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We discovered that we somehow left out a day in our itinerary and we have to schedule one extra day of activities. So far, we are tracking chimps two days in Kibale Forest, tracking gorillas a day in Uganda and then a day off to travel to Rwanda where we track gorillas there. We are doing other things, too.

Here are some choices our agent gave. Which would you choose, or something else? Thanks.


1. I anticipate that you will be a bit tired after two 10 hour flights. I can suggest a day to “catch-up” inserted at the beginning of the program.

You could spend first night in Entebbe and then move for 2nd night to Kampala with activities during the day.

OR We could offer a 2nd night at Le Petit Village or Le Bouganviller with Kampala City Tour.

OR we could offer a 2nd night at Le Petit Village or LeBouganviller with a day visit to Jinja and the Source of the Nile.

This is an interesting and worthwhile trip to say that you have seen the Source of the Nile. This is probably what I would do so that I could start the trip rested and relaxed. This also give plenty of time for the briefing, lunch or dinner with overview of Uganda with me, and opportunity to get used to the people, the climate, and the general mood of Africa.

2. We could add another night in Kibale Forest

We could spend the night after the 2nd chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale and visit some of the Crater Lakes in the area with mild hiking in the afternoon. This would make the day less stressful.



3. We could add another night in Queen Elizabeth NP

We could spend another night in Mweya Safari Lodge (right now, two nights) or in the Ishasha Sector (right now, one night) of Queen Elizabeth NP. This would mean 1 – 2 more game drives, or time to enjoy the lodge without an activity. In the middle of the safari, many clients need some “rest”, especially before the trekking.


4. We could insert a day of rest between the two days of gorilla trekking.


We could offer night of 24th June at Lake Bunyonyi, the Lake of the Little Birds, located near the town of Kabale. It is a beautiful, peaceful place with accommodation at Ha’buharo Island Camp. www.tangazatours.co.ug. The gorilla trekking is more exhausting than most people want to believe. Many people that book two consecutive days of trekking do not bother with the second day of trekking. I do not think that you are the kind of person to “give away” the $500 USD gorilla permit x 2 people, but I promise that you will be physically tired after the first trekking, even if you are the GREAT shape. A day of rest in this scenic, idyllic place would allow your body to recharge between trekkings.


This is the option that I put into the itinerary until you advise otherwise.


5. We could add back the walk to the Dian Fossey Monument (I don't think I want to do this one)

The Dian Fossey Monument walk was one of the activities in your original request, but the walk takes most of the day. So we could either stay another night in Kinigi Guest House or proceed to Kigali for a night with the tour being full day instead of half day. This would be more relaxing and give you more opportunity to see parts of Rwanda. As I remember, we took this out as being expensive and rather long after several days of strenuous activity. Do you still feel that way?


6. We could add a day with Kampala or Jinja at the end of the tour.

Adding a day here would allow you to regroup after the long safari, with time for shopping and packing, resting by the pool at your hotel, or sightseeing with Kampala or JInja Tour. This would be similar to #1 above, but would come at the end of the safari.

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