Roadside markets somewhere between Kampala and Masaka
How to load a scooter properly.
More of the road from Kampala to the SW of Uganda
Obligatory shot at the equator crossing near Masaka
High Road, Mbarara
ZS-RUG with system in testing
This hawk guarded our base stations and the windsock every morning...
But never seemed to learn that catching frogs in long, dewy grass means you have to dry out your wings.
Sunrise over the terminal buildings at Mbarara.
ZS-RUG at idle...Mbarara
20 seconds later....passing at 20ft
Here's what HeliGeotem looks like from the top looking down.
Hills of Uganda, north of Mbarara
Mbarara airport...a few thousand feet of murrum cut out of the grass.
While waiting outside the bank, we watched these guys for a few minutes -- it was high enough they were having trouble throwing the ropes over the top.
The latest technology in irons.
One of many alleys in downtown Mbarara...line with tailors, barbers and electronics shops.
If the human drugs don't work then there's an alternative?
I never worked out the name of this village, but every day they were well-stocked with tomatoes, bananas, pineapples, avodados, pawpaws, melons and other fruits I didn't recognise.
The complete system lying in wait.
The road from Mbarara to Ntungamo (where we had a refuelling site)
The national bird of Uganda - the Crested Crane.
Hilly countryside between Ntungamo & Mbarara
More hilly countryside between Ntungamo & Mbarara
ZS-RUG with Parag and Martin picking up the gear.
This is why we didn't start at dawn every day.
Artistic shot of RUG
Must have been a cold day, I'm sure he was usually half this size.
PS I now know this is a 'Lilac-breasted Roller' :)
Our pilot, Don, taking in the view on the road to Kasese and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
My shot of the same view.
Part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (panorama to come)
Queen Elizabeth National Park
These guys were watching the road across the National Park -- all you need is a banana to get their attention.
One of several photos...just couldn't get one with junior in the open.
Another obligatory equator photo (on a different road). L-R: Tim, Matt, Chris, Don, Parag
The view from the old crew hotel in Kasese. They actually surveyed over those hills!
QENP -- these may be the other national animal, the Cob.
QENP. No explanation required.
QENP. warthog. Ugly, i'nne?
QENP - buffalo
QENP, Mweya safari lodge. Acrobatic weaver birds
QENP, Mweya safari lodge. Cheeky weaver birds
Looking over Lake Edward from Mweya lodge
QENP, Chameleon not sure what colour to choose?
QENP. These I'm pretty sure are Cobs
QENP. Getting the eye from the alpha male
QENP, One of many crater lakes
QENP. On the return junior was less cautious about us.
Hard at work...testing is tough on a processor...
Apparently this is the best way to transport Matooke bananas to market. Standard loading is 4-6 bunches, but I saw up to 8...
Tim and the receiver bird.
Parag monitoring the pickup
The 'lake' for which the Lakeview Resort Hotel was named.
Market day at another town whose name I forgot between Mbarara & Ntungamo. Seemed to be every second Monday if anyone wants to visit.
Sunrise over Mbarara.
Sunrise over the fields near the airport.
This is why we didn't fly at all this day....there's actually a helicopter there, only about 150m away to the right of the road.
...Closer view...can you see it now?
Lakeview Resort Hotel, Mbarara
The resident geese at the hotel. (Just for you mum!)
A bit of creative parking in our lake on Christmas eve. Never found out why he ended up there, but we know the driver jumped clear.
Weaver bird nests at the hotel
Christmas festivities at the hotel
How to load a minibus.
Testing the VR lens...One of numerous weddings outside the hotel.
Not sure what they are, but Martin said they looked like a South African bird they call a 'Go Away' bird due to its call.
Our hotel in the last hours of 2008
Beach on Lake Victoria
Kingfishers at Lake Victoria
Shags on the jetty at Lake Victoria
Kingfisher, Lake Victoria