Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 6 - Muppets

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
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Trip End Jun 12, 2006


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Saturday, February 4, 2006

6000ft descent

There were 2 days officially left on the hike but most people did it in one. After been reluctant to get up too early most morning, this morning my guide suggested a 7:30 departure skipping breakfast. I guess he was hoping to get out early!




Again it was down down down and eventually through some bamboo forest to Nyabitaba campsite where we had stayed at on the first night, we arrived there for midday. At this point I told the porters that were going all the way out. A big cheer and thank you rang out. I quite fancied staying in the Rwenzoris for a bit longer and felt my time here was not over but I knew the porters and guide were desperate to go out - my guide had been nagging me all morning to find out what I was doing.

I told them there was one condition to leaving early was they tried extra hard to spot a Rhinoceros Chameleon for me on the way down. It had been high on my list of things to see things and you only found them on the first and last days. Well I came around the corner to shouts of we've found one, it was high in a bush and one guy was throwing stones at it while the other was poking sticks in the bush where it was - needless to say by the time I arrived on the scene the bloody thing had bolted! What a set of muppets!

Back to base camp, no rain again, I had been extremely lucky, and I have to say the Rwenzoris were absolutely fantastic, maybe I'll be back to complete unfinished business some day!

Took a boda boda back to Kasese. I have to say this is a great way to travel, you get to see everything going on around you unlike when you're crammed into a Matatu.

It's always good to come back to somewhere when you know where everything is and you can direct your driver as to where he should go. It was back to the Kogere Hotel where I found the electricity wasn't working, just like when I left. Ordered a Nile Special, this has to be Uganda's best beer, before showering and handing my clothes to a young lad for washing - After 6 days hiking it amazes me how clean they manage to get them! Headed to the Saad Hotel, the Muslim restaurant I had gone to on my last visit, this time I ordered a very tasty chicken curry. Listened to the IPod for the first time since leaving the US that evening!
Slideshow Report as Spam
Where I stayed
Kogere Hotel

Comments

rdalyboy
rdalyboy on

Moooooo
You wouldnt send me back some nile specials and a Rhino horn in a padded box by any chance?? Belated Happy birthday you old sausage boy...Rwenzoris sounded very special.

Ronan.

jonclark2000
jonclark2000 on

Re: Moooooo
The rhino horns are staying with me Daly. You'd have liked the Rwenzoris, it rains more than Ireland there and enough Irish spuds to keep even the biggest corned beef, cabbage and spud eaters happy. Not too sure if you could hack the Nile Special based on your Tsipiro tolerance in Greece last year - this stuff will put hairs on your chest Daly.

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