|Bryce, our resident naturalist, on safari|
by Bryce Dibadj
Today we went on on a safari. To start of the amazing experience we woke up at 4:30 this morning. Once everyone was awake and ready we headed down to collect our lunch that we had made the previous night and the breakfast that we were going to eat on the way there. We then went into groups of four. I was in a jeep with Mrs. Janss, Emily, and Stephanie.
Everyone took the two and a half hour ride to the park and then got out at the park service center. There we picked up our guide James who grew up in Uganda next to a national park where he increased his knowledge of the animals. He then went to university and studied tourism and animal identification.
We continued along while James pointed out a king fisher. We then came upon one of the many ampala that we saw in the park. Ampala can jump exceptional long distances. Next the group found a hammerkop nest which is known to make the largest nest of all birds.
|(from left to right) Eland, Zebra, Giraffe|
|a hippo in the water|
|a hippo out of the water|