New Trip Report: Uganda

Uganda is now officially 2021’s hot mammalwatching destination. First came Tomer’s and then Alex’s reports from their January trip. Now here is Carlos Bocos’s report from June. I just got back too and a report will be coming soon (spoiler alert: I saw fewer species than all of the above).

Uganda, 2021: Carlos Bocos with Harrier Tours, 2 weeks & 95 species including Ruwenzori Horseshoe Bat,  Black-fronted Duiker (check out the photo … sigh) and many rodents, shrews, bats and primates.



  • tomeslice

    Wow, this is exactly the kind of stuff I was hoping to see when I first researched Uganda as a destination!

    I figured there were so many different ecosystems and potentially so many cool and interesting species to see in this country, I just didn’t understand why people don’t flock over there.

    I have always wanted to visit Uganda, but before going I literally remember thinking “I hope I find some cool stuff, and inspire people to mammal watch Uganda, so that I can discover it- not only through my own eyes, but also through other people’s trip reports!”

    Well done, Carlos!!! Happy you got to see that otter, even though it was your last hour of the trip


  • Carlos Bocos

    Many thanks Tomer!
    Your trip report was really inspirational and plagued of brilliant species. Uganda exceed our expectations and brought light to this year!



  • Samuel

    The black front duiker observation and photo are very cool ! Congrats Carlos

  • Alex Meyer

    Well done Carlos! So many interesting bats and small mammals with some really awesome photographs! That initial Spectacled Galago photo is stunning! Any suggestions for night photography?

    It warms my heart so many other people are choosing Harrier Tours. I’m very happy to have been a part of Tomer’s influential trip!

  • Mattia from Italy

    If you open a trip report, and the first 300 photos are of bats&rats, with enthusiastic and ecstatic comments about the length of tails or ears, and not the usual boring and banal Leopard (or Elephant, Rhino, or even a Serval), the author is a VIPM Very Important and Professional Mammalwatcher. 😀

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