Category Archive: Uganda

Sep 30

vEcoLive: The Elephants of Queen Elizabeth National Park

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In the run up to the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos on October 3rd and 4th in a city near YOU (www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org), join us for a virtual tour of the Craters Circuit in QENP, Uganda, with tour host Ian Redmond, to watch elephants and other wildlife. vEcoLive is our ground-breaking experimental platform that allows virtual …

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Aug 12

Crossing paths with a forest elephant on World Elephant Day

© Ian Redmond / vEcotourism

vEcotourism.org ambassador Ian Redmond recently had the very good fortune to encounter a magnificent forest elephant while trekking to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. In our latest “taster” vEcotour, published to coincide with World Elephant Day, you’ll join Ian as he observes this marvellous creature calmly feeding in his native habitat, …

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Jun 11

vEcotourism engages with Ugandan students at Makerere University

Makere University students get a taste of vEcotourism with Mark O!

Ugandan vEco blogger and photographer, Mark Olokotum (a.k.a. Mark O!), broke new ground this past Friday, June 6th, as he introduced students of the Department of Biological Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda, to the wonders and possibilities of vEcotourism. Introduced by vEco Tour Guide and Content Developer, Jackson Efitre, Mark O dazzled the group with …

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Apr 11

Scrambling up the Albertine Escarpment, Uganda

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Today we are travelling to the Albertine Graben region in the East African Rift Valley. I visited this area to perform an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Chinese oil giant, CNOOC, as the Rift Valley is thought to contain large amounts of natural gas and oil. To access the site I had to climb …

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Mar 21

Experience the roar of the magnificent Murchison Falls, Uganda

Murchison Falls

In December 2013 I travelled to the remarkable Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, in north west Uganda. Located within Uganda’s largest protected area, the Murchison Falls National Park, the area is characterised by green, pristine vegetation scattered with diverse wildlife. You can join me on my travels through this vEcotour; experience the thunderous …

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Feb 17

vEco’s gift to you: the view of a lifetime!

© Ian Redmond

To say thank you for the enthusiastic reception and all the fantastic feedback that vEcotourism.org has recently received, we wanted to give something back! Just like vEco Ambassador Ian Redmond, you too can enjoy the spectacular view over the hills on the southern edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Simply click on the image or links below …

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Feb 13

Presenting vEco’s first blogger: Mark O!

My name is Mark Olokotum alias Mark O! I am the main photographer and tour guide for vEcotourism.org in Uganda, and will be bringing vEco content from East Africa as well as presenting vEco materials to local communities. I invite you to “Be part of the conversation and conservation”! I hold a BSc in Fisheries …

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Feb 04

Mobile Clinic arrival marks a special day for the Kibale Health and Conservation Project, Uganda

New Mobile Clinic

Today represents a fantastic result for vEcotourism Project Advisors Dr.’s Colin and Lauren Chapman; a long-awaited mobile clinic van for Kibale National Park has finally arrived in Uganda. The Kibale Health and Conservation Project, founded by the couple, works to to provide health care to the local communities surrounding Kibale National Park as well as …

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Oct 07

Team Uganda Reunited

Ian,Jackson, Mark O

vEco’s globetrotting ambassador, Ian Redmond (pictured on the right), met up with two of vEco’s most dedicated collaborators this past weekend: Jackson Efitre (center, Lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences, Makerere University) and Mark Olokotum (left, M.Sc. student at Makerere University and Research Assistant with NaFIRRI-Jinja). The trio then met up with The Gorilla …

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Jul 13

Taking vEcotours to new heights

The route to the summit, Mount Sabinyo, Uganda

Check out this panoramic photo that’s recently arrived courtesy of our Ugandan team. Showing the dramatic trail to the summit of Mt Sabinyo, where three countries meet (Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, altitude 3,645 metres, 11,959 ft) this was taken on a media-collecting tour of Western Uganda, including Mgahinga National Park and …

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