Friday, December 31, 2010
Queen Elizabeth National Park
A couple days after Christmas I was still in Kasese visiting with friends. We decided to take a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park to go on a boat safari. The trip was amazing into the park – the scenery was breathtaking and for the first time I felt like I was in a place that was like how I envisioned Africa to be – very Lion King –ish. On the way into the park we saw an elephant and I got about 20 feet away from it as it crossed the road. The animal was elegant – graceful, but powerful. It was an amazing experience to get that close to one of my most favorite animals not being at the zoo. Once we got on the boat to go on the safari we saw a plethora of animals that I have never seen in the wild before. Below are some pictures from my adventure. Hopefully sometime in the next two years I will be able to get back there to go on a true game drive – knock something else off my bucket list!