December 2016 | For winter break this year, we spent three weeks driving through (western) Kenya and Uganda. We started off at Maciej and Mouse’s place in Mbita, continued on to Jinja and Murchinson Falls in Uganda. Uganda is great for a 3 week holiday from Kenya, as it’s enough time to get to most places in Uganda. Conveniently for us, our resident status in Kenya meant we did not need visas for Uganda and we got resident rates in the parks, which saved us a lot of money!
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The famous samosa joint in Narok. I was scared to stop since I destroyed a fuel pump at the neighboring gas station last time I was there – but no one noticed me.
It’s all solar lights at Maciej’s place in Mbita. The welcome packet for AirBnb is hysterical. Section Water: no running water, don’t drink. Section WiFi: There is none. Section Electricity: There is none. etc…
Relaxing on a shore run during our boat ride from Mbita.
A boat ride from Mbita.
We tried to drive to a lookout outside Mbita, but it was more difficult and time consuming than we had anticipated.
Maciej’s comfie place in Mbita.
Cooking at Maciej’s.
Ferry from Mbita in Kenya towards Uganda.
Murchinson was hot! Our air con broke. Robyn was a mess when the temperature got over 30 degrees, she couldn’t even speak! We were happy to get the air con fixed a few days later.
Crossing the river in the middle of Murchinson Falls.
Orbi were new for us – they are cute!
Kob Antelope were new for us – they were everywhere!
Pascal told me that this might be bug’s laying eggs in my toe – I had to lance and bleed it. Yuk!
Hiking around the crater lake from Pascal’s land.
Card games with a view.
Pascal owns some land on the rim of this crater lake, just 15 minutes from Fort Portal. Camping on his land was one of the highlights of our trip!
A crater lake in Queen Elizabeth. There are dozens of these beautiful lakes in this area.
Robyn and Zoë wanted lunch in the ‘fancy hotel’ in Queen Elizabeth, but instead I took them to the canteen, where we were the only tourists. It was great!
From the boat in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The best street food in Uganda is ‘Rolex’ – which means ‘rolled eggs’, but they pronounce and spell ‘Rolex’.
Our favorite camping site of the trip was in Queen Elizabeth National Park, just across the river from the Congo. Those hippos are in the DRC!
A rope swing in Lake Bunyoni in Uganda.
Sunset in Lake Mburu National Park in Uganda. We had our own campsite there as well.
We loved the fruit in Uganda! Zoë and Robyn had fun preparing fruit breakfast meals for us – they’ve been watching a lot of Masterchef Australia!
The ferry from Sesse Islands in Lake Victoria to Entebbe.
Zoë loved the two rope swings we found in Uganda. She was much braver than me at swinging from high perches!
The white Nile in Jinja, Uganda.
Camping in Kakamega. We enjoyed a flat campsite with noone there and a great view of both the forest and the stars!
Hiking through Kakamega National Forest with a guide.
The view from the top of the fire tower at the end of a short hike in Kakamega National Forest.