It was a day off for the Brass For Africa team today so we left the hotel at 8 in the morning for a day to Jinja, the source of the Nile. We tried to leave the hotel but had a flat tyre so by the time that was sorted it was nearer 9.
We set off the 80 Kms to Jinja which doesn't sound far but traffic moves slowly in Kampala so we arrived at 11.
We hired a boat ( of sorts) for a trip down to near the source of the Nile. All was fine as long as no one got up and no two people on the same side leaned too much.
Now there are dams around this area to create electricity we were up river a bit, but it was teeming with wildlife and we had excellent guides to point out everything.
The trip was in two parts as we had to take cover for a while as there was a tropical storm, but we carried on and were dropped off for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nile.
More wildlife was up here as well as a monkey colony seemed to live just by the restaurant.
After a stroll around a craft market we made out way back to Kampala, which was a 3 hour marathon. London traffic has nothing on this, people cars, lorries, mopeds, cows and goats will all get in your way, if you let them. Thankfully our drivers have been excellent all week so we got back unscathed.
Off to Mlisada tomorrow for our final visit before returning tomorrow evening, It will be a sad occasion to say goodbye.