Akoboi

Fifth-order Administrative Division, Eastern Region

Uganda

Akoboi

Uganda 2017
Uganda 2017 Credit: guido.menato

Akoboi is a small town located in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Situated in the Amuria District, it is surrounded by lush green landscapes and fertile farmlands. The town is nestled in a rural area, characterized by a peaceful and serene environment.

The economy of Akoboi primarily relies on agriculture, with farming being the main occupation of the local population. The rich soil and favorable climate make it suitable for cultivating a variety of crops, including maize, millet, beans, and sorghum. Livestock rearing, such as cattle, goats, and poultry, also plays a significant role in the local economy.

The town's infrastructure is relatively basic, with a few small shops, schools, and healthcare facilities serving the community. Access to clean water and electricity can be limited, and the transportation network is mainly composed of dirt roads. However, efforts are being made to improve these amenities and enhance the overall quality of life for the residents.

Akoboi is known for its vibrant cultural heritage, with the local people being predominantly from the Iteso ethnic group. Traditional dances, music, and festivals are an integral part of their cultural identity, providing a colorful and lively atmosphere to the town.

Overall, Akoboi offers a glimpse into rural life in Uganda, showcasing the importance of agriculture and the resilience of its people in a picturesque and tranquil setting.

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Akoboi Images

Images are sourced within 20km of lat/long (1.58174/33.43758).

Uganda 2017
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Uganda 2017
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Martha, student with Village 2 village school provided
Martha, student with Village 2 village school
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Family Path While I was in a group headed to Soroti rock I saw this family heading down a trail. Just as I brought my camera up to take a shot the husband turned around. Perfect timing I think :). 

That building in the distance is in-construction. The building practices in Uganda are crazy compared to any 1st world country (that I've been to). They use several hundred branches to support the floor above as they poor  concrete and it hardens. They can then remove their supports and continue construction. I've got more photos if y'all are interested.
Family Path
While I was in a group headed to Soroti rock I saw this family heading down a trail. Just as I brought my camera up to take a shot the husband turned around. Perfect timing I think :). That building in the distance is in-construction. The building practices in Uganda are crazy compared to any 1st world country (that I've been to). They use several hundred branches to support the floor above as they poor concrete and it hardens. They can then remove their supports and continue construction. I've got more photos if y'all are interested.
Saroti Door A particular door of character in Soroti, Uganda. It's a view from the inside because this is where we stayed while journeying between Oditel and Kampala. More images await an upload from this bustling city. 

Keep checking back!

Also, just so you don't miss it, I put up <a href="http://brianwolfey.com/blog/?p=2347" rel="nofollow">a blogpost</a> with more shots of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyboybrian/6880350797/in/photostream/">that baby from yesterday</a>.
Saroti Door
A particular door of character in Soroti, Uganda. It's a view from the inside because this is where we stayed while journeying between Oditel and Kampala. More images await an upload from this bustling city. Keep checking back! Also, just so you don't miss it, I put up a blogpost with more shots of that baby from yesterday.
Lil Goat Bleating After climbing up Soroti rock, we made our way back down and around the base clockwise (I'm not sure which direction it was) and there were a bunch of goats rock hoppin'. There was a storm brewing so it was a little dark and a lot of my handheld shots were blurry (at 1/40. Who did I think I was?) 

Happy Friday. Eat something you don't normally. You know? Like goats do!
Lil Goat Bleating
After climbing up Soroti rock, we made our way back down and around the base clockwise (I'm not sure which direction it was) and there were a bunch of goats rock hoppin'. There was a storm brewing so it was a little dark and a lot of my handheld shots were blurry (at 1/40. Who did I think I was?) Happy Friday. Eat something you don't normally. You know? Like goats do!
The Tiniest Gate While in Soroti, Uganda, I decided to square up and do a straight-up vanishing point shot while passing an alley. 

This is my result.

I'm headed north this weekend and have some kick-butt shots I want to try in the snowy haunted woods of Michigan!
The Tiniest Gate
While in Soroti, Uganda, I decided to square up and do a straight-up vanishing point shot while passing an alley. This is my result. I'm headed north this weekend and have some kick-butt shots I want to try in the snowy haunted woods of Michigan!
Through The Window We traveled on the ground in Uganda for about 10 hours one-way using an old Chineese bus (it had characters painted on the sides, that's how I know). 

Lets just say I had plenty of time to explore the space photographically. This image was taken around the city of Soroti in the middle of a traffic jam. Everything just lined up compositionally :).
Through The Window
We traveled on the ground in Uganda for about 10 hours one-way using an old Chineese bus (it had characters painted on the sides, that's how I know). Lets just say I had plenty of time to explore the space photographically. This image was taken around the city of Soroti in the middle of a traffic jam. Everything just lined up compositionally :).
Show me another place!

Akoboi is a fifth-order administrative division in Eastern Region, Uganda. It has an elevation of 1045 meters above sea level. Information correct as at Friday 19th August 2016.

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