JOURNEY TO NORTHERN UGANDA [A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

On 25th June at 11:30am, we set out on our journey through Northern Uganda. Its geographical nature is characterised by savannah grassland region with few scattered trees. As we approached Karuma Falls, we observed a thicket of vegetation lined along the banks of the White Nile. This was contrast to the predominant grassland in the … More JOURNEY TO NORTHERN UGANDA [A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

DAY 4: PACO(HOME) [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

Awaking to a clear morning sky, we hit the road for Gulu Recreation Centre which is about 7km away from Gulu town. An ecstatic twenty-minute drive crammed with Acholi music and an exchange with Mr. Nelson Okeng, our coordinator and Mr. George Ocaya, founder of the centre. On arrival, we were warmly received as we … More DAY 4: PACO(HOME) [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

DAY 3: INTO A FRENZY OF NATURE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

At the seventh hour of the day, we all linked up at the Namayiba bus park entrance and proceeded in the direction where buses heading Gulu town were assembled. A bunch of eager men crowded around us, each trying to usher us to a specific bus. However, we settled for a bus whose engine was … More DAY 3: INTO A FRENZY OF NATURE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

DAY 1: SEMEI KAKUNGULU TOMBS [A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

Early in the morning at about 5am, the WASAFIRI set out to travel to Mbale, the land of the Bamasaba, in the eastern region of Uganda. On arrival in Mbale town, we then travelled to Gangama Hill, 5 kilometers north of Mbale town to the Semei Kakungulu tombs. Our visit was enhanced up by the … More DAY 1: SEMEI KAKUNGULU TOMBS [A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

DAY 1: THE ENTANDA CULTURAL CENTRE EXPERIENCE IN MITYANA [ROOTED IN CULTURE]

The Entanda Cultural Center experience. Entanda Cultural Center is a community based program and tourist destination that offers an authentic cultural experience of Buganda in the central region of Uganda. It is located in Mityana, 64km from Kampala in a village called Kijjudde. As we approached the village, we could hear sounds of traditional African … More DAY 1: THE ENTANDA CULTURAL CENTRE EXPERIENCE IN MITYANA [ROOTED IN CULTURE]

DAY 2: ENGULI N’AMAHIGA [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

In a quest for more knowledge on homesteads, we headed west to visit Fort Portal, a city known for its cleanliness in Kabarole district. We kept looking through the window for sign posts of places as well as punching in our location on our smartphones so that we could know how far we were. On … More DAY 2: ENGULI N’AMAHIGA [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

DAY 1: NAKASEKE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

Undeterred by a cloudy morning sky, we boarded a taxi from Kampala and set off at 7.30 a.m. for a 3-hour journey to Nakaseke district. Upon our arrival to Nakaseke Town where it was sunny, we craved chapatis because the aroma filled the air. We gave into our cravings and purchased some chapatis then waited … More DAY 1: NAKASEKE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

DAY 9: CAVERNS [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

The Elgon mountain as we came to find is a home to many other features such as caves, rivers, and is also known for having the world’s largest caldera. We were fortunate enough to see a few of these features on our nature walk that was accompanied by our two guides, Mr. Salim Alex and … More DAY 9: CAVERNS [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 8: EL GONY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

History is always reported as seen from the perspective of the winning side and does not encompass all its dimensions.  Mt. Elgon, also called Mt. Masaba by the Gishu has its origins told from various perspectives.  The Sabiny believe it to be derived from el gony meaning the people who live on the mountain.  The … More DAY 8: EL GONY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 7: LOST TRADITIONS [CULTURE THE NOBLE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION]

World wide, the most saccharine, prized treasures are seldom within easy reach. Think about diamond and gold. It takes a fortune to retrieve these jewels. However, they are worth every bead of sweat shed in search for, as they are premium in nature. One if Uganda’s share of endowment that is out of reach, yet … More DAY 7: LOST TRADITIONS [CULTURE THE NOBLE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION]