through mopane forest, massive […]

Lealui & Zambezi floodplains – Lealui & die Sambesi-Flutebene

The unremarkable village of Lealui on the Zambezi Floodplains is home of the Litunga, the Lozi king, and it´s set only few kilometres west of Mongu, the official capital of Barotseland, the western province of Zambia. In a black and white striped boat, the Litunga and his men to move to the higher set palace […]

Lower Zambezi River – Am Sambesi-Unterlauf

Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa next to River Nile, Kongo River and Niger River with a length of 2.574 kilometres. It rises in dense miombo woodland in Zambias utmost northwest. After a few kilometres, Zambezi River passes the border to Angola where it flows to the southwest for another 240 kilometres […]

A Baobab forest – Im Baobab-Wald

On the way from Lusaka to Lake Kariba in southern Zambia, after you passed the city of Kafue, a well-developed industrial centre with huge textile producing and chemical ventures, the road is all beautiful serpentines down Zambezi escarpment. The road goes on to the border with Zimbabwe at bordertown of Chirundu, but to go to […]

Chirundu Fossil Forest – Der fossile Wald von Chirundu

On the way from Lusaka to Chirundu in the Deep South of Zambia right at the border to Zimbabwe, just after the turn-off to Siavonga at Lake Kariba and 21 kilometres before Chirundu, the site of ancient remains of a fossil forest is located. Those trunks are 150 Million years old and have been announced […]

Kidepo Valley National Park

Coming from the south from Kotido and heading for Kidepo Valley National Park, you first pass Kaabong, home of Karamojas northernmost ATM. Along those 80 kilometres, the landscape is gradually changing, it is a rolling landscape now with several rock formations and small mountains. In this appealing location, Kaabong is the last town before Kidepo […]

Nakapelimoru & the Karamojong – Nakapelimoru & die Karamojong

100 kilometres north of Moroto lies Kotido, a small and either dusty or muddy town in the centre of the huge Karamoja plains. Undistinguishable Kotido is mainly interesting because of its proximity to Nakapelimoru, one of the largest traditional settlements in eastern Africa. Approximately 10.000 Karamojong are living in Nakapelimoru. The settlement consists of traditional […]

Mbale

Mbale is a pleasant town in eastern Uganda with approximately 100.000 inhabitants. Located on 1.200 m altitude, Mbale has a moderate climate amidst an incredibly attractive landscape close to Mount Elgon. It is only 60 km to the Kenyan border, and there are quite some smuggled goods on the local markets. Mbale ist eine angenehme […]

Kitgum – Reconciliation at the centre of terror – Versöhnung im Zentrum des Schreckens

Kitgum is a calm and relaxed town at the centre of northern Uganda, and it wouldn´t be worth mentioning, if Kitgum and it´s 45.000 inhabitants had not been the centre of power of Joseph Kony and his Lord´s Resistance Army (LRA) for years. That was from where the pseudo-religious, fanaticised butchers covered the north with […]

Arua

The small town of Arua is situated in a far north-western corner of Uganda, right at the border to the DR Congo. In the past, Arua has gained a certain fame because of being the place where Id Amin has been born, a world-famous lunatic. We took some “Shared Taxis” from Pakwach to Arua, which […]