THE GREAT GORILLA - Encounter the Endangered Mountain Gorilla
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Game Preserves & Wildlife Encounters
Kibale Forest National Park
Famous for its chimpanzees - 700 inhabit this virgin lowland tropical rain forest, including black-and-white colobus, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, bushbabies and pottos; 300+ bird species including the African grey parrot, black-billed and great blue turacos, white-headed woodhoopoe, speckled tinkerbird and the endemic Kibale Forest thrush; and forest elephants, buffalos and duikers.

Queen Elizabeth Park
A world bio-sphere reserve, this is a bird-watcher's mecca with 568 different species. The park contains more mammals than any other park in Uganda with Sitatunga elephant, Uganda kob, chimpanzees and predator species including the spotted hyena and leopard. The Kazinga Channel includes hippo, waterbuck and bushbuck.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
A World Heritage Sight, this is the most biologically diverse forest in Africa best known for half the world's remaining 600 mountain gorillas. Home to 345+ bird species, 10 primate species, hundreds of species of butterfly and many mammals such as elephant, leopard, bush pig, giant forest hog and jackal.

Virungas National Park
Spanning the borders of Zaire and Uganda lies the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda where the last refuges of the Mountain Gorilla exist, the rarest of the great apes. The Virunga range of volcanoes offer unrivaled flora and fauna and geological interest, as the park supports several vegetation zones from lowland forest to luxuriant mountain forest to Afro-alpine.

Scenic Drives & Land-based Explorations
Excursion to Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Drive touring through Lake Victoria Basin; Kyanjojo tea plantations and Rwenzori Mountains;
and The Great Rift Valley

Walking tour through Maramagambo Forest

Sightseeing in Kampala and visiting the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers

Camps
Ndali Lodge
set high above Lake Nyinabmuga with breathtaking views of the Rewenzori Mountains in Kibale Forest National Park.
Mweya Lodge situated high on a peninsula overlooking the Kazinga Channel between Lakes Edward and George in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Gorilla Forest Camp, a luxury tented camp, set on a slope with views towards the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in walking distance to the meeting place for gorilla trekking.
Gorilla Nest Lodge located in a lovely rural setting amidst tall eucalyptus trees and ideally situated adjacent to Virungas National Park.

Supporting Conservation
Endangered Encounters will donate 100% post-tax profits from this trip to the International Gorilla Conservation Program.

     

Trip Details
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Trip Dates & Cost
DATES
Trip 1: August 2006
Trip 2: January 2007

COST
$6,000

Includes lodgings, meals, land transportation, gorilla tracking permits (4 days), trip leader and gorilla specialist, local guides and a donation to save the Mountain Gorilla.  Excludes international airfare to Entebbe.

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