Through the vastness of Zambia / Durch die Weiten Sambias

The landlocked country Zambia that had been a part of the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia since 1890 encompasses 752.614 km2 which makes it twice as large as Germany – but with only 18 Million inhabitants most of which are living in the big cities. The country is the place where south, central, and east […]

Kidepo Valley National Park

Coming from the south from Kotido and heading for Kidepo Valley National Park, you first pass Kaabong, home of Karamojas northernmost ATM. Along those 80 kilometres, the landscape is gradually changing, it is a rolling landscape now with several rock formations and small mountains. In this appealing location, Kaabong is the last town before Kidepo […]

Nakapelimoru & the Karamojong – Nakapelimoru & die Karamojong

100 kilometres north of Moroto lies Kotido, a small and either dusty or muddy town in the centre of the huge Karamoja plains. Undistinguishable Kotido is mainly interesting because of its proximity to Nakapelimoru, one of the largest traditional settlements in eastern Africa. Approximately 10.000 Karamojong are living in Nakapelimoru. The settlement consists of traditional […]

Moroto & the Tepeth – Moroto & die Tepeth

Moroto is a sleepy but pleasant small town at the foot of the 3.084 metres high Mount Moroto right at the border to Kenya. As a home for 15.000 inhabitants, Moroto is the biggest urban centre in Uganda’s north-eastern province of Karamoja. Apart from few bigger settlements with modern architecture and concrete buildings, the Karamojong […]

Mbale

Mbale is a pleasant town in eastern Uganda with approximately 100.000 inhabitants. Located on 1.200 m altitude, Mbale has a moderate climate amidst an incredibly attractive landscape close to Mount Elgon. It is only 60 km to the Kenyan border, and there are quite some smuggled goods on the local markets. Mbale ist eine angenehme […]

Kitgum – Reconciliation at the centre of terror – Versöhnung im Zentrum des Schreckens

Kitgum is a calm and relaxed town at the centre of northern Uganda, and it wouldn´t be worth mentioning, if Kitgum and it´s 45.000 inhabitants had not been the centre of power of Joseph Kony and his Lord´s Resistance Army (LRA) for years. That was from where the pseudo-religious, fanaticised butchers covered the north with […]

Arua

The small town of Arua is situated in a far north-western corner of Uganda, right at the border to the DR Congo. In the past, Arua has gained a certain fame because of being the place where Id Amin has been born, a world-famous lunatic. We took some “Shared Taxis” from Pakwach to Arua, which […]

Pakwach

We reached Pakwach in the emptiest minibus in history. At the end of the ride, we had been the only two passengers on the complete rear bench seat, and I wondered if this could be an indication of the upcoming apocalypse. But the world decided to exist a little longer, and we got the opportunity […]

Gulu

We had planned to visit Gulu 2012 but back then, it had been a matter of time to decide either to visit Gulu or to climb Mount Elgon in the east. We have had some setbacks when it came to visiting Uganda’s unique nature reserves. Often, it was only possible to reach a national park […]

ZIWA Rhino Sanctuary

The southern white rhino is highly endangered, but the northern white rhino is already extinct in wilderness. In general, there is not even one of those impressive animals left in its original habitat in Uganda. Astonishingly, they haven´t given up the fight. The northern white rhino shall be replaced by southern white rhinos. The female […]