Hobo tourism/Second creative trip of Viktor Pinchuk to Africa

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Visiting Pygmies (Uganda)
Letter of Recommendation from the Artists' Union

The second creative trip to Africa — a project of the Russian traveler Viktor Pinchuk.
The route included two countries, Kenya and Uganda, and lasted a month. Main objective: to visit the habitats of the peoples of Africa who have preserved their ancestral customs and traditions.

General information[edit | edit source]

  • Duration: 1 month.
  • Period: 4.11. 2007 — 10. 12. 2007
  • Idea: Viktor Pinchuk.
  • Number of participants: 1 (one).
  • Starting point: Nairobi
  • Transit through: Kyiv.
  • Number of countries visited: 2 (two).
  • Way to get: plane.
  • Ways to move: land transport, pedestrian routes.
  • Nature of the journey: creative trip.
  • Purpose: to collect material about lost tribes.
  • Format: hobo tour.

Places visited[edit | edit source]

  • Uganda: Kampala, Fort Portal, Bundibugyo, Pygmy Village, Kagadi, Hoima (transit), Masindi (transit), Kigumba (transit), Nakasongola, Lira, Kiru, Kotido (Karamoja sub-region).
  • Kenya: Nairobi, Isiolo, Marsabit, Loyangalani, Maralal (transit), Nyahururu (transit), Mombasa.

Мap of the route (Uganda)

Мap of the route (Kenya)

The methods applied[edit | edit source]

In the process of moving along the route the following accommodation options were used:

  • In low-budget locations designed to accommodate the African poor.
  • Moving from Isiolo to Marsabit had to sleep on plastic bottles of water in a dark van filled (over the goods) by Aboriginals; and the Marsabit-Loyangalani sectionroute has been completed on another truck transporting bags of cement, where find a «sleeping place» was not easy for reason overcrowding (many passengers).

Outcomes and results[edit | edit source]

Written and published in the press more than 20 articles (in Russian):

  • «В гостях у пигмеев» — Crimean Observer: newspaper. — 29.04.2008. — № 17 (247);
  • «Много ли пулемётов в деревнях Кении?» — Crimean Observer: newspaper. — 25.05.2008. — № 20 (250);
  • «Что я делал в Момбасе?» — Crimean Observer: newspaper. — 16.09.2008. — № 37 (267);
  • «А вы бывали на озере Кьога... в Уганде?» — South Capital: newspaper. — 20.06.2008. — № 24 (857);
  • «Что такое МОСАРЕТУ, а также о комфорте по-африкански» — South Capital: newspaper. — 19.09.2008. — № 37 (870);
  • «Медаль за отвагу» — ProX: magazine — 2008 — №1 (1);
  • Зловонная «экзотика» дальних дорог — Crimean time: newspaper. — 3.04.2008. — № 36 (2568);
  • Зачем пигмею противогаз? — Crimean time: newspaper. — 8.05.2008. — № 49 (2581);
  • В поисках загадочных карамоджас — Crimean time: newspaper. — 22.05.2008. — № 54 (2586);
  • Груша-Африка — Crimean time: newspaper. — 29.05.2008. — № 57 (2589);
  • В жёлтой жаркой Африке не видать идиллии... — Crimean time: newspaper. — 17.07.2008. — № 75 (2607);
  • Дед Масай и масайцы — Crimean time: newspaper.— 31.07.2008. — № 81 (2613);
  • В поисках затерянных племён — Crimean time: newspaper. — 16.10.2014. — № 41 (3396);
  • Подарок вождю — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 22. 10. 2009. — № 36 (852);
  • Угандийскими тропами — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 12. 11. 2009. — № 39 (855);
  • Акуна матата — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 10. 12. 2009. — № 42 (858);
  • Джамбо, Кения! — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 4. 11. 2010. — № 38 (899);
  • Кения-2: приключения продолжаются — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 25. 11. 2010. — № 41 (902);
  • Кения-3: фотомодели у хижин — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 14. 12. 2010. — № 43 (904);
  • Кения-4: калейдоскоп событий — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 23. 12. 2010. — № 44 (905);
  • Кения-5: пора домой! — Republic of Crimea: newspaper.— 13. 01. 2011. — № 1 (907);
  • Проблемы водоснабжения в Африке — Republic of Crimea: newspaper. — 24. 03. 2011. — № 8 (914).

In addition:

  • The opening of the photo exhibition «Uganda: Tribes and Civilization» took place in June 2008; the venue is the House of Artist (Simferopol).
  • The exhibition "Tribes of Kenya" was held in the Central Museum of Tavrida, four years later.
  • Two issues in the series of TV stories of the author’s project "Around the World with Empty Pockets" were based on the materials of trip to Kenya and Uganda.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Materials in Wikisource project[edit | edit source]

Links (in ru)[edit | edit source]