I sometimes think that I am not exploring enough of Africa or taking full advantage of the continent I live in. But as soon as I leave Kampala, I am reminded, once again, of the beauty that Uganda boasts. I will, soon, leave Uganda to explore more of Africa, but just now I am more than happy to play host to friends and family visiting the Pearl of Africa.
This is my Africa; I love showing it off and I know I am so lucky to live here!
But...as always the tour guide/driver has learnt a few lessons from the recent safari:
- When writing the packing list for safari clients, be VERY specific; even list possible accessories. (The phone call the night before my parents left Kuwait to come on safari: "Diamond ring, to bring or leave?" asks Mum!!)
- Plan no more than four hours of driving a day. Just because it is an inch on the map, does not mean it will not take you all day! 10 hour days are too much and may compromise the tips!
- Don't warn clients of flying creatures and their nasty habits, it just makes them paranoid of tsetse flies and the such like.
- Never tell clients that you have just seen a snake when you are having sundowners, wait and tell them the next day!
- Do not rely on clients remembering to carry mixers for sundowners; rather than a G&T you will end up with soda water and no gin...solution, do EVERYTHING yourself!
Some photos of our trip, if your interested.
|We tracked the rhinos on day one. Mum was busy checking out |
which tree would be best to climb if need be!!
|Then we headed to Murchison to spot giraffe and see the falls.|
|On route from Ndali Lodge we got a puncture, mum kept herself|
busy as the photographer for the trip.
|We spent our Christmas at Ishasha|
|Elephants enjoyed splashing around by the river at our camp -|
safari from the comfort of the bar...ace!
|Christmas morning safari in Ishasha- spotting sleepy lions|
(My blog won't post these photos for some reason!)
|Our view of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park|
|More elephants, this time on route to Lake Mburu|
|One of our favourite lodges, if not our favourite, was Mhingo Lodge|
at Lake Mburu.
|Binos at the ready!!!|
|My two favourite times of the day; sundowners and morning coffee.|
|Safari guide is on holiday until February. |
Kerry...it is your turn next!