I was lucky enough to visit in a tea plantation in Ethiopia, down near the Sudanese border, just before Easter in 2011. It was a four-hour drive from Gambella and sits at 1,800m above sea level. At the time it was one of only three tea plantations in the country but I don’t know if that’s still the case. Continue reading Tea plantation, Ethiopia
I’m not going to lie, I went to Apoka a long time ago, probably around ten years, so my memory is a little sketchy. However, it has always remained one of the places I have said I would love to return to.
The big skies, the feeling of isolation (I was looking enough to reach it by plane but it’s apparently a pretty backbreaking journey by road [links to a NTV YouTube clip about the journey) and of the earth stretching away from you unendingly into the distance in every direction. Compared to other national parks in Uganda, Sophy Roberts used a simple but wonderful phrase to describe Kidepo, she called it a “truer wilderness.”