On the Nile cruise, we see lots of birds, hippos and some crocodiles. Also, the rare, prehistoric shoebill stork that everyone wants to photograph at least until they get a closer look at it. Our hotel is the beautiful Baker’s Lodge. The cottage is big with the whole backside made with mesh to get a view on the Nile and the resident school of hippos. Also the common area is very nice, the food is great and the staff super friendly.