Uganda – the matooke land

Uganda is known for being one of Africa’s friendliest countries, one of the youngest nations in the world with one of the biggest alcohol consumption records globally. “Pearl of Africa” is home of the continent’s largest lake – Lake Victoria, Source of the Nile, critically endangered mountain gorillas and over half of all bird species…

Zimbabwe – The Land of Odds

  Zimbabwe is a strange country to me. The country, which not that long ago was experiencing the second largest hyperinflation in the world’s history, where unemployment rate shows around 90% (estimates  range from 4% to 95%, which is also weird) – but you can hardly see any signs of poverty. The country, where supermarkets …

In Search of Ophir

  Somewhere in the middle of an extensive plateau between the banks of two rivers – Zambezi and Limpopo in southeastern Zimbabwe, there is a little known, very old treasure. “Welcome to Great Zimbabwe, good people”, an energetic local tour guide gives us a charming smile as we enter the ruins of a once remarkable…

Uganda – I Still Haven’t Found what I’m Waiting for

 Potential visitors are being tempted with “Pearl of Africa”, ”the best climate on earth” and “the most friendly people you would ever meet” slogans. Source of the Nile, fascinating Murchison Falls, snow right on the equator and exceptionally rare mountain gorillas are used as a bargaining chip, too. Decades after civil war and brutal dictatorship,…