UGANDA | Safari Weekend at Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Reserve

Hello All!

I know, I know. I'm the worst blogger ever, but life is crazy! I don't have too much time, but I thought I'd get everyone up to date on what I've been up to the past couple weeks.

I think I mentioned previously I was pretty sick. I had recurring strep throat for 3 weeks. It was awful. Thankfully, one of my fellow USP girls, Esther, brought antibiotics specifically for strep. She was kind enough to share with me and I am now happy to say I'm so much better!

Last weekend was our safari weekend. We drove 11 hours on Friday, spent 7 hours in the car looking for animals on Saturday then drove 10 hours back on Sunday. Clearly, there was a lot of time spent on the road, and I discovered I have pretty bad motion sickness, but I'd have to say it was worth it. The scenery was beyond amazing, and the animals weren't bad either. It was like I stepped right into the Lion King!

Bad news: Monday night something pretty scary happened. A man rumored to have been caught stealing was wrapped in car tires and burned alive right outside the campus gates. No one from UCU was involved, but it's still pretty unnerving that it happened in such close proximity. Uganda still heavily relies on a system of mob justince and it was absolutely unreal to hear about it actually being put into practice.

This week is my last week of classes! Even though tomorrow is Good Friday, we have to make up for missing classes last week for the safari. Then I have absolutely no plans for Easter weekend besides doing TONS of work. I've never had this much work to do- it's insane! Next week I think I only have two finals, but the amount of paper-writing I have definitely makes up for it. I'm going to be a busy little (Kaity)Bee! Aside from buckling down and getting lots of work done, I'm planning on making one last trip into Kampala to buy the rest of my souvenirs and possibly dye my hair. It's so cheap to do here, I'm definitely considering doing it before I go home. I'd also like to make another visit to my Mukono host family.

I think that gets everyone caught up for the most part. Sorry it's so vague.  I took lots of pictures on the safari, but the internet is very uncooperative in uploading them, so for now you'll all just to use your imaginations. I might not even worry about uploading them until I get home (*updated to say, I finally managed to upload them!)

Anyway, love and miss you all so much. Almost 3 weeks left!

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