We're writing from a tranquil campsite just outside Kampala in Uganda, after an action packed week or so since we last wrote. Unfortunately we are still stymied by the slow internet connections, so you'll have to be patient again I'm afraid! As soon as we find a decent connection we'll update the diary and put up some more photos, we promise!
Kenya was wonderful. The game parks are prohibitively expensive, so we feel we didn't really get the best safari experience, but we did have some marvellous sightings, like Sarah's first lion kill, Mike's first black rhinos, and more. We got stung at the border for not buying our road tax in Moyale (what road tax?! We weren't told we had to!) and nearly got scammed into buying Ugandan insurance, but with $50 visas etc our budget is again looking rather bruised. Hence the dilemma over whether to see the gorillas or not. At $500US per person it may just break the bank! Watch this space...
Wow, Uganda is hot and humid - like being in Durban in Feb. They have a great plunge pool here, so after we've sent this message, guess where we're headed!
Hope you are all enjoying 2009 so far, are happy, healthy and having fun. Please get in touch, we love hearing from you!
Take care, all the best