DAY 6: EPUBIRO[RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

On arrival at Temele village, we were warmly received by an eager Mr. John Francis Olwanga who steered our attention toward a grass thatched square hut; the ‘epubiro’ translated from Ateso as kitchen. He informed us that back then, people in this village used to cook within huts that they slept hence serving as both … More DAY 6: EPUBIRO[RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

Day 3; Mahogany at the Heart [Deep Discoveries]

We approached Budongo Eco-lodge through the southern entrance into Murchison falls Game reserve, the ambience bustled with tranquillity. Entirely designed with Pine and Cyprus timber, this piece of architecture conformed to the dull backdrop but still suggested an aristocratic outlook in the forest. We reached the reception with a dimly lit interior yet bright on … More Day 3; Mahogany at the Heart [Deep Discoveries]

“No, don’t touch these, you will affect their growth,” Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru[A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

The amazing story about their oozing of milk made us visit this place. These ‘amabeere’ are approximately 10 kilometres away from Fort Portal town. We set out on our boda-boda (motor-cycle) convoy to Nyakasura hill to witness these rocks and caves that have a marvellous story attached to them. At the reception donned with arts … More “No, don’t touch these, you will affect their growth,” Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru[A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

DAY 5: ON THE MOVE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

Considering that the journey to Soroti was a lengthy 6-hour and unfamiliar one, we constantly had to keep visual track of our surroundings to get an idea of where we were. This was beneficial as we got the opportunity to visually apprehend the comparison between some areas of Eastern Uganda and Kampala. The journey was … More DAY 5: ON THE MOVE [RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

WONDROUS FALLING WATERS “SISIYI FALLS”[A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

It was 8:00am when we set out for Sisiyi that lies 38km east of Mbale town on the road to Sironko. Half way the journey, we noticed a white section running down a green backdrop of Elgon Mountain. My neighbor on the right explained that what looked like a white sheet draping over the mountain … More WONDROUS FALLING WATERS “SISIYI FALLS”[A CLOSER LOOK AT HIDDEN TREASURES]

Day 2 Part 2: A Story of Loss and Rebirth [Deep Discoveries]

Water is often thought of as synonymous with peace and serenity. It possesses a calming tranquillity. River Nile is locally known as, ‘Omugga Kiyira’ that means the river that roars. It is also a home to the Bujagali falls that were submerged by the creation of the 250 MW Bujagali Dam in 2007. The falls … More Day 2 Part 2: A Story of Loss and Rebirth [Deep Discoveries]

DAY 2 Part 1: Gandhi on the Nile [Deep Discoveries]

At the crack of dawn around 7am, the J.A.M team woke up ecstatic for our deep discovery of Jinja. After scoffing down some bananas and boiled eggs we set off through Jinja town towards Ripon Fishing Village on the Lake Victoria, where the excursion for the day was to begin. As is commonly known, Lake … More DAY 2 Part 1: Gandhi on the Nile [Deep Discoveries]

Day 1: A Venture into Mabira Forest [Deep Discoveries]

At the crack of dawn, we met in the Old Taxi Park and boarded taxis to Lugazi town where we got Boda-bodas to Griffin Falls Camp in Wasswa village, Mabira Forest. After a long drive on an undulating marram road through the Lugazi Sugar plantations, we reached the margins of the forest and shortly arrived … More Day 1: A Venture into Mabira Forest [Deep Discoveries]

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]