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Uganda: Lake Mburo National Park

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3 July 2008

Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s smallest parks but has a great lake setting and large populations of impala, zebra and buffalo. It took us all day on Thursday (3 July) to drive there from Bwindi, via a series of dirt and poorly paved roads. We broke down again with a flat tire just as we were entering the park in the afternoon, which also delayed us slightly.

Once we reached the park, we took a short game drive on our way to meeting an armed park ranger for a private bush walk as dusk was falling. We spent about two hours with the guide, making our way from the meeting point to our bush camp, and seeing a variety of birds and mammals. We were happy to have our long video and camera lenses and the animals were hard to capture up-close. It was definitely a unique experience!

Our tent at the bush camp was similar to the accommodations at Queen Elizabeth and very comfortable. We enjoyed our ‘on request’ hot shower (one orders a five gallon hot bucket of water to be poured into a container above the shower) and another delicious four-course meal.

We had one last game drive on Friday (4 July) morning before heading back towards Entebbe. The drive back took most of the day and we arrived back in the late afternoon. We then made our way to the airport for an overnight flight to Brussels, with a stop in Nairobi to take on more passengers. Once in Brussels we had a several hour layover before continuing on to Chicago and then to Los Angeles, arriving in the late afternoon on Saturday (5 July).


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