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Posts tagged ‘River Nile’

  • Stirring up magic at the Devil’s Cauldron, Murchison Falls

    May 6, 17 • 2297 views 7 comments

    Top of the Falls, Murchison Falls National Park There is an inevitability about the constant flow of the River Nile that I find quite overwhelming. I find myself imagining the distance this water has travelled. Day and night, night and day, for tens...

  • Sundowners, star-gazing & tales from the bush. A weekend at Nile Safari Lodge

    Mar 14, 17 • 2697 views 3 comments

    There’s a cool breeze coming off the Nile tonight. My banda at Nile Safari Lodge is open-netted on three sides. Set on stilts above the riverbank, it is airy and spacious. Banda 3 has a wide veranda overlooking the river. The two-tone noise...

  • 10 little-known things to do in Arua, West Nile

    Nov 2, 16 • 11073 views 56 comments

    Here’s the muzungu’s guide on how to travel to Arua, 10 things to do in Arua and West Nile, all about Arua town, what to buy in Arua market – and the best times of year to travel. This trip to the far north west of Uganda would not have...

  • Messing about on the River Nile. A week-end at The Haven, Jinja

    Mar 25, 14 • 9372 views 8 comments

    A week-end at The Haven, Jinja – accommodation on the Nile A cursory look at The Haven’s visitor’s book tells it all: full of compliments from first time, second time – even ninth time! – visitors. Just outside Jinja, The...

  • How to avoid Bilharzia

    Jul 24, 13 • 14542 views 4 comments

    You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for you to show symptoms. Bilharzia (also known as Schistosomiasis or snail fever) can be horrible. You will feel under the...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 45468 views 61 comments

    As one of the shiny new fighter jets flies over my house, no doubt practising for this Tuesday’s independence day fly-past, I’m mulling over the week-end papers, full of stories about Uganda@50 and what the last 50 years of independence...