- From The Haven to Dunga Hill Camp, KissumuWe spent an extra day relaxing in The Haven, walked down to the Nile, watched the white water rafters, the fishermen, had a bit of lunch and dinner in the evening. The next day, Sunday, was going to be a Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Mar 2, 2017
- Red Chilli to The Haven, near JinjaWe were awoken by thunder, lightning and torrential rain. I have never seen anything like it, but according to the Red Cilli staff this was only a little rain at the start of the rainy season... When it finally stopped Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 25, 2017
- Trip to Entebbe (Feb 23)Everyone remembers Entebbe, don't they? So, since we were so close, we decided to check it out. With the help of our sat nav we negotiated our way once again through the chaotic Kampala traffic. It was a bit Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 25, 2017
- Ziwa to Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala (Feb 22)Just after we had our breakfast we were told there was another group of Rhinos around the restaurant and not to make too much noise! By the time we were ready to leave they were gone, or so we thought... Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 23, 2017
- Uganda and RwandaUganda
The pearl of Africa
We flew on Kenya airlines from Addis to Nairobi and watched the movie Tarzan which seemed really appropriate. A three hour layover in Nairobi had us looking for lunch and could only Posted by debbep in Wanderlust is an incurable disease! | Feb 22, 2017
- Masindi to Ziwa Rhino Camp (Feb 21)
We stopped in Masindi itself for some groceries (a very eclectic selection) and some money. Most of the road was very good, as it is the main road to Kampala, but the last 7km was back to the usual: dusty Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Red Chilli to Masindi (Feb 20)
After a good night’s sleep, an interesting breakfast (cold toast, cold egg, and a big slice of pineapple) and a pot of freshly brewed real coffee, we were ready for the next day. We weren’t quite sure where to spend Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Murchison Falls National Park (Feb 19)
It was approximately 48km from the gate to the ferry. On the way we saw loads of buck and warthogs, some giraffes and plenty of birds. Unfortunately the roads were very, very bad (and yes, dusty again). The noise drove Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Gulu to Murchison Falls (Feb 18)
We did not want to travel the same road as the previous day, after spending nearly 2 hours cleaning the van of all the dust that had settled everywhere inside and out! So we drove south towards Karuma and took Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Visiting Felix (Feb 17)At half past eight on Friday morning we were collected for our trip to the Amuru region. We decided to bring the van as well, as there were quite a few people travelling. First it was off to the Gulu Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Mad dogs and Irishmen… (Feb 16)
Our second day in Gulu was a relaxed one. I sat by the pool and did some embroidery and Padraig took de pc to a quiet place to do some work… We went for a walk around the town at Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 22, 2017
- Soroti to GuluThe plan was to head for Lira, but we had such an early start and made such good time that we arrived there before noon. We had a walk around town, got some passion fruit (yummie) and some bread and Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 15, 2017
- Tororo to SorotiAfter doing the usual checks on the van and stocking up on water, we set out for Soroti. The main difference between Ugandan and Kenyan roads seems to be the density of traffic. No mad mutatas, only the odd one. Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 15, 2017
- Iten to TororoWe made excellent time, in spite of all the speed bumps and the lorries (again) on the road. As we could not find anywhere to stay on the Kenyan side of the border we found a place just 10k beyond Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 14, 2017
- In a Sun Scorched Land“This is the worst year”.
“This is my first time to see this”.
These are exclamations when talking to friends and colleagues about the current dry spell in Arua.
Of course, it is ‘dry season’ when rains aren’t expected till Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Feb 13, 2017
- Around Uganda in 14 Days Part the two.Aaaaaand back in Jinja. Done. Finito. No mas Pleasure Cruiser.
I took the gal down to the Shell Station car wash so I could give her back in style. I was met with lots of "whooof"'s and "oh my ghud"'s.
Took Posted by sbinnell in Words and Things about Stuff and Places | Jan 23, 2017
- Local Tours Uganda Posted by Mutasa in Local Tours Uganda | Jan 17, 2017
- Around Uganda in 14 Days Pt 1Hellloooooo!
It's been a little spell.
I left you as a wayward sail-less toss-pot with next to no experience with Uganda and I return to you a man!
Let's dive in where we broke off.
I picked up the SuperCustom from Alex last Posted by sbinnell in Words and Things about Stuff and Places | Jan 16, 2017
- Country the SecondSo where did we leave off...?
New Year's I think.
Originally I was going to leave Kisumu on Friday and I DID have a ticket but Dixon had written to say that he was running behind and I know he'd wanted Posted by sbinnell in Words and Things about Stuff and Places | Jan 6, 2017
- Tis the Season to be Hot, Sticky and DustyChristmas in Arua is different to a picture perfect Christmas scene.
Leaves change colour and fall from some of the trees as though it were autumn, but it is dry season, so instead it is sunny and hot. The land Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Dec 28, 2016
- Happy Birthday to You-ganda!Uganda as a nation is only 54 years old, celebrating its birthday on Independence day on October 9th*. The British administration handed over the running of the Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Dec 20, 2016
- Apologies Hi everyone. Things have gone rather pearshaped. On Thursday we went out to spend a day with the boys from the Home school and the older boys from the Transitional home playing a game of soccer, which I lasted about Posted by richarddb in My Pilgramage | Dec 10, 2016
- Day 11. Tuesday 6/12With the shopping squarely out of the way yesterday and life getting back to normal to some degree for AH and the Transitional Home, we headed over to AH office for a time of devotions and a briefing on what Posted by richarddb in My Pilgramage | Dec 6, 2016
- Day 10. Monday 5/12Today was an easier day, actually a nice day. We were to do some painting at the transitional home today, but to allow some time for the home to recover somewhat and to allow the management team to deal Posted by richarddb in My Pilgramage | Dec 6, 2016
- Day 9. Sunday 4/12White Water Rafting on the head waters of the River Nile
Well, I don’t think I have ever gone white water rafting, and definitely not on the river Nile! The name had such a moving effect on me. Posted by richarddb in My Pilgramage | Dec 6, 2016