(Part four of nine)
Dolwe: Busoga’s Magical Island
Measuring about 12km, Dolwe Island has two main settlements; Singla and Golofa. The island gets its name of Golofa from the unique nature the rocks found on this island were formed and piled like a storied structures of storied houses.
Dolwe Island is the biggest of the several smaller rocky islands found in the Ugandan eastern part of Lake Victoria. Those that have been to the island tell of memorable stories of serene and beautiful scenery that is hidden in the Victoria.
Uganda, a republic straddling the equator, has in more ancient times been ruled by both Kings and Paramount Chiefs, institutions restored by the government of President Yoweri Museveni in 1993/94 as cultural institutions after all traditional ruling structures were abolished by Milton Obote, twice dictator and twice overthrown by military coups.
The Busoga Kingdom is located in the East of Uganda, across the River Nile, which commences its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea in Jinja, known as both the Source of the Nile and the Adventure Capital of East Africa.
The Busoga Tourism Initiative has now released an initial nine short chapters on the history, culture and of course tourism attractions found in the kingdom and
with their explicit permission will all nine chapters be reproduced here in coming days.
The timing is befitting as between the 17th and 19th of February will the Uganda Tourism Board host the annual Pearl of Africa Travel Expo in Kampala and the attractions of the upper Nile valley and further into the Kingdom will be showcased there to nearly 100 hosted buyers and international travel media representatives and travel trade professionals from the entire East African region.