Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Mabira Forest Walk and the Source of the Nile
These past two days, we spent our time in the town of Jinja. We stayed at Kingfisher Resort which is located on Lake Victoria. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable environment. We started off yesterday by heading to the source of the Nile River. We first crossed the Nile by a dam that acts as a power source to the majority of Uganda. We were not allowed to take pictures over the bridge due to security reasons. We then headed down to the water by the source of the Nile. The river looked a great amount like the Mississippi River which I would not have expected to see in Africa. The water was moving with a very fast current where Lake Victoria met the Nile. We were able to go right down to the river where we could have touched the water if we wanted. Today, we were going to take a walk through the forest, but plans changed and we drove through instead. The dense forest looked a great amount like a forest you would see in the United States. Overall, I enjoyed both of these places and learned a great amount at the source of the Nile. What is your opinion on using hydroelectric power from the Nile instead of other sources of energy? Also, do you think an increase in tourism at the Nile would change the sustainable development of the economy?
Posted by Megan Armstrong at 9:47 AM