A Ugandan Driver’s 10 Day Road Trip

 

This is my wonderful road trip experience as a professional driver in Uganda to the northern, Eastern and Southwestern regions exploring national parks and popular attractions. My client’s wish is my concern on every trip; it’s my duty to make sure my clients are satisfied and excited with my services. Necessary stopovers are made along the way for my clients to stretch and relax and have some snacks for the journey ahead. I welcomed and briefed my clients about the whole trip before we hit the road leaving Kampala through the famous Luwero triangle and had a stop over in Masindi at Kolping hotel for lunch plus an over night stay. The next morning after breakfast we drove to Murchison Falls national park for a fun packed morning game drive which lasted about 2 hours. We spotted elephants, buffalo’s, lions and several species of birds and antelopes. After the game drive, we had some packed lunch inside the car as we waited for the afternoon boat cruise. We then drove to the northern bank where my clients boarded a boat for a 3-hour ride to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison falls. I had to meet them at the top of the falls since they had booked a hike to the falls top. After that amazing experience in the park we drove back to Kolping hotel for a nice rest.

The next morning we had to travel to Fort portal using the Hoima- Kagadi road destined for Hotel Antaltica where we had made reservations for lunch and a double room for an over night stay. To drive in Uganda comfortably we need to wake up early to avoid traffic and get where you are going in time, and that’s why I was at their door by 6:30am we had breakfast and prepared for a tour to see the male and female Sempaya hot spring in Bundibugyo district and after that brief stop over we proceeded to Nyakasura for a walk to ‘Amabere Ganyinamwiru; a most popular and great cultural site in Toro Kingdom believed to have ancestral spirits. We then continued and hiked a hill where we got spectacular views of three small crater lakes. We had lunch at the Ndali lodge as we enjoyed the fresh breeze from the beautiful Nyabikere Crater Lake. The Bigodi wetland sanctuary was our next destination a famous bird watching sport filled with a variety of species including the giant Shoebill, great blue Turaco, Crowned Eagle, cuckoos, hornbills, waxbills, kingfishers, weavers, flycatchers papyrus gonoleks among others,plus we got chance to spot some primates like, white and black colobus, Vervet and baboons.and bypassed a village where my clients got an opportunity to interact with the locals. After that nature walk we continued our road trip to Kasese where we spent the rest of the evening at Sandton hotel.

Early in the morning after breakfast we drove to Queen Elizabeth national park heading directly to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking. Under a leadership of a park guide, we traversed through the forest gorge in search of the sturbon chimpanzees, other dwelling primate and bird species. After the forest walk, we proceeded to Mweya safari lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we went for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, I stayed on land as my clients boarded a boat for another game viewing water trip and after 3 hour they returned I drove them back to Sandton hotel passing through Kasenyi plains game track where we got chance to view some animals. The next morning we drove to Lake Bunyonyi passing through the southern Ishasha sector famous for the tree-climbing lions. We saw elephants, buffaloes and the Uganda kobs among other animals and birds. While at Bunyonyi we checked in at Crater Bay Cottages where I booked lunch, a double room and breakfast for the morning. In the morning we had beautiful views of the lake and saw bird species after we drove to Kisoro town and enjoyed views of Mt. Muhabura. From there we drove to Mbarara destined for Acacia Hotel where we spent the whole evening and night.

The next morning we drove east to Jinja town making a stop over for lunch at Hot pot restaurant, a popular spot for budget travellers. We had a short walk around Jinja town where we got a chance to experience a way of life for Basoga people and later in the evening we checked in at the 2 Friends guesthouse for dinner and sleep over. After a light breakfast we hit the road destined for Sipi fall; Uganda’s most beautiful falls found on the foothills of mountain Elgon we trekked through the hills and we were able to see 2 of the three waterfalls ending our Sipi tour.

We then continued to Mbale driving directly to Mt. Elgon hotel where we had dinner and spent the night. In the morning we drove back to Jinja heading straight to the River Nile for a boat ride to the source. We had chance to visit craft shops then I drove them on Tororo-Jinja highway to board a bus to Tanzania, I bed them farewell and I drove back to Kampala ending the memorable road trip.

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