Uganda birding and wildlife tour
£7550 excluding flights
Description of Uganda birding and wildlife tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWhilst on game drives in Uganda's national parks, please do not encourage your driver to get too close to the animals or depart from the usual track. You should be as quiet as possible and do not make any noises to attract or frighten the wildlife. Of course you’ll be excited if you spot a shoebill or a herd of elephants at QENP, but you should try to express your excitement quietly.
Whilst visiting national parks, please ensure that you don’t leave any litter – everything you carry in you must carry out. Aside from the environmental damage, litter can be harmful to the wildlife.
Entrance fees to Uganda's national parks, as well as chimp and gorilla trekking permits are included in this tour and these are an essential way for parks and wildlife initiatives to protect their incredible landscapes and wildlife, so you know your fees are going directly to conservation efforts.
Responsible tourism initiatives have saved the critically endangered mountain gorilla from extinction. By supporting sustainable tourism practices on a trip such as this Uganda tour, your tourism dollars direct fund conservation, the employment and increased patrol of park rangers and the Ugandan tourism industry in general, all of which provides more profitable alternatives to poaching.
PeopleAs with all of our luxury vacations, this itinerary has been crafted to ensure that it positively effects the local communities and environments visited. All the local guides referred to in this itinerary are paid a fair wage. We believe that using local guides is important, as it helps generate local incomes and creates jobs, plus it offers a more authentic travel experience.
We work with tour operators and accommodation providers that practice responsible tourism, especially locally-owned or managed accommodation, (independent lodges and tented camps) in order to better support the community and provide you with a more authentic cultural experience.
For example, this tour includes stays in eco-friendly, locally-owned and independent accommodation, such as Rwakobo Rock Lodge, which is also family-run; The Haven makes use of solar power, UV-filtered rain and spring water, among other environmental initiatives; The Boma Guesthouse supports Papercraft, a grass roots project for recycling paper and glass; and Buhoma Lodge was designed using locally-sourced materials and uses locally-sourced produce.