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UGANDA: Shoebill, Rift Endemics & Gorillas
The rare Shoebill and a wealth of other birds and many Central African specialties combined with opportunities to trek for Chimps and Mountain Gorillas.

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Murchison Falls, Lake Victoria, Shoebill, the Impenetrable Forest, Mountain Gorillas--Uganda is home to each of these legendary names, and our tour rediscovers the spectacular avifauna and wildlife this country has to offer. We'll visit a fascinating assortment of Uganda's accessible wild habitats and include a good amount of time birding the famed Ugandan rainforests. We will visit the Budongo, Kibale, Mabira, and Bwindi-Impenetrable forests, ranging from mid-altitude central-African rainforest to the hard-to-reach Afro-montane, while slowly searching out many of the shy forest inhabitants, including such Albertine Rift endemics as the legendary Grauer's Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Archer's and White-bellied robin-chats, and Grauer's and Neumann's (a super skulker) warblers.

Our visit to Uganda will, however, have more than forests. We will have two full days at wonderful Murchison Falls National Park and a full day at Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving us a slice of classic East Africa as we search for the enormous Shoebill that shares the Victoria Nile with African Skimmers, Rock Pratincoles, and crocodiles. In the grasslands we'll look for such diverse species as Heuglin's Francolin, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, and Piapiac, and at lakes and marshes perhaps Senegal Thick-knee, White-winged Rush-Warbler, and the simply stunning Papyrus Gonolek.

In addition, we'll join local guides for a Chimpanzee trek, and those who wish will have the opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters anywhere--a sometimes (but not always) strenuous trek to see the magnificent Mountain Gorillas.

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2020 Departures
Jun 6-26



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Guides for our tours
Jesse Fagan

What to Expect
Mostly good accommodations (one slightly more modest), easy to moderate terrain, warm climate.

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