I went to Lake Mburo about a month ago. I’ve shared most of the best pictures somewhere by now—either here or Instagram (or on my own screensaver, which I realize that nobody but me can see but which is somehow satisfying anyway). Here are the last of the ones I wanted to put out, though.

I’m actually heading out on another road trip this weekend, on a loop of southwest Uganda (no gorilla trekking, though—I’ll save that for another trip). But in the meantime, a last look back on my lazy weekend at Lake Mburo National Park.

The view from the top of Rwakobo Rock is stunning, and the drop-off not as scary as it looks.
Uganda has a ridiculous number of birds. I forgot the actual statistic, but it’s something like half of all the bird species in Africa. I’m trying to get to know them all. I want to say this one is an African Pied Wagtail, but I could be wrong.
This, I am pretty sure, is a starling. Starlings tend to have cool names: there is a Splendid Starling and a Superb Starling, but this one is (again, I think) a Rüppell’s Long-Tailed Starling. Bonus point for the umlaut.
This is not a bird at all.
A rather majestic cow.
Mornings were misty when I was there.
The road is long but inviting.
It does sometimes feel like walking through a dream. It becomes easy to confuse zebras with unicorns.
These teenagers just stood in the road, looking all annoyed at us for trying to get through.
The only reason why they aren’t texting and taking selfies is that they don’t have thumbs.

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