After an exhausting climb under the hot African sun, our group made it to the top. Welcomed by both the incredible view and the fresh shower created by the water crashing into the rocks.
It was amazing, and the feeling to be finally arrived and to be in front of these marvellous falls in Uganda was priceless. Few months ago most of us wouldn’t even have remotely thought about the possibility of being in Africa and now, here we were, speechless in front of yet another spectacle of nature. Continue Reading
I must say I was quite surprised when I first saw a giraffe in real life. Of course, I knew they were very tall, I read it gazillion of times and saw loads of pictures, but being just few meters away made a huge difference. Even the smallest one, a baby giraffe, was tall compared to us (or our van).
We saw them in 2 occasions and got to take pictures both from afar and very close-by. Although they tended to not get too close to us, they seemed to be very interested in us; especially the baby giraffe, which literally stood on the road in front of us, just facing us. Continue Reading
At last, we are at the conclusion of this journey through this incredible park, considering its size.
We had the chance to see and appreciate very different species and got to finally see them in real life.
A venue of vultures on a tree.
This was my first safari and I truly loved it. My first but not my last.
In fact, in 2 weeks I am going to undertake another and much longer challenge: Murchison Falls National Park.
Skulls of several animals, including an hippo (the largest one).
After meeting many of the animals in the Lake Mburo national park, we are almost at the end of our journey. Now it is time for the buffalos and the very curious warthogs.
During our walk, we saw many warthogs (if you didn’t notice yet, they are nonetheless the same species as Pumba, from Disney’s The Lion King); they seemed to be, as I said before, very curious. Continue Reading
the journey at the Lake Mburo national park continues with a very beautiful animal: the zebra.
This time, the post is going to be mainly visual, meaning that I won’t write much and let you get a feeling by yourself. Continue Reading
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.
I am writing just to inform you that I am going to post throughout this week pictures from my first trip to an Ugandan national park.
Sunset in Kampala
Last Sunday, with some friends, I went to the Lake Mburo national park (near Mbarara) to have a day trip.
It has been amazing and I feel we have been rather lucky as we visited it during the afternoon (the best time to see the fauna is either in the morning or in the evening, when the animals go back to the lake to get some water); but we’ve managed to see impalas, which, in Uganda, only lives in Lake Mburo, zebras, as well as baboons, buffalos and a hippo. Very exciting!
Andrea – our house cat
I don’t think I need to add anything more.
So, stay tuned!
Here I am, back to normal.
This has been an amazing trip; I met loads of interesting people, seen amazing places and got closer to the North Pole (one of my goals).
It was a very long trip but it was all worth it.
And finally, here are some of the pictures I have taken in Tromsø.