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    Uganda considered

    The country hopes its strengths as a safari destination will help it overcome a tumultuous past and contentious issues in the present. Pictured here, elephants and hippos share the bank of the Kazinga Channel across from Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Photos by Arnie Weissmann; posted June 12, 2012.

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    Uganda considered

    A hippo rises to watch a passing boat on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.

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    Uganda considered

    A dusty road in Queen Elizabeth National Park serves as a supply route for transporting plantains.

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    Uganda considered

    Two schoolgirls wave to passing tourists near the entrance to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

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    Uganda considered

    An elephant stays in his lane on a road near Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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    Uganda considered

    The sun begins to set over the Nile (and swimming pool), seen from the deck of Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park.

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    Uganda considered

    The interior of the luxury tented suites at Chobe.

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    Uganda considered

    A warthog helps keep the grass short on the lawn of Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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    Uganda considered

    Three gray-headed kingfishers stare into the Kazinga Channel in search of lunch.

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    Uganda considered

    A baby rhino pauses from nursing in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

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    Uganda considered

    A lelwel hartebeest in Murchison Falls National Park.

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    Uganda considered

    A crocodile watches over newborns on a muddy bank of the Nile near Murchison Falls.

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    Uganda considered

    Two Ugandan tourists, one in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern, pose on the equator.

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    Uganda considered

    Murchison Falls, where the Nile squeezes through a 20-foot opening before plunging 143 feet.

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    Uganda considered

    Guide Jimmy Kisembo looks into the canopy for signs of chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge. He holds large seed pods that the chimps use as drinking cups.

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    Uganda considered

    Rangers built a small monument to the chimps near the visitors station above the gorge.

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    Uganda considered

    Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann asks Uganda President Yoweri Museveni about proposed anti-gay legislation in the State House, his official residence in Entebbe.

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