Thursday, June 12, 2008
Water, Water, Everywhere
When we were in Jinja a few weeks ago, we were tempted by the extreme sports on offer. The town is situated on the banks of the Victoria Nile as it leaves Lake Victoria and makes it's way north to Lake Albert (via Murchison Falls).
It's famous for being a white water rafting centre to rival Victoria Falls and the Zambezi. Around the thriving rafting businesses other extreme sports and activity based operations have sprung up. Quad Biking, Bungee Jumping, Horseback Safaris.
Basicaly, if you can get hurt doing it, you can do it in Jinja.
Sadly, we played the sensible card and decided to pass (we're waiting for our medical insurance to come through and it seemed like it would be tempting fate...).
But we did wander down to Bujagali Falls below our campsite and watched several groups of rafters and kayakers come roaring past, screams optional.
In a month or so's time, once I'm back from my UK sojourn at the end of June, we'll be due some more time off and we'll be going straight back to Jinja to clock up some adventure miles. White water rafting, quadding, horse riding.... about the only thing you won't catch me doing will be the bungee. That's just plain stupidity.
In the meantime, here are some shots of the rafting to whet your appetite.
at 4:31 pm