After finishing up in Dungu, we landed in Bunia on February 24th for a nice weekend off. The next week was spent doing an inventory of the emergency preparedness stock, including things like jerrycans and tent poles…
On March 2nd, I flew to Kampala, Uganda. First, the plane took us to Entebbe International Airport to clear customs, then a very short seven minute flight from Entebbe to Kajjansi Airfield.
The mountains just outside Bunia:
A mountain-top village just outside Bunia:
Landing at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda:
Looking back toward Entebbe as we flew to Kajjansi:
One of many opulent homes seen from above when flying from Entebbe to Kajjansi:
Kajjansi Airfield from above:
Aside from the one night spent in transit in early January, I hadn’t been to Uganda since my three week visit over Christmas at the end of 2002. This time around I only had four days, but it was a welcome chance to spend a lot of time with my Aunty Jo and some of the other wonderful Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Kampala. We had a great time catching up and chatting about a million different topics, and they fed me really, really well!
Me and my aunt:
Aunty Jo with sisters Ursula and Lynette, beside Lake Victoria:
Despite being a huge city, Kampala still has a fair few animals, both domestic and wild, such as these Ankole-Watusi cattle (long-horned zebu):
I also spotted a chipmunk eating a peanut, just like in a cartoon:
In a tree, about six feet from the ground, I spotted a tiny little tree frog:
When I returned to the house on foot after having lunch with a friend in another part of the city, I found about fifteen or twenty banded mongooses running through the area and managed to catch a pair of the slower ones as they ran away:
Pretty soon my time in Uganda was up, and I was off to the airport once more…