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Once the place for a safari, Uganda fell victim to violence and political turmoil. It has now rid itself of warlords and experienced an economic revival. The recovery is visible at Aero Beach Club, one of several popular weekend hangouts that sprawl along Entebbe's lakeshore.
Joe Yogerst
Returning from university in the United States in the early 1990s, Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka spearheaded a movement to save Uganda's mountain gorillas and improve the lives of people living around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Joe Yogerst
More than 400 mountain gorillas -- nearly half the world's total -- roam the valleys and hillside of Bwindi. After two decades, conservation authorities have been able to almost completely eliminate poaching and ensure their survival in Uganda.
Joe Yogerst
Originally built as an underground armory, this bunker on the grounds of Kampala's Lubiri Palace was turned into a torture chamber by the notorious dictator Idi Amin. It's estimated that more than 9,000 political prisoners died in captivity here.
Joe Yogerst
Once the home of the country's Buganda monarchs, Lubiri Palace and its expansive grounds were appropriated by Idi Amin in the early 1970s. The royal guards and their families still live in the compound, but the current king resides elsewhere.
Joe Yogerst
Researcher James Kalyewa raises a telemetry antenna as he tracks the whereabouts of collared lions in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Joe Yogerst
In addition to roaming savannah areas, the lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park also climb trees for a nap or to get a better look across the landscape -- a behavior much more common with leopards.
Joe Yogerst
Contrary to local legend, the rusting Boeing 707 on the grounds of Aero Beach Club is not the famous "Raid on Entebbe" plane. Air France reclaimed the hijacked aircraft months after the 1975 Israeli hostage rescue operation. The beach plane once flew for British Airtours but was abandoned at Entebbe Airport in the 1980s.
Joe Yogerst

How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once more

Idi Amin's former torture chamber is now a tourist attraction.
Joe Yogerst
Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka has spearheaded a movement to save Uganda's mountain gorillas.
Joe Yogerst
Beach resorts are a sign of Uganda's return to normality.
Joe Yogerst
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a sanctuary for wildlife these days.
Joe Yogerst
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