Bukoba The year 1965 was my first year in school.We were living near Kisumu in Kenya, and the school was on the "other" side of the Lake Victoria on the hills above Bukoba town in Tanzania. The journey was made on the ship MV Victoria, from Kisumu down to Musoma up to Mwanza arriving in Bukoba next day. Some times my parents picked me up by car, and the journey was then on road via Jinja and Kampala down to Kisumu. On one location there was an interesting river crossing, a ferry driven by "man power". By walking on a steel wire that run across the river,on the deck of the ferry ,the ferry was powered over the river. We sometimes visited the power station at Jinja Uganda on the way home.This is where the water from lake Victoria runs down in to the river Nile. At the first start in September 1965 I had just recovered from chickenpox. Just to be on the safe side the school wanted me to stay away one week before I joined the others in the class. My parents left for home, and I stayed away from the school one extra week. During this week I stayed in the town, down by the beach at some friends that we had met at SaoHill.
The pictures below are from the journeys between Kisumu and Bukoba on the M.S. Victoria, and by car up trough Jinja in Uganda and over to Kenya and finally down to Kisumu home to Matongo.
Kibeta. The Scandinavian Boarding School up on the hill above the town.The views out over the town and over the Lake Victoria are unforgettable.The pictures below are pictures from the school.