Day 5 – Rwanda to Uganda

On the road again, and we are now leaving Rwanda behind. Out last camp was not far from the boarder and it did not take long to get there.

Boarder crossings, especially in Africa, can be interesting. However today we had the smoothest one I have had. We parked the bus, walked to the office, no queue to exit. Quick check and a stamp and I was ready. So far so good. Then just around the corner to do some kind og registration. I guess the only thing he really recorded was my proffession. Then the Ugandan border office was just next door. Hand written entry log in a book, before scanning my passport and having me do a fingerprintscan. Another stamp and we were all done.

The bus papers took a little longer as we needed to get road insurance in place. Normally that could be done at the boarder, but not today. So with a boarder official in the bus we headed to the closest town to get that fixed. It was not the way we intended to travel, but at least there we were able to get some Uganda Shillings from the ATM and some drinks and snack.

From there we had a few hours drive to our campsite at Bunyonyi Overland Resort. The roads in Uganda so far has been good, however it is very hilly and steep. Crawling up and down the mountains in our bus takes some time.

On the way we had lunch with an amazing view, observed by some local kids. Any leftovers were shared and they went away happy.

Bunyonyi Overland Resort is located on lake Bunyonyi and we are spending four nights here. Tomorrow we will get up at 5 to go to the Gorilla sanctuary so we will have another early night here.

I’m really looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.

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