From the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Range, the montane forests of the Virunga volcanoes, harbouring some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas, to the extensive savannas around the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing contrasts. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats (all in an area approximately the size of Great Britain!), and this richness is reflected in its incredible bird list of over 1000 species, making it arguably, the richest African birding destination. Amongst these are many highly sought-after birds, such as the unique Shoebill and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley. This tour provides comprehensive coverage of Uganda, staying at some of Africa’s top lodges, and aside from the birds (over 500 species of them!), offers superb game viewing and the chance to track Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees!
Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe and drive to Jinja via Kamengo.
Day 2: Mabira Forest.
Day 3: Jinja to Masindi.
Day 4: Budongo Forest - Royal Mile birding all day.
Day 5: Masindi to Murchison Falls NP via Kaniyo Pabidi section of Budongo Forest.
Day 6: Murchison Falls NP - Delta boat cruise and north bank game drive.
Day 7: Murchison Falls NP to Masindi via the Butiaba Escarpment.
Day 8: Masindi to Kibale NP.
Day 9: Kibale NP – Chimpanzee tracking & birding.
Day 10: Kibale NP to Queen Elizabeth NP.
Day 11: QENP - Game drives & Kazinga Channel boat ride.
Day 12: Queen Elizabeth NP to Bwindi NP via Ishasha section of QENP.
Day 13: Bwindi NP - Gorilla tracking at Buhoma.
Day 14: Birding all day in Buhoma.
Day 15: Buhoma to Ruhija birding on the way.
Day 16: Ruhija - birding Mubwindi Swamp.
Day 17: Ruhija to Lake Mburo.
Day 18: Lake Mburo - game drives and boat cruise.
Day 19: Lake Mburo to Entebbe and departure.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Uganda Birds & Gorillas: 27 Jul - 14 Aug 2012 (19 days):
- US$7,750 * £4,880 * €5,540 * ZAR53,100 per person sharing (see below)
- Single Supplement: US$550
Essential Uganda: 03 - 14 Sep 2012 (12 days):
- US$4,180 * £2,630 * €2,980 * ZAR28,600 per person sharing (see below)
- Single Supplement: US$330.
Note: Tour prices fixed in US Dollars, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
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