The African Queen on the River Nile~
On July 22, 2013 we spent the morning on a game drive through the park (see http://www.emilyredondo.com/blog/2013/8/giraffes-at-sunrise). After lunch we head to our cruise down the Nile on the African Queen (in reference to the Bogart/Hepburn film that was shot at Paraa Lodge, where we are staying at). We float along at an enjoyable speed spotting hippos, cliff-dwelling birds, crocodiles and many types of birds. As we close in on the falls large balls of foam start to take over the river. We get as close as allowed, drop off a hiking group then head back down stream where we see more wildlife.
The last 24 hours has been filled with a new type of "firsts" than the previous few weeks; London, Kampala and Ekitangaala Ranch has been about how different people live, but this was about how different species live. Infused with it a different point of reference to peace, life and beauty. Sometimes it's easy to say that one person or group might be "right or wrong" this makes me realize that concepts of good versus bad are constructions of our own minds for who judges nature? It is what it is, in its beauty and carnage.
Tomorrow we drive to the top of Murchison Falls before heading back to Kampala!
I love the one of the hippo yawning and the huge tortoise! Now I'm wishing that we would have went on that boat trip!
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