Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Hi, this is Nathan blogging! Kampala was a bustling town with huge fruit markets. Mangos go for about $0.15! Our hotel was right across from the market and it was loud all night long. We initially thought people were buying and selling all night, but we later learned that sellers from the villages deliver their goods all night long so the fruit is ready when the markets open.

From Kampala we drove to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Rhinos went extinct in Uganda back in the 70's or 80's, and this sanctuary is a way to reintroduce them back into the wild. Disney's Animal Kingdom and national parks in Kenya donated the parents and the population is slowly growing. The first baby rhino born to a Kenyan and an American was named Obama.

Safari hats!

Even our drive into Murchison Falls was beautiful.

Explorers from Europe spent years looking for the source of the Nile. One place that blocked their progress was Murchison Falls, where the Nile gets squeezed between a 6 meter gap in the rocks. Imagine how much water blasts through there! It was really spectacular.

Because Ali was sitting in the back seat and our car didn't have AC, her face got covered with dirt and red dust after every drive. She may look really tan, but she's actually just dirty ;-)

And now you will see lots of pictures of animals.

Cape Buffalo!

Hungry hungry hippo!

Great egret!

Wart hog!


Jackson's Hartebeest!

And of course, a picture of the sun setting.


  1. Holy smokies! The good life. These are incredible pictures and it looks like you guys are living the life!

  2. beautiful photos!!! i've loved reading about your adventures!