Curiosities of Uganda !!

Let me reminicense of exotic trips and gave you new text with older pictures of my visit to Uganda ! It was my first and only time there. Lucky me to have been to many places of our world, last count 81 countries, and hopefully still more to come. I have written on Uganda in my blog before, this is just pictures not in,  that I feel should be in my blog. I went around Jinja, Kampala, Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile river; therefore, let me tell you about my curiosities of Uganda !!.

I came to Uganda , a wonderful experience of many friendly people all eager to improve themselves. I landed at Entebbe airport , the unfamous name now much more peaceful in Uganda, and from then on road warrior trips by 4×4 vehicule! 

entebbe going to airport for ams apr18

I came first to Jinya , and did my baptism on the Nile river , a bit late but I was here!!! Well having a jet ski waverunner and driver helps a lot but the views were spectacular and of course on the way back to harbor Needless to tell you the jet ski ride was impressive going just to the border of Ripon Falls unbelievable!! 

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa  it is the source of the White Nile, the longest tributary of the Nile The Nile river with a length of about 6,700 km. It comes from the meeting of the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq. mi) maximum depth of 84 m (276 ft.) and an average depth of 40 m (130 ft.). The White Nile rises at Lake Victoria (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania); the Blue Nile comes from Lake Tana (Ethiopia). I rode on it to get to the source of the Nile river!

While in Kampala, I stayed at the MacKinnon Suites, very centrally located, rather nice building, impressive courtyard only the bedding was a bit to be better. The rest was fine with good friendly service and excellent facilities. It is said to be closed temporarily so check in advance. Webpage:

kampala mackinnon suites resto terrace to lobby entr apr18

kampala mackinnon suites hotels 7fl view city apr18

One of the highlights of the stayed was during our hotel, very nicely call Le Petit Village or the little town but was in French as well as been very close to the US Embassy ! So I came to KampalaThe restaurant was in like the title says in a village with several services including boutique stores and tours operator but for me the best was the restaurant. I like to tell a bit about the Le Petit Village Hotel Restaurant.  It is located at Ggaba Road , next to American Embassy, Kampala. The Le Petit Village complex webpage:

kampala le petit village pool area apr18

kampala le petit village room to patio and pool apr18

While in Jinja, we stayed at another wonderful property that is the 2 Friends Hotel! This was the Two Friends guest house, worth it, good value location and services. And , we had dinner at the next door All Friends Restaurant. This another wonderful experience and more in my other post specifically on them. webpage:

The All Friends webpage:

Lake Victoria was simply amazing! Not enough words to describe it, you must visit it in your lifetime. Going to the source of the Nile was a thrill and bragging rights for a long time lol! This is a local private webpage on the lake and river activities:

jinya nile jet ski pedro and client Apr18

The Uganda tourist office on Jinja:

The Uganda tourist office on Kampala

There you go folks, an exotic wonderful ride indeed. Hope you enjoy the adventurous trip ,and post as I. All worth it me think. Remember,nature of the best Lake Victoria and the Nile river in Uganda !!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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