Lynn & David travelling in Uganda travel blog


Tuesday 25th July 2017

Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ishasha Jungle Lodge, QE N.P.

Slept outside on the open balcony all night and awoke at about 6:45am to a beautiful view of the valley. We were situated on the escarpment and had a view over the whole valley. Very beautiful, although no time to sit and savour the view. After breakfast we drove into the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive, looking for the tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. We didn't see any lions, but saw mostly antelopes and a few birds. We checked into the Ishasha Jungle Lodge and had lunch and a rest until we went on another game drive at 4:30pm, searching for lions again, totally without success. On the course of the drive, we came down to a river that formed the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and looked across to the other country. There were a number of hippos in the river. We then searched a little bit longer but only saw many Kob (an antelope that is the national animal), many buffalo, a number of Topi - a larger antelope, and some pine nut vultures in the top of a tree. We then drove back to the lodge for dinner. There was a cultural show on tonight, so we sat and watched it, had dinner, then to bed around 10:00pm. Today was overcast with a storm and showers in the middle of the day about 23-24C..

Slept outside on the open balcony all night and awoke at about 6:45am to a beautiful view of the valley. We were situated on the escarpment and had a view over the whole valley. Very beautiful, although no time to sit and savour the view. After breakfast we drove into the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive, looking for the tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. We didn't see any lions, but saw mostly antelopes and a few birds. We checked into the Ishasha Jungle Lodge and had lunch and a rest until we went on another game drive at 4:30pm, searching for lions again, totally without success. On the course of the drive, we came down to a river that formed the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and looked across to the other country. There were a number of hippos in the river. We then searched a little bit longer but only saw many Kob (an antelope that is the national animal), many buffalo, a number of Topi - a larger antelope, and some pine nut vultures in the top of a tree. We then drove back to the lodge for dinner. There was a cultural show on tonight, so we sat and watched it, had dinner, then to bed around 10:00pm. Today was overcast with a storm and showers in the middle of the day about 23-24C.



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