Tuesday, August 21, 2012
By Gerald Tenywa, New Vision 21st August 2012
Baraka, a 40 year old male elephant believed to be the oldest and most peaceful in Semliki wildlife reserve in western Uganda has been killed by suspected poachers. Park authorities said the elephant was named Baraka, a Swahili word meaning peace, because it was approachable.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Co-founder and current chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates was last seen in Uganda in 2004 on a gorilla-tracking trip in Bwindi National Park and this was his first ever visit to the country. It’s also confirmed that he is set for another Gorilla trip in the same Park between 9th August and 12th August 2012.
He is very popular because he is one of the richest people in the whole world and his trip to Uganda will be a great advantage to the tourism industry of the Country.
There has been an advanced team sent to Kisoro district where Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates will be tracking the Gorillas. This news was given out by a Uganda wildlife Authority official who then later declined to divulge more details about the richest Man’s visit. The country boasts the home to almost half of the world’s population of the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park.