Recovering from civil wars, Queen Elizabeth National Park is trying to rebuild their animal population. During the civil war the fighters lived off game meat, so we were told to not expect much. Beau and I were both pleasantly surprised the boat safari tour was so nice. It was a nice change to see the animals from the water. The hippos were on full display and all seemed very tired. We got tons of yawning shots. Hippos have very impressive mouths. If a dentist specialized in hippos, they would be in heaven.
Before Queen Elizabeth became a National Park, people lived on the shores depending on the water for food. Uganda has worked hard to not displace the people that have always lived there. The park and the people have come to an understanding to protect the animals and still continue to live in their villages. It is crazy to see a hippo or cape buffalo so close to a person or the village. Life in Africa.
- In 2008 we (Meggan and Beau) set out to see the world and start a business. Since then we have visited 48 countries and we’re just getting started. Travel and design go hand in hand. Whether we’re on the other side of the planet, or down the street we always find things to inspire us.