|My tent; note the shower system to the left. On request it is filled with warm water; the flow is regulated from |
inside by pulling chains to turn it on and off. Very sophisticated I thought!
|My verandah; a most pleasant place to sit, read, write and contemplate.|
|The view from the verandah. over the low woodland to the distant lake in front of the hills.|
|Camp dining room.|
|African Finfoot Podica senegalensis, early morning Lake Mburo. |
This is an intriguing species whose only relatives seem to be the Masked Finfoot of south-east Asia
and the South American Sungrebe.
|African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Lake Mburo. |
Their pulsing whistling duets are one of the most evocative sounds of Africa.
|Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata; no matter how often I see this little jewel - and it is widespread across Africa - it is never enough.|
|Parks staff washing vehicles in the lake - and yes, there are crocodiles here!|
|Swampy habitat, Lake Mburo.|
|Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, a magnificent big hunter of fish and frogs, and a close relative of the Australian and Asian Black-necked Stork.|
|Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus; the magnificent glossy starlings of Africa constantly delight me.|
In southern Australia the only starlings are two highly destructive exotic species,
which can't provide much satisfaction here.
|Impala Aepyceros melampus, truly a most elegant antelope.|
|Waterbuck male Kobus ellipsiprymnus; another typical Lake Mburo resident.|
A powerful antelope, rarely found far from water.
|Sunset, Lake Mburo National Park.|