21 August 2009

Murchison Falls

I know I haven't really posted anything about Uganda, and it was an experience that warrants a few different posts. I need to make the time to do some thinking about which particular experiences I will relate here. In the meantime, here's a video I took at Murchison Falls, a tremendous waterfall on the Nile River in northwestern Uganda.

The Nile River's source is at Jinja, Uganda, where Lake Victoria begins to flow to the northwest. At Murchison Falls, the river pours through a 7 meter-wide gap while plunging about 45 meters. From there, it begins to flow northward, into Sudan. At Khartoum, it meets up with a branch from Ethiopia (the Blue Nile) and continues into Egypt.

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