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Off the Grid in Uganda

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be literally “off the grid” in Africa? We spent 10 days in Uganda, including three days in the southwest of the country visiting the Mountain Gorillas. Because of the tall mountains in the area, our phone stopped working. Even when it was working, a call back to the States cost $4.99 per minute!

The video above is an overview – it shows just the highlights. We have posted five additional episodes below.


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Day

Date

Location/Activities

1

21 June 2008

Fly from LA to London overnight

2

22 June 2008

Arrive in London; take a Sunday stroll in Hyde Park

3

23 June 2008

Sightsee in London; British Museum, National Gallery, Big Ben; Spamalot West End show at night

4

24 June 2008

Continue sightseeing in London; Canary Wharf, Regent’s Park; Evening flight to Brussels and overnight there

5

25 June 2008

Fly all day to Entebbe, Uganda via a stop in Bujumbura, Burundi

6

26 June 2008

Take a half-day trip to the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary

7

27 June 2008

Day in Entebbe; Explore the botanical garden; walk through the town center and have lunch

8

28 June 2008

All day drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park; Dusk boat drive safari on the Kazinga Channel

9

29 June 2008

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha section

10

30 June 2008

Morning game drive; Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

11

1 July 2008

Day 1 viewing the Mountain Gorillas; Afternoon stroll in Buhoma village

12

2 July 2008

Day 2 viewing the Mountain Gorillas; Afternoon waterfall hike

13

3 July 2008

Drive to Lake Mburo National Park; Late afternoon walking safari

14

4 July 2008

Morning game drive; All day trip back to Entebbe; Board overnight flight to Brussels, with a stop in Nairobi, Kenya

15

5 July 2008

Fly from Brussels to Chicago; change planes to Los Angeles

Episode 1 is a video of our visit to Ngamba Island. It is located on an island in Lake Victoria. It was a 45 minute speed boat ride on choppy waters to get there from Entebbe.

Episode 2 is a video of our visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Episode 3 covers our trip to Ishasha Bush Camp.

Episode 4 includes the highlights of our visit to see the Mountain Gorillas in Southern Uganda.

Episode 5 covers our visit to Mburo Lake National Park.



Lost luggage, trip cancellation, medical emergency

One Comment

  1. I just received and viewed the Uncut Mountain Gorilla DVD. Terrific videography; I wish my own efforts could look half as good! I could have watched for longer. The 40 minutes seemed so short as I was immersed in the gorillas. They are so expressive and almost seem to enjoy the humans in their presence. Amazing how close up they come to you, even touching the guide! The terrain and vegetation reminds me of some of ours here in British Columbia, Canada. I will certainly watch this DVD over and over a few times in anticipation of our own live visit coming up in two months time. I can hardly wait! Thanks for making this DVD available!