Sunday – With 5 people in the Van, we had a small group to cope with. Easy going people, just fun! The stops on the road were a bit different of what was plant (or known by me, for that way). We had a packed lunch from the hotel, we took it in bit by bit during the drive.
I had a last reserve for after the hike along the Muchison Fall itself. What an impressive waterfall! As told, the most energetic one in the world. (Belief that, for sure!)
The hike took us to the base of the fall (we started at the top, where we had to come back, of course.) The steps down to the river were not easy to take, coming up even a bit more difficult. It was quite hot that day, the sun burning down at us without mersy. And of course… my longs… took my time, stayed in my own rhythm. Just fine. I was there to enjoy, not to hurry. Worked fine for me (and also for the other, I dare to say.)
Arriving at the camp, I went for a quick shower. Thus, we had all evening for dinner, chats and listening to nature.
What disturbed me was the fact, that the way up to the camp we drove was grown to a road like a highway. It is built by Chinees the last years, reached the Nile. Now they are building a bridge across the river, going even deeper into the National Park with the highway, because somewhere at the end is some oil, they want to pump up.
Murchison Falls is one of the oldest National Parks! Couldn’t belief my eyes! Can imagine, that this country needs something to boost its economy and rebuild after all the civil wars of the last century. But this? Found it unbelievable!
Monday – Early up: we stood with our Van before dawn at the Nile, which we had to cross to reach the savanna. We had the first ferry, our driver was pleased. Not far from the river we saw the first elephants.
We saw quite a lot animals, our guide didn’t explain that much. Was fine with me. I just enjoyed looking, searching, taking in, feeling nature, serenity, didn’t mind the rain and the wind.
A few more days here, just to have more time to really observe instead of just spot, picture and go on… would have loved that!
We had a quick lunch back, at the camp. After that we took a boat tour on the Nile, spotting hippos and elephants and other animals. We came near to the Murchison Falls, again. And of course, we had Nile on the Nile. And just enjoyed life as it is.
Loved the evening chats in the camp, the warthogs coming along. And started to say my good buys to this lovely country!
Tuesday – Of course, we started before dawn, crossed the Nile with first day light and drove to the other end of the National Park, spotting even hyena’s and, finally, hid the road back to Kampala.
The next day, we stayed in the hotel, backed our stuff for our flight home, finalised some reports, charts, wrapped everything up. What’s more to say?
Goodbye, for now!