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
When I visited my local book store recently, I was only looking for Katondoozi (the Runyankore dictionary). I didn’t find a copy but I couldn’t afford to leave the store empty handed. I picked Abagabe b’Ankore I (Kings of Ankore Kingdom). So in the last couple of weeks I have been going through the pages … More Abagabe b’Ankore I: An intriguing and highly informative book.
If you’re reading this and you grew up from the affluent city neighborhoods of Kololo, Nakasero or Muyenga, well that’s your story but I must say you missed a life. I have always urged that I am one of the luckiest persons having had a full dose of a typical village life and yet another … More A glimpse at my Childhood
When you meet a new person and there is an instant intuitive connection! … More The Marvel out of a Thousand Hills!
How thrilling it always is to spend time and share ambience in the home of Mountain Gorillas, the mighty mist, the endless Hagenia, and the rare Golden Monkeys, but this time for a rather tough hiking adventure! Mt. Muhabura (4137m above sea level) is one of the eight mountain peaks in the Virunga Mountains National … More Mt. Muhabura: Incredibly demanding but enormously rewarding!
It is a misty late afternoon and we leave Kabale town for ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Safari Lodge, located on the chief viewpoint of Lake Bunyonyi; with two great friends who double as colleagues – Owen and Daniel – on a consulting assignment, our exhilaration could not be tamed as we moved past the … More Bunyonyi: The Magical Archipelago!
The Christmas season had gone like any other, but this time, I would crown the year in style-daring the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. My friend, Daniel Muhanguzi, and I had planned this hike for two years in vain but we were determined to make it happen this time. Daniel, another free-spirited adventurous young man and a … More Hiking Rwenzori Mountain Ranges & the Discovery of Kayanja Falls!
With friends; Becky, her fiance – Jean Marie and Jamal at Awinyi Primary School, moments before the Eclipse. November 3rd 2013 went down in history as one of the rarest days of our time. Believe me not, such a day will not come back again in our generation; you missed a glimpse of it? Then … More My Night on the Bar Veranda: The Best Price I could Pay for the Packwach Eclipse!
This is Mushaija-Mukuru Hill in the background. Looks simple? only before you try it! It’s a beautiful evening and we are driving past the UNHCR refugee camp at Rwamwanja village, my instincts are already prompting me that my field work trip to Kamwenge that week beginning Tuesday 14th 2013, was not just going to stop … More Hiking Mushaija-Mukuru Hill: An Opportunity I could never let pass!
When asked what a successful life is, many of us would give answers like financial freedom, a happy family, good career, spiritual growth, or a combination of these and many others you might think about. What you think is right (at least for you) but for Burt Almeida, a successful life can only be attained … More Burt Almeida: The Man at the Zenith of Rusticity