ZIP LINING IN JINJA

It is quite unfortunate that the previous day we received a call from the Travel agency informing us that the bungee jumping park was closed indefinitely. Earlier on, Amy had gotten us the best deal of the century (100,000Ugx/ 27 USD for the jump). Super cheap right?! After all, it would be another activity checked…

ROLEX

A Rolex . Most of you would know it as a timepiece but in Uganda, it’s a very popular greasy snack that is sold at ubiquitous roadside stalls. It is essentially an omelette  wrapped in a chapati or many chapatis (“roll eggs”). There are variations; each egg and chapati that you eat, is 500 Ugx therefore,…

JINJA

Jinja city is in the South East of Uganda, on the Victoria Nile River, near Lake Victoria. It’s approximately 2 hours (70km) away from Kampala. Apparently, on 3rd August 1958, John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile which is a small spot along the shoreline in Jinja – where we were going. Many…

GADDAFI MOSQUE

Gaddafi Mosque seats on what is now known as Kampala Hill (old Kampala) which is one of the Seven (7) major hills in the city. I was pretty excited to enter a Mosque for the first time in my life. This Mosque is a tourist attraction, so expect to pay a small fee of 5000…

HOLY CREPE (REVIEW)

I am a sucker for views. Give me good food and a good view and I am easily impressed. Holy Crepe gave me the best of both worlds. For a day that started off without a sense of direction, this was a perfect place to unwind and hit the reset button. Holy Crepe is in…

MURCHISON NATIONAL PARK 3/3

As most of you know, early morning game drives are the best! As per usual, we had to wake up super early, get ready and have breakfast despite sleeping late the previous night chitchatting for hours. We checked out of Pakuba Lodge at 6:30am and started our game drive. Since we didn’t have a tour…

MURCHISON NATIONAL PARK 2/3

Robert, our driver, did not even break for the potholes. We were zooming past even more giraffes, elephants, bird and antelopes and I bet they were thinking “These humans are crazy!” I seriously looked at them gaze back at us, quite flabbergasted to be honest. I don’t blame them. We are an interesting species, really….

MURCHISON NATIONAL PARK 1/3

I am not a morning person. We may have not established that in my previous posts and I figured it’s about time I did. Yes, I will effortlessly wake up out of excitement for adventure but a few months ago, when I had to wake up at 6am every day to go to work, I…

NDERE CULTURAL CENTRE

The name Ndere is derived from the noun ‘endere’, which means flute. I learnt that recently when I went on to their website to get a little bit more background information for today’s post. In their website, they talk about the flute as a universal musical instrument found in all cultures around the world. Therefore,…

FOOD COMA

Hands down, Ugandan traditional food won my heart. I was in love with everything I ate during my stay there. Lucky for me, I stayed with a family that showed their love through food. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Amy and her family welcomed me with open arms and a goat. A GOAT….