Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game

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2016: 23 Dec
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This vacation is operated by a primate specialist

Typically trips are expertly guided by a leading specialist with a good knowledge of the area to be visited. Primates are the main focus of attention however most safaris also incorporate other fauna and flora highlights of the destination as well. Primate specialist trips are conducted by local guides and drivers.

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Responsible tourism: Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game

A unique gorilla safari in Uganda (and maybe Rwanda depending on availability of gorilla permits) that takes in the wildlife highlights including chimpanzee viewing, gorilla tracking and admiring the savannah game of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

All of our trips are conducted by local guides and drivers who specialise in this region of Africa. Through the employment of local staff, money is fed directly back into individual families and villages that would otherwise not benefit from tourism. Wherever possible we use locally run and managed accommodation; lodging does vary however and can be in environmentally low impact eco-lodges or luxury camps.

As a result of this we minimise the impact on the local environment at the same time as providing the traveler with a high level of comfort. With a maximum of 7 clients on each trip we also keep noise to a minimum resulting in minimising our impact on the local wildlife. Our direct contribution to conservation is evident in that from each gorilla tracking permit sold a percentage goes directly back to the park staff and local communities. This has resulted in a number of positive results:

- Properly equipped park staff can now provide the endangered mountain gorillas with the protection from poachers, deforestation, etc that they require. In recent years this has meant that the mountain gorilla population has increased from 650 to 700 individuals! This is one of the most successful stories of wildlife conservation!!

- Local populations now have the support to set up their own small enterprises (local craft shops etc.)

- Increased controlled revenue into the regions has resulted in a much more stable local economy If travelers would also like to contribute to the protection of primates throughout the world please request further details regarding our “Protect the Primates” wristbands from which all proceeds go to the conservation of endangered primates.




Reviews of Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Spending time with Mountain Gorillas

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Combine seeing Mountain Gorillas with Safari in Uganda. Why waste time flying around?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We were able to visit community projects and provide support direct as well as via local organisations.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The very best wildlife experience! Not exactly reborn!!

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