Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Trekking with tree climbing lions, gorillas and chimpanzees. Wildest Africa.


My daughter Linda and Kirsten have just returned from honeymoon in Uganda.  For them, no sugary white sand dotted with palm trees, islands and glittering hotels.
Nope - a month of roughing it off the beaten track, sleeping in a (very) small tent surrounded by roaring lions and other stuff that go bump in the night.

The wife and I did not sleep well.  I suppose one would from time have to time pay the price for that wild gene.
But then, that's how everlasting memories are made.

Under the watchful eye of the Silverback a youngster took a liking to the camera and kept showing off his climbing skills: check out the short clip on

They spent ten hours on the fringes of a troop of more than a hundred foraging chimpanzees.

Truly an awesome experience, extending my bucket list once more.  I oft wonder if there is such a thing as reincarnation - there is still so much out there to see and do, and so little time...

1 comment:

  1. Gorilla, Chimpanzee and lion are trekking the tree with at ease.