A land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges and flooding rains, is disclosed to the world and only labelled with the tag “landslides”. They have been especially lethal over recent years in those villages where land is denuded of vegetation cover. However, little is known about the gold that lies at the core of … More Day 5: DINA in Bududa, “Wandering Ugandan”
The scorching sun blazes relentlessly as we approach Main Street. From the heavy breathing and sweaty faces one can tell that we are exhausted. Having walked around Jinja town for the past one and a half hours, we stroll desperately towards the Advanced Tours and Travel Limited offices to find somewhere to rest. On arrival, … More Day 8: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Jinja – Colonial Housing.
It is 2012, The land has come alive It opens its maw only to swallow villages whole Amidst it all, the 1968 built Bududa Centre stands tall Only a dozen other structures of this whole stand tall, unaffected, with no lands that fall As the land seethes and roils Like sea waves in a storm … More Day 4: DINA in Bududa, “To lie in bed with Death”
The Batwa Trail referred herein is not the government project in Mgahinga National Park to preserve the heritage of these indigenous people. But rather it is our excursion to meet the Batwa now living as squatters on the slopes of Mount Muhabura after being evicted from their home, the said Mgahinga National Park Batwa Trail. … More Day 3: DINA in Kisoro, “Along the Batwa Trail”
The scorching sun glares in the clear blue sky as we step out of the matatu. The incessant honking of vehicles blares in a distance. A thin wind raises dust that soils the edibles and refreshments being sold in the Matatu Park. Everyone is on the move, desperate to make a day’s profit. There is … More DAY 7: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Jinja Town (Eastern Uganda).
A civilization cast in stone. Dusk sets in leaving just a few lingering rays from the setting sun as we drive northwards towards Kumi district in Eastern Uganda. It’s a two hour drive from Mbale town where we’ve departed and the ride has been quite smooth over this recently refurbished highway. Kumi is home to one … More Day 3: Team Ralph in Kumi – Nyero Rock Paintings
A few days into GeNeCAd’s undertaking of Kasese’s challenge, the diverse physical features call for an appreciation of the area’s God-given gifts. Some are of immense size others, like the timid hot springs are but significant enough to somewhat impact the spiritual, physical state of the people of this land. Further into our encounter of … More Day 8: The charms of the River Nyamambwa
As GeNeCAd set out to discover what lay within Kasese, the one thought that crossed each member’s mind was how best to savour the new adventure. Despite the earlier fears that language barrier would pose a perfect challenge to four “Okellos” in this foreign land, this journey would nevertheless be a once in a lifetime … More Day 7: GeNeCAd in Kasese
“Mbarara Mbarara!” the matatu conductor yells at the top of his voice in search for passengers. It is rush hour in the dusty city centre of Kabale as dusk begins to grow in the clear blue sky. The place is a hive of activity, with many hawkers selling food and refreshments. We wait impatiently for … More Day 6: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Kabale (Southern Uganda) – A night in the hills.