Part 7: Uganda Trip Report

February 11th

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This morning we set out early for our final night on safari at Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park.  It is nicely positioned between Bwindi and Entebbe and most similar Uganda safaris spend at least a night here on the way back to the airport.  It was quite a long drive but we had become accustomed to it by now.  Before arriving at Mihingo, we set off on another cruise in Lake Mburo. While not having as much wildlife as the Kazinga Channel, we definitely managed some great photos here.  Mihingo is beautifully situated on top of an enormous rocky outcrop.  Lake Mburo NP is the only park in Uganda where you can spot zebra.  The lodge offers horseback safaris which we did not have time to do.  It would be an option if you were to spend an extra night there.  They have also started doing night drives.  We did, however, get to spend a nice amount of time in their wonderful pool.  The main deck of Mihingo overlooks a watering hole which is often visited by antelope.  Perhaps if you are lucky you can spot some eland.  In the evenings they gather all the guests to view a bush baby feeding.  This is incredible because they are quite difficult to spot.  During the night you can hear the dassie (rock hyrax) calling each other.  They are quite noisy.

Malachite

Jason says this is his favorite picture from the trip. We got amazingly close to this Malachite Kingfisher.

Fisheagle

Another African Fish Eagle. This one had just caught a tilapia.

Zebra

We also finally got to see some Zebra.

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