Schoolboys (in khaki kilts with lion and leopard skin sporrans), Roman Catholic bishop of Western Uganda Mgr.
Schoolboys (in khaki kilts with lion and leopard skin sporrans), Roman Catholic bishop of Western Uganda Mgr. Ogez, tribal chiefs, and Europeans were among the crowd awaiting the Queen Mother's arrival filmed by Visnews at Kikorongo Feb 23. Shots taken the previous day show wild life at the National Park toured by Her majesty after the reception.
Low cloud formation over her destination held up for 40 minutes the departure of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her tour of Uganda up-country districts. She finally arrived at Kikorongo in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to be warmly greeted by the rulers of Toro, Bunyoro and Ankole and by the secretary-general of Kigezi district at a formal baraza.
From a pavilion erected for the Queen's visit five years ago the Queen Mother thanked the people of Western Uganda for their welcome and recalled her last visit to their country 34 years ago.
Later the same day Her Majesty made a safari through the National Park beneath Uganda's Mountains of the Moon. The park has one of the world's greatest concentrations of big game.
Road signs here mark the equator and announce: Elephants have right of way. This notice is certainly necessary for pachyderms are abundant in the 770 square mile park. some of the 14,000 hippopotami - the world's largest collection - were filmed in the Kizinga Channel which links Lake Edward and Lake George. Vultures perch in the trees and maribous, pelicans and are bird specimens populate the wide expanse of this nature paradise.