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999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me
Now done in Northern Uganda I put in a massive driving day and wind South and East all the way to Mt. Elgon and eventually to Sipi Falls. Here a series of three waterfalls cascade down from the mountain high above, giving spectacular views out over the plains to the North.
I bump into a couple of German travelers and together we spend an entire day hiking to the bottom of the falls, all around the valley and then back up the far side. The whole area is breathtaking, and camping on the edge of the cliffs at a place called ‘Moses Camp’ adds to the whole thing. Not taking any chances, I chock the Jeep tires with rocks now – I would had to think what would happen if it rolled while I was asleep upstairs!
I have been looking forward to Uganda for a long time now, and it has far exceeded my expectations. The locals here are very well educated, and extremely happy to include me in their daily life. In the evenings I have played pool and enjoyed cold beer at local bars while talking about anything and everything. I genuinely feel like the locals are not treating me any differently than their own friends – I’m just one of them, and I really like it.
Add to that stunning scenery and fantastic National Parks and it’s easy to see while Uganda is called “The Pearl Of Africa”.
Now it’s time for Kenya!
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