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QENP Explosion Craters



We spiraled up to higher altitude -- the highest in QENP-- along Crater Drive and past the Baboon Cliffs to get to the Explosion Crater area. These were violent volcanos that spewed ash, rock, and debris far and wide somewhere between 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. The remaining landscape is filled with calderas, craters, and crater lakes surrounded by lush greenery and forestland. This was a fascinatingly beautiful drive, and the singlemost vivid reason why I want to return to Uganda.


Caldera on the top (only a third of it! It was enormous!) and Crater on the bottom.

Two more photos of craters. They were otherworldly!!

Magnificent crater lakes.

I am not sure of the altitude, but we were way up there. Breathtaking views of the landscape below. Absolutely my favorite drive of the trip!

Posted by lindaconnor 14:23 Archived in Uganda

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