Clouds

Stormy skies

One of the great delights for me, in both South Africa and Uganda, is the advent of the rains. Or more specifically the lead up to the wet season. I spend a great deal of time observing the sky as it becomes filled with clouds, sometimes a thin spread of cloud layer, other times the sky…

Taking a break on top of the world

SA vs Uganda

I have been in South Africa for 3 years now, since our return from Singapore. It took a year to find the accommodation where we now live, in the bush on a private game farm 50km from our nearest town. (Which is so light weight it has no traffic lights.) When we go to Johannesburg…

Delighted faces

A perfect start to another year

Two of the greatest pleasures in my life are food, and people watching. Being able to combine the two at the same time is the ultimate. And the first day of 2015 was spent doing just that – finding a comfy spot in the newest cafe in Entebbe and watching the passing parade. Cafe Java…

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The Boda-boda

Apart from the ubiquitous taxi as a means of getting around town, Entebbe in particular, is safe to walk around. However should you not want to to use either, throughout Uganda is the all pervasive motorbike or boda-boda as an alternative form of transport. The name purportedly originated on one of the border crossings between…

the road out of Entebbe

The Road between

And so we found ourselves leaving sleepy Entebbe for the hustle and bustle of Kampala. Fortunately we left on a Friday morning meaning that traffic into Kampala was relatively quiet, even though it was wet. The road between the two cities is tarmac but very much single lane and rough, with quite a pronounced drop…

Smile!

Uganda Smiles

One thing that is apparent right from customs onwards is the general friendliness of the Ugandans. All it takes is a little initiation on my side and before long there are smiles all around. Florence -who is delighted to have the same name as my mother. She comes around every day to check room supplies.…

Front entrance of the Protea Hotel,Entebbe

The Protea Hotel, Entebbe

Would we stay here by choice? Probably not. While there is nothing wrong with this hotel as such, it is a typical chain hotel that is part of the South African owned Protea Group, and once inside, leaves you feeling you could be anywhere in the world. Our preference would be for something smaller with…

Agama lizard

The Agamidae Family

Whilst out strolling, a glimpse of movement caught out of the corner of the eye will usually prove to be a member of the Agamidae family – a family that consists of more than 300 species. With exceptional eyesight and extremely fast reactions, these lizards require patient stalking to get close enough to for decent…

View over Lake Victoria from our hotel room.

Where in the world are we?

In the middle of the world… lies a continent called Africa. In the middle of the continent… lies a country called Uganda. On the south eastern edge of the country… lies a Lake called Victoria. On the edge of the lake… lies a town called Entebbe. On the outskirts of the town… lies a hotel…