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Eastern Uganda Trip

It was a bright sunny morning we all set off with lots of anticipation and headed for our trip to Eastern Uganda, the excitement we had made the journey seem too short, within a few hours our eyes were observing vast plantations of sugar cane and tea as we headed for our first destination.

The Sezibwa falls offered beautiful views of waterfalls marked with sharp-edged rocks and splendid sounds of waters flowing down the indented rocks that gave our children a spectacular climbing experience. From these falls we continued to one of the world’s great rivers, the Nile, it undoubtedly occupies a unique position; it is the world’s longest river. We had a fun boat ride to its source whose discovery stems back to the 1850s.Also located along the River Nile in Jinja, is Itanda falls a hidden treasure that is a must see for everyone, infact it’s the jewel of the Nile, here we had spectacular views of the wild white waters as they splash over rocks and plunge into the shallow pools.

We also visited the Nyero Rock Paintings the finest of several rock art sites in the region. Another tourist site was the Sipi Falls which had a series of three waterfalls .The waterfalls lay on the edge of Mount Elgon.The hikes around the falls offered a stunning view of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mt. Elgon.

We also hiked Wanale Hill, an impressive mountain replete with precipices, escarpments, deep valleys, and water streaked cliffs, caves and rocks. It is the most visible mountain range of Mount Elgon, although many of us did not make it to the top we all emerged victorious when we felt the cool breeze that swept up hill.

 

 

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