The point of the river cruise is to see the actual Murchison Falls, but along the way you get a bonus mini-safari along the river. The river guide tried to his best to explain what we were looking at, but the crowd was a bit noisy, and there were some concerns that if we all stood on the same side the boat might tip over and we’d all get eaten by crocodiles, so I must confess I didn’t learn much. I did, however, see more elephants, which is always fun.

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I always thought that with a name like “Kingfisher,” this bird would be bigger. But then again, the bird didn’t name itself.
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Giant murderous slugs.
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That’s right, I’m talking about you.
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The African fish eagle is, frankly, bad-ass.

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The guide had to point to this crocodile a lot before any of us saw it. Which tells me that, if I were ever alone in the wilderness, I would probably die first.

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Hippos are always thinking, “I could kill you.”

And now, as promised, the best of the giant land animals: elephants.

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