Thursday, November 29, 2007

A little about Uganda

Now I don't know about y'all, but until I started working on the Uganda project I didn't know where in Africa Uganda was located let alone anything about the country. So why don't we have a little lesson.

Uganda, twice the size of Pennsylvania, is in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas—swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria forms part of the southern border.

Now while we are in Uganda we will focus our efforts in a few main areas. Hopefully I found a good enough map that you will be able to see them. We fly into Entebbe, which is located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria. We are going to stay in the capital of Kampala for a few days as we meet with a few of our contacts and look for supplies. We will spend most of our time in Masaka (you will find Masaka located west of Lake Victoria).

We will also take some time to explore the areas around us. We need to visit a NGO up north near Murchinson Falls. While we are there, we will probably stop by Murchinson Falls and take a water tour and a safari. Murchinson Falls isn't located on the map but it is located right near the upper portion of the "G" in Uganda. In these photos you will see the Nile river. The Nile runs through Murchinson Falls and therefore makes the Fall itself.

Ok, I think that you've had enough of a history lesson. Stay tuned for more about Uganda. We might just tackle food.

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