Today was a travel day; we said good-bye to the wonderful Kyaninga Lodge and drove to the Kasese Airstrip for our flight to Kyanika, Uganda. From Kyanika, we drove to the border crossing and entered Rwanda for our next phase of our adventure – gorilla trekking.
Our flight was, for the most part, a low level flight (400-500 AGL) over some wonderful landscapes. Our flight took us over Lake George, and as we crossed the Equator, we were able to search for elephants, hippos, antelopes, and all things in or near the water, including fishermen. Next we flew over the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake George with Lake Edward, and finally into the Ishasha Region, which is home to the Ugandan tree-climbing lions. We climbed to clear the mountains of the approaching Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and landed shortly afterwards at Kyanika. Passport control at the border and we headed for Mountain View Gorilla Lodge.
At the lodge we had the opportunity to watch a dance troupe performing original Rwanda dance. Before I knew it, one of my clients was dancing her heart out with the troupe! What a sight! Tomorrow is another early rise; luckily a classic African rainstorm put me to sleep with ease.
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