Impressions of Kabale, Uganda

Monday, November 28, 2011  at 6:58 AM
Kabale is a small town in Uganda, close to the border with Rwanda.  It is quiet, dirty and boasts no memorable monuments or views.  So why did we enjoy our time there so much?

uganda restaurant couchsurfing 
With our CS host at an awesome restaurant!

1.      Our Couchsurfing host was great and took us to this AMAZING hole-in-the-wall restaurant.  This restaurant was down a series of small, unlit, muddy roads, in the bottom of a relatively-empty hotel, and at first glance the prices didn’t appear that great.  Suffice it to say that it wasn’t a place Chris and I would have found or chosen to eat at on our own.  After assurances from our host, however, we decided to give it a try, and we were so glad we did!  We gorged ourselves on grilled pork (the flavor!  The tenderness!), potatoes, plantains and cabbage, plus drinks (a beer for Chris, a Stoney—a tasty local ginger ale—for me), and the total was less than $10 USD total.  Fantastic.

bats in trees uganda
Trees!  Full of bats!

2.      Trees full of bats.  Yes, that is correct, there were huge trees that were filled with bats in Kabale.  I had never seen bats in the daytime and this was an exciting experience for me!  We camped out below the trees at dusk and watched as the bats took off in the growing gloom.

All in all, a great experience for our last town in Uganda.  Next stop—Rwanda!

bats flying night uganda
The bats all flying into the night
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