Mabira Forest is one of those great day trip locations, an hours drive out of Kampala city, and you find yourself under a canopy of trees and sounds of the rainforest. I signed up for a MCU day trip cycling though one of many ambiguous paths and trails in the forest and its surrounding community. The group I … More The Joy’s and Heartbreak’s of cycling through Mabira Forest
I suppose I should begin with wishing you all an intrepid new year! I know we’re practically done with January already but I believe it’s (sometimes) better late than never, (and i think this is one of those times!). I had to put all wanderlust thoughts in a dark, forgotten locker at the back of my mind during … More 14 festivals for 2014
After long spells of city bound life, there’s nothing more refreshing than driving through the countryside. The road becomes less congested, the air fresher, the landscape greener, and you begin to feel rested before you even reach your destination. On the 10th of August, in the back of a little Rav4 and some interesting ladies, I … More Movement, Trust, and Thought: Climbing Luwazi Rock
Echo’s of erratic gunshots, cattle rustling, dark and wild Nilotic tribes, nomad worriers, poverty, famine and untold violence. This is what most of us have heard about the wilderness of Karamoja, in north-eastern Uganda, a place few dare to venture, but we must remind ourselves to take what people say with a lot of salt, … More Mt.Moroto: Twin Peak Expedition
Floating, gently downstream, head arched back, legs and hands dangling over the kayak, rippling the surface of the River Nile, soaked in the gentle evening sunshine. “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream !” These blissful moments like these, however don’t come easy, they must be earned. I had to drive approximately 80km … More “Row, row, row your boat…”
Gorilla tracking at Bwindi was more than I ever expected it to be. I wonder why I hadn’t done it before, especially since its just a few hours drive from my hometown. This lush forest is a place which some of the greatest creatures on earth call home, and cohabit peacefully; the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees … More Visiting the relatives
I’m back in Uganda. Actually I’ve been back since the end of March, in time for the Easter holiday, and I’ve just been posting all the travel tales I had written up but failed to post in time. Technically this post is about 2 weeks late! Posting blog updates in real time is harder than … More Update
There is something wondrous about flying. Perhaps it’s from the innate desire in us to reach the heavens, and push our boundaries, or simply the allure of freedom of the endless blue.