Kisoro Nature Walkers: Kisoro- Bunagana conquered, next Kisoro – Cyanika
By Alex Gahima
There is a well-known proverb that goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. As the Kisoro Nature walkers, we have no right to say we invented walking but our daily walking expeditions is the first of its kind since the lockdown, Prince Trevor Mugenga said.
Prince Trevor Mugenga is the director of Voice of Muhabura radio and one of the pioneer walkers in Kisoro Municipality. Am sure you might argue that many other individuals and groups walk all the time and you might be right, but no one does it the way, Kisoro Nature walkers do it.
Having successfully walked from Kisoro town to Kanaba checkpoint, Prince and a handful of friends decided that walking from town to Bunagana was worth a try.
Time to Set off.
At exactly 6:20am, the team of walkers, including Prince, Niyigaba Obarido (K.K one blood), Herbert Eguma (P.H Music), and Nkusi Gerard (Gerostar) were making headway on the walk to Bunagana.
Misty and cloudy conditions might easily deter the faint hearted but it was interesting to see that some people in Kisoro appreciate the importance of physical exercises.
It was along Mudege road just as you are approaching Nateete sign post that we noticed some innovations.
Mechanized stone quarrying has been introduced by one of Kisoro district’s own son and investor and from the looks of it, has great potential to succeed.
At Nateete, we met a father and son who doing exercises together and what a beautiful sight it was.
Fun moments with Hebert Eguma (P.H Music)
Eguma, a mechanic at Shell Kisoro and local artist is one of the funniest people you will ever meet.
His shenanigans often target the unknown, with hopes of winning a smile from you.
So why do you do it, I asked, “well I find that people are always too serious and an entire day can go by without someone smiling at you, so I forcefully look for smiles”, said P.H music
Meet KK one blood, the gentle Lion of Kamonyi
K.K, is versatile individual whose passion for music and life allows him to always have a joyful outlook to life.
He has been walking and running for a very long time but the Lockdown changed the way he sees life now.
“We need to make each moment count, with family and friends”, Said KK
The Kisoro Nature Walkers were warmly welcomed to Safari home stay foundation, where director and Owner Mr. Safari prepared us a breakfast of champions.
Keep your eye out on Safari home stay, there is plenty in store, or so I have heard.
The walk and light running was tough but getting to the border was worth the effort.
Upon reaching the border, we had to briefly introduce ourselves to the security team which we discovered was in order. So word of advise to future walkers and runners, do not forget your national Identity card.
The walk to Bunagana from Kisoro town was approximately 30kms, (to and fro).
The team is preparing to walk from Kisoro to Cyanika this Friday August 13th 2021.
Meeting point – Total Busamba, near old Market. Come One, Come All.