After the AIDS conference in Nairobi and the AIM conference in Jinja (which was also good with talks from Steve Lancaster (AIM UK) and even a visit from Steve Wolcott who gave his testimony about what he went through the last year – and then we can only say that God is a faithful God) I am still in Uganda. Because of a lot of people passing through Kampala to go to their places of ministry, I am not staying at the Inn but with a friend (Laura) who lives not far from the guesthouse. So I come there every day to check my emails and browse the internet.
I took the opportunity of wanting to wait for Meriam, a Dutch girl who comes to Adi next month to work at the hospital in Adi (and I must say that I am looking forward to her visit) to go on a short break of three days with Toni Stenger to Lake Mburo National Park. One of the newer parks in Uganda it is situated not far from Mbarara in southwest Uganda. There is a variety of wild life, which can be seen from close by. Guards organize nature walks and boat trips, and we participated in both. It was worth while as we saw many animals during those activities. On the way to the park we passed the Equator, which asked for a picture as well.
And I hope there will be a next time. I really enjoyed the time spent in the park. I would recommand it to potential travellers to Uganda. And when you come, take the nature walk!
After the park visit we also went to the Igongo Cultural Centre just outside of Mbarara, where lots of items are displayed that describe the culture and history of southwest Uganda. It is a new museum that was opened by the Uganda president in December 2011.
Also this visit to the museum is recommandable. It is very interesting to hear about and see the display of how people lived in southwest Uganda during the ages.
And I will continue chilling in Kampala until Meriam arrives very early July 1.