Travelling eastwards in Uganda, one comes across the source of the River Nile at a place called Jinja. This is where Africa’s longest river begins its journey to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.
There are boat rides on the Nile, showing tourists the beautiful African landscapes on the banks of the river. There are also rapids further downstream which are a major destination for whitewater rafters at Bujagali.
At the municipal town of Tororo in Eastern Uganda, one sees the Tororo Rock, an irregular outgrowth from the earth and a symbol of Uganda’s strange natural African features on the Eastern axis.
However, the Tororo rock is quickly dwarfed by the Elgon mountains as one goes further east in Uganda. The Elgon mountains, complete with wild animals are a popular African destination for nature lovers.
The Bamasaba people who live on the Elgon mountains are the colorful backdrop to the scenic African beauty found there. They grow bananas as a staple food and eat bamboo shoots in a vegetable delicacy known as “malewa”. The Bamasaba also grow one of the world’s best African coffee brands known as Arabica coffee. This type of coffee is only found in a few places in the world, which include: the Elgon mountains and the highlands of Ethiopia.
Tourists with an interest in coffee production visit the Elgon mountains in Uganda (Africa) for further knowledge and research on how coffee makes its way from the earth to the consumer’s cup.
Further on along this Eastern circuit in Uganda, one encounters evidence of the early history of mankind on the Nyero rock in Kumi. The people who now live there are known as the “Iteso”, the cattle keeping people. The Eastern part of Uganda offers a journey into African heritage.
There is also the Sipi falls located in the eastern part of Uganda. The Sipi Falls is famous for its attractiveness and ancient myths. It is endowed with temperate weather that gives the traveler a good feeling while resting in the green gardens overlooking the falls.
(Uganda, The Pearl of Africa)