Well – we finally made it to the slopes of misty Mount Elgon. After Luke and Isaac from Zukuka Bora came to collect us in the morning, we started our steep and slightly bumpy ride up to the heights of the mountain. And boy is this a beautiful place to grow coffee. We marveled at the richness of the Ugandan soil set against the lush green Ugandan forest, the huge sprawling vistas and the tiny towns set against jaw-dropping backdrops of cliffs and waterfalls.
To think that some of the world’s best coffee is grown in this region really makes the place a little bit magical. We spent the day on coffee farms squeezing ripe coffee berries and traversing soggy trails down the face of Mount Elgon. As the afternoon got pretty stormy, Luke took us into his home for a delicious meal with the best chapatti we’ve ever tasted. Darcy ended the day with only one regret – he forgot to take his Swisse multivitamin for men.
written by Annabel
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