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Home from Uganda!


We’re home from Uganda and Rwanda! I couldn’t have asked for a better first trip to Africa. So many magical moments and feelings of peace and connectedness with my dear sister and friends–peace and connectedness with most of the people we met, come to think of it. Colin drove us everywhere we wanted to go, and by the end of the trip we considered him a true friend. What a lovely man.

Joyful dancing, singing, and drumming at Rushaga. (I also took video, coming in a future post.)

Sunrise at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Kate and Elliot celebrated their tenth anniversary (!!!) on this trip.

Gorgeous landscapes nearly everywhere we went. This one en route to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.

We camped in (or just outside) three national parks and in the backyards of two city hostels.

Jill, me, Spencer, Kate and Elliot, camping on our own little terrace overlooking Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Zebras at Lake Mburo.

Inside the minaret at the national mosque in Kampala.

We watched a pair of lionesses sleeping in a fig tree at Ishasha (at Queen Liz).

We are so ready for Broadway.

Everywhere we went, children waved and smiled and called out to us (these little girls were until the moment I took out my camera). Friendliest kids ever!

Spotted on the drive from Kigali (in Rwanda) to Mbarara (back in Uganda).

We saw lots of baby animals on our safari drives. This one is a vervet monkey at Lake Mburo. AGGHHHHH SO CUTE.

An elephant and her wee one, spotted at Queen Liz.


In this (accidental) shot Elliot looks like he is four years old and has just gotten away with something naughty.

More photos coming next week, hopefully. (I’m building my new website on Wednesday, and I’m not sure how long the blog will be on hiatus while I make all the necessary tweaks. More on this tomorrow!)

2 Comments to Home from Uganda!

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    How could he look like a 4 year old–he has a beard!

    What a great trip!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.