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Planning a Uganda safari without Gorillas - is this heresy?

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There isn't very much Uganda traffic on Fodor's, apart from gorilla and chimp trekking safaris so I have put this on TA as well. But any suggestions and advice are welcomed.
(I do have my trip report from January's Kenyan trip almost finished, I will post it here eventually but it can be seen with photos on Safaritalk)

I am in the very early stages of planning my return to Uganda since the 1960s but don't have time to include gorilla trekking … that will have to wait. This is my initial itinerary and am interested in opinions on what I'm planning. The main focus is to see a variety of landscapes and birds, but with as much general wildlife as possible (of course).

I will be flying in through Nairobi so plan an overnight at Entebbe.

Then we are flying by charter up to Kidepo for 4 nights at Apoka Lodge and although this is the most expensive part of the trip this is one place I have wanted to visit for a long time so I just have to raise the money to pay for it.

We have a private 4x4 and guide to drive us from Kidepo to Murchison Falls to stay 3 nights at Paraa Safari Lodge (stayed there in the early '60s)

Drive to Kibale Forest to have 2 nights at either Ndali or Primate Lodge (not decided). This will only give us one day in the forest.

Drive to Semliki and spend 3 nights at the Semliki Safari Lodge.

Drive to QENP for 3 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Overnight at Entebbe before flying off to Nairobi.

I'm hoping I've given myself the best chance to see some of the spectacular and rare birds without becoming exhausted with travel. It is going to cost a bit, but I think it gives a good selection of what the parks can offer without the gorillas although we hope to see some chimps. Gorillas will be a more concentrated trip for another day.

Not sure on the time of year yet as I'm not sure which parks are best at which time of year but as you can tell, I'm really early in the planning. What haven't I considered?

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