DAY TWO: NOT JUST A MOUNTAIN [UNCHARTED TERRITORY]

We could not believe we had already spent 38 minutes on our journey from Mbale. The scenes of the beautiful Sipi falls were being soaked in as the driver sped through the aggressively meandering road to Kapchowra. Our exploration was taking us to the high ranges of Kapchowra to understand more about the sabin people … More DAY TWO: NOT JUST A MOUNTAIN [UNCHARTED TERRITORY]

DAY 5: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE [Tracing It All In Place]

We hastily fastened on our safety jackets on that morning.  We were abit jittery and out-of-this-world excited as we could hardly imagine how our speed boat ride to Bukasa Island would be.  We must have anticipated the ride to be cold hence jackets were number one on our list of must haves.  Kassim, our tour … More DAY 5: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE [Tracing It All In Place]

DAY 4: MUTOTO CIRCUMCISION SITE [Tracing It All In Place]

The world was silent as it ended the night, with the mountains as silhouettes against a crimson sky.  The sun was still resolutely below the horizon and the streets of Mbale were still a bit dark, like some old school black and white movie.  But apparently, we had a 7:00am appointment to catch, so we … More DAY 4: MUTOTO CIRCUMCISION SITE [Tracing It All In Place]

Day 3: A HIKE TO KHAUKA. [Tracing It All In Place]

We lazily scrapped on our [self- styled] mountain climbing boots.  We must have been heavily exhausted from the previous day’s journey.  So the prospect of the hike to the mountain was largely looming over our heads.  Nevertheless, the excitement over such a challenge being ticked off our respective bucket-lists kept us going with gusto.  We … More Day 3: A HIKE TO KHAUKA. [Tracing It All In Place]

DAY ONE: MOUNTAIN ELGON, A BEAUTIFUL BEAST [RIDING THE TIDE]

Mountain Elgon may seem like a humble giant, full of magnificent rivers, falls and many more miracles of nature, but this is only to those that know little about it. Facts and news over the years have revealed a whole new frightening side of the mountain. The most outstanding horror most associated with the mountain, … More DAY ONE: MOUNTAIN ELGON, A BEAUTIFUL BEAST [RIDING THE TIDE]

DAY 2: GIPIIR AND LABONG: THE SPLIT [Tracing It All In Place]

A call from Chief Odong early the next day sent us into a wild frenzy since we were all still fast asleep.  Something in his voice, when he uttered his request to make it to his office as soon as we could made us all scamper about for a quick 15 minutes. Nevertheless, we made … More DAY 2: GIPIIR AND LABONG: THE SPLIT [Tracing It All In Place]