Sunday, May 2, 2010

Exploration : day 4

Like the proverbial "pot of gold" at the end of a rainbow.... Lake Mburo National park was an awesome experience! Not as affordable as Lake Nabugabo, but defiantly worth it!
Once again we were camping with the monkeys. Only this time they weren't as aggressive as the Nabugabo family. These little fellows were all around the camping area, looking for yummy bugs to eat. And they brought friends....

Uncle Pumba and ..... Big Brother Baboon. Big Brother is sitting at the remains of our campfire from the night before. Gotta love living in Africa... instead of squirrels and Humming birds you have monkeys and warthogs.

Here is a shot of them walking around like they own the place .... oh wait... they do. Note the car in the corner of the picture... lest you think that we are over exaggerating the nearness of these beasts.
The Bald Eagle's cousin, the fisher Eagle.

Saturday morning we took a boat ride out on the lake and were able to get really close to some of the wild life there in the lake. FYI: Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest lakes.... 6500 ft deep! Lakd Mburo...... only about 3 meters or 9 feet.

On the way in (as well as out) your see all sorts of amazing animals. We had quite the adventure while we were trying to exit the park. There were many times that the road we had to take to get out were next to impossible to get through. But God in his goodness kept us from getting stuck or stranded.
We were able to see zebras and impalas, neither of which are found in Murchison park, so that was a fun bonus.

Ahhhhh yes, what road trip in Africa is complete with out a herd of cattle in your way???

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