If you are a parent like me, every time my kid goes on a school field trip I get scared because the buses don’t have seatbelts and I just don’t trust the drivers but in Uganda I would be literally terrified.Read More
One of the highlights of my trip was Chimpanzee Trekking. Uganda is home to over 5,000 chimpanzees – more than any other East African country.Read More
Near Fort Portal and a day after completing the chimp trek in Kibale National Forest, I was shown a place called Amabere Ga Nyinam Wiru, an open cave steeped in local legend. If you don’t know where you are going, you would miss the entrance to the park, the caves and the hidden gems to be found, such as the caves, the waterfall, the stalagmites and stalactites.Read More
As Kampala, the capital city of Uganda grows and grows – there are now over 3.5 million people crammed into an area no bigger than the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), street foods are growing in popularity.Read More
Do you like song and dance? In Uganda this is actually an art form and a way for each tribe to tell their stories.
When I was in Uganda in August, I was given a dance lesson by a very pregnant Josephine at UKC (Uganda Kids Canada) Centre just outside of Kampala and was treated to a private reception by the Ruboni Tribe in the Rwenzori Mountains.Read More
I just got another two donations - I am past the half way mark and on my grand goal $3,000.
The funds will be used to buy camera's for the girls, a computer for the editing lab in Uganda and a rental space with internet access.
Ugandan sunsets are like nothing you have seen before – sure we all see the sun set each day but it’s the deepest of reds, oranges and yellow’s that will literally blow your mind as a photographer.Read More
In Uganda a Rolex might be a watch but most likely it is the name of amazing street food. It’s a Roti or Chapati rolled around an omelette and made like a wrap.Read More
What's a Boda Boda? It's a motorcycle built for one, however in Uganda it can carry everything you can imagine; equipment, groceries, bananas and people and sometimes all at the same time. It's the craziest thing I ever saw and with the traffic I was so afraid the motorcycles would topple in front of our car.Read More
Why Is Uganda Called "The Pearl of Africa"? The Moniker- Uganda - the Pearl of Africa - was made popular by Winston Churchill, after his first trip to Uganda in 1907. In his book, entitled "My African Journey", Winston Churchill wrote "Uganda is truly "the Pearl of Africa."Read More
Thank you Sheridan College for featuring me in your online alumni magazine. Honored to have the opportunity to share my story.Read More
I was so excited to see the Lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park, that I didn’t even bother to eat but grabbed a Rolex (Chapati stuffed with an omelette – you have to try it) to go, at road-side Rolex Stand.Read More
Beautiful, stripes glistening in the sun as they graze in the fields of Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo is the only place you can see Zebra and it was the first of two safari or game drives I would do on this trip. The second being Queen Elizabeth Park.
Below are photos that Joanita has taken along with some of her published work.
The photos are about the King of Buganda (largest tribe in Uganda) and his visit to the district of MukonoRead More
My students continue to shine. Sharon Kyatusiimire wrote a series of stories about coffee and the issues around export.Read More
Lake Bunyoni is the second deepest lake in Africa and is located near the Rwandan border. It is also known as the “place of many birds”. It is also unknown to many tourists, thus making this lake even more special.Read More