February 9, 2017: Paraa Safari Lodge became our new home for the next couple of days…
Got up early and had a rushed breakfast. We were out of Kabalega Wilderness Lodge by 06:35 and in a jiffy were at the Paraa Crossing. We crossed the Nile and drove to Paraa Safari Lodge, our new home for the next couple of days.
We had to wait awhile to get rooms because they were fully booked, but some people were checking out later in the day. I can understand why they get such patronage. Such class.
In the meantime, Cephas and Nana seem to have identified a new target for their romantic rivalry. We eventually checked in and had little to do in day except eat lunch, until late afternoon when we had to go see the falls. By then the people from Kidepo Valley had arrived and most of them were at Pakuba Safari Lodge with a few at Kabalega.
It was good to see those we left behind at Kidepo and even the ones we hadn’t met. We took the ferry across once again and drove for about forty minutes to get to the Murchison Falls. Although it does not compare to the magnificent Mosi-oa-Tunya, better known as Victoria Falls, nevertheless Murchison Falls is quite impressive in her own rights.
We had to start getting back so we could take the ferry across, else we would be stranded on this side of the Nile once the last ferry ride at 19:00 leaves. As we got off the ferry, we spotted an elephant in the area, not too far from our lodge. It was a chance for some selfies by most of the crew.
Back at the lodge, a dip in the pool was cool for some, while others refreshed themselves and set for dinner. It’s been a good day and we had a great place to stay.