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I’m Booked! Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania 2009

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I am so excited I had to share the news. After what seems like a million revisions to my itinerary, I’m finally booked. Here it is:

Depart U.S. 2/12/09, arrive EBB 2/14/09 9pm.
Kampala (1night)
Jinja, Nile Porch (2 nights) White Water Rafting
Ngamba Island (1 night), Forest Walk
Fly EBB-KGL
Kigali Serena (1 night)
PNV, Gorilla’s Nest (3 nights), 2 gorilla treks, 1 golden monkeys
Kigali Serena (2 nights), Genocide Memorial
Fly KGL-Manyara
Manyara, Kirurumu (1 night)
Crater, Lemala Camp (1 night)
Loliondo, Suyan Camp (2 nights)
NCA/Ndutu area, Olakira Camp (4 nights)
Southern Serengeti, Sayari South (2 nights)
Fly Seronera-Mahale
Mahale, Greystoke (4 nights)
Fly Mahale-Arusha, transfer to JRO, depart 9:50 pm 3/9/08

I’m using FF points and couldn’t get the dates I wanted, so what started out as a 3 week trip turned into almost 4 weeks. I needed to stay within my original budget for 18 nights in Africa, but with 24 nights it became a little difficult. I had a very long list of things I did not want to give up: gorilla tracking; private vehicle and guide; Mahale; Ngamba Island; lots of game drives in the Ndutu area and the Southern Serengeti, etc., More importantly, the original budget only contemplated Mahale; it was the wild card, and depending on the total cost of the trip we’d planned to give it up if we had to. After many revisions it finally came down to choosing between Bwindi and Mahale, and Mahale won. We replaced Bwindi with white water rafting, which looks like a blast, adjusted a lot of the accommodations, and we came in just under budget.

After all of the revisions, I LOVE this itinerary and am very glad we were forced to make some changes. Now what am I going to do from now until next February?

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