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Murchison Falls National Park (Feb 19)

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It was approximately 48km from the gate to the ferry. On the way we saw loads of buck and warthogs, some giraffes and plenty of birds. Unfortunately the roads were very, very bad (and yes, dusty again). The noise drove me demented. Padraig checked the bike rack and it turned out that one of the mounts had broken off. When we got to the ferry at Paraa around 12, Padraig decided to take off the bike rack and donated it to a happy bystander. This was a big improvement, but by that time I had my fill of noise and dust and just wanted to get onto the ferry and to the campsite… We took the 2 o’clock ferry and arrived at the Red Chilli Rest Camp around 2.30. Very nice, lovely views, decent toilets, cheap food and drink and helpful staff. The camp organises trips to the Falls, but since it was early we decided to make our own way. In the beginning road was not too bad, but after turning off for the Falls, it became too much even for Padraig! So we turned around, got back to base and chilled for the rest of the afternoon. Dusk saw the arrival of zillions of midges. They were just everywhere, in spite of gallons of repellent. But a big campfire was lit, and the smoke of that kept them at bay…

Posted by Tulip1945 07:14 Archived in Uganda

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Did you eventually manage to get to the Falls.....?

by Stowell

No, we didn't. Boat trip was quite expensive and after all, we have seen Victoria Falls at its best...

by Tulip1945

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