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East Africa Day 21+22 – Uganda and Kenya (Jinja – Mombasa)

East Africa Day 21+22 – Uganda and Kenya (Jinja – Mombasa)

Breakfast, then feeling restless.  Must be time to leave Jinja then.  I thought about Abama Coach.  Already left.  I thought about flying there.  Too expensive and inconvenient.  I got a boda-boda into town to the Flavour coffee shop to think about my options.  Luckily, we drove past the coffee shop, so I got the driver […]

East Africa Day 20 – Uganda (Jinja)

East Africa Day 20 – Uganda (Jinja)

Woke at 7:30am.  Ready for rafting!  Left the hotel at 8:30, and to the ADRIFT Camp, the largest and most professional rafting company in Uganda.  The camp was nice – a real travelers haven.  As I arrived, people were bungee jumping into the river Nile, the the encouraging cheers of travelers standing in the wooden […]

East Africa Day 19 – Uganda (Jinja)

East Africa Day 19 – Uganda (Jinja)

A stormy and very interesting day.  I slept until 12:30.  A huge storm engulfed Lake Victoria, and it was impressive to watch it, the dark clouds rolling in, the fishermen struggling in their boats, the fork lightening, which I tried to take pictures of but was always either too early or to late.  I sat […]

East Africa Day 18 – Uganda (Jinja)

East Africa Day 18 – Uganda (Jinja)

Woke early after just 2 hours sleep and went to my hotel to check out.  Went for lunch with Maria, Indian food, poorly done.  Got a bus to Jinja, a buzzing town on the shores of Lake Victoria.  Needed to escape the madness of Kampala.  Arrived, had a look at Bellevue Hotel, the ‘pick of […]

East Africa Day 17 – Uganda (Kampala)

East Africa Day 17 – Uganda (Kampala)

A day out in Kampala!  Went for my customary long stroll.  Up William Street and around Nakasero Hill, the bottom of the valley where I was staying –  chaotic and milling with all kinds of rough and ready types, electronic shops, dirty unkempt malls, and street sellers galore, delivery trucks, pavement stalls.  The top-end is […]

East Africa Day 16 – Uganda (Kampala)

East Africa Day 16 – Uganda (Kampala)

Time to leave Rwanda.  I went to the bus station by taxi for the 7:30am bus to Kampala.  The 7:30am bus didn’t come.  I got on the Jaguar Express bus I saw, past the beggars, misfits and scam artists that bus shelters seem to attract.  I sat next to a pleasant chap who was studying […]

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