Two hours into Lake Victoria with horizontal rain, wind and dark skies (on a tiny boat), we finally crossed the equator and reached Ngamba Island.
Absolutely amazing place. The chimps here are all confiscated from the mainland and have been trafficked or kept as pets. They are all orphans and live in a small forest on the island. Staff are well trained and they have access to amazing veterinary facilities on the island. Just watch out you don't get hit by a rock from a mischievous chimp!
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Unimpressed girls abandoned the bus- much to the amusement of the shocked local children whoi wer were later informed had never seen musunga's (white faces) before.
UK and Ugandan students celebrated the end of the JIYN 2012 international conference with a campfire. Groups performed songs, dances and mimes to entertain one another. By far the winning entry was the highly popular CBA staff rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody complete with torches, fake moustaches and some serious moshing
Gorgeous grounds overlooking Lake Victoria
The girl's bedroom (check out the blue mosquito nets) was VERY cosy and the bathroom facilities made us all appreciate the luxury we have at home. The girls developed thighs of steel using their toilet whilst Mrs Isaksen shared the ice cold shower with a few hundred ants.