Our trip to Uganda in 2018 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Spend an hour with a family group of the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Search for the elusive, prehistoric-looking Shoebill. Follow a troop of Chimpanzees through the thickest of forests. Uganda, though one of the smaller African nations, has a bird list of over 1000 species. In addition, it is home to many of the African mammals, including Lion, Leopard, Water Buffalo, Elephant and many others. The tourist infrastructure is first-rate. The National Park system is vast and well-protected by a cadre of highly-motivated park rangers. The habitat is diverse with savanna, tropical rainforest and high mountain peaks. Lake Victoria, source of the Nile River and largest lake in Africa, is one of many lakes dotting the landscape. High Lonesome guide, Stephan Lorenz, will co-lead with Johnny Kamugisha—an outstanding Uganda guide with 16 years experience leading birding trips in his home country.
Photo: Mountain Gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. by Forrest Davis