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Birungi, one of Uganda's few female rangers

By Titus Kakembo

Added 5th September 2016 03:00 PM

“Take heed, the insects do not bite until they reach the most painful part of your body."

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“Take heed, the insects do not bite until they reach the most painful part of your body."

“That woman is a man,” whispers a tourist in her team in Budongo forest. “I cannot help wonder how her husband manages without her.”

Meet Sauda Birungi (pictured top), one of the 200 female rangers in the country.

Sauntering about the forest with gait of a seasoned ranger, she cautions tourist to mind every step.

“We have reptiles, holes camouflaged by dry leaves and black ants.

“Take heed, the insects do not bite until they reach the most painful part of your body,” warns the ranger.

“Children, mind the primates. They do not hesitate to grab bananas and biscuits.”

Birungi is a ranger with Budongo Eco Lodge, where she has had spine-chilling adventures.  She juggles being a mother, a wife and a ranger of repute.

If you want to know how Birungi survived being struck by a python and raging tempers of angry clients, read your favorite pullout of Her Vision in Tuesday’s New Vision. Want to read your paper online? CLICK HERE

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