CHOBE SAFARI LODGE, UGANDA

 

Balcony View at Chobe

Located in the heart of Murchison Falls National park in Uganda, this hidden gem is one of the best of what Uganda has to offer. Its ideal location enables one to sample flora and fauna in its natural setting accompanied with the sounds of river Nile and its magnificent rapids.

One can enjoy several fun activities at the lodge from bush breakfasts, swimming (if you are daring enough, in the river Nile itself, the management will not be liable for your drowning though:-p) in the huge pool that has the Nile as its back drop, safari drives, bird watching, fishing for the lovers of fish, nature walks through the various nature trails in the Murchison national park, visiting the breathtaking Murchison Falls among other memorable escapades that the place has to offer not to mention that it also houses a gym and spa.

In accommodation, the needs of everyone are taken care of from tents, to rooms and cottages.

One has a variety of options; standard room, luxury & deluxe tents, presidential cottages and the amazing Florence Baker House for those who like their privacy and exclusiveness.

 

Check out the pictures of several places in the lodge down below and you will agree with me it’s worth your visit !
 

Compiled by Caesar (@Czaer_)

Hidden away in the dense greenery,you will feel at one with nature... But with all the comfort of home...

Hidden away in the dense greenery,you will feel at one with nature… But with all the comfort of home…

 

The gigantic pool is right beside the Nile

The gigantic pool is right beside the Nile

 

Isn't that lovely?

Isn’t that lovely?

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Kenyan History under One Roof: Kenya National Archives

Kenya Diggit!

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton

Last week the Kenya Diggit! team visited the Kenya National Archives, which is situated at the edge of the central business district
in downtown Nairobi. The archives were established by an Act of the Parliament of Kenya in 1965 and holds over 40,000 volumes of information.
The Kenya National Archives building houses the Murumbi Gallery on the ground floor, which contains African artifacts that were collected in the 19th century.It was named after the late Joseph Zuzarte Murumbi who was Kenya’s Second vice president. He was also an avid art collector who left behind over 50,000 books and sheaves of official correspondence.

The Kenya National Archives has set up a library containing some of the 8,000 “rare books” , published before 1900! It is currently the largest…

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le jardin du luxembourg

Setting The Barre

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Last night, Tegan, Galen and I ventured into the Latin Quartier in search of some sort of yummy hidden gem of a restaurant we were convinced must exist there, you know, down some quiet little rue or something.  After several metro changes and our first trip on the RER, we finally made it to Luxembourg, where our savvy travel efforts were rewarded with one of Paris’ most grandiose sights: Le Jardin du Luxembourg.

Located in the 6th Arrondissement, le Jardin du Luxembourg is the second largest public park in all of Paris.  It’s bright flowers, manicured trees and romantic fountains decorate the “front lawn” of the palace of Luxembourg, which currently houses the French Senate.  There is also an adorable little coffee/crepe/candy stand on the grounds that is worth checking out if you ever find yourself hanging out in Luxembourg.

After ogling the gorgeous gardens and getting a bit lost in…

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Bring Me My Chariot of Fire

The Jerusalem Gallery

Bring Me My Chariot of Fire

Modern Chariot of FireBring Me My Chariot of Fire is the last line of the third verse of Jerusalem and was written at a time (circa 1808) when the world’s first steam locomotives were being developed. Blake has talked about the Dark Satanic Mills which is generally perceived to be a reference to the industrialisation that was taking place in Great Britain at the time. Taking our own location in Shropshire where the ironmaking processes were developed, the world’s first iron bridge cast and erected and the bestowed title “Birthplace of Industry”. We note that in 1803 efforts were already being made by Richard Trevithick to develop a steam locomotive for Coalbrookdale (now Ironbridge).

Although technical details of Trevithick’s Coalbrookdale locomotive remain sketchy with only drawings of it preserved at the London Science Museum we have to assume that as a learned man, William Blake was aware…

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Why I just deactivated my Facebook account – #FBrape

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Sonsie's Basement

I reckon Facebook annoys most of its users from time to time. The surreptitious changes to your privacy settings, the new timeline, the relentless push towards a ‘share everything’ mindset. Until this week, my own bugbear was the insistent promptings to add my favourite films and books every time I log in on a pc. Facebook had even come up with some helpful suggestions (Dirty Dancing and Twilight), making me wonder if they think I am, in fact, a 14-year old girl.

Until now I’ve put up with these irritations because I have friends, family and colleagues on Facebook, and I’m mildly nosy. I like to see what they’re up to. Granted, there is the odd boring picture (I don’t need to see your dinner!) that doesn’t improve the quality of my life, but generally it’s worth it.

Today I deactivated my Facebook account. The #FBrape campaign of the last…

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