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Why I am Addicted To Roadtrips

Why I am Addicted To Roadtrips

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Road Trips Make Me Lose My Mind (in a good way). There’s something about the idea of a road trip that makes many people, including myself, go nuts from intense excitement. Just the thought of a road trip triggers such giddiness and ecstasy that I immediately start dreaming of all kinds of magical road trip scenarios. And I can get lost in such thought for hours. Usually, what makes me so enthusiastic about a road trip has nothing to do with the region where it might take place or the vehicle I’ll drive or the route I’ll take. It’s the absolute freedom that gets me going, the freedom to go wherever we please, to stop whenever we want, to be in complete control of our travel experience. My brain finds…
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Kibibi! Town With No Lodge or Hotel

Kibibi! Town With No Lodge or Hotel

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Kibibi Town, one of the major business centers in Butambala district is so far the only town I have been to in Uganda without accommodation facilities for travelers (no lodge, no hotel) just nothing!!! I was surprised, because even smaller towns and trading centres have at least one “hotel” or lodge for travelers but in Kibibi, there is nothing. However Club Vigor, just few metres from town centre along the Gombe – Kanoni Highway has a spare- room, if you speak well with the gym supervisor or the ladies in the saloon in front of the club- yeah, they will give you some little room behind the club- very friendly people. The most funny part was when I stopped to ask some gentlemen if there is any lodging facility in the town…
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Getting To and Around The West Nile (Arua/Yumbe)

Getting To and Around The West Nile (Arua/Yumbe)

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There are so many options in which you can get to the west Nile. Pakwach Bridge is the main gateway to West Nile sub-region and beyond, with alternative routes being through Adjumani using a ferry and Wanseko in Buliisa District also via a ferry. A small volume of passengers pass through Obongi also using ferry from Adjumani or flying from Entebbe. Option 1: You can fly from Entebbe to Arua airstrip (the largest city in the sub-region) Option 2: You can drive your personal car or hire a vehicle, you will need a 4×4 (SunTrack Adventures) offers car hire services. (You will really need a handsome budget if this is your option). Option 3: Use a bus! There are several bus companies to the west Nile, BUT I will highly recommend NILE STAR…
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Falling in Love with Western Uganda

Falling in Love with Western Uganda

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My very first trip to western Uganda 10 years ago led me to this humble woman’s home in Bushenyi. “Maama Afrika” (as she is popularly known) hosted us, slaughtered a goat for us and lots of chicken (my first time eating a whole chicken alone). I got to know Mama Afrika through her daughter Prima who was running a restaurant in Mukono town. Mama Afrika was running a community school which was catering for orphans and vulnerable children in the area. So I led a team of volunteers to Bushenyi in 2009, to carry out a number of activities and setting up various projects to support the community school. After the first visit, I became a “son” of the house, she could send me sacks full of matooke at least…
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Waking Up in the Wild

Waking Up in the Wild

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Rwonyo Guesthouse Lake Mburo: Waking up in the wild is something extra ordinary and beautiful. Sounds of wild animals, birds singing and seeing the local residents going on about their way of life. Its extremely interactive, educational, exhilarating and an exclusive opportunity to be up close and personal with the wildlife. Sleeping in the wild is something I always love doing, because as a traveler you get unrivaled access to the animals. At the Lake Mburo National Park there are a number of Safari Lodges/tented camps for accommodation, but I would like to recommend Rwonyo Guesthouse, managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. At Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda at Rwonyo Headquarters, they have two options, the tents and the guesthouse. The tents are really fine and affordable (60,000Ugx about $16…
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Ssamba Foundation launches new website!

Ssamba Foundation launches new website!

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Ssamba Foundation has launched its new website - https://ssamba.org/  and we are excited to present its new look. Our new website provides a clear message about who we are, what we stand for and about our solutions. The website also boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionalities that direct you to the most relevant information for your needs. It is also fully responsive on mobile devices, and the website pages are easy to navigate using a wide range of web browsers and portable devices. After two months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on June 27, 2021. Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Ssamba…
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