Day 3 - African Safari

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
–Genesis 1:24-25

No trip to Africa would be complete without seeing the beauty of God's creation. Today we had the privilege of going on a safari. Our group left Mbarara at 5:30 A.M. this morning in order to get a chance to see the lions. It is rare to see lions on a safari unless you get to the game reserve at an early time. Not only did we get to see a lion but we saw six – two males and 4 females. What an amazing sight to see God's mighty creatures in the wild. The lions had already eaten their breakfast when we arrived so we were able to move in close to take great pictures.

We were also blessed to see many elephants during our travels today. These are the largest land mammals and being so close to them made you appreciate the immense power that these animals possess. Along the river, we saw hippos cooling off in the water along with crocodiles and cape buffalos. Other animals that we were privileged to see where the mongoose, the monitor lizard, the Ugandan cob, the warthog, the baboon, as well as birds of prey like the African fish eagle and Kingfisher. We saw animals playing, fighting and simply relaxing. God's creation truly is marvelous.

Until next time…