Category Archives: Tourism

Chimp Tracking in Uganda

Most people in Uganda think Kibale National Park is the only place to go for a good chimp tracking experience. I heartily disagree. I have always been a big fan of Kaniyo-Pabidi forest near Murchison Falls National Park. Not only … Continue reading

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When Elephants and Humans Collide

Here is a great article I just came across in the Black Star News that highlights the important and complicated issues around human – elephant conflict in Africa. Elephants traditionally ranged over thousands of miles. As population growth in Uganda … Continue reading

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Uganda Ranked #1 Travel Destination

Yet another reason to come on my trip to Uganda in April 2012!!! This isn’t a surprise to those of us who have loved Uganda for years, but finally the “outside world” is catching on. Lonely Planet, one of the … Continue reading

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Come to Uganda!!!
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Travel to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife

Uganda Village ImageApril 11 – 21, 2012 I will be leading my seventh trip to Uganda in partnership with my wife’s organization, BeadforLife.

This trip to Uganda is full-immersion, and will be a very powerful experience. This is not Africa through the windows of an air-conditioned bus, but a chance to feel the red dust on your face and engage one-on-one with some of the most welcoming people in the world.

Here is a sample of what you will experience:

  • Learn about the complicated issues of global poverty and BeadforLife’s holistic approach to poverty eradication.
  • Visit BeadforLife’s Friendship Village to see the life-changing benefits of home ownership
  • Go on a 4-day safari in spectacular Murchison Falls National Park
  • Explore environmental issues and their impacts on people’s lives
  • Visit an AIDS clinic and find out what living with HIV means in Africa

Follow the link to learn more about traveling to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife. And please forward this message on to your friends!

Mark Jordahl

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Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains. With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million per gorilla per year, these animals are important both in … Continue reading

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Pearls of Uganda – New Uganda Tourism Resource

While the tourism potential in Uganda is boundless, the current tourism infrastructure is…ummm…lacking. As one traveler who wrote an article for The Independent found out, planning your own trip to Uganda can be a nightmare. Toilet in Murchison Falls NP … Continue reading

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When Do You Give to Beggars?

This is one of the biggest questions and challenges for people traveling to the developing world and, perhaps even moreso, for those living as western expats in countries with extensive poverty because we confront it on a daily basis. The … Continue reading

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Going on safari? Bring binoculars.

When you go on safari, are you hoping to see this: Or this?: Bring Binoculars on Safari. Period. As a trip leader, I never get to use my own binoculars. I always encourage clients to beg, borrow or steal decent … Continue reading

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JGI-Uganda Ecotourism Project Nominated for Conservation Award

I love seeing good news on the conservation and tourism front in Uganda. It’s even better when it is about The Jane Goodall Instutute, which is my favorite conservation group in Uganda. The following information is from the JGI Website: … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Wetlands

Video of images from Uganda’s wetlands. Continue reading

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