In the heat of a light scorch we encounter a cool air far from the town busy, among the ever green hills. The aura interestingly disturbing, dramatic in the making, we mavel at resplendent life bubling from under as steam wanes over. There is clearly a new power in operation, you dont have to suffer … More DAY 8: BTK2 in Kabale, Kacumbi Hot Springs.
We rise in the morning to the vision of a mist that blankets everything in sight. It’s nearly impossible for us to see more than two metres in any direction. Even the bright morning sun that we are used to does not fully permeate the mysterious fog. However, a pale blue light that seems to … More Day 8: JOJA in Kabale, “The Home of Edirisa”
The weather is perfect for travelling this afternoon. Just the right amount of clouds are adrift in the pale blue sky and the golden sun is warm and comforting. A few of its heavenly rays grace us with their golden gleam as we ride along in our minibus on our way to a land of … More Day 7: JOJA in Kabale, “A disappointment”
The motor-propelled canoe gracefully glides across the lake. The water is dark, cold and unbelievably smooth. A clear blue sky stippled with fluffy clouds provides a lovely scenery from our point of view. We feel refreshed by the breeze that floods our lungs as it races playfully across the lake. The tranquility is worth savouring … More Day 5: ‘Abatabaazi’ on Bucuranuka Island in Kabale (Southern Uganda).
10am and we’ve just woken up after a long tiring journey from Kagulu hill the day before. It’s quiet outside except for occasional distant hums of tracks and buses on the Kampala-Mombasa highway from this quiet neighborhood suburb of Jinja town. We have spent the night at the YMCA hostel and preparing to set off … More Day 2: Team Ralph in Jinja – On the move.
The hush group of barely dressed men sit on short wooden stools (ekicolong) in the nearby shade of a scrawny gum-arabic tree to shelter from today’s scorching heat. The new husband stares at his young wife (aberu) from this club, disinterested in his sorghum brew. He is feeling almost sorry enough to help, but then … More Day 6: GeNeCAd in Moroto. The transcendental building traditions.
The Karamoja region in North Eastern Uganda is approximately 10% of Uganda’s total land mass but according to a recent population census (2014), is home to only close to a million people divided among its seven expansive districts. You probably did not know that Karamoja is the source of some of Uganda’s oldest and greatest … More Day 5: GeNeCAd in Moroto.
In order to understand the extent of the unique challenges that face the mountain dwellers of Sironko in their daily routines and the ingenious covert solutions they innovate to these, one needs some basic instincts and tools at hand. GeNeCAd set out to uncover, and enlighten on some of these on a secret mission to … More Day 4: GeNeCAd in Budadiri; Some Interesting Lessons!
It’s early and the morning air is heavy with dust and smog from the awakening traffic of the bustling industrial Jinja town at the source of the Nile. We are on our way to Kamuli district from where we will string onto our next ride headed for Kagulu Hill at the northern edge of Busoga.
Under the scorching sun, trekking to the caves is no walk in the park since we have to patiently maneuver through the steep terrain. Although the slopes written in farmlands and tree canopies are undeniably eye catching, the quest is coupled with pain, fatigue and frustration as we strife against nature and weather. The giant … More Day 8: @2am at Nyamwari Caves