Birds & Primates
2 July to 14 July 2017
Leaders: Paul Rogers and Saul Ampiere
Maximum of 10 clients.
2017 Cost £5,199 single room supplement £500
This country of forests, lakes and mountains sits astride the Equator and combines influences from eastern and central Africa. The great beauty of Uganda led Sir Winston Churchill to call it “the Pearl of Africa”. On this tour we travel to the forests of Kibale, then to the open savannah of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and finally visit the great Impenetrable Forest of the south-west. For a small country, Uganda holds an unrivalled variety of primates and is currently one of the few places in the world where Mountain Gorillas can be seen fairly easily. Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest is home to these magnificent creatures and (for those who wish to) we can spend a day tracking them through the dense forest. To observe them from just a few metres, as they go about their daily routine of sleeping, grooming and feeding is probably the ultimate thrill of a lifetime. During our time at Kibale we may also have a chance to see our other close relative – the Chimpanzee. Our itinerary this year allows for a longer stay in the Bwindi area so we can track down some of the Albertine Rift endemic species. Throughout the tour we shall have the services of Saul Ampiere, who has co-led our last few tours to this country and whose assistance has proved invaluable with his extensive knowledge of the calls and habits of many of Uganda’s more elusive species. This will be Ornitholidays 11th tour to Uganda.
|Day 1 Fly to Entebbe
Day 2 Fort Portal
Days 3-4 Kibale Forest National Park
Days 5-6 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Days 7-11 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 12 Depart Entebbe
Day 13 Arrive London