Photography of wildlife – animals, birds, plants, events
PEOPLE – UGANDA
Over 100 years ago Winston Churchill named Uganda the Pearl of Africa and described it so well :
“The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up … and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different, and, most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa … I say: ‘Concentrate on Uganda’. For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale — Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.”
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa has 4 Kingdoms which at one time were outlawed in 1967 and only re established in 1993.
The largest of the kingdoms is Buganda, then Bunyoro-Kitara, Busoga and Toro.
Here are some passing glimpses of the people of Uganda.
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Transporting mattresses on a boda boda
Prisoners working in the field – Toro Kingdom
Children on their way to school
Herding Ankole Cattle
Transporting a goat on a boda boda
Workers on the back of truck in the early morning haze
A market place
Stopped traffic to allow school children to cross the road
Boda Bodas which mean border to border- lined up and waiting for customers