It’s really been long since I last wrote, should I say I lost my mews? Not so sure though to be real I’ve had some events happening in this little world of mine. Hmm where do I Start? The most recent adventure I embarked on with a group of awesome strangers that became friends, some business partners and long-time friends.
So we all converged at Watoto church down town and set off on what later turned out to be about 4 hours journey to Mbale town. It was a lovely morning for the Mazima Adventures Safaris crew after a long hectic month. We went through Mukono to the famous Namawojolo where all kinds of tasty meat, gonja and drinks are sold. (if you’ve never stopped by for some Muchomo, you’ve never travelled to Eastern Uganda) After about 15 minutes of refreshments the excited travellers were good to go; we went through Mabira forest to “Najembe that is also known for some tasty meats .
From the start of the journey we had awesome travellers who interestingly got along like they had all come from one family; it was so fun, conversations became communal since everybody contributed which made the journey seem shorter.
Our next stop was Java house Jinja, the lovely strategically located coffee house full of tourists transiting to and from different parts of the country. Here we had some that were ready to grab lemonade or a snack, a stretch after the long journey from Kampala; then proceeded and our ride got more interesting as we passed through different districts and towns like Iganga, Busembatya then finally came to the wonderful Mbale town where we were to spend the night. Here we had some views like the clock tower on Republic Street, the view of Wanale Mountain, then proceeded to have lunch. In Mbale town we had different activities like swimming, steam bath, sauna; enjoyed night life then prepared our feet and minds for the next day’s adventure which was the hike to the 3 breath taking Sipi falls in Kapchorwa district.
We set off for Kapchorwa on Sunday morning which took us about 45 minutes; while in Kapchorwa we got help from tour guides who led us through communities to 3 magnificent falls on Mt Elgon. The hike was fun, a little exhausting, beautiful green scenery, along the way some precious stones mined from the slopes of the mountain being sold and conversations with some of the residents. During the hike we came across what is called the natural bridge, the natural pool where the water from the falls flows, splashes, makes music, refreshes. It just feels rejuvenating after a long hike.
The 2nd and 3rd falls can be accessed by going through Sipi River lodge and the nice bridge that also gives you a wonderful view (good for camera shots). Here we also came across the Sipi cave a nice rocky view; we had to get into the water for a shower (literally). The feel of the pure water splash is just heaven so prepare to get all wet or a little wet in case you really want to enjoy this trip.We finally headed back to Mbale then Kampala.
For better viewing, it’s better to visit the falls in the rainy season for when the water levels are high, it’s lovely to watch and listen to splashing on the rocks.
A huge thanks to the Mazima Adventure Safaris team, our customers and all who make life happen.