Lindsey Pantaleo – Fine Art Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer in Jefferson City, Missouri

A Day on the Nile River

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I needed to escape back to beautiful Uganda today and what a better way to do that then posting some of our photos from our day at the Nile River and Lake Victoria. I photographed most of these hanging out of a boat, but I am happy to have these memories. Life is simple here, fisherman cast their nets to catch silverfish and farmers bring their cattle down to the river for a drink every couple of hours. Silverfish is popular snack, I tried one but it took several hours to get the taste out of my mouth.

That day we floated to the mouth of the Nile, and also saw a newlywed couple there waiting for a blessing. We were told it is common practice and good luck  for the bride and the groom to go to the river for a blessing after marriage. I loved all the colorful wooden boats along side the river. We also saw various wildlife including birds, lizards, and snakes. Contrary to what you may think, the Nile has beautiful dark blue water and the area we visited was very clean. Further down the river has rapids where you can raft. There was discussion about doing this, but we decided to pass, there are crocodiles, hippos, and piranhas that live in these waters!

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This is the mouth of the Nile. Note the little blue sign in the photo below, the spring is located here.

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