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Location - East Africa; Capital - Kampala; Population - 31 million; Currency - Uganda Shilling MORE UGANDA

The chance to see gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat lured me to Uganda and Rwanda in November/December 2007.

 

ugandnote1000 Ugandan Shillings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand16Palm trees line the roads at Jinja, east of Kampala

 

 

ugand34Try a 9 iron mate - marabou storks on Jinja's golf course 

 

ugand22There's great views of Lake Victoria from Jinja's Hotel Triangle Annex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand21Lake Victoria - Jinja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand28Sunset over Lake Victoria, Jinja

 

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ugand23Lake Victoria - Jinja

 

 

ugand27Returning to Jinja (is that enough boats for now?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand36The Source of the Nile at Jinja

 

 

ugand38A beautiful view of the source of the Nile - Jinja

 

ugand43The most distant source of the Nile has recently been traced to Rwanda, so Uganda's claim is tenuous, but Jinja's a lovely place to go so who cares..

The source of the Blue Nile is found in Ethiopia; the White Nile in Rwanda.
The two meet up in Sudan. It then flows north through Egypt to the Mediterranean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand45The site of the former Ripon Falls, submerged when the Owen Falls Dam was constructed - Jinja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand53Looking down from the Source of the Nile Gardens, on the western bank of the river - Jinja

 

 

ugand55On the west bank of the Nile - Jinja

 

 

ugand1About 10km upstream from Jinja are the Bujagali Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand9Bujagali Falls are more a series of rapids than waterfalls, and it's possible to go white-water rafting here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand4Some of the rapids at Bujagali Falls

 

 

ugand56Kampala's Sikh Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand57Independence Monument, central Kampala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand58Walking home after a hard day at work - a marabou stork on Kimathi Road, Kampala

 

 

ugand59Nakasero market, close to the old taxi park, Kampala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand61Nakasero market - Kampala

 

 

ugand62Africa's only Baha'i temple is on the outskirts of Kampala.
The Baha'i religion was founded in 19th century Persia by Baha'u'llah

The Baha'i faith explained here

The official website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand63Baha'i Temple, Kampala

 

 

ugand64The Baha'i Temple is set on a hill which affords good views of Kampala

 

 

ugand67The Kasubi Tombs contain some of the former kabakas (kings) of Buganda, an area of south-central Uganda - Kampala

Buganda and the Baganda people explained here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand70A distant look at Kampala's new mosque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand76Stepping off the ferry at Lutoboka on the island of Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand98I stayed at the Pearl Gardens Beach, a 2 minute walk from the ferry landing - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

Their website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand100Lake Victoria as seen from the Pearl Gardens Beach - Lutoboka, Ssese Islands

Lutoboka's lakeside area is beautiful and an ideal place to do very little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand80Boats at Lutoboka Bay - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand101Lake Victoria's shore at Lutoboka Bay, Kalangala - Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand89Lutoboka Bay, Kalangala - Ssese Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand90Lutoboka Bay from the Pearl Gardens Beach, Kalangala - Ssese Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand81The Hornbill Camp's beach at Lutoboka - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand82There's plenty of birdlife at Lutoboka Bay - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand83Lutoboka Bay - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

The ferry to Lutoboka leaves from Nakiwogo in Entebbe and takes just over 3 hours.
More info on the MV Kalangala ferry (and the Ssese Islands Beach Hotel) here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand97Lutoboka Bay at Pearl Gardens Beach - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand84Lutoboka Bay - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand87There's a few walks that can be made inland from Lutoboka, and also along a trail hugging the lakeshore - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand86A wide-eyed monkey on the lakeshore trail near Lutoboka - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand94The very welcoming entrance to the Ssese Islands Beach Hotel in Lutoboka - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

Their website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugand93The lakeview from the Ssese Islands Beach Hotel - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

ugand95Back on the ferry landing at Lutoboka - Kalangala, Ssese Islands

 

 

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LINKS

www.visituganda.com - Uganda tourist board

www.uwa.or.ug - responsible for Uganda's national parks and issues gorilla tracking permits

www.traveluganda.co.ug

www.ugandatourism.org

 

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