Kumi Hospital guesthouse
" Yesterday evening arrived after a special bus trip at the guesthouse of Ann & Grace in Kumi Hospital. Our new home for the next three months.
How rural, peaceful and quiet it is here; a relief after the days in busy Kampala. The streets are unpaved and red, the grass has the typical round huts with thatched roofs, children are waving along the road, cows and goats are walking loose on the street, women are carrying heavy baskets on their heads.
We are received very warmly here, both by our hostesses Ann & Grace, as well as by other villagers, the other medical students (four- or fifth-year students, but almost entirely as a doctor's assistant) and other hospital employees.
We have a lovely private room with bathroom in the guesthouse and every night we and the other medical students cook. We are going to start tomorrow, I am very curious. "
Kumi Hospital medical elective hostel
This is a beautiful country – make the most of being there!
Getting out of Kumi Hospital
– if you feel the need to get out, there’re a number of options. If you need more than a Bodaboda to get somewhere, you can ask the administration at the hospital to organize you a driver, the driver will cost approx. Ush 1500 per kilometer driven – but it’s expensive, usually a cheaper option is to just take public transport. Places within reach for a weekend trip include:
1. Lake Bisina – it’s not quite along way to travel but worth it for a weekend. Very relaxing and very beautiful, it’s where Kumi Hospital pumps it water from.
2. Nyero Rock Paintings
3. Sipi Falls- it’s located on the Slopes of Ssebi Mountains
Other places to visit are more local and ask people at the hospital for details on how to get there:
4. Ongino Market – happens every Friday starting at around 8:00am. Great for food, clothes and fabric for taking to the tailors. Worth going after 5pm because of the oppressive heat! You’ll be able to see the path going to Ongino from the number of people walking up and down it from the main road in Kumi.
5. Kumi Town– easy to get to, get a boda boda from outside the hospital gates to Kumi Town for one person the fee is Ush 2000, for Shared Bodaboda the fee is Ush 1500 per individual, and likely getting back to Kumi Hospital you can still use a Bodaboda either Shared or not the choice is yours.
6. Odelo Market – happens usually on Saturday starting at 09:00am, it’s known for fresh foods
There are plenty of other things to do, this is just a taster.