Monday, December 7, 2009

Lion in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

lion in murchison falls national park uganda 2009


  1. Probably our last safari, at least for the foreseeable future, but it was a good one! The evening before we had gone on a game drive looking for lions but it got dark (and stormy) before we were successful. We knew where they were - we could tell by the behavior of the other animals - but we couldn't spot them.

    This trip, like our trip to Murchison last May, we camped on the Nile delta within the park. A big advantage of camping is being able to wake up among the animals and get going at or before sunrise. The other options mean waiting for a 7am ferry across the Nile then driving 45+ minutes to the prime sites.

    So we were up and at 'em at 6:30 and headed straight for the place we thought the lions were the night before.

    Sure enough.

    We spent over an hour by ourselves with a mother, her tiny cub and another adult female. And in that time we got to see the entire sequence of a day in the life: get up, play, relax, stalk a herd of Kob, chase and kill one, bring it back to the shade and eat it.

    Too awesome.

  2. Wow is all I have to say about that!

    We're going to miss you guys so much!!!


  3. you got to see lions kill something?! shit. i haven't even seen my cat kill anything.

  4. the shot is really good. i wonder how you got close to it to that extent. me vennom