Protea Hotel Mbale
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... contrast - it is set in the hills of an extinct volcano. The scenery is stunning - lush green plains and valleys. It is such a fertile area, with lots of crops, and famous for growing Arabica coffee.
I stayed in a cute little thatch hut that literally looked over the valley and waterfalls. Apparently the tourist season starts in July, so i was literally the only one there. So much for finding some whities! I was very spoilt by the owners though, with ...
... vegetation. Its not easy but its awesome. It felt so good to get out and be moving, even though im sure i sounded like a gorilla in the mist! After about 50 minutes we saw a shake of the bushes and this low growling rumble and knew we had found them, first we saw a juvenile female and a baby hanging from the tree mucking around, we were told to wait where we were so that they could find the dominate silverback, sooner then they ...
... he managed to turn us around, at which point he was able to start the engine and we went up the rest of the hill in reverse, with the people who had gotten out walking alongside. As far as I could tell there wasn't enough gas in the tank and on the hill it wasn't getting to the engine but in reverse it was all good.
No matter what type of public transportation you take in Uganda (bus, matatu, taxi, boda) no one keeps very much gas in the tank. Your first ...
... as it just seemed to drop away. But Dave, our driver, got us through to the otherside and continued into Uganda. It is amazing how you can go from one country to the next, not far as the crow flies and it is completely different in terms of culture, vegetation and also climate.
... ages and asked for directions to our next matatu (now called mini buses) we managed to find our way and hopped on, dripping with sweat. We tried another arrangement of bags and had a slightly more comfortable ride to Mbale.
Mbale is a city we all would be happy to never see again, our mini bus drivers tried to rip us off, we could not find a decent taxi driver to take us to our hotel, and the mini bus we finally took lied to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center