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About becksupeverest

Took a leave of absence from work and decided to work as a volunteer in Tanzania based in Korogwe, a small town in the northeast of the country (combined with some travels around East Africa). The project is to look at the cost base, strategy and business plan of a tree nursery NGO - one of the Gatsby Foundation projects.

Waterfalls, coffee and corruption

Sipi Falls are very beautiful. They are actually 3 separate falls each of over 90metres high.  Just a shame I couldn’t enjoy them to the full as I had hoped.  My groin muscles are currently so tight after horse riding … Continue reading

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Walking like John Wayne at the source of the nile

I took the bus to Kampala where I met up with Lina for dinner.  Bless her she still isn’t great and is only just back on eating food again so only managed a soup.  I on the other hand being … Continue reading

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I am the Pied Piper of the Rwenzoris and lunch for Tsetse flies!

As there were no direct buses to Fort Portal I had to get the bus to Mbarara, then to Kassese and finally one to Fort Portal.  Now this should have been easy – but as you soon learn in Africa … Continue reading

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Feeling old in a fit of madness

Crossing the border into Uganda was fairly uneventful except for the argument I inadvertently caused on the mini bus. I hadn’t realised that I needed to buy a second ticket for my bag – not a problem as it was … Continue reading

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Gorillas in the mist (and rain!)

I got woken up at 3am by one of the loudest thunderstorms I have ever heard.  For the first time in a long time I just wanted to hide underneath the bed covers – however the storm was so bad … Continue reading

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Early starts in a country that continues to surprise

Had to get up at 4.30am to go start the chimp trekking – good training for Kili I suppose.  We met the Anthony my trekking guide and then drove over an hour to the start of the trek.  By the … Continue reading

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Am I still in Africa? And why I am rapidly going off the French

My first impressions of Rwanda were – wow this place is clean.  No dirt or rubbish anywhere, tree lined boulevards, proper pavements, concrete/metal transmission poles.   Turns out that there is one day a month where everyone has the day off … Continue reading

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