Never had we ever purchased a Rolex.
Or seen a Rolex for sale for less than one dollar.
Or seen a Rolex made not from metal, but from wheat flour and eggs.
With fillings like Nutella and bananas or omelette and capsicum.
Never had we ever imagined to zip line in the River Nile.
Or perform a synchronized swim routine in the River Nile.
Or sled into the River Nile.
Or lose our sunglasses in the River Nile.
Or fish in the River Nile.

 

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Never had we ever ridden in a compact car with nine people inside and one on top.
Or found a bag of unmentionable illegal substances on the banks of the River Nile.
Never had we ever eaten game meat grilled on the hood of a car.
Never had we ever seen a group get more intoxicated in two hours while aboard a boat at sunset.
Never had we ever taken care of someone vomiting between the unzipped flaps of a canvas tent.
Never have we ever been soaking wet for two straight days due to unending rains.
Never have we ever crossed the equator.
Never have we ever crossed the equator twice in one week.

 

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Never had we ever trekked in search of Chimpanzees.
Never had anyone ever trekked for Chimpanzees in Crocs.
Never had anyone ever bush-peed under the careful watch of Chimpanzees while in Crocs.
Never had we ever roasted marshmallows with the Milky Way’s glow lighting up the sky more than embers.
Never had we ever held a six-week old baby swaddled in shweshwe fabrics.
Never had we ever seen Pigmies (Batwa) dance in front of a bonfire.
Never had we ever requested a custom-made dress in a pattern depicting lime green fans.

 

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Never had we ever gotten married in the mountains.
Never had we ever visited a refugee camp.
Never had we ever bothered someone to know his birth date only to learn his birth date was that exact date.
Never had we ever sung the entire Lion King soundtrack under the glow of a New Moon.
Never had we ever stayed in a guesthouse with one toilet per eighteen persons.
Never had we ever stayed in a guesthouse where electricity was less common than toilet availability.

 

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Never had we ever seen Mountain Gorillas.
Never had we ever seen Mountain Gorillas in the mountains.
Never had we ever seen Mountain Gorillas in the mountains on the border of The Congo and Rwanda.
Never had we ever been charged by an elephant while on foot.
Never had we ever been charged by an unseen elephant while traipsing through the jungle on foot and dove into the bush to escape its mighty power.

Never HAD we ever.

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Not until we reached Uganda.

Now, we’ve done it all.

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