On Saturday the 2nd, our entire family got to go on a bit of an adventure.  We loaded up one car and a Matatu (local van transportation) and headed to Jinja to see the source of the Nile, some local falls, and Lake Victoria.  It was definitely an African experience that we won’t soon forget.

As we pulled into the park, you could feel the lighter temperature rising from the river.  It was really beautiful.  Lush trees lined the river banks, and the current of the river ran quickly south to north.  One of the Niles interesting qualities.

After dipping our hands and feet in the water, and even taking a little home for ourselves, we loaded a covered boat which took us out to a small island in the middle of the river.  There we could see where the river literally bubbles up from underground.  It was really interesting how just a few feet away sat the still Lake Victoria which is connected to the River which was moving at a quick pace.

After taking some fun family photos we took a drive to see some waterfalls on the Nile.  The great strength of the water as it crashed against itself within the river was awesome.  I was amazed by the fact that people white water raft over this.  I was even more stunned when an African man, carrying only a jerry can asked me if I would pay him 10,000 shillings (the equivilant of $4.16) to take himself through the rapids.  I think not!

The best part of the day was simply spending it with our family!  We had a lot of fun seeing these