Uganda 2012

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Uganda 2012

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:23 pm

As requested, some more shots (not only herps) from my visit to Uganda in 2012. We spent about 4 weeks driving through the country from park to park, watching birds (total of 345 species :D), mammals and the occasional herp! Not too many herp photos, but still a decent impression of sightings I hope.

Awesome country to visit, would recommend it to all!

White-backed night-heron:
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Jacana:
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Pied kingfisher:
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Common toad (Amietophrynus regularis):
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Longtailed skink (Mabuya megalura):
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Rwenzori chameleon (Chamaeleo johnstoni):
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And another:
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Mountain gorilla's:
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Lions:
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Blue-headed rock agama (Acanthocercus atricollis):
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Side-striped chameleon (C bitaeniatus):
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Bitis nasicornis
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Don't know how much pictures I can put in 1 message, so that's it for now :mrgreen:
Other sightings include Ptychadena, Afrixalus, Hyperolius and some other stuff I can't remember right now... :roll:
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:26 pm

Great!!!

Rémon ter Harmsel wrote:Don't know how much pictures I can put in 1 message

A few more
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:28 pm

hahaha :roll: Guess I'll go upload a few 100 more then :shock:
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Niklas Ban » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:09 pm

Would be my greatest wish to see or even photograph some mountain gorillas! Must be some of the greatest moments you can have. I must say that I am very jealous. How much you payed for the trip, If it's ok to ask?! :D
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:54 pm

Rémon ter Harmsel wrote:hahaha :roll: Guess I'll go upload a few 100 more then :shock:

Yes, please! Very cool.
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Tomas Mazuch » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:19 am

"Mabuya megalura" is in fact Leptosiaphos (perhaps graueri).
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:07 am

Tomas: you are right, I don't know where I got the Mabuya name from, let me check my books tonight; might be a wrong name/photo combination.

Niklas: the gorilla tracking is unforgettable! A permit costs 500 USD p.p., and for that you are only allowed to be close to the animals for about 1 hour. Totally worth it though. In total, expect to pay around 4000/5000 euro p.p. for 4 weeks, including tickets, meals and (very basic!) accomodation.
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Niklas Ban » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:12 am

Rémon ter Harmsel wrote:Niklas: the gorilla tracking is unforgettable! A permit costs 500 USD p.p., and for that you are only allowed to be close to the animals for about 1 hour. Totally worth it though. In total, expect to pay around 4000/5000 euro p.p. for 4 weeks, including tickets, meals and (very basic!) accomodation.

I think I'll have to wait a little bit for this journey :lol:
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:33 pm

took me a lot of moneysaving too :)
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Re: Uganda 2012

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:40 pm

Wow! Fantastic trip.The nasicornis is too cool! In situ photo???
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