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Jul 29, 2017 - Eagles Nest Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala
Saturday 29th July 2017 Eagles Nest Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala Left the Eagles Nest Lodge around 8:15am today, down the steep hill towards the village. We then drove back into the national park on a morning game drive, spotting vervet monkeys, zebras, giraffes, waterbuck, Impala and warthog together with a number of bird species. We drove for about an hour and three quarters and then headed towards Kampala on the main road. At first there was not much traffic and we reached the Equator and stopped for lunch at a restaurant...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2017 - Dubai, UAE to Entebbe Airport, Kampala, Uganda
Wednesday 19th July 2017 Dubai, UAE to Kampala, Ugsnda Connecting flight from Dubai to Kampala left at about 9:45am and we landed in Uganda at about 1:30pm. After a long wait to get our passports stamped, we met our guide Adrian, in the arrivals hall. There were 4 others on the trip, a couple are from Melbourne, a single lady from Brisbane and a single lady from the Central Coast. They all seem very pleasant. After we had all arrived we drove to the hotel through very busy traffic and the usual sights of an African city. It was a long way...Jump to full entry
Nov 23, 2015 - Sue's Christmas message and triplets' update
Sue’s Christmas message Yes, I know its very early but I wanted to reach friends and family to make sure that everyone knows that I will be in Australia for Christmas so that cards do not arrive when I’m not there to receive them. Also to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and new year as I know I will not be organized to send greetings before I go. I also want to give an update on the house build for the triplets in Uganda as so many of you contributed to this project (for those who don’t know what I am talking about, I used my blog to...Jump to full entry
Oct 15, 2015 - Back in wet season
I’m back in Uganda, staying in infinitely better accommodation. Sunday morning, listening to a dozen different amplified sources of church music, from the melodic to the crazed. It was a national holiday, Independence Day on Friday so it’s a long weekend. I’m not inclined to go out much due to a dose of Kampala lurgey, so I’m relaxing here and watching the storms drift past. We are in rainy season, which means frequent torrential storms, dramatic thunder and lightening but not every day. In between it’s as hot and humid as ever. This is a...Jump to full entry
Sept. 1 Today we went to the Sangobay Internal Displacement Camp. There are about 4500 people living way out in the country along an airstrip. There are so many people out there. I think these peoples parents moved to Tanzania, but then a new president kicked these people out. They had nowhere to go and no money so the government gave them this area. I have never seen anything so disturbing. Tiny tents all crammed together in an area that went on and on. We first had to check in with soldiers. If you take a photo of a uniformed person, your...Jump to full entry
Aug 30, 2015 - we made it!
short note..airplane trips were great...I sat with nice peopl e.. little sleep and we got to our room at the Baptist Mission Guesthouse about 1am... to bed at 2:45 am But that is to e be expected and it is great. We as a group have so much stuff! So now for 4 days I can take only my backpack bc sending the big suitcase to our last stop, Jinja. tthere is not enough space on the bus for people and stuff. We are going 6 hours south to the Tanzania border. to Matukala, where the refugee camp is. We will be there for 3 days, counting today....Jump to full entry
Feb 22, 2015 - All change at Malaika
I’m back in Uganda and one thing that I can always rely on (besides the heat, dust, power cuts, messianic preachers, dogs and cats competing throughout the night…) is that the project never stands still. Malaika Babies Home has been going for five years. I always regarded it as a necessary evil and children’s homes for young children were all closed decades ago at home, with the harmful effects of institutional care well proven. It was set up as a transitional centre, which moved abandoned children on to permanent family care. When I...Jump to full entry
Nov 21, 2014 - 18 November - Kampala, Uganda
We left in the dark so we could get to the top of Murchison Falls, have a look round and get to our camp on the outskirts of Kampala before rush hour. The road to the falls was very bad and it took us one and a half hours to reach them. From the top the falls were amazing, you could get a real idea of the power of the water that poured into a narrow chasm in the rocks to reach the river below. Photos just don't do it justice, but I took lots anyway. Our drive to Kampala was long but uneventful. The traffic got thicker and thicker as we...Jump to full entry
Sep 17, 2014 - Sue's on the run
Back home after a good month in Uganda and a fantastic trip around Tanzania. I'm still flying the flag for Child's i Foundation by attempting to run 10 miles in the Great South Run. No small challenge for someone used to staggering around Southampton common at a snail's pace. I know I've asked for your support before but it would be great if you would consider sponsoring me via https://www.justgiving.com/Susan-Allan-GSRJump to full entry
Jul 13, 2014 - Another visit, quite a lot to do.
I know I’m back in Uganda when the night noises start. There is a nightly cacophony of dogs baying and howling in the style of a Hammer horror movie. Then the service at the church on the corner starts up. This can be any time day or night but is most commonly around 11.00pm and/or dawn, as well as throughout the day. I haven’t worked out what kind of church it is but it involves ranting in tongues in the most aggressive and oppressive way. The same phrase is repeated, may be hundreds of time in a snarling, raving tone. Born again...Jump to full entry
Mar 2, 2014 - Back in Uganda, can’t seem to stay away.
I came back after a five month break in mid February. The aim was to support a new programme of learning and development activities that form part of a programme of work which Child’s i Foundation hopes to provide funded by Belguim and American funding sources. The new programmes promote domestic adoption and train up other child care institutions ( I hesitate to call them homes) in moving children on from institutional to family based care. My role was to help ensure that standards of social work practice remain high whilst staff are...Jump to full entry
Oct 6, 2013 - Uganda panda
The video I watched about the poverty found in Uganda mostly followed the efforts made by a non-profit organization called Kiva. Kiva basically links very small private business owners in very poor places like Uganda, and creates a way for investors from rich places like America to invest in the businesses. This involves a lot of traveling to find these specific people with businesses that are mostly just looking anywhere from 100$ to 1000$. The video showed a lot of the effects this has had and it was very encouraging to see just how far...Jump to full entry