Here is a map that I made for all of you working in or visiting Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda. It shows the overland route from the town of Kitgum.
Here are the precise GPS-measured distances and turns to reach the Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, to go along with my Kidepo route map.
a poem by Richard Owen (1804 – 1892), excerpted from The Shamba Raiders, by Bruce Kinloch
Sam Scroggins was a naturalist and hunter from the nursery;
His maths were poor; his Latin weak; his grammar-studies cursory.
At three he was a graduate of field and forest lore
And broke his father’s windows with a catapult at four;
Could ride and shoot, – just sign his name, and loved a spice of danger;
Equipped in fact by Nature for the duties of a Ranger.
So when he grew to manhood and they offered him a billet
As a Ranger in Uganda, he was very glad to fill it. Continue reading “The Triumph of Science”