Adventure Travel · Africa · Travel · Uganda

What it’s Like Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

In the jungle Standing in the mess of twisted vines and jungle overgrowth in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, our little group of explorers — myself, my friend, a middle-aged Swedish couple, our guide, scouts, and trackers — stood in silence as we stared at a family of silverback gorillas in front of us. They stared back,…… Continue reading What it’s Like Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Adventure Travel · Africa · The Nomadic Life · Uganda

At The Source of the Blue Nile in Jinja, Uganda

I will forever remember Uganda as being a thousand shades of green. We arrived in Jinja, Uganda at the end of a long rainy season, and at the beginning of a tropical downpour, that had been making me nervous as I tried to balance myself and heavy backpack on the back of my motorcycle taxi…… Continue reading At The Source of the Blue Nile in Jinja, Uganda

Africa · Kenya · Travel · Uganda

How (Not) to Cross the Border Overland from Kenya to Uganda

When we hopped off the bus in Malaba, the bustling, ramshackle border town between Kenya and Uganda, we were immediately bombarded by motorcycle taxis trying to ferry us across the border. “No, we’ll walk,” we said, finding it ridiculous to pay someone to drive us a distance we could cover in less than ten minutes.…… Continue reading How (Not) to Cross the Border Overland from Kenya to Uganda