Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu
Hi Safari Members,
Are you free from the 1 MARCH 2017 for a trip of a lifetime?
1. Would you like to track the awe inspiring mountain gorillas, learn how to habituate chimpanzees in the wild, and search for the many diurnal and nocturnal primate species that inhabit the forests?
2. Does joining a researcher in the early morning hours to help with a routine check-up of a number of collared lions, and their prides for the purposes of predator conservation excite you?
3. Would you love to see elephant, buffalo, and antelope roam the savannah & search for the very rare tree climbing lions?
4. Are you ready to explore the continents richly diverse and contrasting habitats; ranging from the mighty River Nile, the papyrus swamplands, the montane forests, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain range, the savannah plains?
5. Would you like to spend a night or two with a Ugandan and/or Rwandan family?
Having lived out in Uganda and Rwanda for 4yrs (having co-designed and project managed a riverlodge, and managed two other safari lodges in other parts of Uganda), and having spent the last 5yrs tailoring wildlife and cultural safaris to East and Central Africa (companies that I have previously worked for includes, Natural World Safaris, Audley Travel, & Volcanoes Safaris), I have the experience needed and the contacts on the ground to create an unforgettable, truly unique itinerary.
I successfully guided a group of 7 MeetUp Members to Uganda and Rwanda this Jan/Feb 2016, I am looking forward to guide another group exactly one year later to Uganda & Rwanda from the 1 MARCH 2017.
Here, below, are just a few quotes from the members of our recent trip:
“…Information was very thorough. Craig very attentive to all issues and concerns raised by group… I was grateful for the information, as I have never been on a safari before...” – E. (Feb 2016)
“…All of the guides were good and we were fortunate/blessed to see the astonishing wildlife up close and personal. Loved the variety and range of accommodation - to me it added to the experience. Very well done for the selection. I was astonished at the quality of accommodation generally…” – E. (Feb 2016)
“…I really enjoyed the diversity within the itinerary, allowing for lots of opportunity to see lots of wild animals. I also enjoyed the overland travel in our 4x4 landcriuser allowing us to visit two countries, Uganda & Rwanda…” – E. (Feb 2016)
“…Richard, our driver/guide, was good throughout and very accommodating. He often went out of his way for our benefit. Our guide for our leopard drive was also very good with incredibly sharp eyesight! The two mountain gorilla guides were also good. Come to think of it, all the guides/rangers were good... The accommodation was better than I was expecting. The staff in all the places were helpful” – P. (Feb 2016)
“…Craig’s attentiveness and engagement with the group before the trip was excellent. He provided lots of information and was happy to speak to us on the phone or to meet us…” – P. (Feb 2016)
“…All of the accommodations were really good and very comfortable. The kitchen staff bent over backwards to accommodate for the dietary restrictions of the group, and also nothing was too much trouble when it came to packed lunches. Loved the tented accommodation where we did the chimp trekking. Kenya’s Offbeat Mara was the best accommodation for me. The lodge was amazing, the guides, who were Maasai and trained at the Koiyaki Guiding School (Koiyaki Group Ranch), were brilliant and the hospitality was fantastic…” – S. (Feb 2016)
“…The organisation for this trip was… really spot on. Craig was on it, and tailored the itinerary as much as he could to suit each individual. It is the nature of Craig’s flexibility and desire to offer so much in an itinerary that is, in my opinion, it’s huge selling point… the trip felt unique to me…” – L. (Feb 2016)
“…The information and itinerary, etc. was detailed and efficient… the detailed itinerary is fantastic prior to the trip. We know what we are paying for…” – L. (Feb 2016)
“…The WhatsApp Group was a very useful discussion tool… for me, as a newbie to Africa, it was a great tool to get the feedback from others…” – L. (Feb 2016)
“…I enjoyed the varying types of accommodation experienced. A more local feel is fantastic but, to be able to relax in clean, well appointed accommodation with good internet is fantastic after a number of days disconnected…” – L. (Feb 2016)
“…I had a great trip, but if I had to choose I would say by far the most enjoyable activities of my trip included the Mountain Gorilla trek, visiting the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project/Gorilla Doctors, joining the Lion Carnivore Programme, visiting the Katwe Salt Lake/Pans, and hiking the Rushura Hill Trail. The Katwe Salt Lake/Pans were amazing as was the guide. The guides and meeting the locals on the Rushara Hill hike will stay with me a long time, as will the people I met at the Katwe Salt Lake/Pans. A must see!!! Seeing the animals in their natural habitat and seeing the locals living and working meant so much. In all these instances the guides were spot on…” – L. (Feb 2016)
The trip consists of 12-Nights in the heart of Africa, and has a mixture of activities, for example;
You will be able to explore the cities, visit the genocide memorial sites, explore the national parks, track the gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys, go bird watching, spot the big cats, explore the forests and lakes, visit the rural communities, explore the markets, hike the volcanoes, enjoy boat trips, learn how the communities live together with the wildlife, etc, etc.. the list is endless.
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As it's a trip of a lifetime you may have many questions... feel free to message me or contact me on the details below.