Thursday, March 15, 2007

Excess Baggage: Mountain Gorilla Eco-Tourism in Uganda

A recent episode of BBC Radio 4's "Excess Baggage" featured an interview with Philip Briggs, a travel writer and tour leader specialising in eastern and southern Africa.
Philip has been travelling in East Africa since 1986 when he went backpacking in Uganda and has been back regularly since. Tourism is an important part of the economy and Uganda’s main tourist attraction is its wildlife.
He talks about the sometimes easy, and sometimes difficult task of tracking Mountain Gorillas through the forest. He is also the author of the soon-to-be-released "Uganda, 5th: The Bradt Travel Guide" travel guidebook.

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