We leave the students at Ruhija in the Impenetrable Forest , heading for Bwindi near the Congo Border where our next group are posted at the Bwindi Community Hospital. We can find no lower cost accommodation so at the driver’s suggestion that just around the corner is a good spot we head off down the road.
Around the corner drags on and on, through a number of small towns, forty-five minutes later and it is almost dark. The place owned by a minister has closed down. We are directed to accommodation with a bar where the music is already blasting. We stand around in a loose group clearly disgruntled.
A fellow comes over and directs us to another spot in town. The prices here are double what we wanted but it has a restaurant and it is quiet. The double room Angella and I share has huge poster beds with about 6 inches between them but we don’t need to dance. Andrew, the volunteer, is in a fix becase he can’t afford it so Angella offers to pay for his room and the driver takes off agreeing to collect us at 8 am the next morning. The staff is helpful, cutting up Angella’s pawpaw for her. They call us when our order of chicken and chips is ready.