People do not often think of safaris in Uganda before considering other countries. Because of turmoil in the country for many years in the mid to late 20th century, people shied away from trying to enjoy Uganda's beauty. This despite the like of Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and others taking advantage of all Uganda had to offer earlier in the century.
Kibale Forest National Park is one of Uganda's major tropical rainforests. It has a good infrastructure and a number of activities, making the forest an excellent place to visit. Kibale is host to multiple primate species, including Chimpanzees. The forest is also excellent for bird watching, as there about 335 species! Multiple hike options are available. The attractive park also provides the local people with revenue from the many visitors, and proceeds from some of the walks goes back to the community, helping to also protect to the area.
How would you like to be born and drop 6 feet to the ground as your first encounter with the world? Not such a great prospect, is it? Yet, that is the experience of a newborn giraffe. Moms give birth standing up - with no one their to catch the calf.
Here is a slideshow video of the trip with the GCCC team in June. It summarizes the volunteering aspects of their trip. They had such a lovely time on their missions trip, volunteer and serving. They also loved their safari and time at Murchison. Click the link to watch! www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz5Lr_q31XA
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