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Kaabong Diaries

Gatwick-airport

Travelling against foreign office advice and therefore having to browse through the different types of 'high risk' travel insurance adds to uneasiness... Adventures will always contain a certain level of risk but it is best to take that risk rather than risk missing out... Anyway I am at the airport now, my mother has gone and my bag is checked in so there is no backing out now.

Karamoja-road-2

As the hours passed, the landscape became bleaker and more arid, with sparse scrub and a vast vista. This was Karamoja. Further north still, the rivers were totally empty of water. It had not rained for two years....

Entry-to-Homestead

We were led through a small gap in the brushwood, to a maze of fences & hidden entrances. This was a traditional homestead, outside of the Kaabong security area. We were greeted by the chief and his wives...

Flat-tyre-2

"Something wrong?" we asked, trying to sound calm. Junior said we had a flat tyre and asked Margaret if she knew where the nearest army barracks was. "On that hill", she said. 'God is Great!!' exclaimed Junior. Even Junior couldn't hide his relief.