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Uganda Safaris in 2017
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Dear Friends

Greetings from sunny South Africa! We're here enjoying time off with family after running four exciting safaris through Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland.

I thought I'd grab the opportunity to remind you of our Uganda Gorilla trips running next year.

After the successful safari to Uganda and Rwanda last year I'll be leading a couple more in 2017.

Read on to hear more about the Gorillas and about our trips to see them next year.

MOUNTAIN GORILLA
Gorilla beringei beringei
Mountain Gorillas are listed as critically endangered - less than 900 of these gentle giants remain today.  
They occur in the Virunga Volcanoes area between the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda and in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
Many threats still remain - people pressure, deforestation, poaching and human disease.
Huge international conservation efforts are helping to protect their habitat.
Ecotourism plays a large role by channeling millions of dollars into developing surrounding communities and protecting the integrity of the National Parks the Gorillas live in.
Uganda Safari
8 July - 21 July 2017 (comfort)
22 July - 4 Aug 2017 (budget)


This two-week safari explores the forests, mountains and savannah of Uganda.   This diverse central African country straddles the equator and abounds with wildlife.  Enjoy boat trips on the Nile River and Rift Valley Lakes and tracking rhinos on foot.  From safari drives to view iconic animals like elephant, giraffe and lion to trekking through tropical forests in search of great apes and other primates.
On guided walks in forests and villages we learn about the culture and wildlife from friendly local guides.
Priced from US$5,350 for comfort and US$3,980 for budget options. 
See 'Upcoming Safaris' on our website or contact us now for a detailed itinerary.
Chimpanzees grooming - Kibale National Park is home to many large troops of our close cousins and a great place to observe them going about their daily routines.
Trekking through mud, steep slopes and dense forests makes close encounters with Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees so much more rewarding. It's a humbling experience being in the presence of a 180kg / 400lb silverback Gorilla watching over his troop.
Uganda not only offers the iconic primates, it also has vast open savannahs teeming with elephants, buffalo, giraffe and many antelope, like the Ugandan Kob.  Queen Elizabeth National Park is renowned for its tree climbing lions and entire prides are sometimes seen lounging in shady sausage trees.  It also boasts a species list of over 600 birds!
Ugandan Kob after a thunderstorm in Murchison Falls National Park
Along with mammals, birds thrive in this part of equatorial Africa. Despite being a small country Uganda has a staggering 1000+ species of birds!  That is about half the continent's birds in less than 1% of the area.  It is probably the best place to find the much sought after Shoebill, a remarkable looking but rather shy stork (pictured above).

Contact us today to join one of these safaris to see the incredible Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and other wildlife.

Remember we specialise in tailor-made safaris year round.  Tell us where you'd like to go next or ask us for suggestions.

Cheers
Martin
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