Day 20-24

Uganda our last country! After a great New years Eve on the tea farm in Kenya we set off to enter Uganda. Our home for the next 4 nights would be Explorers River Camp in Jinja, next to the Nile river. We set up camp and were amazed by the Nile river and all its splendor. Jinja is not called the East African adventure capital for nothing. During our stay we heard language from all countries and met different people, who are all soaking in the splendor of Africa. We met locals who took us on a boat trip on the Nile, explaining every aspect of how it has changed over the past couple of years with regards to modern inventions. We also celebrated the half way mark of our trip next to the Nile.

On the final day in Jinja we journeyed to Kampala, the capital. We visited the Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security. Here they explained to us how they have grown and showed us the research they are doing, including the much needed labratories they have invested in. They where very grateful for the all the books and equipment and we could see how the sponsorship will help them in the future. We where also able to meet with the Gorilla Doctors at the University.

We where all blown away to see what amazing work that is being done to protect the gorillas, including how much research and hard work has gone into saving a species. With the dediction and will of the individuals at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security and Gorilla Doctora we cannot wait to see what the future holds. As we completed trip in Uganda, it was time to cross the border back into Kenya heading towards Nairobi again. But for today we are next to Mt. Kenya and enjoying every aspect of nature for as long as we can.