Sunday is easily my favorite day of the week. It’s the one day that I can almost guarantee I will not be working and instead, I’ll be kicking back and catching up on some down time with my family and very frequently, with myself. It’s that one day that I dedicate to renewing my spirit.
I recently wrote a blog post on discovering local hidden gems and after a colleague of mine read it and visited the place, he recommended another place that had a similar vibe to it – Malakai Eco Lodge, situated off Entebbe road in Kajjansi. Since this isn’t too far out of town for us, I suggested a family trip there last Sunday with food and relaxation at the top of my mind. The family was on board! In addition, it was an intimate birthday climax celebration for all of us, as all the family birthdays lie somewhere between the 5th of June and the 14th of July (I can’t begin to mention how much junk food and cake I’ve eaten in the last month).
That aside, I frequently rely on Google Maps to get myself around and locate new places however, every now and then my experience is somewhat of a disaster and this Sunday was one of those. After exiting the highway, we took a wrong turn somewhere onto the tiniest dirt roads, getting lost. Thanks to the kind passersby though, we eventually made it to the lodge sometime after 2pm.
The lodge is very green, cozy and scenic with lots of mini private dining and lounging areas that I couldn’t help but admire. It’s almost impossible to decide where to sit and spend the afternoon. We happened to all be very hungry by the time we arrived so we quickly picked a spot, ordered some snacks and popped open the celebratory wine that my dad had carried.
Despite my hunger, I was eager to explore the area and so I grabbed my brother (and his glass of wine) and we took a walk round the compound, admiring the exquisite natural scenery with winding stone paths and hidden enclosures, swing chairs and tree houses! The weather was perfect too, neither hot nor cold.
After goofing around and taking pictures, we made our way back to where our parents were seated and we were just in time to dig into our lunch. The food was delicious and well worth the wait! All in all, we had a great time, with lots of laughs and conversation (you can trust family conversation over two large bottles of wine). We stayed and chatted until nightfall, after which we made our way back to the city.
A Sunday well spent in my books! Xx
What’s your favorite way to spend your Sunday? Do share your thoughts and comments in the reply section below.