The Q-Files: Of wood & water & time – Von Holz, Wasser und Zeit

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The Q-Files: Summer feeling

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Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Victoria Nile – Am Victoria-Nil

In Pakwach, Uganda

Smoke on the water – Lake Victoria – Der Victoriasee

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On our first trip through Uganda five years ago, we´ve already heard some stories about Lake Victoria´s lake flies, small insects spending their early life cycles in the lake before transforming into flies and swarming out in vast numbers, all at the same time. It would look just like columns of smoke on the open lake, we were told. Back then, I got so curios, so desperate on taking pictures of that phenomenon, but we hardly had any time left for exploring the lake. Weiterlesen

Buggala, ein Rückzugsort II – Buggala Island, a place of retreat II

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Alle Unterkünfte auf Buggala liegen über die Lutoboka-Bucht verteilt, von wo aus seit ein paar Jahren die Fähre MV Kalangala täglich nach Entebbe pendelt. Dafür benötigt sie in der Regel um die vier Stunden. Morgens um acht Uhr geht es in Lutoboka los, und um 14 Uhr tritt sie von Entebbe den Weg zurück zur Insel an, wo sie dann noch vor Sonnenuntergang wieder anlegt. Nachdem die Insel schon in den 90ern ein Backpacker-Treffpunkt gewesen war, hatte sie Anfang des Jahrtausends unter der Einstellung des Fährbetriebs von Entebbe aus gelitten, die Touristen waren weiter an den idyllischen Bunyonyi-See im Süden des Landes gezogen. Weiterlesen

Toro Crater Lakes – Die Toro Kraterseen

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Starting north of Fort Portal, a concentration of crater lakes runs down south alongside the western border of Kibale National Park with its groups of habituated chimpanzees. The crater lakes south of Fort Portal sprawl over a large region with a lush, hilly countryside and a patchwork of cultivated areas and remnants of swamps as well as indigenous forest with a profusion of birds, monkeys and butterflies. One of the most beautiful is Lake Nkuruba, where the community-run Original Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is protecting the surrounding rainforest which is bursting with black-and-white colobus, red colobus, red-tailed and other monkeys. The lakes tend to be quite deep, and the water is clear and cool (but not too cool)– perfect for a relaxing swim. Weiterlesen

Idylle am Nil – Idyll at River Nile

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda