Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Eek! from the forest + podcast loading – Diary of a Muzungu


👋🏼 Good day from my forest nest (as my mum calls it!)

It’s great to be dwelling on the sting of Kibale Forest, reconnecting with nature for just a few weeks. Ahhhh, the straightforward pleasures of daybreak refrain (and the snooze button!)

Thoughts you, I confess: the sight of termites was a somewhat alarming wake-up name this morning. Eek. We’re detest to make use of any chemical substances right here at Sunbird Hill so let’s hope the appliance of some litres of outdated engine oil will cease their munching of my beautiful picket home… !

Cottage Sunbird Hill Kibale Forest Uganda. Charlotte Beauvoisin
House is a picket cottage at Sunbird Hill on the sting of Kibale Forest in western Uganda. PHOTO CREDIT Charlotte Beauvoisin

I’m again in Kibale Forest after a busy fortnight in Kampala. It was enjoyable to be again within the coaching room, sharing digital advertising and marketing ideas with a few of the tour operators, lodges and actions that function in our Journey Listing. My expertise co-developing a coaching curriculum for tour operators (with colleagues from Uganda, South Africa and the Netherlands) has proved very inspiring 🤩

On the identical time, we’ve been busy placing the ultimate touches on a brand-new model of Diary of a Muzungu – now reside!

Enjoyable enjoyable enjoyable! We took the photograph on the high of this web page whereas Bryan Kisembo and I had been recording the primary podcast episodes right here on the sting of Kibale Nationwide Park.

I’m thrilled that certainly one of my first podcast interviewees is the British TV sports activities commentator Rob Walker. I caught up with Rob when he revisited Uganda as a visitor of the Uganda Tourism Board. In his interview, he tells us all about his wonderful journey: monitoring the gorillas in Bwindi, assembly up along with his buddy Joshua Cheptegai (and sinking just a few Nile Specials!)

British TV sports commentator Rob Walker revisited Uganda in 2023
British TV sports activities commentator Rob Walker mentioned a convincing YES to each selfie request that got here his means! (Picture bombing second with Natty Dread on the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala)

Over the last Olympics, Rob’s spontaneous reside commentary touched the hearts of a nation after Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei gained a Gold medal.

And what unadulterated pleasure this win can have triggered again dwelling in Uganda – one of many friendliest, most stunning nations you can ever want to go to!

Rob Walker

If Diary of a Muzungu has been quiet just lately, know that we now have greater and higher issues deliberate for you! 😉

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