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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

Murchison Falls National Park Part 3, Uganda: January 10 - 12, 2023


For this last morning game drive in Murchison Falls NP, we once again left the hotel at 6:00 am. On the highway, we saw one or two hyenas loping along through the bushes next to the road. Once in the park, Richard pointed out another spotted hyena barely visible moving like an apparition through the tall grasses. 

Next Richard spotted a leopard in a tree that was so far away and so dark I could barely see it. Finally, with binoculars I found it. I took this photo just as the leopard was climbing down and away. 

It was way too dark for decent photos but we were lucky to see these predators no matter the lighting situation.

Spotted Hyena
In the tall grass near Lake Albert we saw three side-striped jackals. One crept away, but the other two stayed back taking turns grooming each other. It was a tender scene, and it was wonderful to just be there watching.

Our luck with seeing predators held. We saw a group of four young lions resting at a hippo pond. While waiting for prey to show up at the watering hole, they did a little play fighting. 

The play fighting didn't last long and we needed to get back to the hotel to pack for our departure. Along the road, I was able to take some animal portraits.

Jackson's Hartebeest
Pakuba Airport at Murchison Falls NP
We arrived early for our flight. Our plane was at least an hour late because the President was in the air and all other air traffic was grounded until he was out of the country. We were the only passengers.

The flight south to Kasese was about one hour. In Kasese we were met by our guide Eric Ndorere who drove us to Fort Portal and onward to the picturesque Ndali Lodge. Ndali Lodge sits high above a crater. The views are spectacular. We will be here two nights.

The view from our room at Ndali Lodge

View from the breakfast porch

Tomorrow, we track chimpanzees at Kibale National Park.

Lodging: Ndali Lodge - helpful staff, great food, comfortable, luxurious room. We were in the honeymoon suite.