Speke Resort & Conference Centre
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Didn't feel like doing much tonight, so I hung around the hotel, got a little work done, took a little walk around the hotel, and generally just relaxed. I couldn't get the InforexAfrica scenario out of my head so I took a stab at redesigning their app around user needs for fun (and because I'm apparently a bit of a nerd). It was fun though, and nice to have a low-key night ...
... basic hotel and I bedded down for the night in my new sleeping bag liner to avoid the inevitable bed bugs and who knows what else! Six hours later (without a lot of sleep due to the continuous talking and scrubbing of floors that I could hear all night) I was picked up by another driver who took me to get the bus to Kabale in the south west where I will be for the next 3 months. Driving through Kampala was a familiar experience and exactly what I expected, a hurry of people on ...
... three white rhinos in the bushes, and it takes a while for them to move into less cover for photos. We move down onto the lake, for shots of about a dozen rhinos, and flamingos, and a photo of where the roads disappear into the risen lake. Park was quite good, but definitely nowhere near as special as it was in 1989 when it was one of our favourite places.
We return to a different gate, leaving about 5.30pm, then drive all the way in the safari vans to ...
... should have been a full day orientation. I met with the UVP team around 3pm; it wasn't the warmest of welcomes. I was told that they had not received my calls or email regarding my flight delay and they had sent a driver to collect me which was a great expense to them. I even had to show them the outbound call on my phone to prove that I wasn’t lying! My orientation consisted of an interview, of which I had no prior warning, had not prepared for and the questions were all ...
... where we have three mentors taking different year levels and teaching them about Christianity. We have around 100 children enrolled to do the 6 week course and we are about to start the same course in the local Secondary school! The mentors also visit all the homes of the children in the course to see how their home situation is and to offer them any help if things are not so good. One of the most awesome things we where able to do was ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSpeke Resort & Conference Centre Kampala
Speke Resort is everything younxhould expect in a world class resort . This was a reallynpleasantnarrival after running the 40km gauntlet of peak traffic at 8:00pm on a Saturday evening. Businesses run and the streets are busy from 8:00am to midnight every day - or so said our enterprising driver.
The Routes Africa Summit would prove to be challenging though and with the beckoning shores Lake Victoria clearly visible from my breakfast table, I would come no closer exploring the much-beckoning vaunted beauty of Uganda and it's famous gorilla and chimpanzees.
Four days later, I departed before dawn for the famous Entebbe Airport and my trip back to South Africa. My most memorable anecdote: that Idi Amin had decimated the rhinompopulation to extinction in replenishing his diminishing coffers.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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