We left at 5am and arrived just in time to see the sun rising over the nearby hills.
The road to enter the conservatory had seen a lot of travel over the years and relatively little restoration. The resulting road surface was littered with massive potholes, and riding in a 20-person bus on said road was a bit terrifying at times, as the bus often seemed to tilt to an almost 90-degree angle while swerving to avoid potholes, but our driver (Hassan) managed it like a pro.
Dr. St. Clair: “You thought the other roads in Uganda were bad. They have names for some of these potholes.”
We stopped briefly for breakfast, which was a local dish known as a “rolex”. A rolex is nothing more than warm chapatti rolled around a thin omelette, or “rolled eggs” (you get it). More importantly, there was coffee. Lots of coffee.