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Archive for the ‘Road trip’ category

  • A rollex-fuelled tour of Uganda and Africa by bike #HumanSpirit

    Jun 15, 14 • 7376 views 8 comments

    “I’m no David Attenborough, but trekking with the gorillas has been the greatest wildlife experience of my life,” said Ron Rutland, the ‘Fat Kid on a Bike’ who cycled through Uganda en route from Cape Town to London,...

  • On my knees again: an audience with the Bunyoro King

    Jun 16, 13 • 9051 views 15 comments

    Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run, Hoima, Uganda De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan Royals recently, so when I heard Kampala Hash House Harriers – the Hash – were (dis)organising...

  • No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 27244 views 29 comments

    No hurry in Africa: on board the bus Kampala to Kigali I didn’t understand much but the salesman’s words: “Tsunami in the vagina” and aggressive pelvic thrusting into the bus seat next to him somehow caught my attention. This guy should have...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 6178 views 6 comments

    The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog Life in Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ‘living the dream’ (on a...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10775 views 14 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...

  • Can you play the Xylophone?

    Jun 27, 12 • 5046 views 9 comments

    Check out the guys playing the giant xylophone at Kikorongo! “Community tourism” bundles up a diverse range of activities – and can be great fun! – as a lucky group of us found out on a three-day UCOTA / Pearls of...

  • Yes, we have no bananas

    May 27, 12 • 6773 views 18 comments

    Bananas are Uganda’s favourite fast food. They require no preparation, no refrigeration – and they’re cheap; just reach out your arm and you’ll find one – in villages, along the roadside, in the corner shop and balanced...

  • Chimp alert! muzungu bolthole? Kibale Forest

    Feb 12, 12 • 7492 views 9 comments

    Three dogs bark excited greetings as we drive up the steep hill on the approach to Julia’s house on the edge of Kibale Forest. The four hours from Kampala to Fort Portal on tarmac are easy. The last hour of the journey is the hardest:...

  • Kampala to Nairobi – 14 hours of speed bumps

    Sep 30, 11 • 15418 views 13 comments

    It was a terrible night’s sleep – a 14 hour bus journey from Kampala to Nairobi: I awoke cold, cold and achey. The speed bumps shuddered us awake every few minutes. I swear I woke a hundred times. A few glasses of Waragi (it was my birthday...

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