Murchison Falls National Park Safari Day 1

April 24, 2015

The Wilkes crew at the top of Murchison Falls

The Wilkes crew at the top of Murchison Falls

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“What a nice meal of warthog, now I’m so tired…”

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda truly is a gem. It is smaller than the large game parks in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, but it has most of the same animals and is very non-commercialized.  I haven’t been to the large parks, but this is my 5th time to Murchison and I never ceased to be amazed.  The 4 woman seem to have brought good luck for animal sightings this year.

Nap-time after the exercise of the kill (warthog in the background) and a delicious meal.

Nap-time after the exercise of the kill (warthog in the background) and a delicious meal.

On the first day we saw the best lions I’ve ever seen- a large male resting next to his kill and a Mama lioness with her single cub playing around while we watched from about 10ft in the vehicle.  We also saw many of the other animals- I’ll let the pictures do the talking- enjoy!

Elephants just crossed the road right in front of us!

Elephants just crossed the road right in front of us!

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Uganda Kob, a type of Antelope

Uganda Kob, a type of Antelope

We sat in the vehicle only 10 ft  away from this Mama and her cub for probably 30-45min.  She was loving and playful with the cub and didn't seem to mind that we were watching

We sat in the vehicle only 10 ft away from this Mama and her cub for probably 30-45min. She was loving and playful with the cub and didn’t seem to mind that we were watching

A Patus Monkey

A beautiful sunset over the Savannah to end a beautiful day!

A beautiful sunset over the Savannah to end a beautiful day!

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Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Binghamton, NY USA
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One Response to Murchison Falls National Park Safari Day 1

  1. Denise Heikinen says:

    fabulous pics! Thanks!

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