Tag Archives: Mount Gahinga

Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The area around Gahinga is one of the most densely populated rural regions in Uganda. The reasons for this are simple enough; the land is very fertile and there is plenty of water and potatoes.  While the link between potatoes and fecundity remains unproven, on current evidence I am pretty convinced.  Broadly speaking there are

Blame it on the Boogie

The Batwa Are Back: Blame it on the Boogie

Very limited access to education, social prejudice and a complete lack of land to call their own means the Batwa (pygmy) community around Mt Gahinga lodge have very few sources of income. As a result this once proud and fun-loving people have been consigned to margins of society, eking out an existence by ‘scavenging’ and