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Dates
  • Aug 16-29, 2014
  • Dec 14-27, 2014
  • Feb 5-18, 2015
  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 14 days
    Group Size 2-10
    Land Cost $7,295 Details
    Single Supplement $820
    Lodging 2 stars-4 stars
    Grade II-III
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    Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda

    Queen Elizabeth and Volcanoes National Parks, Murchison Falls, Kibale, and Bwindi

    Many naturalists claim that Uganda and Rwanda offer experiences that are richer and more diverse than the great wildlife safari destinations of Tanzania, Kenya, and Botswana. Mountain Gorillas are the featured species of these countries, and you will have the necessary permits to see them up close. But there is so much more.  The valley of the upper Nile, the vast savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and many smaller sanctuaries protecting lakes, rain forests, and volcanic landscapes hold more species of plants, primates, birds, and other animals than any comparable region on the continent.

    Our goal on this trip is to explore and understand this richness in the company of an exceptional naturalist guide, Paul Tamwenya. Paul knows virtually all of the birds by vocalization and sight, and has superb vision for finding distant mammals.  He is a charismatic leader who is known and respected throughout Uganda and Rwanda. In two weeks, you will sample all the major habitats of Uganda and Rwanda. 

    Our emphasis will be on seeing and photographing as many birds and animals as possible, but we will also enjoy the hospitality of many friendly people representing different tribes who will be your hosts.  Expect early morning starts, opportunities to explore on foot, and small comfortable hotels and lodges located close to interesting natural areas.  Most tourists visiting Uganda and Rwanda focus just on the locations where chimps and the Mountain Gorillas occur.  We will have several chances to see the gorillas close up (see Will's 2009 Gorilla Video), but the main emphasis will be active exploration of your naturalist-guide’s favorite sanctuary haunts species of birds and other animals.

    Ask about special departure pre-tour and post-tour extensions availabe that allow a visit Paul's village and see the Golden Monkeys.  


    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Entebbe
    Day 2Murchison Falls National Park
    Day 3Game Safari Murchinson Falls
    Day 4Birds and Primates of Kaniyo Pabid
    Day 5The Royal Mile and Busingiro
    Day 6Safari to Kibale National Park
    Day 7Primate Tracking in Kibale
    Day 8Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Day 9Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Day 10Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    Day 11Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
    Day 12Rwanda/Cyanika Border
    Day 13Parc National des Volcans
    Day 14Kigali/Onward

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    "Paul is an outstanding nature guide, with an extensive knowledge of birds, primates and other animals. He's very easy to travel with and instinctively responsive to our likes and dislikes without us having to spell them out." ~Edie Gralla

     
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