In the Footsteps of Tusk – Uganda

Once described as "The Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of exquisite contrasts. Dense forests, hazy savannahs, hippo filled lakes, meandering rivers and thundering waterfalls. Home to some of the highest concentration of primates on earth, this itinerary takes you to some of Uganda's lesser known "pearls", after spending time with our two closest relatives - chimpanzees and gorillas.

Day 1 - 4

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Nestled in the remote southwest of Uganda, your journey begins at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The world population of mountain gorillas is c.880, half of which live in Bwindi. Over these 2 full days you will be immersed in the gorilla’s habitat and surrounding community, gaining an in depth insight into their sensitive lives. Meeting the gorillas is the first step. You will be led by an expert guide, who knows each gorilla individually, into the forest to track one of the families and spend an hour with them as they go about their daily routine. We will then arrange a visit the Gorilla Health Centre, built with funding from Tusk donations, for a behind the scenes understanding of gorilla conservation.

Day 5 - 8

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lying across the equator, Queen Elizabeth has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. A myriad of lakes, wide plains and forests, the wildlife here is free to roam in it’s preferred habitat. The National Park’s multiple characters is exhilarating, lending itself to multiple exciting safari opportunities including boating on the wildlife rich Kazinga Channel, 4×4 exploration in the remote Ishasha Sector, famed for it’s tree-climbing lions and through the number of craters found in the area that supporting flamingos in season or venture into the Kyambura Gorge in search of it’s resident chimpanzees. © Volcanoes Safaris

Day 9 - 11

Murchison Falls

To end your time in Uganda, you will venture into the North, where the mighty Victoria Nile River is forced through a tiny 7m wide gorge before falling 45m into the Devils Cauldron. This incredible concentration of water makes for an impressive waterfalls before it continues it’s journey, providing a key, and constant, water source for the resident wildlife including large numbers of elephants, giraffe and buffalo on the waters edge. You can choose how adventurous you want to be on the river or to simply relax in your beautiful lodge. If safari is still calling though, you are in luck. Murchison NP is the largest conservation area in Uganda and filled with opportunity to explore on foot or 4×4 . © Anne Marie Weeden

Tusk Impact

Tusk supports three initiatives that address core issues facing conservation and the communities of Uganda:

1) Conservation through Public Health: Promoting gorilla conservation amongst local communities by improving healthcare and economic opportunities.

2) Living with Wildlife: Giving people the skills to grow their own food and create sustainable ways of making a living.

3) Uganda Conservation Foundation: Provide equipment, infrastructure, expertise and training to enhance Uganda Wildlife Association’s capacity and effectiveness


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