Uganda "The Pearl of Africa"

September 23, 2014  •  1 Comment

In May 2014, out of the blue, a holiday offer popped up on my Facebook. <1000 EUR> to go to Uganda, all included!! Without much thinking I subscribed. At that time, the only knowledge I had about Uganda was that it situated itself somewhere in the middle of Africa (and that there were Gorillas). Extended knowledge, don’t you think?  

Then the people started to mention Ebola, terrorism (Al-Shabab) and other strange African voodoo things that would surely mean the end of little ol’ me.. But stubborn as I am (and the fact that I already paid), made no difference to my plans.  I was going to Uganda!

So long story short, It was a very memorable holiday! In May I would have never thought that the time spend in Uganda would have such a profound effect on me. I hope the pictures speak for themselves. Uganda is an amazing country!!   

If I can just mention a couple of highlights from the trip:

  1. Spotting numerous animals; Elephants, Zebras, Lions, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hippos, Crocodiles, Leopards, Antelopes with our wonderful drivers (Musa and Beka)
  2. Waking up to the sound of a wild Hippo grazing in front of the tent (don’t make sudden movements and don’t try to hug it either)
  3. Standing  1 meter from a living and breathing mountain gorilla after trekking 3 hours through the thick jungle (you would be surprised at the amount of farts, a gorilla is capable of making in less than an hour)
  4. Looking over Mburo National Park from Eagle Lodge Mountain top with a cold Nile Special
  5. Listening to the Welcome song of the Pygmee children from Bwindi   
  6. Playing soccer with the school kids from Kisoro at the foot of Mount Muhabura  
  7. Being slightly drunk after the Nile boat trip that took us to Murchison Falls
  8. Eating the tastiest fruits I’ve ever eaten (bananas and pineapples) - by the way, in Dutch we call them “Ananas” which is the same word in Luganda! Mindblow!  
  9. Rafting the Nile (8 rapids – all category 5) and miserably failing at a back flip (we’ve also had a very interesting intro to the wonderful world of nipple sucking alcoholic shots -  no plans whatsoever to give it a try)


Comments

jens(non-registered)
Farting gorilla... completely forgotton! =)
No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February (1) March April (1) May June (2) July August September October November December
January February March April (1) May (2) June (1) July (2) August September (3) October (2) November December
January February March April (1) May June July August September (1) October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August (3) September (3) October November (1) December
January (3) February (1) March April May June July August September October November December