US president’s tour of Uganda to hunt wild game

Former US president Theodore Roosevelt (on horse) during his 11-month African Safari. The expedition claimed up to 44,900 different species of African wildlife from Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Egypt. COURTESY PHOTO

What you need to know:

This week we take you back to 1909 when the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, visited Uganda. Bwana Tumbo (Mr stomach), as his African servants called him in reference to his big belly, paid the visit as part of his African safari.

Roosevelt’s visit to Uganda was part of his tour to Africa, not in his capacity as the American president, but to do charity work.


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