UGANDA 2018: Shoebills, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees & More

July 01 - 15, 2018
Tour Length: 15 days Est. Spaces Left: 0

TOUR OVERVIEW

Extensions:
No Tour Extensions Listed.
Future Departures:
No Future Dates Available
Tour Leaders:
Max # Birders:
6; HLT leader & local leader
Focus:
Birds; Mammals; Photography;
Pace:
Easy to Moderate ; Safari vehicles with potentially strenuous hike for Gorillas/Chimps
Double Accommodation:
$ 7800
[per person]
Single Supplement:
+ $ 900
Deposit:
$750 [per person]

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

MORE TRIP INFORMATION

  • Meeting Location

    Entebbe International Airport, Uganda

    Accomodations

    Very comfortable with a couple of more basic lodges (private baths in all)

    Included

    All-inclusive from Entebbe
    14 nights lodging
    all meals from dinner on Day one to lunch on Day 15

    Excluded

    International air
    Laundry
    Beverages
    Phone calls
    Any other items of personal nature

  • Top Birds

    Over 1000 species. Shoebill, Green-breasted Pita; African Green Broadbill; Great Blue Turaco; White-crested Turaco; Standard-winged Nightjar; Shelly’s Crimsonwing; Doherty’s Bushshrike; Short-tailed Warbler; Black-breasted Barbet; Bar-tailed Trogon and many more..

    Top Mammals

    Mountain Gorilla; Common Chimpanzee; Ugandan Red Colobus; Guerza Black & White Colobus; Angola Black & White Colobus; Patus Monkey; Olive Baboon L-Hoest’s Guenon; African Lion; Leopard; Elephant; Cape Buffalo; Burchell’s Zebra; Giant Forest Hog; African Elephant; Forest Elephant, Cape Buffalo; and many, many more…

    Habitats Covered
    Expected Climate
  • Other Attractions
    Suggested Clothing & Gear
    • Valid, current passport (w/ 4 blank pages)
    • Visa (if required)
    • Credit cards / cash
    • Binoculars
    • Scope and tripod (optional)
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
    • Water bottle
    • Small umbrella
    • Small day pack / fanny pack
    • Small flashlight
    • Mosquito/insect repellant (DEET 25% or greater)
    • Itch relief cream
    • Lip screen/balm
    • Prescription drugs - carry in original packaging to avoid customs problems
    • OTC medicines (antibiotics, cold/sinus, cough drops, eye drops, analgesic (Motrin, aspirin), anti-diarrheal)
    • Toiletries
    • Small alarm clock
    • Field guides
    • Hiking Boots/Shoes
    • Lightweight shoes/sneakers/sandals
    • Light-weight long pants
    • Light-weight long-sleeved shirts
    • Hat with brim/visor
    • Safari (e.g., Tilly) hat
    • Rain jacket/wind breaker
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Swimsuit
    • Medium-weight jacket
    • Rain hat
    • T-shirts or undershirts (capilene or polypropylene)
    • PJs or shorts for lounging/sleeping
    • Sturdy, waterproof boots; NEOS are lightweight waterproof overboots
    • Moleskin for blisters
    Recommended Reading
    • The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; Terry Stevenson, et. al.


    • A Field guide to Wildlife of East Africa (Princeton Pocket Guides; Withers, et. al.


     

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