This past week we made a trip up to Murchison Falls Game Park, with an overnight stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, to show Mom some of the beautiful sights in Uganda and take a break from our busy schedule.
It was an easy trek into the bush to get a great view of three of the twelve rhinos living in this sanctuary. Even seniors could do it!
Up at Murchison Falls we were able to see a such a variety of animals both on the game drives and the boat launch up the Nile River to the base of the falls. The large group of giraffes in the early morning sunlight was majestic, and we had a very unexpected viewing of a mother spotted hyena and two cubs loping down the road in front of us.
Park was teeming with a large variety of antelopes, as well as the ubiquitous warthogs and baboons.
There are always amazing sightings of elephants, hippos and crocodiles along the shore of the Nile…
In the final few minutes of our last evening game drive, as dusk was settling in, we saw a female lion down by the water drinking and then walking through the grass and crossing the track in front of us. A great end to a wonderful trip!