First day at Murchison Falls. As we neared the Falls we were greeted by some locals.
Of course then there was mom and baby ignoring us.
The Murchison Falls Park was incredible. I got to enjoy one of my favorite passtimes – photography. As you can see, most of the time I spent was looking through a camera lens.
When we arrived, the first thing we did was head for the Falls, but on the way we had to pass a swampy area. We were advised to close all the windows in the van. The problem? The tse-tse fly. This nasty little sucker carries sleeping sickness. Luckily, they were just around a swamp about a kilometer from the falls, so one we got past that spot, the flys were gone.
The falls are fantastic. A massive water flow through a cataract. They start from above, then flow through a narrow gorge which twists slightly. The result is water shooting upwards after hitting the rock wall. The locals named this the “Devil’s Cauldron” because they thought it represented demons coming up from the underworld.Then the water flows into the Nile.
We had a great group of people with us from all over the world. Made the trip a lot of fun.
From the Falls we headed for the campsite.
We opted to stay in a tent. Luckily, no bugs. Also no hippos or warthogs (we were told to be careful after dark since they often come to visit!
Meals were enjoyable, and the outdoor eating area was very comfortable.
And there were always those looking for a handout.