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Any Uganda Tour Company Recomendations?

Any Uganda Tour Company Recomendations?

Old Dec 4th 2006, 6:32 am
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Pjbphd
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Default Any Uganda Tour Company Recomendations?

I'm putting together a trip with a group of friends, all US citizens to
Africa. We'd like to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and perhaps
Kibale National Forest .

Recommendations for a reputable tour company for these areas or Uganda in
general are appreciated.

Thanks

pjbphd


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Old Dec 4th 2006, 7:36 pm
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Jan
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"pjbphd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I'm putting together a trip with a group of friends, all US citizens to
    > Africa. We'd like to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and perhaps
    > Kibale National Forest .
    > Recommendations for a reputable tour company for these areas or Uganda in
    > general are appreciated.
    > Thanks


I've good experiences with Gorilla Tours (http://gorillatours.com/

Jan
 
Old Dec 7th 2006, 5:05 pm
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Scott Elliot
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If you can get gorilla trekking permits you don't really need a tour company
for Bwindi or Kibale. Call Uganda Wildlife Authority to see if any are
available.

For Bwindi there are several places available that offer accommodation at
Buhoma within walking distance of the UWA stand where you check in for
trekking. Quality ranges from upscale for the Gorilla Camp to basic for the
Buhoma Community Bandas and Tentsites. We stayed in a banda.

For Kibale we stayed in Fort Portal, but if we were going again we would
book accommodation through UWA for a banda at Kanyanchu, right in the park.

Be sure to stop at Queen Elizabeth Park between Bwindi and Kibale. A banda
can be booked at Ishasha through UWA, but it is very primitive. However you
can book a game drive with the rangers there and it is worthwhile,
especially if you see the tree climbing lions. Further north in QE park we
stayed at Jacana Lodge. This is more upscale and close to the chimp
trekking at Chambura Gorge.

We were going to rent a vehicle and drive ourselves, but my daughter found a
driver in Kampala who supplied his own car and charged less than a rental
vehicle. 4x4 is advisable, but you can get by with 2 wheel drive if you
have to and the weather is dry. I am actually glad I did not have to drive
in Kampala. They seem to have some random chaos theory of vehicle movement
there. It is actually easier to get around town on a Boda Boda (something
everyone should do once in their lifetime.)

If you don't want to make your own arrangements there are quite a few small
tour companies that will look after everything for you. Just be sure to
check that they have gorilla permits available for the time you will be in
Uganda.

Uganda is a very beautiful country. I hope you enjoy your trip.

Scott

"Jan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "pjbphd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> I'm putting together a trip with a group of friends, all US citizens to
    >> Africa. We'd like to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and
    >> perhaps Kibale National Forest .
    >> Recommendations for a reputable tour company for these areas or Uganda in
    >> general are appreciated.
    >> Thanks
    > I've good experiences with Gorilla Tours (http://gorillatours.com/
    > Jan
    >
 
Old Dec 7th 2006, 10:15 pm
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Jan
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A warning in case you are driving yourself:
There are hardly any traffic signs. At intersections you have to look
carefully at the map to
find your directions.

Jan
 
Old Dec 13th 2006, 9:29 pm
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Ngeresa
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Try destination connect log onto their website
http://www.destination-connect.com and hit the Uganda Link.
Then send them you enquiry or use the customise link specify the number
of days you want to spend and day you want to vist so that you get you
tour cost.

Paul

pjbphd wrote:
    > I'm putting together a trip with a group of friends, all US citizens to
    > Africa. We'd like to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and perhaps
    > Kibale National Forest .
    > Recommendations for a reputable tour company for these areas or Uganda in
    > general are appreciated.
    > Thanks
    > pjbphd
    > --
    > Too many spams have forced me to alter my email. If you wish to email me
    > directly please send messages to pjbphd at cox dot net
 

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