Mount Elgon Hotel
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Hi friends! I am running behind on all my blog posts and will likely be posting them a week behind since we only have access to Internet here once a week. This is the post I wrote our first week in Uganda. Enjoy! Mellembe from Byobo! I have had many of you asking me to update my blog so here's what's been going on here in Uganda: Last Thursday Colton and I flew into Entebbe and had a friend of ours drive us into Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Our plan was to stay there ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... so on their own. My heart sank as I watched the children sit nearby, big wide eyes with an inquisitive sparkle to them but a mature depth that a 6 year old shouldn't have. The scene as it appeared though had a more positive outlook then it did a year ago. Christine told us she'd been to a workshop at the local Hunger Project Epicenter and realised she could improve her grandchildren's lives. She accessed a loan from the Epicenter (for ...