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Rockjumper Wildlife Tours: Destination: Uganda

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From the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Range harboring some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas, to the extensive landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda is an equatorial country of forests, mountains, savannas and astonishing contrasts. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats, and this richness is reflected in its incredible wildlife. In a country roughly the same size as England, there are over 330 mammal species (including 24 primates) and a bird list of over 1,000 species. Based on our many years of experience in Uganda, we have cherry-picked the finest mammal-viewing destinations to ensure that you enjoy one of the very best explorations of this amazing land.
 
Our adventure begins as we depart Entebbe, on the shores of the mighty Lake Victoria, for Kibale Forest which lies east of the snowcapped Ruwenzori Mountains and protects a diverse array of primates. This is one of the best places in the world to see Chimpanzees and we will dedicate a whole day to searching the forest for an encounter with these, our closest relative.
 
Leaving the verdant Kibale Forest behind us we journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Protecting the entire Ugandan shores of Lake Edward and the western shores of Lake George, this vast reserve boasts impressive crater scenery, expansive grasslands, tropical forests and large herds of Elephant, Buffalo and antelope as well as the famed tree-climbing Lions of the region.
 
Our next destination is Buhoma, headquarters of the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here, in the riches of the Rwenzori Mountains, one finds healthy populations of some of the planet’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas. In the expert and friendly company of our local guides, we will climb the forested trails to a family unit in the hope of getting to observe a family group for an hour – this is a rare privilege indeed, rated by many to be the greatest wildlife experience on the planet.
 
Close to the Tanzanian border, our final destination is Lake Mburo, geographically part of the southern savannas, and here we will enjoy viewing the likes of typically southern species like Eland, Burchell’s Zebra and Impala, all of which do not feature in other Ugandan reserves.

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Uganda - Primates & Big Game 2019 Uganda - Primates & Big Game 2019
20 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
US$6650
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LH - Tailor-made South Africa & Botswana October 2018

I want to thank all of you at Rockjumper who worked to give me and my six friends the trip of a lifetime! The trip was perfectly planned; we saw a wonderful array of sights in perfect settings and lodgings all throughout the thirteen days. Logistically, everything worked like clockwork and it took all the stress out of traveling.

But without a doubt, what made the trip so incredibly special was our tour guide/leader, Rainer Summers. He not only lead us to the sights, through airports and into the bush but he managed to keep us all together, without losing anyone for more than five minutes – and I can assure you: that was not an easy task. (We really are not senile – just a bit independent).

His knowledge of what we saw and where to take us, especially in Cape Town improved our experience greatly. His knowledge of the wildlife and its social structure and behavior at Mala Mala and in Botswana increased our appreciation of what we saw exponentially. Nothing was too much trouble whether it was showing us how to use binoculars or camera or how to spot birds.

He also made sure that everyone was comfortable and at ease in all situations. He anticipated everyone’s needs and he ensured that we all had what we needed and/or wanted everywhere.

But most of all, Rainer was delightful to be with. He was fun and his wit and sense of humor made him a great companion. He is a tremendous asset to your organization. We all would like to return to Africa and Rockjumper’s tours but we will want to have no one but Rainer with us!!! We cannot envision a tour leader who could top this experience.

So, thank you for arranging the tour and a special thanks for choosing Rainer to be our guide. It was a magnificent experience and a week later, I am still wishing I was in Africa!

Sincerely,
LH

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