Tour At A Glance

Cost:

5199.00

Deposit:

1000.00

Single Room Supplement:

600.00

Tour Code:

Fairly relaxed but with some long drives on variable roads and long, hot days in the field. The primate tracking is unpredictable and can last up to eight hours in hot and humid conditions.

Group Size:

Eight plus Leaders

Shoebill Saddle-billed Stork Abyssinian Roller African Green Pigeon Black-headed Batis Blue-breasted Kingfisher Greyish Owl Nile Crocodile

Uganda - Albertine Endemics & Primate Tracking

Date: 30th June - 17th July 2019 [SPACES]
Leaders: Herbert Byaruhanga and Oriole Birding leader

Introduction

 

Mountain Gorilla

 

Uganda has been described as the Pearl of East Africa and is widely regarded as the most beautiful and potentially the richest country in the region. From the source of the White Nile on the huge papyrus fringed Lake Victoria to the snow capped Rwenzori Range, the luxuriant montane forests of the Virunga volcanoes; Uganda is an equatorial country of substantial contrasts. No other area in Africa can match its amazingly diverse range of habitats and this is reflected in an incredible bird list of over one thousand species. Amongst these are many sought after birds such as the Shoebill and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley. The Albertine rift region straddles the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania as well as stretching over a north south distance of one thousand kilometres, and supports one of Africa’s unique montane forest biome with a very high degree of endemism. This Albertine rift is also home to more than half of the African bird species and nearly forty per cent of the mammals in Africa. The mountain gorillas are one of the flagships of this area. The other species of special concern also include the chimpanzees and the elephants. This Albertine rift is also important not only for its biological diversity, but also for the ecological processes and the services it sustains. Our tour to this colourful, pleasant, hospitable and inviting part of Africa is led by renowned local birder Herbert Byaruhanga and an Oriole Birding leader if numbers dictate. Your accommodations are all in very comfortable hotels and lodges and the terrain is mostly easy though with it being Africa it will of course be hot and sometimes dusty. You can expect to see approximately 500 species of birds plus countless other wildlife.

 

 

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