Marojejy

A good 60 km southwest of Sambava lies Marojejy National Park in the eponymous Massif de Marojejy, a mountain range with its highest point at 2.132 m altitude. Those mountains are covered by dense rainforest as well as montane rainforest and cloud forest on the higher levels, and the forest is one of the top […]

Domaine d’Ambohimanitra

Domaine d’Ambohimanitra is a vanilla plantation 50 km south of Sambava, only a stone´s throw from the Indian ocean, and the name means “hill of perfume”. Not only do they produce vanilla for sale but also for educational as well as touristic purposes. They grow various types of vanilla, starting with Mexicaine, the original species […]

Virunga III – Meet the Batwa – Eine Begegnung mit den Batwa

Besides “Silver and Gold”, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the ancient and unparalleled rich culture of the Batwa, the people of the forest. When the park was gazetted, they had not only been translocated to the outskirts of Kisoro right at the edge of the woods that […]

Virunga II – Golden monkeys – Goldmeerkatzen

Virunga I – The mountain gorillas – Die Berggorillas

The Virunga volcanoes include eight volcanoes in total, situated at the border triangle of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. Extended areas around the volcanoes are protected in order to preserve half of the population of the famous mountain gorillas living in the montane forests. The most active of the volcanoes are Nyiragongo (3.462 m) and […]

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo and the eponymous National Park protecting 260 km2 of rolling hills, forests, and bush savanna is an underrated gem in Uganda’s impressive set of National Parks. The landscape surrounding the five lakes within the park is picturesque at least, and there is an abundance of wildlife ranging from zebra and antelope, like the […]

Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika / Tanganjika-See

In an extremely remote corner at the north-eastern end of Zambia, travellers with either an iron butt, tons of patience, excellent driving skills or pockets full of cash can reach as far as paradise which comes just around the next corner of a dilapidated track, miraculously named “a road” by some confused people. It is […]

Lower Zambezi River – Am Sambesi-Unterlauf

Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa next to River Nile, Kongo River and Niger River with a length of 2.574 kilometres. It rises in dense miombo woodland in Zambias utmost northwest. After a few kilometres, Zambezi River passes the border to Angola where it flows to the southwest for another 240 kilometres […]

Kidepo Valley National Park

Coming from the south from Kotido and heading for Kidepo Valley National Park, you first pass Kaabong, home of Karamojas northernmost ATM. Along those 80 kilometres, the landscape is gradually changing, it is a rolling landscape now with several rock formations and small mountains. In this appealing location, Kaabong is the last town before Kidepo […]

Moroto & the Tepeth – Moroto & die Tepeth

Moroto is a sleepy but pleasant small town at the foot of the 3.084 metres high Mount Moroto right at the border to Kenya. As a home for 15.000 inhabitants, Moroto is the biggest urban centre in Uganda’s north-eastern province of Karamoja. Apart from few bigger settlements with modern architecture and concrete buildings, the Karamojong […]