15 April 2016
Today is Saturday and we were off to Jinja at about 8:15am. Arthur, from Econesttim Safaris Uganda, was our tour guide and I highly recommend him. I’ve known Arthur for years now and he is an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda. He is also a super nice guy and my friend. On our way to Jinja, after driving about 45min out of Kampala, we went to Ssezibwa Falls. This is a beautiful cultural site with a waterfall. Then we went on to Jinja, the Source of the Nile River, and took a lovely boat ride in a cute wooden boat and went to the reptile zoo and saw snakes, among other animals, and a large Nile Croccodile. We ended our time in Jinja with a delicious lunch at the Gately Restaurant. After we returned to Kampala through the huge “jam” (they call a traffic jam, a “jam” for short), which made it seem like it took us double the time to get back than to get to Jinja, we stopped by the craft shops once again. Since we have a new member of our team, we needed to let her check out the wonderful goodies for sale. And, coincidentally, some of us also bought more stuff….
Tomorrow we head to Masindi for our final week in Uganda!