Grossest campsite ever!

Trip Start Jul 07, 2011
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Trip End Jul 31, 2012


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

We left awfully early in the morning again today as we head into the final days of our trip. Lake Mburo was to be our final chance at seeing wildlife but as was typical for most parks in Uganda there wasn't much to see. We drove around for a little while but most of us weren’t overly interested in what was around us. We saw a lot of antelope, including the topi, which aren’t found in too many places around Africa. I think the most exciting part of our stay in Lake Mburo were our campsite visitors – warthogs! We had been warned ahead of time that they would come into camp, but I wasn’t expecting to see very many since they always ran away from us when we had been doing our game drives. The warthogs here must have been a different breed since they were huge, and they certainly did not run away. In fact, they came right into camp. Since we were right on a lake, there were also some hippos that were in the lake. Apparently they walk through camp at night but I didn’t see any do that – just one in the water earlier in the day. Our campsite here also happened to be the dirtiest and most disgusting of all the camps we had been too – I absolutely refused to go into the bathrooms purely because of the awful smell that emanated from several feet away. Trees work very well in instances like this! I think I’ve done a pretty good job up until this part, but I am definitely looking forward to returning to some of the comforts of the western world.
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