A round up of our Christmas in Uganda after last weeks guest blog. My own top three best bits:
1: The weavers birds at Ishasha
We were staying in a rest camp just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our tent was pitched alongside the Ntungwe river, next to a weaver bird colony, well more of a weaver bird slum really. We were there just at the start of the breeding season, The noise was tremendous. The male weaver bird makes a nest and entices a potential mate to inspect it.
If she likes it she will move in, if he has not got it right, he has to completely rebuild it before she will accept him.
There was a feeling of empathy as I watched the nests being inspected and rejected.
2: Seeing the lioness(of course) so asleep and un-bothered.
There were many other possibilities, so many could make my top three: Elephants
The Nile of course
Watching a bird of prey
tear apart it’s breakfast in Queen Elizabeth Park.
3: But really I think it was just being with partner and daughter: