Editors Letter July – Sept 2024 Edition

Editors Letter July – Sept 2024 Edition
Shaz Dunbar - The Eye Magazine Uganda editor

Hello, Eye Readers!

The summer holidays have arrived and for some, this means a well deserved break away with the kids until schools start again for the new school year. If you are staying in Uganda there is plenty to do and see. Why not take the family on a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park – “established in 1952, the park is a popular tourist destination in Uganda and has a developed infrastructure of safari tracks, lodges, tented camps, and other tourist facilities – Read all about the park in our special feature on pages 22-30.

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” – Susan Polis Schutz

Aside from the national parks there are a lot of outdoor activities that one can do as a family within the city limits, like go-karting, swimming, tennis, horse riding, visiting an adventure park and a lot more. Check out our listings in the Explore Uganda section of the magazine – whatever you have planned – simply enjoy!


Travel well, travel safely and enjoy Uganda

Shaz 😊

Cover photo Leopard (Panthera pardus) by Michelle Sutton


Leopard (Panthera pardus)

by Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton Photographer

Michelle Sutton


About the Photographer: Michelle Sutton

I’m a Canadian that has called Uganda home since 2002. When I originally came to Uganda with my husband Kevin, I fell in love with the climate, the people and the laid-back way of life. Kevin and I are now the owners and operators of Little Elephant Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park. I’m a passionate wildlife and nature photographer who also loves gardening, flowers and dogs.

Cover: Leopard (Panthera pardus)

A large cat native to Africa, known for its distinctive spotted coat, which provides camouflage in its natural habitat. Leopards are highly adaptable and can thrive in various environments, including savannas, forests and mountains. Leopards are solitary, territorial and primarily nocturnal. They are carnivores and feed on a wide range of prey from small rodents, hares, pythons and small antelope. They stalk and pounce their prey and sometimes drag it into trees to avoid scavengers. This female leopard was sighted in the Kob mating grounds in the Kasenyi Plains of Queen Elizabeth NP.


  • Andrew Roberts (East Africa Maps)
  • Declan Peppard (Travel Care)
  • Dick Stockley
  • Michelle Sutton (Little Elephant Camp)
  • The Surgery Uganda
  • Kevin Sutton
  • Uganda Driving License System (UDLS)


  1. PG 24-32 Queen Elizabeth National Park Special Feature
  2. PG 104-105 Health Feature: Conjunctivitis by Dick Stockley

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