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UGANDA: SONGS FOR ELEPHANTS

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, NIGHTLY SYMPHONIES ARE A NOVEL WAY OF KEEPING ELEPHANTS AT BAY

Nelson plays the drums by firelight. Isaac sits on a tree trunk bench and swings a bell with unending vigour. They carry no tune and I hear no rhythm, but still I join in, screaming my lyric: “Mouse!”

A similar stuttered symphony had kept me awake the previous night at my camp on the fringes of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. At breakfast, I asked the waiter, Barnabus, if there had been a party.

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We grab our binoculars and set out to discover the awe-inspiring wildlife of India, scouting out the likes of Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos and snow leopards in some of the subcontinent’s most dramatic national parks. Elsewhere, we explore the winelands of southern Australia; cross the frozen frontier of the Antarctic Circle; and spend a long weekend in the city of Leeuwarden. Other highlights this issue include the Faroe Islands, Tel Aviv, Manhattan, Tokyo and Santiago, while our photo story takes in the fresh air and Alpine beauty of Switzerland.