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Hi All! I am taking a trip to Uganda this Christmas and can't wait! My tour company is Travelust. Does anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with this company? I welcome and appreciate all comments.

Thanks in advance!

Debbie

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    I have not heard of this company but they look OK to me!

    Debbie, can you post your itinerary? Be sure to write a trip report on your return - we don't get many from Uganda here! Are you flying around or driving?

    For piece of mind, I would ask the company to fax over a copy of your gorilla permits as soon as they buy it (it has to be done in advance).

    Please take lots of pictures (also of your lodges!)

    Do you have a GPS? If so, do you mind marking lodge locations and other points of interests? I am working of a Google Earth map of Uganda and would like to doublecheck some coordinates!

    You can see my Bwindi map here:
    http://www.go-safari.com/Bwindi/bwindi.htm

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    As requested, I have posted my itinerary below. I welcome any suggested changes to our itinerary. I will write a trip report, but my trip isn't until Christmas time, so sadly it will have to wait. Thanks for the good advice regarding the gorilla permit.

    We will be driving around in a Land Rover. I plan to take lots of photographs and will post same as well.

    Itinerary:
    24th December 2006: Arrival in Entebbe/Kampala, and transfer to the Windsor Lake Victoria. Transfer to the Lake Victoria Shore for a speed boat to Ngamba Island for a visit to the Jane Goodall Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Return to the hotel for a dinner and overnight Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel

    25th December 2006: Start 4 - 5 hour drive to Murchison falls National Park. Dinner and overnight at Inns on the Nile Camp.

    26th December 2006: Embark on a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile. After lunch, take a Nile Cruise for game viewing at close quarters. Overnight at Inns on the Nile Camp

    27th December 2006: Transfer to Kibale forest. Ndali Lodge

    28th December 2006: 3 hour road transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at Jacana Camp.

    29th December 2006: Optional nature walk in the Maramagambo forest to the bat caves or other sites, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Home of the Mountain Gorillas). Overnight at the Gorilla Forest Camp or Gorilla Resort.

    30th December 2006: On the trail as the gorillas are tracked. Gorilla Forest Camp or Gorilla.

    31st December 2006: Travel to Kisoro next to the Mountain Gorilla refuge of the Volcanoes.

    01st January 2007: Another trek of the Volcanoes/Virunga Mountain gorillas.

    02nd January 2007: Transfer to Mbarara for lunch at the Lakeview Hotel. Later travel to Kampala or Entebbe. Go home :(


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