Pope Francis in Uganda and Rafting the Nile

Pope Francis in Uganda and Rafting the Nile

Pope Francis in Uganda While we were travelling through Rwanda, we realized we had the opportunity to see Pope Francis, as he would be coming to Kenya and Uganda in the coming days.   As luck would have it, we had planned to be in Kampala during the same time period, and only had to take an overnight bus from western Uganda to ensure that we arrived in time.  The only event which would be open to the general public would be the mass on Saturday morning at 9:30. We…

Spending Thanksgiving with the Gorillas- Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Spending Thanksgiving with the Gorillas- Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda My time volunteering in Arusha came to a close right before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  After a day back in Arusha to gather my things and rest a bit, it was time to begin the next leg of my journey-travelling through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and back to Tanzania to the island of Zanzibar.  I was lucky enough to be travelling with 2 other volunteers, Nacho and Laura from Chile.  Their volunteering stint ended with mine, and they had a similar route in mind, with gorilla trekking in…