We have all arrived home safely full of memories and stories about the wonderful experience we have just shared together. An amazing time was had by all, so thank you for all of your support and encouragement.
The last four days of the trip were spent travelling around the northern parts of Uganda. On Monday we travelled from Kira Farm to Masindi, on the way we stopped to visit some of the sponsored children at their homes. When we arrived in Masindi we checked into the court view hotel, it was a lovely place with good food and comfy beds. That afternoon we travelled to a local primary school where some sponsored children had gathered with their guardians and volunteers to write letters to their sponsors back in the UK. It was such a privileged to share in that experience with them and to help them express their gratitude to their sponsors.
On Tuesday morning we travelled from the hotel to Murchison falls national park, stopping along the way to visit some more sponsored children and their families. The journey was an interesting one as the road through the park was somewhat bumpy however the baboons didn’t seem to mind. When we arrived we went straight into the river safari which offered some much needed relaxation, the scenery was beautiful and we saw many hippos and birds as well as crocodiles and an elephant.
That evening we stayed at Red Chillies rest stop which was a little unnerving due to the resident warthogs and hippos.
On Wednesday morning we were up before the sun rise for an early morning game drive. It was then time for the long journey back to masindi and the court view hotel. After lunch it was again time to visit some more of the sponsored children and their guardians and help them to write letters to their sponsors.
On Thursday we travelled back to Kira farm, on the way we stopped to meet an ex Kira student, William, and his family. It was wonderful to see the amazing impact that Kira farm can have on a persons life. The journey was slightly interrupted by a broken fan belt issue meaning that we had to disembark from the couch and transfer to some classic Ugandan taxis, it was a very interesting experience.
When we arrived back at Kira the trainees gave us a fantastic but emotional farewell. Everyone was sad to say goodbye but we are glad to be home.
Laura H xx