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Uganda - Gorillas

The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate. Without doubt one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences is the thrill of a close encounter with the reclusive mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Uganda has the best chance of viewing these delightful apes with the fact that it boasts two parks where they have been habituated for human visits that is; the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that harbour over half of the remaining world mountain gorillas.
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Wild Uganda Adventure

9 Days
Highlights Include
  • Entebbe: This major town can be found in Central Uganda, it sits on the northern shores of, Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. Entebbe has a tropical rainforest climate, the air is clean and streets are safe to walk. Visit the National Botanical Gardens of Uganda, of particular interest to botanists and bird-watchers and for some just a place to unwind. Also stop at the Uganda wildlife education centre, and venture on a boat trip on Lake Victoria. Boda-boda (Motorcycle Taxi) is the easiest choice to go around.
  • Kampala:  Uganda’s lively and historical capital and largest city. The city has a tropical rainforest climate and sits on several hills, each housing an important government or religious building. Visit the The Uganda Museum, the Kasubi tombs, the Nommo art gallery, the National Theatre, the Wamala tombs, the Bahai Temple, the Parliament of Uganda and the independence monument. Climb the stairs of the Gaddafi National Museum and enjoy the 360° view on Kampala. Explore the variety of markets throughout Kampala.
  • Murchison Falls National Park: Situated in the Albertine Rift Valley is the magnificent the Murchison National Park. The main tourist attractions of this park was definitely the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe. 
  • Murchison Falls: An astonishing waterfall situated between between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River. Also known as Kabarega Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 meters wide, and tumbles 43 meters, before flowing westward into Lake Albert.
  • Ziwa Rhino Project: Uganda used to be home to thousands of rhinos. Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in the Nakasongola district is now the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. Visit this sanctuary and view these majestic animals in their natural environment. Come and complete your big five experience, knowing that your visit makes a real difference – to rhino protection, biodiversity conservation and community education.
  • Kibale National Park:  Situated in South Uganda, Kibale National Park protects a moist evergreen rain forest. Being an extension of Queen Elizabeth National Parks’ forest and one of the last remaining areas where you can experience both lowland and montane forests. Kibale has the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. The predominant ecosystem in Kibale is moist evergreen and semi-deciduous forest.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park: The park area, located in western Uganda, extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, and includes the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. Experience this great park, set against the Rwenzori Mountains with its great variety in vegetation; forest grassland, bushy grassland and Acacia woodland that in turns results in the park hosting loads of different birds species and big game.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: In southwestern Uganda, next to Virunga National Park, on the edge of the Albertine Rift you will find the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. See a diversity of species, from butterflies to chameleons. Witness the more than 1000 flowering plant species. Bwindi houses half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.

        

Lake Mburo and Gorilla Discovery

5 Days
Highlights Include
  • Lake Mburo National Park: A compact Park, situated conveniently close to the highway that connect Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. Experience the 50km long wetland system made up of Lake Mburo and 13 other lakes n the area. Go for a forest walk and witness birds in a beautiful place, the Rubanga Forest, surrounding the shores of Lake Mburo. Enjoy an amazing boat trip on the lake with its rich diversity of animal and plant species.
  • Entebbe: This major town can be found in Central Uganda, it sits on the northern shores of, Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. Entebbe has a tropical rainforest climate, the air is clean and streets are safe to walk. Visit the National Botanical Gardens of Uganda, of particular interest to botanists and bird-watchers and for some just a place to unwind. Also stop at the Uganda wildlife education centre, and venture on a boat trip on Lake Victoria. Boda-boda (Motorcycle Taxi) is the easiest choice to go around.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: In southwestern Uganda, next to Virunga National Park, on the edge of the Albertine Rift you will find the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. See a diversity of species, from butterflies to chameleons. Witness the more than 1000 flowering plant species. Bwindi houses half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park: The park area, located in western Uganda, extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, and includes the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. Experience this great park, set against the Rwenzori Mountains with its great variety in vegetation; forest grassland, bushy grassland and Acacia woodland that in turns results in the park hosting loads of different birds species and big game.

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Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Adventure

8 Days
Highlights Include
  • Kigali: This is the capital and largest city of Rwanda with a tropical savanna climate. The city is built in hilly country, sprawling across about four ridges and the lush valleys in between. Visit the several memorials, museums, and centers dedicated to the Rwandan Genocide, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Other museums include the National Museum of Rwanda in the city of Butare and Kandt House Museum of Natural History. With its lush hillsides, flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets, it is one of the the most attractive capital cities in Africa, as well as one of the cleanest and safest.
  • Volcanoes National Park:  Borders the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda in northwestern Rwanda. Explore this haven for the mountain gorilla, home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountians, which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. Vegetation varies considerably due to the large altitudinal range within the park. Visit the Mountain Gorillas and the Golden monkeys, climb a volcano, or tour the lakes and their caves. 
  • Kisoro: A town in the Western Region of Uganda. Visit the lively central market, here you can find anything.
  • Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Located in the Virunga Mountains and is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Climb any three of the eight Virunga volcanoes: Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo, all of which lie on the Uganda/Rwanda border. Visit the Mountain Gorillas and the Golden monkeys. Gain insight into the deep cultures of the local Batwa indigenous people on a day long Batwa trail.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: In southwestern Uganda, next to Virunga National Park, on the edge of the Albertine Rift you will find the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. See a diversity of species, from butterflies to chameleons. Witness the more than 1000 flowering plant species. Bwindi houses half of the worlds’ population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
  • Lake Mutanda: Explore Lake Mutanda, located approximately 20 kilometres, north of Kisoro, nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Mountain Range. Lake Mutanda is considered one of the best places to visit in Uganda.

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Somerset West
Stellenbosch

South Africa
7130

 

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