• THE WANASLE
    Adventure,  Travel

    THE WANASLE

    Named after one of the sons of Masaba, that much-revered patriarch of the Bagisu people, Wanale is believed to be the place where Nabarwa, the Kalenjin woman who prevailed upon Masaba to get circumcised before they got married, came from, on her way from Kenya. With that connection in mind, it is perhaps befitting that Wanale should overlook Mbale town, the centre of life in the land of the Bamasaba. But even something this majestic could not escape the influence of the nosy Baganda (forgive the pun) as Semei Kakungulu named it ‘Nkokonjeru’ after the many white chickens that Wanale, the person, reared. Thankfully, the name did not quite catch…

  • WANALE…. WE DID IT
    Adventure,  Travel

    WANALE…. WE DID IT

    Previously on Wanale S01: -Some chivalrous guy dropped a lass he was helping across a stream splash into the water, -Bodies collapsed in thuds on the slippery trails, -It was a mud bath by the time we arrived at the top of the ridge. As we found out this time around, it would have been asking for too much to expect more of the same on the fomo trip to Wanale. First off, none of the incidents above came to repeat itself -thankfully. This hike more than anything showed that there is a growing thirst for these activity filled weekends as there were only two survivors from the previous foray in 2015.…