as promised, today starts the series of posts regarding my visit at the Lake Mburo National Park, located in the western Uganda.
Although being the smallest national park in Uganda, this park still hosts many species of wildlife, including zebras, hippos and buffaloes.
The trip to the park has been quite long; in fact, it takes slightly more than 4 hours to get to the park HQ from Kampala. What made the trip more exhausting was waking up at 4am and then having to wait more than an hour for the matatu (the mini-bus which brought us near one of the gates of the park) to be full.
Once reached the town near the Sanga gate, we were still quite far from the park HQ, from where we would then be able to get a ranger for the walk; so, we hired a boda-boda and went there, totally in mzungu style (4 on a single boda-boda).
After chilling a bit while waiting for the ranger to arrive, we started our walk around the wetlands, where most of the animals usually are during the dry season.
Just few minutes in our walk, another group of rangers appeared with a jeep and brought us closer to the wetlands.
We have had the chance to spot some animals only from afar (except for some very quick baboons near the HQ), but the tour has just begun!
For now, I will let you enjoy some more pictures of the landscape; the following posts will all be focused on a specific species.
Take care for now!
- Quick update – Lake Mburo national park (lulone.wordpress.com)