Sunday, July 27, 2014

Anniversary Safari

This month we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on safari at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park.  It was a wonderful getaway after a few very busy months of work and we were not disappointed by the amazing variety of animals and scenery on our trip.  The rhino trek gave us the best viewing of a baby rhino than we had seen before and we were able to watch it suckling.

Murchison Falls National Park is worth the visit just to see one of our favorite animals, the giraffe.

This lion appeared out of the bush just after we had taken a 'bathroom break'!

Then she wandered down the road in front of us in search of good drink from the river.

At one point, as it started to rain, a huge herd of over 100 elephants decided to cross the road and we just had to sit and wait.  They have the right of way!

A couple of them decided to take advantage of the mud and lay down to wallow.

We enjoyed the view from the top of Murchison Falls...

..and then took the boat cruise up the Nile to the base of the falls, enjoying the rich wildlife and beautiful scenery along the shore. 

                                              Murchison Falls from the boat

 Maybe the most unusual sight was this elephant having a nap with his trunk resting on his tusk.  Every safari here is a new experience with new adventures and we were blessed to have the time away to celebrate in such a beautiful setting.

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