Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park Travel Blog

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Above Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile

"Jambo!"

"Mzuri!"

The greeting and its response were the first words of Swahili I learned and have stayed with me. (I once surprised a cast member at Disney's Animal Kingdom with that answer to his "Jambo".) Later I discovered that this exchange is really a "dumbed-down" touristy Swahili. Oh, well, so much for trying to absorb the culture! It doesn't diminish the memories I have of a grand trip through East Africa.

I'll begin this vintage African journal at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. We stayed at Paraa Lodge in a tourist cabin near the Victoria Nile. It was reminiscent of a 1950s American motel. No complaints and certainly comfortable with up-to-date conveniences. There was one difference: I liked the mosquito netting that hung over the bed. That was a sure sign of African adventure. A watering hole had been provided on the grounds of the lodge in order to attract game and animals to come right down to the cabin area.

We also went on a trek via park Land Rovers to see wildlfe in the bush and Murchison Falls and the Victoria Nile. The falls are just uptream from Lake Albert. The falls spill forcefully through a narrow rocky gap only abot 20 feet (6 m) wide and 140 feet (43 m) high.

Soultrekker says:
Great vintage blogs! and the photos look as if they were taken yesterday!
Posted on: Apr 12, 2012
cicie says:
Congrats on featured Blog, Andy:)
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012
montecarlostar says:
Hey there Andy congrats on your feature! Very interesting blog!!
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012
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Above Murchison Falls on the Victo…
Above Murchison Falls on the Vict…
At Murchison Falls on the Victoria…
At Murchison Falls on the Victori…
Elephant and calf at Paraa Lodge, …
Elephant and calf at Paraa Lodge,…
Elephants at Paraa Lodge, Murchiso…
Elephants at Paraa Lodge, Murchis…
Guide and Land Rover in Murchison …
Guide and Land Rover in Murchison…
Rhino near Paraa Lodge, Murchison …
Rhino near Paraa Lodge, Murchison…
A herd of African Buffalo, also kn…
A herd of African Buffalo, also k…
On the road in Murchison Falls Nat…
On the road in Murchison Falls Na…
Airport at Murchison Falls Nationa…
Airport at Murchison Falls Nation…
Murchison Falls National Park
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