19. August 2013
Here some impressions of Jinja:
Hier einige Impressionen aus Jinja:
And then? We are heading to Jinja, second largest town in Uganda on the north shores of Lake Victoria. Only another 20 km in northern direction along the river Nile we finally arrive at "The Haven". This is the lodge of our friend Rainer and his live-in partner Christina. They are waiting for us yet for a long time.
We are very happy to see each other again. There is a lot to talk about and for us also to gaze: little daughter Lilly (we have seen only pictures of her so far), the stunning situated lodge with campsite, which Rainer has build up over the last years, up to the young bushbuck Majo. He came as a little injured orphan to Rainer and Christina. Tenderly they brought him up on the bottle.
|Group portrait with dogs: we three together with Rainer, Christina and their dog Rex|
Gruppenporträt mit Hunden: wir drei zusammen mit Rainer, Christina und ihrem Hund Rex
|Two little beauties under the shrub|
Zwei kleine Beauties unter dem Busch
|Lilly and Momo face to face - well, at least to 50 %...|
Lilly und Momo Auge in Auge - okay, aber zumindest zu 50 %...
|Who is not fascinated by bushbuck Majo?|
Wer ist nicht fasziniert von Buschböckchen Majo?
|Momo is enjoying the airstream|
Momo genießt den Fahrtwind
|Falls in Sipi Falls, Mt. Elgon|
Wasserfall in Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon
We stay overnight at the Crown's Nest in Sipi Falls right at Mount Elgon with prime viewing onto the waterfalls, one of the sights of Uganda. The next morning we notice a delegation inspecting not only the location but also our camper from the outside. As it turns out they are representatives of the Ministry of Tourism. The delegation is visiting touristic destinations in Uganda and by this counseling lodge owners etc. Making Uganda more attractive for tourists is their mission. Not an easy one, given that “The Pearl of Africa”, as it was called by Sir Winston Churchill once, is competing nowadays with neighbour countries such as Kenya and Tanzania. We have some ideas to share, which are gratefully accepted. Then we have a nice talk, ending even in a “sightseeing tour” of our camper.
Mount Elgon - Challenging 4x4 Trail and Likeable People / Mount Elgon, herausfordernde 4x4-Strecke und liebenswerte Menschen
|Ouch! Beware of the donkeys at Mt. Elgon!|
Autsch! Vorsicht vor den Eseln am Mount Elgon!