Jillian, Elise and I stayed the night in Mukono and woke up early to narrowly catch the shuttle bus to Jinja – rafting the Nile…again, that’s twice that I’ve rafted the Nile, for those who are counting, HA! Anyways, I’ve bragged this into the ground enough already, so I’ll let Jillian tell you about it this time – she bought a video.
Sunday we kicked it with the new friends we made: Germans, Brits, Americans, and a Brazilian. Jillian decided to head to the safari with the Germans because of a combination of logistics and timing so she stayed with me while Elise took the shuttle heading back towards her village near Masaka. Elise and I said our goodbyes and the rest of us headed into town to see the local flavor. We did this after swimming one more time in the freakin’ longest river in the world, the Mighty Mighty Nile! (oh sorry, I mean after swimming lazily around in nowhere in particular). Since I hadn’t wanted to cart around any gifts for a month, I bought pretty much every gift today in Jinja. If you didn’t get one, sorry, I only had a small backpack and I’m coming home so that should be gift enough! We ended up walking to the “Source of the Nile”, which is where Lake Victoria ends and the river begins. Well, honestly we didn’t get to the waterfall where supposedly the real source is but we got to a really narrow section of the lake and called it good, we had to catch a bus. A couple hours later Jillian and I got off in Mukono where she was collecting her belongings from the guesthouse and heading off to Kampala and I was returning to Ntenjeru. We were very thankful to have shared this time together in Uganda because honestly we didn’t expect to really see each other at all. We parted and took our respective taxis in opposite directions.