From Kigali we left for Uganda, along a road that climbs up to over 2,400 metres, terraced hill farming all the way which is simply amazing, driving through tea plantations and climbing some enormous hills on the way, stunning scenery in all shades of green with beautful views at the top.
Another easy border crossing, very nice immigration officers, interested in our journey,then continued to Kabale. Here hillsides are’nt steep, they are vertical. The Lake is at about 1,800 metres, being old volcanic craters now filled with water and the surrounding hills are another 400 metres above that (1,000 ft) so quite a drive. Camped at Lake Bunyonyi overland camp, which was beautiful, but we were warned of a huge overland truck arriving right next to us, so decided to leave.
Took the “scenic” route ( Read well dodgy) to the North of the Lake, about 20 k away, a very rough narrow road, with the most incredible scenery-see photo’s, it’s beyond description.
Spent the night in a camp at north of lake being renovated which was fine by us the managers name was “Powerman”on the flatest bit of ground wev’e come across so far in Uganda, this is obviously on the overlanders route, but thankfully they’re not here !He let us use his chalet for showers etc
This is definately not the place for overheating and hand-brake issues……which of course we have!!
Off to Kisoro tomorrow to sort out Gorilla tracking permits!