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Jul 21, 2017 - Murchison Falls NP

Friday 21st July 2017 Murchison River Lodge, Uganda Up very early today. Breakfast at 6:00am then on the truck at 6:40am for a drive to the ferry then a game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park. On the game drive, we saw many animals including lions, giraffes, hippos, elephants, buffalo, antelopes, warthog, hyena and many birds. We were out on the game drive until nearly 12 noon criss crossing the park in order to catch sight of as many animals as we could. After we had finished the game drive, we drove back to the ferry and mingled...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Kampala to Murchison River Lodge

Thursday 20th July 2017 Kampala to Murchison River Lodge, Uganda Today we were up at 6:30am, breakfast at 7:00am in the hotel. Left Kampala at around 8:00am, drove through the suburbs to the countryside. Kampala has a population of about 2 million people and is very busy. Once we left the city we drove north through many small and medium sized towns. It is very green and there are many crops, people also seem to have their own allotments where they grow veggies etc. We stopped at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we tracked white rhinos....

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Sep 4, 2015 - Murchison Falls National Park

Next morning bright and early after a wonderful breakfast we were met by Jesse-Tom and Byron. Jesse-Tom has a company called Lifetime Safaris and I have organised a safari with him for 9 nights. Byron will be our Ugandan guide and driver for our personal tour. We head out in the traffic through Kampala where we drop Jess-Tom and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, established in 1952 and the largest National Park in Uganda. 5000 square kilometres. As we drive north Byron points out that the towns are more impoverished because they were...

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Nov 21, 2014 - 16 November - Murchison Falls

On Sunday we hired a couple of minibuses to get us and our tents and cooking equipment to Murchison Falls, as the road was too bad to get the truck there. We pitched our tents at the Murchison River Lodge, a lovely place to stay with a beautiful swimming pool and a great bar right on the Nile, with hippos grunting at us from the water. Monday was a lazy day with a late breakfast so we all had a lie in. In the afternoon we were picked up by boat to join a cruise on the Nile up to Murchison Falls. All along the river hippos popped their heads...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Come On And Safari With Me

At 5am Saturday morning six of us boarded our minivan to head off for a weekend of safari fun! While the entire plan for the weekend was completely unclear to all onboard (despite multiple attempts to find this information out), we shrugged our shoulders and marked it up to another day in Africa. After about a 5-6 hour drive in the rain, we arrived at the entrance to the park and the weather was clearing. Almost immediately we began seeing baboons, which would scurry off at the sight of our car (or the 4 Muzungus hanging out the top of it)...

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Jul 12, 2011 - Murchinson Falls

Heading back to Kampala, we took the cheap option of the free shuttle bus, where we learnt the real meaning of peak hour. Realistically 'peak hour' was peak seven hours of HELL. Kampala is in serious need of some fibre, it is possibly the most constipated network on this planet. Seriously. After transiting in Kampala we began our 3 day Safari. Day 1: we saw 2 of the 12 Rhinos in Uganda. They each have two personal guards protecting them 24/7 from poachers. On our walk to the less than impressive Kamara Falls we were attacked by ants,...

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Jan 29, 2011 - Murchison Falls National Park

Wir erreichen den Park am frühen Vormittag. Auf den ca. 20 Kilometern zwischen dem Eingangstor und unserer Lodge sehen wir bereits unheimlich viele Tiere – Giraffenherden, Antilopen, Affen, Vögel, … Am Nachmittag geht es dann per Boot auf dem Nil weiter, Richtung Murchison Wasserfälle, die zu den stärksten Fällen der Erde zählen, da der Nil sich hier durch eine sehr engen Felsspalt quetschen muss. Vom Boot aus können wir die Tiere im und am Wasser sehen – ganz viele Flusspferde und riesige Nilkrokodile, die mit offenem Maul am Flussufer...

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Aug 12, 2009 - Murchison Falls Park

In the morning we headed towards Murchison Falls Park. We passed many people on their way to work and school. Along the road, we ran into many baboons sunning themselves along the road. The park itself is huge so local people do live within it's boundaries. Many are farmers working for the government but having their own small gardens and a few livestock. Chickens, cows and goats roam free but cows are more prevalent in the south. We take a late morning safari and saw giraffes, impalas, bush-backs, and buffalo. There were lions spotted but...

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Dec 6, 2008 - Murchison Falls

Hi All. Been in Uganda already over one month without having seen too much in the way of nature and animals, Rikke and I decided to take a trip up to Murchison Falls National Park. It was pretty cool to see so many hippo's in the wild. We also say a ton of Giraffe's (as always), some elephants, crocs, buffalo and an assortment of other cool wildlife. One of the cooler parts of being in the park is having wild boars roam around the campsite at night. By far Rikke's favorite animals were the boars. She was fixated by them and I had to pull...

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Nov 29, 2008 - On Safari in Murchison Falls National Park

We woke up early in the morning for a morning game drive at Murchison Falls National Park. However, several wild animals who are frequent overnight visitors at the Red Chilli Rest Camp ensured that our first night's stay there would be an unforgettable one. First, the resident warthogs... As I headed to the bathroom during the night through the pitch black camp, I had to walk carefully to avoid the numerous warthogs who simply snooze on the camp grounds. Think of doing an obstacle course while you are groggy early in the morning with only...

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Break From the Law

Nov 28, 2008 - Road Trip to Murchison Falls National Park

We arrived at around 7:30 in the morning at the Red Chilli Hideaway, the hostel and travel agency in Kampala with whom we had booked our trip last minute to Murchison Falls National Park. Our 7 hour drive to Murchison Falls National Park - in the van from the Red Chilli Hideaway - proceeded without a single hitch. While the drive was a long one, the roads were paved and overall very smooth. Upon arriving at our safari lodge inside the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park, the Red Chilli Rest Camp, we couldn't help but be impressed...

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Break From the Law

Oct 27, 2008 - S-s-s-safari!

Jambo everybody! Hope you're all having a great time back home! These past few weeks have been pretty jam-packed for me, but first of YAAAAAAAAY! I've FINALLY got a host family (possibly temporarily, but I'll be moving to another one close by if I DO change again) annnnnd I've got a placement, not at the Children's Hospital as I had originally thought but at a local private medical clinic that specialises in HIV/AIDS treatment and counselling. They've just constructed a new rehabilitation centre for kids who have stage 4 HIV, and they'll be...

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