Mount Elgon Hotel

30 Masaba Road, Mbale, Uganda | Hotel
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Adventure traveling - Mt. Elgon - Day 3

A travel blog entry by s_sarkardei

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... easy, no harder than the day before. As we left the forest and got higher and higher till we reached the ridge walk between the caldera and Mt. Elgon, the trail became steeper and as we passed the 4000 mts point at Jackson summit and Jackson pool (4050 mts to be exact) the pace became slower and slower.

The scenery was something in between Hawaii Mount Loa hike, Everest base camp, Ireland, Jersey and the Scottish Highlands.The most striking thing about this ...

Adventure travelling - Mt. Elgon - Day 2

A travel blog entry by s_sarkardei

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... We are now at 3500 mts. Along the way today we stopped at Sasa patrol camp, to hand in our papers and our permits to enter the park.

The permits cost 90USD per person per day.It is not cheap and until today we were wondering why they charge us so much money as the state of the campsite didn’t look like any of that money was used towards it. However, that statement soon changed today as we reached our ...

Adventure travelling - Mt. Elgon - Day 1

A travel blog entry by s_sarkardei

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... Ugandan Embassy. We paid 2,500 KSH for processing the vehicle to get across the border. It usually costs 3,000 and despite the doctor telling the officer in advance that he should give us a discount, I had to bargain my way.

Once you cross the border, you can immediately see a change of scenery, vegetation and climate in Uganda in comparison to Kenya. Uganda seems very vast with lots of flat lands and high mountains protruding in the distance. The ...

One Christine at a time

A travel blog entry by sacteson

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... setting her grandchildren up for a life with education, better health and a far more positive outlook on life. Many kids get sick and die of malnutrition or disease, get pregnant at 14 and just accept the impoverished life they live. Her grandchildren now have a chance though, a better quality of life and hope for a future. I left with a smile on my face when Christine thanked us for coming to meet her (she'd never seen white people ...

Not a good outlook for some

A travel blog entry by sacteson

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... More children gathered round, in fact they outnumbered the adults 10-1. They looked at us with wide eyes, some afraid and others managing a smile. To cry in front of these women and children would make them think there was no hope. There is hope for them if they work at it, but the realities are stark. I held in every tear I could and smiled at them, showed them their pictures on my camera and they beamed. They love to see themselves as many would have ...

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    Mbale, Uganda