I am now in the city of Kasese, Uganda, about 300 meters lower in altitude at 950 Meters above sea level. I am surely missing something here in Uganda.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Hotels in Kasese, Uganda
If you look close at this map, there is a park called Ruwenzori National Park, I am trying to suss out if this is significant. Uganda is one those travel destinations where people sit around at home reading for a year or two before they go visit, then mortgage their home to pay for the trip and say they had a great time.
A South African guy in Isiolo, Kenya said,
“This is the area for monied travelers.”
LATER IN THE DAY
The Lonely Planet guidebook makes no sense for the normal “Lonely Planet” backpacker, it is full of clichés. I cannot separate the hyperbole from the reality. As best I can tell, the Ruwenzori National Park is just a place to take expensive treks and I cannot find any clear reason to do so, except to say you walked in a mountain in Uganda, anyway I do it, I am not going to pay 600 dollars to walk in the mountains of Uganda or any country, this stuff is free.
Kasese is the armpit of Uganda, some nothing natural about it, I think they built this town for the cobalt mine, put it at the end of a railway track and called it a city. I am tired of trying to make sense of the guidebook, I do not have a car to drive around to figure out what they are talking about.
If you have a car, drive up to Kilembe, maybe there is a hotel, cooler air, a tree or two.
Hm, I'm going there for 3 months beginning in January....
Loving Kasese - so think you got it wrong
Trying to plan trip up Mt Marguerita and keeping costs down. Can I hire porter and guide to climb peak from Kasese or from the Rwenzori National Park?? Anybody done this recently? Or does one have to buy the whole packaged trip from one's country of origin?