Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Destinations: Lake Mburo National Park - Uganda

Lake Mburo lies in south-west Uganda, near Mbarara. As it is "just" 260 square km (about 100 sq.miles), it is a great place to get close to Warthogs, Zebras, Buffalo, a range of antelopes, and many, many birds, including Shoebill and the country's national bird, Grey-crowned Crane. It is not the best place to see Lion or Leopard, though they are here. The park is mostly acacia-dotted savanna, but the centre-piece is Lake Mburo itself where Hippos abound. There are accommodations of all standards both within and just outside the park.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Wildlife: Burchell's Zebra

Everyone knows the Zebra. But did you know that there are several species? These two are Burchell's Zebras Equus quagga burchellii, a race of Plains Zebra, photographed in Uganda.