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About Uganda
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About Uganda

Uganda, your country destination was made a British Protectorate in 1894. It became an independent nation in 9th October, 1962. Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Price. Winner for Literature wrote in “Green Hills of Africa”, 1935 (Scribner. New York):“where a man feels at home, outside of where he’s born, is where he’s meant to go” So...

Murchison Falls National Park
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Murchison Falls National Park

In terms of heritage, the Park, your ultimate destination is a place of natural beauty rather like the breath-taking Grand Canyon in the USA but with a plethora of flora and fauna instead. It is not man-made like cathedrals and castles in Europe. In 1957 the American literary naturalist Loren Eiseley wrote:“If there is magic...

The Acholi Tribe
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The Acholi Tribe

The Acoli tribe lived in close association with wildlife for generations. The tribe’s claim to the guardianship of wildlife is embedded in the Acoli custom, folklore and culture – perhaps in the DNA as well. Here is the Acoli and the wildlife story. It spans several generations. Southern Luo Migration In the southern Luo migration...

Naturalists, Early Travellers & Hunters
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Naturalists, Early Travellers & Hunters

Captain R. J. D Salmon was always called “Samaki” – meaning fish. He acquired the name in the present Tanzania during World War 1 when under enemy fire he jumped into and crossed the crocodile infested Kagera river to rescue his men who had been surrounded and out-gunned. W.D.M Bell, a tough Scotsman, was always...

The British Protectorate Government
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The British Protectorate Government

The Acoli and the British Protectorate Government worked collaboratively to create the Murchison Falls National Park. It was a long drawn out affair, lasting over 50 years. The first situation changing event was the rinderpest epidemic that swept through Africa for the first time in 1898 in which buffalo and cattle suffered up to 95%...

The Queen Mother’s Visit
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The Queen Mother’s Visit

The Queen Mother opened the Park Headquarter’s at Paraa – place of hippos in 1959. Earlier in 1954 Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip had visited Uganda towards the end of their world tour. The Acoli royal traditional dance – Bwola was performed for Her Majesty. In a performance at Entebbe Airport, Edward Omara...