Uganda: A Primate Paradise

Uganda: A Primate Paradise
July 17, 2015
14 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $15,980
Uganda: A Primate Paradise

Expedition Highlights

  • A river cruise to the base of the Nile’s highest cataract at Murchison Falls, one of Africa’s most dramatic waterfalls.
  • Hike through mahogany forests in Kibale National Park, home to chimpanzees, over 250 butterfly species, and 360 bird species.
  • Tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of famed Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the few places where this behavior may be seen.
  • Up-close encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, one of the most profound experiences of this Uganda tour.
  • Accommodations in some of the region’s most luxurious lodges and permanent tent camps, including Gorilla Forest Camp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The Uganda expedition FAR exceeded our expectations! The diversity of wild and birdlife was the most outstanding we have seen in sub-Saharan Africa. Our local guides and drivers were very personable and outgoing, as well as extremely knowledgable with incredible eyes. The lodges and camps were quite diverse with excellent food. One of our top six expeditions!

Tom & Alice W.

Expedition Team

Gear Up!

  • Crocodiles Leg Gaiters
Crocodiles Leg Gaiters

As you adventure through the Ugandan landscape in search of the elusive primates who reside here, you’ll trek sturdy and secure in these triple-layer Taslan Gore-Tex/Cordura boot “Croc” leg gaiters, a trusted brand that received Backpacker Magazine’s “Editors Choice Gold Award” back in 1999 and has been a trusted favorite ever since. 

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Beyond the Destination

  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

    In Search of the Mountain Gorilla - Uganda & Rwanda

    June 15, 2015

    Rumor has it there’s nothing on earth more thrilling than that moment when, after trekking all morning beneath a dense forest canopy of emerald green, you finally spy a family of mountain gorillas, or Gorilla gorilla beringei.

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    Mountain Gorilla

    Gorilla Trekking

    April 25, 2015

    Mountain gorillas are one of the rarest animals on earth; fewer than 700 remain and there are none in captivity. To visit them on the forested slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  ranks as one of life’s all-time greatest moments, an experience to be cherished long after the event.

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    Pennant-tailed Nightjar

    A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance in Uganda

    August 24, 2012

    Prior to the trip, I emailed Jonathan Rossouw and mentioned that my target bird for Uganda was the pennant-tailed nightjar. This is a pretty tough get. A well camouflaged night bird, it is nearly impossible to see during the day unless you step on one and, of course, it is tough to see in the dark at night.

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  • Watching gorillas

    Seeing the Uganda Gorillas Up Close

    June 7, 2012

    Last June we joined Zegrahm for a return visit to Uganda—having lived there from 1986-1989. Since that time Dick had had two hip replacements and we knew he would NOT be able to join Betty on the trek through the hills and forests—this was their third visit to the mountain gorillas. BUT thanks to our guide, Larry Weiss, Dick was able to be carried down the steep mountain and then back up.

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    Mountain Gorilla

    Eco Report: Beyond Uganda's Gorillas

    May 20, 2010

    Flocks of migratory yellow-billed kites and black-winged pratincoles circled on thermals above, exploiting the rich bounty of flying termites, with the afternoon rounded off with a fine sighting of a leopard lounging in the upper limbs of a thorn tree.

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    Eco Report: Gorillas Galore in Uganda

    April 9, 2010

    On day one at Bwindi, we set out in two teams to look for the gorillas. One team found the Habinyanja (H) group relatively easily, with magnificent views of the silverback and a variety of other group members. The other team set off for the Mubare (M) group and we finally reached them after 600 vertical feet of slog through incredibly steep and slippery forest.

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