Rob Marchant

ROb.jpgI have many fond memories of my time in Bwindi - one that stays with me is of my arrival in Bwindi with Jonathan Baranga.  After the long drive from Kampala, with numerous stops en-route to meet / pick up people, supplies and take rest we arrived into Bwindi at dusk. 

As we entered the forest the Hallelujah Chorus from  Handel's Messiah came on in the Landcruiser - this was automatically turned up to full volume by Jonathan - as the forest seemed to erupt with a dusk chorus. Bush-babies started to come out and were caught - as wide-eyed as me- in the Land-cruiser headlights. This was a majestic start of a wonderful time for me and one I will keep for ever.histor1.jpg

My other lasting love is that for Myooba Godfrey, Emmanuel and Serapio (see photo below) - there is closeness you can only get from spending some time out in the forest with people and I certainly loved every minute - even the cold rice and beans for lunch. Sadly Myooba has passed away since then.

Dr. Rob  Marchant

Environment Department University of York

Heslington, York, UK

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