Uganda First Impressions

Last week we were lucky enough to fly to Uganda and spend a week traveling by car to many different parts of the country. Upon first arrival, I noticed that the people were wonderfully friendly and the air was crisp and cool. Stepping off of the plane and walking across the tarmac into the terminal we could see Lake Victoria in the distance. The sun was setting and I knew we were in for a treat.

Our driver, Musa, picked us up and drove us to our guest house, Gorilla Tours Airport Guesthouse in Entebbe. When we arrived, we sipped a cool welcome beer and heard the itinerary for the next few days. I had been so busy with work leading up to the trip that I really had no clue what we were going to do exactly and where we would travel. All I knew was that we were going to see gorillas.

The next morning, after breakfast, we hopped in the car and headed west toward Kibale. The drive was beautiful and it was wonderful to look out the window and see the rolling green hills, tea plantations, crater lakes and smiling faces. I got into taking pictures of the advertisements painted on the sides of buildings.

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People were out visiting with each other and working to get tasks done before Easter. I couldn’t wait to see more.

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