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  • Bhutan
  • Blackthroated tit, Blue Elephant, India, Bhutan
    Black-throated Tit, Bhutan
  • Casarca, Bhutan, India, loch, Blue Elephant, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Bhutan
  • India, Spot-billed Duck, Blue Elephant, vogelreis, natuurreis, Bharatpur
    India, Bharatpur
  • Edelhert, Schotland, loch, Blue Elephant, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Schotland
  • Taiwan Blue Magpie, Blue Elephant, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Taiwan
  • Brazilië, Pantanal, Blue Elephant, Blue-crowned parakeet, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Brazilië
  • Brazilië, Pantanal, Blue Elephant, Capibara, Kaaiman, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Pantanal
  • Blue Elephant, blauwe ekster, fotografiereis, fotoreis, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Spanje, Portugal
  • Blue Elephant, red-tailed tropicbird, fotografiereis, fotoreis, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Madagaskar
  • Blue Elephant, flamingo, fotografiereis, fotoreis, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Coto Doñana, Algarve
  • Blue Elephant, Madagascar, Madagaskar, Giraffe-necked weevil, fotografiereis, fotoreis, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Madagaskar
  • Blue Elephant, Madagascar, Madagaskar, Kameleon, fotografiereis, fotoreis, vogelreis, natuurreis
    Madagaskar

Uganda

Oeganda, Blue Elephant, Big Five, Wildparken, Vogels

More than 400 bird species; the “Big Five”; gorillas and chimpanzees
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Uganda is a splendid country and offering visitors the opportunity to experience unspoilt African wilderness at its best. The landscape varies from high mountains to lakes, savannahs and forests – not forgetting the source of the Nile. Uganda is a green and fertile country and, because of its high plateaus, great swamps andhuge amount of water, the country has a wide variety of bird species, such as the Shoebill – plus another 1148 bird species! During this tour we will visit the Mabamba Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest and Sempaya Hotsprings, Lake Bunyony and Bwindi National Park. We will have boat trips and explore the forests to find gorillas, champanzees and, of course, the “big five”.

A country where old Africa is still alive

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Go on safari along Buggala Island in Lake Victoria and there are many birds to be seen. Then there is Murchison Falls National Park where the Nile rushes down between rocks; Kibale Forest National Park where chimpanzees live; Queen Elizabeth National Park, where there is masses of wildlife to be seen; Ishasha where lions climb trees; crater lake Lake Bunyonyi; the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park and Lake Mburo National Park where the beautiful lake is surrounded by acacia-lined hills.

A green land

gorilla, Oeganda, Blue Elephant, Big Five, Wildparken, Vogels

gorilla

Uganda is lush and green, even where the rainforest is cut down. There are vast fields of cane, tea, rice and corn, bamboo groves and banana trees. Mgahinga National Park is so dense that. in order to look for the famous gorillas, a road has to be cut through the jungle.

Nature reserves

Tour around the nature parks of Uganda: the famous gorillas of Mgahinga National Park; the lions, elephants and hippos of Kigezi Wildlife Reserve; more lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park; birds, elephants and crocodiles in Murchisons Falls and the jungle of Karuma Wildlife Reserve.

We have made a selection of all these highlights of Uganda for our 16 day tour. Our aim is to show you as many of its 1148 bird species as possible as well as many gorillas, chimpanzees and other mammals.

Bird photography in Uganda 

Verreaux Eagle Owl, Oeganda, Blue Elephant, Big Five, Wildparken, Vogels

Verreaux Eagle Owl

Many birds are so tame that we could approach these very closely. During this tour you will find many opportunities to take good pictures.

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Essential informationThis tour to Uganda is all-inclusive (except international flights), including full board and gorilla permit. You will only need to pay for your visa and for personal drinks. If you would like to join us on this tour, please book as soon as possible, because gorilla permits and comfortable accommodation both have restricted availability.
Tour price € 5500,- / £ 4450   International flights excluded 
Guarantee: Blue Elephant is a member of GGTO; 
Dates juni 2015: preliminary 8 to 21th of june 
Dates november 2014: preliminary 9 to 24th november
Tour code: 14OEG mention this code by your booking 
Single supplement: €440,- £
Itinerary: Will be sent 4 weeks before departure.
Arrival and departure Entebbe
Local transport van or four wheel drive
Walking effort: llight walks, in case of gorilla tracking heavier walks
Number of participants: min 6 max 8 persons
Accommodation: hotels and simple lodges all-inclusive on full board basis
Guides: English speaking guide and local guide.
Weather:  Tropical and warm, although a shower is possible andthere may well be some rain and wind. In the mornings it may be rather cloudy
Itinerary from day to day:
Itineray can be changed to improve the quality
day 1: Arrival in Entebbe Uganda;
day 2: Transfer very early to Mabamba and Murchissons’ Falls ;
day 3: Early game drive for animals and birds; afternoon boat trip on the Nile;
day 4: Murchisons Falls boat trip to delta and transfer to Hoima;
day 5: Kibale Forest Chimps Nest to see chimpanzees and birds;
day 6: Kibale Forest tracking chimpanzees and afternoon bird watching in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
day 7: Semuliki NP Sempaya Hot Springs and a guided jungle walk
day 8: Semuliki NP bird watching and boat trip on Lake Albert with transfer to Fort Portal
day 9: From Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. In the afternoon game drive for bird watching
day 10: Game drive in the morning and boat trip in the afternoon in Queen Elizabeth NP;
day 11: Bird watching and transfer to Maramagambo Forest. Afternoon transfer to Bohuma, Bwindi;
day 12: (optional, but included) gorilla tracking or bird watching in the park;
day 13: Transfer from Bwindi to Ruhija with many endemic species in this area
day 14: Bird watching on the Mubwindi moors and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the most beautiful and deepest lake of Uganda;
day 15: Bird watching in the Bunyonyi area and transfer to Lake Mburo. Boat trip in the afternoon.;
dag 16: Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Entebbe
dag 17: leave from Uganda;

On the map are shown the locations of the tour

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