Thanks to our chance meeting with Derrick on the broken down Link bus, our time in Fort Portal has been interesting to say the least. There is nothing like a local with connections in Africa.
Fort Portal is located around 4 hours drive west from Uganda’s capital. It’s an area of natural beauty, gateway to several national parks and the starting point for many gorilla tracking expeditions. Sitting in this peaceful, laid back town, it’s hard to believe that just beyond the mountain range lies the Democratic Republic of Congo, and all its woes.