Day 1- We set off at 9:30am on Monday and traveled to Mubende where we found the Nakayima Tree, this tree was named so because a woman called Nakayima got lost in it. People come to pray around this tree. There are around nine rooms in the tree each belonging to a specific person. Nakayima’s is the biggest. After that, we set off again to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Day 2 – We got up to visit the Tooro Parliament, which is where laws are made to govern the kingdom. Then went to visit where the great kings are laid to rest. We then went to the palace of Tooro where the king (the youngest) heads the kingdom. After that, we set off to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Day 3 - We set off to the historical sites where we visited Amabere ga nyinamwiru (milk-producing rocks) we also climbed hills (a very painful experience) and saw three crater lakes, after that we hydrated ourselves and went back to the hotel.
Day 4- We packed our bags and checked out of the hotel, then we ventured off to Kasese where we went to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, we found many animals (kobs, antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, bushbucks, to mention) and snapped away with cameras, we then went on a boat cruise across Kazinga Channel where we found buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles. We also saw lots of birds’ species. We then set off (the best part for me on the trip) to a river that runs from the top of the lower Mt. Rwenzori ranges, we played in the water parker on the rocks. We then turned and checked into another hotel.
Day 5- We went to Lake Katwe to see how salt is mined. It turns out to that Lake Katwe is a crater lake and it was formed from an explosive crater. We then returned for the last night in Western Uganda.
Day 6- We started off at Mubuku irrigation scheme then travelled to Lake Mburo National Game Park where we found zebras, giraffes, warthogs, monkeys, kobs, antelopes, wild pigs and elephants. Then we left for Kampala.
Imran Kyaze P.7 GC