They say home is where the heart is. The journey home is usually an exciting one as it comes with a lot of memories and anticipation. Good things are always at home. Paulo Coelho writes in the Alchemist of the shepherd boy, Santiago who had to first travel to a faraway place to realize that the fortune he was looking for was indeed at home. … Continue reading Gerald Nkusi’s Home of Kigezi
There was once a prestigious place as the Kilembe Mines. Then it was ruined. Kilembe Mines is one place that gives the word meaning. It was the place where the children of the elite in Kasese had their childhood as their parents worked in the first class establishment. It was unique. It was one of those organised estate projects which kicked off well. In the … Continue reading The Ruins of Kilembe Mines
In one of the stories in Jennifer Makumbi’s short story collection Manchester Happened, she writes about Something Inside So Strong a song by Labi Siffre. In the story, Poonah plays the song at a rather high volume but her mind is so far away that she cannot realise it. It is Namuli who reminds her. Poonah’s mind had gone back to the day Namuli’s parents … Continue reading Something Inside So Strong at the Elephant Plains Lodge
Every place has its story. The best way to appreciate any place is by understanding its history and culture. That is what shapes the way of life of the people that inhabit it. Theatre has always been the main medium through which people express and celebrate their cultures. This can be traced in all societies in the world. Societies such as Greece, Elizabethan England, and … Continue reading #KITF2019 HOSTED AT NDERE CULTURAL CENTRE & UGANDA MUSEUM
Kampala, Uganda On a lazy Saturday morning when all you want to do is sit back and unwind, there is one place you would rather be. The Kampala Book Market. Running for now its 17th edition, the Kampala Book Market is a community market where book sellers gather to make book sales. It is the place where book readers meet with the different book sellers … Continue reading Have you been to the KAMPLA BOOK MARKET?
Jinja, Uganda I had a very good experience taking off a Sunday afternoon en route Uganda’s source of Nile home, the magnificent Jinja, one of Uganda’s neatly preserved public secrets. Jinja, also known as the Stone town is the headquarters of the Uganda’s party life. If you ever want to know the different activities your body is capable of doing other than the few that … Continue reading MUKAGWA CLUB, Jinja’s Pork Cathedral
Kabale, Uganda Hills too keep secrets. Their secrets are hidden far away up among uneven small mounds, stones of ages and muted rocks that have since given up on changing colour. They persuade you to go to them but do not reveal to you the details of their ruggedness that you have to stretch your muscles to get to the summit. Isn’t it true what … Continue reading A WILD RUN TO THE LAKE BUNYONYI HILLTOP
There are a number of tourism attractions that can place Uganda among the top destinations in Africa if they were well harnessed. One of them being the gorillas found in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in South Western Uganda. The gorillas come in position number two after the big five; the ion, the elephant, the buffalo, the leopard and the rhino. Unlike the first four that … Continue reading Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
If you are ever planning a trip to the Murchison, it is better you plan spending a night over. There are a number of accommodation options available starting from Masindi town to the park itself. Inside the park is Pakuba Safari Lodge and Paraa Lodge. The choice is yours. There are other accommodation sites at the peripheral of the park and can easily be accessed … Continue reading To the Murchison Falls, Shall We? (Part Two)
It goes without much emphasis that Uganda is a beautiful country. All you need to do is to stand outside the house and watch the sun rise from yester sleep as it bursts out of its round orange coating into a spectrum of bright colours that come running down in rays that warm up the blood beneath your skin. This is just one of the … Continue reading To the Murchison Falls, shall we?