my first safari. It was dark when we left and for the first thirty minutes,
which resulted in a beautiful sunrise. The animals were all over the national
park. We saw thousands upon thousands of them. I have never seen anything like
this and it was amazing.
There were several types of different antelope that were all
over the place throughout the safari. We saw herds of giraffes and we got so
close to them. One of the giraffes was over twenty foot tall. When we went down
by the river we saw a huge group of hippos, at least fifty, all huddled in a
circle in the water. We also saw giant elephants close up and watched them eat.
All throughout the expedition we saw warthogs running around and they were not
even scared of us. But the real tough guys were the water buffalo. They were
not afraid of us at all. We tried to find a lion on the way back but we
couldn’t find one. After the morning safari, we came back for breakfast and
some down time.
After lunch, we left for our afternoon water safari. On the
way down to the dock, we saw numerous baboons and they had no fear of humans.
Before the boat ride even started we saw a few hippos right next to the boat.
Then once we got moving we came right up to a massive hippo that opened its
mouth almost five feet wide. We saw many of the same animals from the morning
safari while we were on the water safari. Although they were in a different
environment, drinking near the river. The coolest thing we saw that was different
would have to be the huge crocodiles and the snake that was eating a fish.
After about an hour and a half boat ride, we reached a massive waterfall that
had water coming down dangerously fast. It was impressive. When we got back to
shore we took some pictures with the baboons and they let us get very close.
Later that evening we had a great dinner and hung out. What
an incredible experience this was. I have been truly blessed by this entire
trip. From serving those in need, sharing Jesus Christ and to an incredible
African safari. As we get ready for the long drive towards Entebee to fly home
tomorrow, I want to thank everyone who helped make this possible.