Trip to Mt. Moroto, Karamoja.
Impressions of the project in Iyolwa, the village where we stayed.
Trip to Mt. Kadam, Karamoja.
Village life in Iyolwa.
Easter time: Prayers and crazy German customs to be introduced.
Heading back home. The source of the Nile in Jinja.
Having had booked a flight via Dubai we decided to spend one day there as well.
Yes - kind of a cultural shock, but absolutely recommendable seeing this urban wonderland once.
Time to say thank you.
One special thanks goes to the team of Karatunga. They are a young company offering adventure trips in the North-Eastern parts of Uganda.
We had an amazing time exploring two mountains and joining locals for a night in the African savanna. We started our first trip as strangers but became friends. The final good-bye after meeting you again for another adventure was tough.
And another special big 'Thank You' goes to this man, Father Thomas.
I stayed with him for the second time, last year I spent three months at his place (see the older blogpost).
He is currently setting up a new project in Iyolwa, a small village close to Tororo, a town in the south-east of Uganda.
Where there was just bush and African prairie last year we could now find some pretty busy building site. Dozens of workers are busy constructing a bunch of buildings like a secondary school, a boys and a girls hostel, sanitary facilities and store rooms.
The required passion and energy to keep a project like this running under the given circumstances in Uganda is indeed something most of us would lack. He'll never fail to amaze his visitors and volunteers with his drive and I hope his dreams and wishes become true in Iyolwa as they turned into reality in Tanzania some years ago as well (see more about the school and project).
Last but not least - thank YOU for taking your time and scrolling through my photos.