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Sometimes the best way to travel is like a bird. These are some photos of such a flight.

 


Spot the Animal

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Yes Folks. It's time to play everyone's favorite game.That game is SPOT THE ANIMAL. It's the exciting game where you must see where the animal is.

If you do see the animal, then you can take a photo of it.Or, if you don't see the animal, it will kill you. Are you ready to play?Animals in their natural homes are not so easy to spot. That's because there's other animals who want to eat them.

Apparently lots of people like to go on so-called African Safaris. I think “Safari” is an over stated term. Safaris are what Livingstone and Speke and Burton did. What the tourists do is a game drive. That means they (and me) get driven around by a guide to try to see various animals. Even so, there are still beautiful and dangerous animals out there.So here we go. Are you ready to spot them?


Sipi Falls, Uganda

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This all played out in eastern Uganda. I was doing a loop tour, through the north, then swinging east to arrive near Mount Elgon. That's a massive former volcano that has left a range of mountains which are now home to lots of people and animals. Still, there's lots of space for the rest of nature to still be itself.


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If someone from Africa said to you “my life here is really quite easy and I enjoy it a lot,” then you almost can be sure you are speaking to one of it's despots, dictators, or exploiters. There is and has always been so much loot for the grabbing here that there's no shortage of grabbers. For example, these baboons will gladly swipe anything you leave lying around. One tore through my tent screen a few weeks ago, ripped around the tent and then left, leaving entry and exit wounds in the screen.


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I've chosen to start with my favorite photo from the many taken at this terrific piece of nature in southern Tanzania. The game reserve is the largest in Africa and has some 4,000 lions along with lots of others that live in a constant state of alert. That's what happens when you have lions as neighbors.


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Before we get some shots of Kampala, this is a gratuitous shot of Mount Meru and her cousin Mount Kilimanjaro.



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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

 

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

 

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.