THE UNUSUAL SWING – TUSNUG

A poem by Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Imagine an unusual swing, Deep inside a dense and dark forest, In the community of green beings, In a gathering of trees olden. Imagine an unusual swing, Rocking you back and forth, Over brooks of shiny waters, Swinging you back and forth through a hazy jungle, Wetting…

LAKE MBURO WELCOMES FIRST BABY GIRAFFE – TUSNUG

A feeling of delicate ecstasy filled Uganda’s smallest area of a savanna national park, as the first glances of the little gorgeous giraffe baby, born this morning, were made. Born to one of the female Rothschild giraffes that were translocated from Murchison Falls National Park in 2015 to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda,…

NEW UWA BOSS NAMED – TUSNUG

By The Uganda Safari News Thursday 15th February 2018 was the last day of the week as many civil servants and businessman and women from within the private sector geared up for the early weekend that had been lengthened by the Janani Luwum Day, a relatively new holiday in Uganda celebrated now for the last…

THE MOST UNIQUE THING ABOUT UGANDA, HER PEOPLE – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) This morning CNN International had an interesting article on their website about scientists discovering the oldest known modern human fossil outside Africa, estimated to be between 177,000 and 194,000 years old and suggests that modern humans may have been on the move, specifically migrating from Africa, at least 50,000…

BATHDAY ON THE NILE RIVER – TUSNUG

Watch my YouTube video here By Jonathan A. Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) We had just been paddling for about 5 minutes but I had already gobbled in my first gurgles of Nile River water, about 500 milliliters to be specific. After an almost successful attempt to drown us in shallow waters, he seemed to find…

UGANDA’S WALK OF THE RHINOS – TUSNUG

By Jonathan A. Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Down on my knees begging to be excused for this lengthy episode of silence. Thanks for sticking with me, it means the world to me and I am so glad to be back to share my recent visit to Uganda’s Rhinos. Been a while since I dropped a…

WHY I VOTE OIL OVER TOURISM IN UGANDA – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) It’s not very often that I pen down a piece against Tourism in my series “Below 1000 Words”. This was a tough one for me to write. Today I stand on the other side aligning my nozzle for a clear target. I join the enemy to pull the trigger…

DIRECT REGIONAL FLIGHTS TO UGANDA’S NATIONAL PARKS TO BEGIN – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Was October 2017 a blissful month in the history of Uganda’s tourism, the start of a new era headed towards the right direction? Giant’s Club Investment Forum On Friday last week, the 6th of October 201, the Giants Club staged Africa’s first conservation and Tourism Investment Forum in Uganda…

CELEBRATE PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE EVERYDAY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) On 1 March 1961 the first elections were held with Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party becoming the first chief minister. The following year on 9th October, Britain granted independence to this country, an event at which people witnessed the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising (for…