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Travel Tales from Uganda’s Far Horizon

  • WHL Group
  • 25 August 2010

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Nicola Swann, a self-confessed globetrotter with a passion for all things travel, who works as Marketing Manager and general whiz for The Far Horizon, the whl.travel local connection based in Uganda.

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Terrorists Strike Kampala, the Heart of Uganda

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 13 July 2010

On the night of 11 July, three bombs exploded within 75 minutes of each other in two locations in Kampala city, Uganda, killing more than 75 people gathered to enjoy the World Cup final. The first bomb exploded at the the Ethiopian Village restaurant in Kabalaga, but news did not travel fast enough to the Kyadondo rugby club in Lugogo, on the Jinja Road out of town, where two bombs tore through spectators seated in hundreds of white plastic chairs set up on the green before a giant screen.

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Photo of the Week: Gorillas in Our Midst, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

  • Patrick Shah (photo) and Nicola Swan (text)
  • 4 July 2010

This is a photo of Ruhondeza, the Silverback of the Mubare group of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With a worldwide population of approximately 720, mountain gorillas in the wild have been interacted with by only a few visitors to Africa. Each of six family groups has undergone an extremely delicate process so they tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

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Conservation in Action: Some of What’s Happening (and Where) in the WHL Group

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 26 June 2010

Word Environment Day, a celebration since 1972 of positive action for the environment, is commemorated every year on 5 June. In keeping with its aim of raising awareness of environmental issues and inciting action, we have assembled a selection of notable projects flagged by our local partners that showcase how things can be done.

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Top Five Picks for Community-Based Tourism Accommodation in Sub-equatorial Africa

  • WHL Group
  • 24 May 2010

Nothing beats the experience of staying with locals and supporting their local communities. The WHL Group puts forward here five of its favourite community-based accommodation initiatives in Africa.

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Dodging the Football Frenzy and Tackling Alternative Sporting Events in Africa

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 22 May 2010

You’d have to be holed up in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin not to know that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month. The Beautiful Game has a special place in all Africans’ hearts and is far and away the most popular sport played on the continent. But with football mania reaching fever pitch, it’s high time we had a look at some of the other sporting events on offer in Africa.

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Photo of the Week: Banana Leaf Umbrella in Uganda

  • Nicola Swann (Photo and Text)
  • 18 April 2010

I had spent the week in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, visiting the lodges in the area. Whilst I was waiting for my flight back to Kampala, a group of enthusiastic children appeared on the airstrip. All of the children I have met in Uganda like to ball their hands into fists, shouting ‘bonga!’ when they greet you. As the plane was slightly delayed, we spent a happy hour taking photos with my camera… and lots of ‘bonga!’ poses!

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Western Uganda Comes to whl.travel as the Country’s Third Travel Portal

  • whl.travel
  • 10 April 2010

The magnificent landscapes – volcanic craters, grasslands, snowy mountain peaks and thick, verdant jungles – national parks, game reserves and bird sanctuaries coupled with the incredibly wildlife diversity and numerous activities make travel in Western Uganda enormously popular with tourists.

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Jinja Adds Spice to the whl.travel Destinations in Uganda

  • whl.travel
  • 12 March 2010

Jinja, in eastern Uganda, is fast securing its place as one of Africa’s hottest destinations. Dynamic yet easygoing, this town set on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, is just a few kilometres from the Source of the Nile Gardens, the outlet that feeds the northern flow of the White Nile on…

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Kampala and Entebbe Bring Uganda to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 1 March 2010

The affable cities of Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda, lie a mere 37km apart. Kampala, the country’s capital and largest city, has maintained its unique cultural heritage and spirit despite the march of modernisation, while Entebbe is Kampala’s peaceful neighbour and sits on the north shore of Lake Victoria, the African continent’s largest lake. Hilly Kampala…

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