On Monday we decided to go for a hike. Kisoro is set at the base of a volcanic range of mountains with the land rippling with hills all around.
We joined Clair along with Andreas and Sabina and their three daughters on a journey to the top of a nearby crater hill. As we walked through the outskirts of town toward the base of the hill, we gathered a following of local children. School was not in session so the kids were very entertained with a group of Mazugu’s walking by and decided to join us on the hike.
Once we reached the hill, we realized the path didn’t wind up the hills as much as it went directly up it. I don’t think I would be exaggerating by claiming it was around a 40% grade. We felt the burn as our bodies were reintroduced to good exercise but the views from the top made it all worth it.
The entire hill had been impressively cultivated, with even the inside of the crater being used for farming. As we walked around the rim of the crater we were rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Besides the towering volcanos, we had a great view of the town and the lake behind it.