Wildlife Encounters

Queen Elizabeth National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest and most popular game reserve. It is one of the two most popular tourist destinations in the country, alongside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Elephants at the Queen Elizabeth National Park The Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse ecosystem includes...

Murchison Falls National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Uganda may be more popular for its Gorilla trekking than for its wildlife safari but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do both. If you’re a wildlife and nature buff who loves a good safari, Uganda has plenty to offer, to keep you wanting more. Like most people, the main reason we visited Uganda was to view the majestic Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest...

5 Days in the Ecuadorian Amazon

We recently spent five days in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The Amazon, the one place in the world that I swore to myself I would never set foot in, ever! Why’s that? It’s for one reason only; I am absolutely terrified of spiders, especially large ones such as ugly, hairy Tarantulas.  We all know that many fears are totally irrational and Arachnophobia (the fear of...

An Amazing 10-Day Tour of the Galapagos Islands with G Adventures

We absolutely love wildlife, so if there was one place in South America that we wouldn’t have missed, it’s the Galapagos Islands. Everyone we’ve met who’d been to the Galapagos has always come back raving about it and telling us wildlife lovers that we just had to go there.  With Ecuador as the first stop of our South American trip, we made sure that we booked a...

The Madikwe Game Reserve Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After an amazing start in Zambia, followed by some incredible game drives in both Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, our 10-year anniversary trip was sadly coming to an end. The last part of our trip took us back into South Africa, to a part of the country we had not heard of prior to booking our trip, the Madikwe Game Reserve. Where is the...

The Okavango Delta Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After spending three amazing days in Chobe National Park, it was time to move on for more African adventures. The next leg of our 10-year anniversary trip took us to Sanctuary Retreat’s Stanley’s Camp, a safari lodge that borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is another of Botswana’s gems. With its rich ecosystem, this World...

Chobe National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After our time exploring Victoria Falls on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, we crossed the border to Botswana and headed to one of the best places on earth to see African elephants, Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park was not our first African safari. We had already been lucky enough to see a fair amount of wildlife during our safaris in Uganda, Namibia...

Our Lion Tracking Experience in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is a great place for game drives. There, you’ll find all sorts of wildlife, including one of our favourites, the lions. Lions are the most majestic animals found in Uganda’s savanna and it’s a real treat when you can finally get up close enough to see them in action. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the only park in Uganda...

Our 10-day Uganda Itinerary For the Best Wildlife Sightings

If you think you can only do decent game drives in Tanzania, Kenya or South Africa, then think again! Uganda is more renowned for its gorilla trekking but it is definitely not lacking in other animals. Like most people, the main reason for our Uganda trip was the mountain gorilla trekking. But we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of other wildlife we saw there...