Day 5: DINA in Bududa, “Wandering Ugandan”

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”

Day 8: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Jinja – Colonial Housing.

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.

Day 3: DINA in Kisoro, “Along the Batwa Trail”

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”

DAY 7: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Jinja Town (Eastern Uganda).

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).

Day 3: Team Ralph in Kumi – Nyero Rock Paintings

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

Day 8: The charms of the River Nyamambwa

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

Day 6: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Kabale (Southern Uganda) – A night in the hills.

“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.