Pakwach

We reached Pakwach in the emptiest minibus in history. At the end of the ride, we had been the only two passengers on the complete rear bench seat, and I wondered if this could be an indication of the upcoming apocalypse. But the world decided to exist a little longer, and we got the opportunity […]

Murchison Falls National Park

With a size of around 3.800 km2, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda´s largest protected area. In a north-western corner of the country, it is divided into a northern and a southern sector by the Victoria Nile coming from lake Kyoga to the east. The Victoria Nile delta at lake Albert in the west is […]

Tis Issat – Die Fälle des Blauen Nils – Blue Nile Falls

Southeast of Bahir Dar, the 400 m wide water masses of the Blue Nile plunge down a 45 m high cliff. Due to the construction of a waterpower station upstream, there are strong fluctuations of the water level, even though the power station became less important after the construction of another one at Beles river. […]

Bahir Dar & Lake Tana – Bahir Dar & Der Tanasee

The region around Bahir Dar (1.880m) at Lake Tana in Ethiopia´s northeast is referred to as “Tuscany of Ethiopia” because of the warm climate as well as its idyllic location at the southern end of the country’s largest lake. More than half a million people are living in Bahir Dar today, making their living with […]