Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 6 Off For Safari

Well after a pretty intense week with Watoto, it is time to say farewell to Kampala and set off to Murchison Falls for a couple of days of safari. Murchison Falls is about 6 hours bumpy van ride North of Kampala.

Unfortunately our intrepid crew has been struck down by a bunch of African illnesses. Yesterday Anna was pretty sick, and Lauren and George were also struck with a very nasty case of dysentery.

This morning we set out at 4am for our drive up to Murchison falls. George and Lauren especially were feeling extremely sick. I couldn't imagine a worse place to be sick than bouncing around in the back of the van for 6 hours across absolutely horrific roads.

George and Lauren were extremely sick when we reached
The Nile river ferry Crossing... I'm talking REALLY sick.

We stopped at the Nile river for a ferry crossing and both Lauren and George almost fell out of the van. That's when I got a glimpse of Anna's empathetic side - she looked at Lauren and said something along the lines of "You really look like crap today.. and what's with your clothes, you are mixing checks and stripes"! Needless to say, I won't publish Lauren's response.

After arriving at the Safari lodge, we took a quick swim and then set off for our first safari. It was fascinating, we saw so many different types of animals, some of the highlights included Elephants, Hippos, Giraffes, Water Buffalo, warthogs, a crocodile and thousands of different species of deer.

I think some of the team are missing home quite a lot, and it's starting to tell. Stephen quite fancied a knock-kneed female giraffe and started gazing at it in a slightly disturbing sort of way. Not sure if it reminded him of Anne or whether he just really likes Giraffes.

The good news is that by the end of the day both Lauren and George were feeling much better. We even started getting the odd Swiss joke again which is a sure sign that he was on the mend. Last night after dinner George even started a debate about the accomplishments of Swiss after quite boldly stating something along the lines of the Swiss being the most ferocious warriors in the world. After we all picked ourselves up off the ground from laughing Stephen challenged him to name as many famous Swiss people as he could..... We got to Roger Federa! End of debate!

Tomorrow we are on a sunrise safari and a boat trip up the Nile River to Murchison Falls.

Over and Out


1 comment:

  1. ha ha laugh I've had all week! Keep it coming guys.