Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday June 24th - Safari Day 2

We woke up at 6:00 and had breakfast at 6:30 for our 7:00 safari!In the beginning of the safari we decided to take a differnt route to have a higher chance of seeing a leopard. We saw many baboon and antelopes and amazingly a hyena mingling and chasing some animals. After 30 minutes or so the 2 cars split up the car I was in the one that went to the bank of the river, and saw 2 crested crains (the country bird). We also got about 20 or 30 feet away from the lazy hippos, this was at the delta, close to Albert Lake. We were lucky enough to see some of them yahn. When we were on our way back almost to the main road there were 10 giraffes on the road and along the side of the road, we took many pictures and were amazed by their grace. When we got back from our 3 hour safari experience we did the devotionals at the pool and then jumped in the water for a refreshing swim and with a beautiful view on the Nile.

At 4:00 we went on a boat safari up the Nile to the water fall we had been to the day before. On the way there we saw a huge elephant eating and drinking on the side of the river some people were on the top ( roof ) of the boat and had a great view from there. Then it started to rain and rain with some lighteening and thunder but it was over soon enough. Our boat driver took us up close to some hippos and we saw them running it was amazing! Another time when we were close to some hippos 1 charged us...... then fell over in the water... Up stream a ways we saw some fisher eagles on the top of dead trees. Next came the crocodiles, we saw some that must have been 20 feet long!! The crocodiles wers close to the fall. As we got close to the fall there was a little island that we went on to get a standing view of the fall. On our way back we had to hurry because were running out of time so we only made a few stopps. We had dinner at 7:30 after that we all gathered and andrew gave us a closing prayer and shared with us his personal journey with Christ, and his hopes and dreams to be able to bring in his art or art therapy into the work with or along his Watoto work. It had been another wonderful day. Liam.

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