The colour is magnificent! The countryside is a lush palette of greens, with plantations of tea, sugar cane, maize and corn as far as the eye can see and along the roads banana, papaya and jackfruit trees. The earth is a rich ochre and there are piles of red bricks lining the streets ready for building.
Cattle and goats wander the kerb sides and street sellers sell everything from sunglasses and chewing gum to flip flops and trainers. The smell of the food vending stalls fill the air. There is meat on skewers and fruit galore .. my favourite being the juicy pineapples.
We stopped at the Mariba Rainforest on the way from Kampala to Iganga. We had the most wonderful picnic ever of chipati's, chicken on skewers, pineapple, papaya and sweet bananas. Absolutely delicious! Denis even showed us how to cut fruit ' the right way!'
We drove past the 1km wide Owen Falls Dam at Lake Victoria, the start of The River Nile.
Now, sitting on my ground floor balcony at our Iganga hotel, the sound of bird calls, squeaks, trills and sqawks fill the air so I intend to get some photos of them this week.
Off for now to see everyone at Suubi.