Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo and the eponymous National Park protecting 260 km2 of rolling hills, forests, and bush savanna is an underrated gem in Uganda’s impressive set of National Parks. The landscape surrounding the five lakes within the park is picturesque at least, and there is an abundance of wildlife ranging from zebra and antelope, like the […]

Nsumbu National Park

At the extreme northeastern end of Zambia, amazing Nsumbu (or Sumbu) National Park stretches from the shores of Lake Tanganyika deep into the forested hinterland. With over 2.000 square kilometers Nsumbu belongs to the medium size Parks in Zambia. In the 70s it was said to be one of the best in the country besides […]

Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika / Tanganjika-See

In an extremely remote corner at the north-eastern end of Zambia, travellers with either an iron butt, tons of patience, excellent driving skills or pockets full of cash can reach as far as paradise which comes just around the next corner of a dilapidated track, miraculously named “a road” by some confused people. It is […]

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 […]

Livingstone & Victoria falls – Livingstone & die Victoriafälle

Livingstone Modern-day Livingstone is located where once Constitution hill had been, only a few kilometres from Victoria falls and the original settlement. That settlement had been founded in 1898 but was relocated to the present place as early as 1901 because of the problematical climate conditions right at Zambezi river. Das moderne Livingstone liegt heute […]

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 […]

Mount Elgon

4.321 m high Mount Elgon is the fifth highest mountain in eastern Africa and the eighth highest on the whole continent. This incredibly old volcano in eastern Uganda at the boarder to Kenia has been extinct for about 10 million years, it´s extremely eroded, and the typical conic shape is hardly recognizable anymore. At its […]

Murchison Falls National Park

With a size of around 3.800 km2, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda´s largest protected area. In a north-western corner of the country, it is divided into a northern and a southern sector by the Victoria Nile coming from lake Kyoga to the east. The Victoria Nile delta at lake Albert in the west is […]

Semliki National Park

Hidden in a remote corner of Uganda, Semliki National Park down in the valley of Semliki river protects 220 km2 of the Bwamba forest. There is now a paved road with spectacular views from Fort Portal along the northern end of the Rwenzori mountains down to Semliki valley on the western side of the Rwenzoris. […]

The chimpanzees of Kalinzu forest – Die Schimpansen vom Kalinzu-Wald

At the eastern border of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest Reserve is linked to the famous park. Protected Kalinzu forest is an extension of Maramagambo forest inside Queen Elizabeth National Park, and both are home to a vast variety of animals and plants, among them more than 400 tree species, 378 bird species, 262 […]