African Travel, Inc. Â is offering The Pearl of Africa, a spectacular way to see the enchanting wildlife of Uganda – and featuring the magnificent, endangered Mountain Gorillas. Renowned for its physical beauty, Uganda offers a variety of wildlifeÂ viewing experiences in the Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National ParkÂ and Bwindi. The Bwindi Impenetrable ForestÂ is a sanctuary for 13 different species of primate, colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the approximately 300 Bwindi Mountain Gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. TheÂ region around Ishasha is noted for its tree-climbing lions, often seenÂ lounging in old fig trees. The photographic opportunities are plentifulÂ as you experience a country that is also the source of the Nile River.
Mountain gorillas are among the most famous of all endangered animals. These majestic animals are lately finding it very hard to survive, and as recently as 2006, they were at the brink of extinction. Fortunately, recent conservation efforts have been quite successful, the primary factor responsible for this positive trend being an effort by organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda to protect the gorillas and their habitat. Â Another significant contributor towards protection of the Mountain Gorillas is Americans Â visiting them! When travelers visit Africa using a knowledgeable company such as African Travel, Inc. they are making a huge contribution to the conservation of Mountain Gorillas. Despite these positive efforts, mountain gorillas are still under threat of extinction, and more conservation efforts will be necessary to remove gorillas from the endangered animals list. Now is an excellent time to visit these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
- EXPLOREÂ the shores of the Kazinga Channel in search of pink backed pelicans, saddle billed storks, buffalo, Nile crocodile, and hippo from the comfort of your cruise boat
- DISCOVERÂ the forest dwelling indigenous pygmy tribes of Uganda
- EXPERIENCEÂ the coveted hour with the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. Watch the family, with its dominant male silverback leader and protector, attentive mothers, and playful juveniles, move through their forest home
- ENJOYÂ observing the fascinating chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor
1 Night in Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Entebbe
2 Nights in Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale Forest
2 Nights in Kyambura Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park
2 Nights in Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Priced from $4995 per person land only, based on double occupancy.
For more information and reservations contact African Travel at (800) 421-8907 or visit www.africantravelinc.com.