Safari!

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In our last day in Uganda, my new friend Amanda (from Heartbeet Kitchen) and I left our group and began the trek back to the airport.

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We were accompanied by a driver and a Ugandan woman who is on the American Refugee Committee staff. Her name is Shamimn.

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We left early in the morning which gave us time to do a small safari at Lake Mburo National Park before catching our 11:30pm overnight flight. 

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It took a few hours and many bumpy roads to get to the park.

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Once we were there, we couldn't believe our eyes!

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We hired a park guide to show us around. They carry guns to fend off any aggressive animals. There is only one lion in the entire park, but animals like hippos and water buffalos can become aggressive if you get between them and their youth.. 

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These wild boar were my favorite. The way they moved their short stubby legs made us all laugh. I'm smitten.  

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Uganda! You do not cease to amaze! I am happy we got to see this beautiful side of Uganda before heading home. What an amazing country!