Operation Renewed Hope
Uganda Clinic Updates
Saturday - May 22, 2010

     

Today we woke up, ate breakfast, had devotions, and then begin our travel home. We drove from Mbarara to Masaka and spent the night at missionary Keith Stensaas’ home. The drive was not that far so we stopped at a game preserve and observed African wildlife.

We stop at Lake Mburo, which is back a narrow bumpy and muddy road off the main highway. The drive off the highway to the park took a good 45 minutes although the distance was only 14KM (approx. 8.5 miles). We must stop at the gate to pay our admission before entering the park.

We are headed toward the lake where many of the team members will take a launch ride. The first animals we spot are impala and then zebra. Nationals call them zebra with a short “e” sound. Next came the bushbucks and baboons. Finally as we neared the lake we saw the warthogs. The hour and a half launch ride was very exciting. We saw plenty of hippos and some very large crocodiles. There were birds of every size, shape, and color including the impressive fish eagle. Our guide on the launch was very knowledgeable and interesting. It was well worth the money.

Dinner and nighttime came quickly. Tomorrow we will go to church in Masaka, shopping in Kampala, dinner at a South African Steakhouse, and finally the airport for our flight home. We hope to see each of you shortly after we land on Monday.