Uganda was not just a travel destination for us, and that is a blurt out. We lived in Uganda as expatiates for almost 3 years, but our passion for travel inspired us to explore the country extensively. Most weekends were eventful while our weekdays we spend for planning the next trip. On one afternoon, while I was busy completing my official report for the month, a friend walked in and suggested a destination which was just over 40 kilometres from Kampala – Mpanga Forest. Forests and wildlife always thrilled me, especially after exploring Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. When surfed on the Internet, we could find Mpanga, a reserved forest in Uganda, special for red-tailed monkeys and black-and-white colobus monkeys. We did not think twice but decided to hit the road.
Otherwise cramped roads of Kampala were calm and cool on the Sunday morning with a few pedestrians on their way to church. We drove towards west and picked the Northern Bypass to head further south-west. As we entered Masaka road from the Northern Bypass, the landscape flourished with natural vegetation and green farmlands. Weather was mild and the sun was pretty shy behind the clouds. Slopes and levels, bends and straights, the road took us through the eastern edge of Uganda, so close to the renowned Lake Victoria.
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