KASESE – A team of 20 European cyclists has successfully completed their second leg in their 10-day tour of Uganda cycling from Kibale Forest National Park to Kasese town, today 1 Dec 2016.
The cycling tourists arrived in the country on 29th November as part of the mountain biking challenge coordinated between Belgian firm Travel to Bike and Ugandan owned Muafrika Africa, will see the team tour western Uganda over a 10 day safari.
Speaking of the first day on the course, Mark Kato the General Director of Muafrika Expeditions said the team was really excited by their achievement. He adds that initially, there were fears of what they would find in Kasese simply because of what the media was reporting.
“Our team was a little uneasy but determined to complete the challenge. Reading what was in the media both local and international just painted a bad bad picture,” Mark said after the Kibale leg. He added that though it is true there was an unfortunate incident over the weekend, the people of Kasese are putting that behind them and business was returning to normal.
“Actually it is now night but we are walking to a pub for a drink,” Mark added talking just after 8pm.
The team began it’s cycling challenge starting in Fort Portal from Buzirasagama to Kibale Forest National Park, a route of 42km that took them through tea plantations, past volcano crater lakes and finally to their lodge near the park.
Today, the cycling safari went through Kibale Forest National Park, to the Bigodi swamp famous for birding to the Ndali crater lakes. From there they moved through Kisomoro via Mubuku trading centre to Rwimi trading centre and finally into Kasese town completing over 60km. They are spending the night in Kasese before moving on to the next leg on Friday.