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Jun 1, 2011 - On top of Murchinson Falls

Checked out of the Paraa Lodge @ 10:00am, but not before Jan and Heidi got their last free internet fix while we were loading our bags. We then proceeded to drive to the top of Murchison Falls along a road that can best be described as more potholes and crevasses than actual “road” On the way, we saw a family of Colobus monkeys along the road-apparently a pretty rare sight according to our driver. They were black & white and the size of a small chimp and not at all excited to see us. The road to the Falls was also covered in mica, making it...

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May 31, 2011 - Boat Ride on the Nile

This morning we had a breakfast buffet at the lodge, which consists of nothing you would see at Shoney’s, with the exception of bacon and toast-it was really quite good if you weren’t paying close attention to what you were eating and didn’t ask a lot of questions. The rest of the morning and early afternoon afforded us about 2 hours to swim at the pool and converse with the other “azungus”(white people) that were also guests. This turned out to be valuable networking time as we talked with another mission group from Texas who had already...

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May 30, 2011 - Murchinson Falls National Park and Safari!!

It was a long, long trip up to Masindi. I believe it was about six hours. We could not believe the traffic in Kampala, motor bike taxis filled with 2-3 people each, mini busses, and cars were everywhere. There were no street signs or traffic lights and drivers were bumper to bumper. It was a huge game of chicken. It was really quite scary especially if you were in the front seat with the driver. We stopped at a hotel for some drinks and bathroom break and then off to Murchinson Falls National Park. We were not expecting to pay $116 each to...

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Aug 11, 2009 - Masindi

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Uganda 2009

Jul 18, 2008 - On the road to Murchison Falls National Park, North West Uganda

Two vans, 15 people and 400kms of driving (which amounted to almost 10hrs on the road). We were told that we had to be up, fed and ready to leave at 8am sharp. Then at breakfast we were told at 7:50 that there was a phone call and we would not be leaving till 9am... but it would be hard driving and no stopping once we got on the road. Five minutes into the drive our vans pull over, a little discussion takes place and then we head out with Darwin overhearing that we would meet up again outside of Kampala. Davis, our driver, hauls us over to...

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May 15, 2006 - Uganda - a beautiful land and a silent genocide

ps- there was a problem uploading some of my photos and it'll take me too long to suss out...so some of these photos are from my safari, not uganda. sorry. ---------------------------------- Eeeks, I am in Uganda. Why eeeks? Because I love it here and because it marks my second to last country I visit before leaving Africa. Boo hoo. I know, I know. None of you are feeling too sorry for me right now. I am not even feeling sorry for myself, just not looking forward to leaving. My trip to and through Africa has pretty much been everything I...

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Bon Voyage 2005-2006



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