First off, I'd like to mention that my husband has arrived here in Uganda. I'm excited beyond words, but this is all the oogling I'll do.
My parents, husband and I went on a safari at Murchison Falls National Park. On the way, we stopped at the top of Murchison Falls to see and hear the amount of water that shoots through the small opening. We stayed at the beautiful Paraa Lodge & Resort. We were able to go on two game drives and a river ride to see Murchison Falls from the bottom.
I'm not sure how many more words can do the experience justice. So I'll just provide pictures.
My partner in crime and the best at catching sight of the wildlife first.
Tsetse flies that stuck to our van as if they could smell human blood through it. These flies are dangerous because they carry sleeping sickness.
The top of Murchison Falls.
My dad has always been a bit of a rebel. He crossed over the "STOP" and almost gave our driver a heart attack by how close my dad was to the falls.
The falls going into the Nile.
The ferry ride to our lodge. And Luke on the lookout for wildlife, as usual.
The first animal seen at the start of our game drive.
My favorite animal of the safari.
A momma and baby elepant
More mommas with their babies. This is a Jackson's hartebeest.
African Warthogs, or Pumbaa and her minis.
We watched a lioness and her two cubs for about 30 minutes.
Oh, and safari sunsets.
And of course, vicious crocodile.
The bottom of the falls.
A hungry and almost domesticated baboon.
As we were leaving, the baboons didn't want to see us go.
Emily Jost is a 2015 Noble-Watoto Fellow working at Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda. Jost is from Edmond, Oklahoma, and is in her final semester in the master of international agriculture program at Oklahoma State University, where she focuses on sustainable development.