Welcome to Uganda: Rafting the Nile

Uganda is a unique country with the heart and diversity of a giant. It provides a taste of all its surrounding countries, with thick rain forests resembling Congo at Africa’s core, vast stretches of lowlands mimicking Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Massai Mara, mountainous highlands where silverback gorillas don’t bother to distinguish Rwanda from Uganda, and countless refugee camps to remind you that the country is a work in progress, sustaining itself amidst regional turmoil. “Tourist,” […]

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Zambian Detour: Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Livingstone Now, how to get to Livingstone? To hitch or not to hitch? In Choma all of the other volunteers suggester I hitch as well, apparently this isn’t a new phenomenon. Not quite convinced of my own capabilities as an independent hitcher just yet, I opted to take the bus. A $10  set back that I felt I could live with.  Livingstone is one of the southern most towns in Zambia bordering Zimbabwe. The Zambezi […]

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