Today’s post is focused on the primates in the Lake Mburo National Park, namely the the Olive Baboons and the Vervet Monkeys.
Right after getting at the HQ of the park, a troop (yeah, I googled that up) of baboons crossed a road nearby.
At first, we were all very excited, it was our first close encounter with the wildlife (we had only seen some zebras on the way to the HQ, while being on the boda-boda); little we knew that we would see more and more of them and even from a closer distance.
Both the vervet monkeys and the baboons were spread all over the wetlands and seemed to be quite peaceful and in harmony with the other animals in the area.
I understand that this must not always be the case, but it truly feels great to see very different species co-inhabiting without major conflicts; as Ivan, the ranger, told us, animals first try to see whether a certain new group is hostile to them, if not, they are also willing to be approached (this is what happened to us).
This is it, for today, but tomorrow we will continue the journey among the inhabitants of the Lake Mburo National Park.
Have a good one!