Where it begins

The Nile in Northern Uganda. Shortly after this picture was taken, I saw an ELEPHANT. An elephant!

The Nile in Northern Uganda. Shortly after this picture was taken, I saw an ELEPHANT. An elephant!

We spent a couple days in Jinja, a city on Lake Victoria near the source of the Nile. (It is also the home of Nile beer.) Given its geographic location and proximity to Kampala, it is a much bigger tourist draw than the West Nile, so I saw many foreigners walking up and down Main Street.

Joni Mitchell – River

Bujagali Falls

Bujagali Falls

We walked down to the source, at Bujagali Falls, where a young man was playing a wooden xylophone with no one around him, right next to the beginning of the world’s longest river. (My simple research tells me this instrument might be called an amadinda.) He taught me a simple song, and I ended up getting badly sunburned because I made the ridiculous mistake of not wearing sunscreen while at the equator.

White Hinterland – Icarus

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2 comments
  1. Fred Teuscher said:

    The falls look similar to the Rheinfallen in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, although the Swiss ones look higher.

  2. Hey, very happy to have met you at this exact same spot this is the life indeed. I’m sure you’lll enjoy retvniiisg the beer garden again and again and again .

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