Crested Crane

Crested Crane

The Crested Crane lives throughout East Africa, eating insects, worms, fish, and small snakes that it flushes from hiding by using it's big feet. It is sedentary, in that it has no regular migration pattern, comfortable with the constant equatorial climate and food supply. It crane jumps and dances, to impress a potential mate, bowing deeply at semi regular intervals. The Ugandan national football team - the cranes - recently beat Kenya for the 2012 CECAFA Tusker Cup. The crested crane is also the national bird of Uganda.

King of love vampire clan

King of love vampire clan

Jinja store front: King of Love Vampire Clan. Unisex Salon and Barbers. We do phone charging. The Clan is for Both Blacks & White. One Blood. Join the vampires clan on email: kingoflovevampireclan@gmail.com

Jungle spider web

Jungle spider web

Gecko

Gecko

Many of the world's geckos cannot blink, and are able to shed their tails in self defense, leaving the tail wriggling on a surface to distract a predator as the gecko makes an escape. In Jinja, the geckos - nearly translucent against a light - cling to ceilings near light bulbs waiting for insects to eat. Geckos have unique padding on their toes, allowing them to cling to even the smoothest surfaces, and are jointed in the opposite direction that human fingers and toes are jointed.

Talons

Talons

An eagle pulls a fish from Lake Victoria.

Walls

Walls

Egypt: 4,000 miles

Egypt: 4,000 miles

Gandhi on the Nile

Gandhi on the Nile

When Gandhi died in 1948, his ashes were disbursed around the world. Some were scattered here, at the source of the Nile. The Indian government donated the bronze bust, which looks over the exit point from Lake Victoria, as water starts to flow northward. The monument is significant in a country with a large ancestrally Indian population.

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Nsenene, bush crickets, are caught in large pits in the ground and collected live for selling in the market. The crickets are oiled and spiced and eaten as a snack. The males provide a nuptial gift for the females in the form of a spermatophylax, a body attached to the males' spermatophore which is consumed by the female. Nsenene are carnivorous, and eat other insects.

Guest at breakfast

Guest at breakfast

Acrobatics

Acrobatics

Source of the Nile

Source of the Nile

Owen Falls Dam

Owen Falls Dam

This was the site of the Ripon Falls, where the Nile, known locally as Omugga Kiyara, begims the 4,000 mile journey northward to the Mediterranean. The dam is contentious as it controls the flow of the river through a number of countries, where it serves as a lifeline. Egypt has threatened to go to war with Uganda over minute adjustments of the flow.

Industry

Industry

Tourism

Tourism

Jinja attracts a number of international tourists, many hosted upscale resorts or 'adventure' camps along the Nile.

Speke

Speke