Northern Uganda: Day 0 – London to Entebbe

The Abubilla Music Foundation Gang (Vicki, Hannah, Andy and Jimmy) all met at Terminal 5 at 0930AM to check in to BA flight 63 to Entebbe.  After quick breakfast, we did last minute shopping for essential supplies (alcohol, sunglasses, papers) and then took the train to C57, where we boarded our flight and left pretty much on time.

Jimmy sat next to Andrew who lives in Kampala and married to a Uganda woman with whom he’s had a one year old son.  He was passionate about West African music and did a paper on drumming in Ghana.  So Vicki switched seats with Jimmy and talked to Andrew about the Singing Wells project for an hour.   We then all settled down to watch Ted before landing about 8 hours later in Entebbe.

All bags were gratefully recovered and we took a taxi for an 8 minute journey to the Airport Guesthouse Entebbe, where we were greeted by our old friends, Jan Willem Van De Kamp (the owner of this hotel and the Travelers Rest in Kisoro), Charles and Simba (the Rottweiler who feast on Kisoro locusts during our locust attack).  They ran a lovely hotel and greeted us warmly with Nile Specials!   We handed off a pile of Batwa DVD’s for them to take back to the Traveller’s Rest and hit the sack.



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