East Africa by Intrepid Travel

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uganda gorillas and game parks basix plus local payment us$640 physical culture shock 14 days ex kampala itinerary day 1 kampala travel from the city of kampala to a camp ground day 2 lake mburo open plains grasslands marshes and woodland await at lake mburo go on safari to see a variety of antelope as well as hippos buffaloes and water birds days 3-5 queen elizabeth national park continue north to uganda s finest game park enjoy game drives in the park a boat cruise on the kazinga channel and a wonderful walk through the kyambura gorge in search of chimpanzees there is also the option to visit lake edward chimpanzee island sanctuary day 6 mbarara spend the morning spotting game then continue to the town of mbarara known for the local longhorn ankoli cattle days 7-10 bwindi drive to a camp at the edge of bwindi impenetrable forest national park in the south-west of uganda a highly fertile mountainous region with steep-sided hills covered in terraced cultivation if permits are available there will be an opportunity to meet the park s mountain gorillas if not we will travel to nearby mgahinga national park days 11-13 jinja wind back through the mountains and on to jinja on the shores of lake victoria this is one of the spots mahatma gandhi chose to have his ashes scattered there is time to visit bujagali falls relax or take part in optional activities such as white water rafting or visit a nearby school project day 14 kampala the adventure comes full circle · encounter mountain gorillas · explore the wilds of queen elizabeth national park · see chimpanzees in kyambura gorge geoff manchester founder visiting the mountain gorillas is the best travel experience i have ever had watching them watching you watching them gives an insight into their intelligence and to see how similar we are mountain gorilla geoff manchester accommodation camping 13 nts transport overland truck boat walking group size max 21 meals all meals included budget allow us$80 for meals not included departs selected sun notes the tour price includes the trekking permit to see the gorillas in order to secure this a special deposit has to be paid at the time of booking please refer to p56 2007 start 01 apr 13 may 24 jun 15 jul 29 jul finish 14 apr 26 may 07 jul 28 jul 11 aug 12 aug 26 aug 16 sep 11 nov 30 dec 25 aug 08 sep 29 sep 24 nov 12 jan 2008 20 jan 03 feb 24 feb 09 mar 13 apr 27 apr 02 feb 16 feb 08 mar 22 mar 26 apr 10 may 08 jun 21 jun 22 jun 05 jul yrg trip code gorilla and chimpanzee lodge safari independent 7 days ex kampala departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 kampala arrive in kampala a modern thriving city meet your tour guide and prepare for the adventure ahead days 2-4 bwindi leaving kampala we head physical culture shock south-west across uganda passing through mbarara home to the impressive longhorn ankole cattle the bwindi area of uganda is a highly fertile mountainous region with steepsided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly cultivated terraces spend the next three nights in a homestead close to bwindi national park trek with a guide and trackers through the rainforest and bamboo-covered slopes in search of a mountain gorilla family at times the walking can be tough and long but the first glimpse of a magnificent gorilla will make any discomforts disappear it may be possible to get close to the gorillas who appear placid and gentle the forest is also home to many other primates animals and over 350 species of bird including the african green broadbill on the final morning in the park set out for a walk through forest grasslands and see the sparkling munyaga waterfalls days 5-6 queen elizabeth national park cruise on the kazinga channel and enjoy game drives in search of lions leopards elephants uganda kobs and over 500 species of birds day 7 kampala descend into kyambura gorge in search of chimpanzees accompanied by expert guides travel back to kampala and transfer to the airport for an early evening departure accommodation hotel 1 nt homestead 3 nts safari lodge 2 nts transport 4wd safari vehicle boat walking meals 6 breakfasts 6 lunches 5 dinners budget allow us$50 for meals not included departs daily subject to availability notes 1 the tour price includes the trekking permit to see the gorillas in order to secure this a special deposit has to be paid at the time of booking please refer to p56 2 round trip airport to hotel transfers are included so please advise flight details at time of booking trip code encounter chimpanzees · get up close to mountain gorillas · take game viewing safaris in queen elizabeth national park · see chimpanzee on guided walks through kyambura gorge yac 1 for trip notes availability and more enter the trip code at www.intrepidtravel.com