Uganda has been called the Pearl of Africa and on this trip you’ll see why: we’ll see an amazing array of birds and mammals. We’ll also see spectacular scenery, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria; and Murchison Falls where the Nile plummets 141 feet through a narrow gap of only 23 feet. We’ll also hike down into the Mubwindi Swamp where we’ll encounter many of the Albertine Rift endemics. The trip to look for Shoebill at the Mabamba Swamp is in mokoros, small dugout canoes. Other wildlife-viewing boat trips such as on the Nile at Murchison Falls are on larger boats with cabins. The parks we’ll visit include Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Target bird species for the trip include the iconic Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Red-faced Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Narina Trogon and the 20+ Albertine Rift endemics, including Regal Sunbird and African Green Broadbill. You can also elect to do either (or both) of two optional treks—one to search for Mountain Gorillas and the other to visit Chimpanzees. (For those who don’t choose to do these options, there will be additional birding options available.) Our other target mammal species will include Leopard, White Rhinoceros, Elephant, African Buffalo, Zebra, Eland, Hippopotamus, and a host of additional primates, including Uganda Red Colobus, Guereza Black-and-white colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey
Cost: $5,990 per person, double occupancy; $650 single supplement. Limit 8 people.
- Mountain Gorilla trekking $700
- Chimpanzee trekking $200
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