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... a slide. This time though we
stayed on the road and a local man helped put straw and sticks under
the wheels. We managed a bit more but still needed more sticks and a
group of women came along and helped as well. With that help we were
able to get to the top of the hill, we gave them all a few schillings
each and all were happy. We eventually managed to get back to the
road 6 1/2 hours after setting out to do the ...
The trail is particularly boggy in the approach to Bugata Camp, which made for a tiresome day despite our attempts to bounce across the tussock grass in our wellingtons to avoid the thick, and sometimes knee-deep mud. Initially, we crossed the boggy Mutinda valley that is covered with tussock grass and everlasting flowers interspersed with Giant Lobelias, before climbing up an abrupt section up to Namusangi Valley (3,840m), which contains ...
... to visit us at the lodge. They were so unbelievably cute and friendly! They walked freely around our feet.
At dusk, we enjoyed a relaxing boat ride along Lake Edward. We spotted more buffalo, hippos, birds, and crocodiles. All in all, today was very relaxing - which is something we all greatly needed as we prepare for another highlight of the trip...trekking the mountain gorillas of ...
... and linen goods they sell.
The Kazinga Channel flows out into Lake Edward and there is a local fishing village at the entrance to the lake. These villagers get about 25% of the fares from tourists taking the channel cruise and this encourages them to not hunt the animals such as the elephants. We saw their fishing boats at the end of the cruise where the boat turns around and heads back ...
... packed huge rifles for backup.
We had a herd of elephants suddenly cross in front of us. lots of Moms and babes.When the last big momma crossed, she stopped and stared at us, flapped her ears and stamped one foot. It's a sign of aggression ...