Monday, 17 August 2015

East Africa - Week 3

Uganda 2 August 2015 to 8 August 2015

I have not been able to upload photographs to my blog without wifi or decent band width but will add my photographs to my blog post as soon as I can.

We are having the most brilliant time in Uganda with everything being great. Our trip was organised by our local ground agents Avian Watch Uganda.  Everything is going really well with Robert, our fantastic guide (who knows all the sites and calls and can whistle birds in) and Paul, our driver and fixer, for who nothing was too much.

The highlight of our third week in Uganda was seeing the Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  It is probably my best wildlife experience I have ever had, with two gorillas walking so close to me that I thought they were going to brush my leg.

Day 15 -  Kibale National Park to Semliki National Park

Day 16 – Semliki National Park

Day 17 - Semliki National Park and then birding enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 18 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 19 - Kalinzu Forest and birding enroute to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 20 -  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 21 - Bwindi impenetrable Forest

As at the end of my third week, I had seen 301 species of which 122 were new, which was fantastic.

About the Writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 

Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is loved going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa and is looking forward to watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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