My incredible journey through East & Southern Africa by Road covering 7 countries & over 11,000km in search of magical places

“I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land” ~ Senaca Departure: We must go!: December 20, 2017 And then the day was here! Our many years of obsession and a year of planning finally climaxed on December 20th, 2017. We had planned to set off at 5am but we could … More My incredible journey through East & Southern Africa by Road covering 7 countries & over 11,000km in search of magical places

Rwenzori: One of Africa’s Greatest Ecological Wonderlands, at Crossroads in the face of Climate Change

  Mountains are stunning ecological wonders. And they are home to all forms of life, the small, the strong and the large. They influence what happens within and around them but most importantly what happens in regions afar. Mountains cover almost a quarter (22 percent) of the Earth’s land area and are home to almost … More Rwenzori: One of Africa’s Greatest Ecological Wonderlands, at Crossroads in the face of Climate Change

Self-sufficiency is poverty – argues Matt Ridley

“The cumulative accretion of knowledge by specialists that allows us each to consume more and more different things by each producing fewer and fewer is, I submit, the central story of humanity”. ~ Matt Ridley  ______ I’m only through with the first chapter into Matt Ridley’s ‘The Rational Optimist’. Anyone would wait to finish the … More Self-sufficiency is poverty – argues Matt Ridley

Mystical Rwenzori: What you will learn hiking to Margherita Peak!

  Then the sun retreats into its cradle as you settle down for the campfire at the base camp. The portal peaks are already peeping their heads out and it looks like a lost world, but you are quickly reminded that where you are headed the next day, is much isolated, much higher, much tougher, … More Mystical Rwenzori: What you will learn hiking to Margherita Peak!

Why we must Cycle our way to Sustainable Cities!

“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything” ~ Peter Golkin  Away from the most obvious benefits; keeping you fit, reduction in congestion and traffic jams, convenience, affordability, recreation and enjoying the simple pleasures, the humble bicycle has potential of greatly reducing carbon dioxide emission … More Why we must Cycle our way to Sustainable Cities!

Jojo The Traveler, My Icon of Refinement since Childhood!

Dearest Jojo, I didn’t see you as a young girl; not only because I joined the big family crew many years later but also because by the time I began comprehending things, you had moved to live with our grannies at the famous Rwenshinya Hill. I can’t possibly remember the first time we officially met, … More Jojo The Traveler, My Icon of Refinement since Childhood!

The Fourth Heritage: A Book Every Ugandan Should Read!

Emmanuel Sunlight Kirunda makes very pertinent and mind boggling cases in his book; The Fourth Heritage: How we Ugandans can Integrate our Tribal, Religious and Colonial heritages. Emmanuel and I met only a couple months ago and he was intrigued, at our first encounter, by the fact that I legally dropped my former westernized name … More The Fourth Heritage: A Book Every Ugandan Should Read!

My Maiden City Birding Expedition: The Start of a Whole New Journey of Adventure!

The Black Headed Heron, one of the highlights of our birding excursion  It’s 7:47AM on a Saturday morning of Oct 10, 2015 and I am already in Entebbe waiting for my birding partner and guide, a very experienced and passionate birder – Samuel Rukundo – who is also the Founder of The City Birder. I … More My Maiden City Birding Expedition: The Start of a Whole New Journey of Adventure!

My Tanga Escapade

The vehicle is moving at a snail pace, what ordinarily would take a maximum of 12 hours took us in excess of 18 hours to reach Nairobi. Leaving Kampala shortly after 6am, we only reached Nairobi after midnight. For me, the snail pace is no cause for any worries since I had taken a week … More My Tanga Escapade