First Travels February 3rd 2011 My first bit of travelling around Uganda was to Bujagali Falls and a chance to finally see what all the fuss about it being a beautiful country is about. Thus far, I had only really seen Kampala and the places where Lauren and I live, Nansana and Kazo respectively.
The journey from Kampala told us a lot about the differences between the two places. It took us nearly three hours, half of which ... read more
Africa » Uganda » Eastern Region » Bujagali Falls Uganda achieved independence from the UK in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,0... ... read more
I arrived in Uganda in January 2011 with my girlfriend Lauren through Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE) to work for UYWEFA, a small community-based organisation in Kazo, Wakiso District (a small village / suburb outside Kampala) and lived with a Ugandan family full-time for 6 months.
I then moved to Jinja for a year working as Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for a youth-led development agency with staff and volunteers from all over Uganda and a few internationals.
I have now returned to live in the UK buy I met some of the most fantastic people in the world whilst in Uganda ... full info