When you arrive in Uganda, you’ll likely fly into Entebbe, which used to be the old capital of Uganda. Entebbe is about an hour from Kampala, but this depends quite a bit on the traffic. It could take you 2-3 hours during the day! Ronald will probably put you up in a hotel in Kampala, where you’ll spend the night to acclimate.

The next day you’ll set out towards Bulike, a short 5-7 hour drive (again, depending on the traffic. I have NEVER seen traffic so bad as in Uganda, and I’m comparing that to cities in Mexico and Asia! It’s not uncommon to sit in complete stand still for 20 minutes, then edge forward a few feet!).

You’ll pass through Jinja, the largest city between Kampala and Bulike. Another hour or so and the pavement and electrical power lines will stop and you’re on a dirt road. When I say “rirt road” I’m being generous: it’s more like a fortified ditch in places that is frequently a challenge to pass. But Ronald has a new 4×4 truck and has been honing his off-roading skills, so you’ll be fine, but it will be somewhat of an adventure for sure.

As you enter the region of Bulike, you’ll be struck by the cleanliness of the compounds. Each compound houses 2-5 round huts and occasionally a small brick house, surrounded by trees and vegetation. Despite the extreme poverty there, the compounds are kept extremely clean. In fact, the women actually sweep the dirt floors so well that you see the broom marks!

Take a look at the video below to get a visual tour of Bulike.

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