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Jun 3rd, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Did you see this trip report and photos? Cat_lover had a fantastic time.

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Jun 3rd, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Thank you, everyone!

Unfortunately, all this newfound information makes me want more, which I don't think we can afford. I wanna go to Ngamba Island now.
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Jun 4th, 2008, 07:26 AM
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If your primary goal is the gorillas and the chimps, with game drives an added bonus, then I think your plan is a good one. If you can fit Ngamba in, I'd do it. But, you do have Kibale in your itinerary.

When you said "one lion" I thought you meant that was the only wildlife someone saw, and I knew that couldn't be right. Few or no lions, but lots of other wildlife, could still make for very productive game drives.
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Jun 4th, 2008, 03:00 PM
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Thanks again. I'm feeling better about it all now. I just have to get the price lower than it is!
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Am a tour operator with offices in Kampala Uganda and Kigali Rwanda.

I read our post and thought that may be you could also need my input.I will try not to bias myself as a tour operator.

My advise,is that you will find Uganda very beautiful and so many of my past clients return and others confess that they never expected to have as much fun in Uganda as they have done elsewhere,

Uganda enjoys one of the best climates in the world. It is sunny and green all year around with two distinct rainy seasons stretching from March to May and September to November. However, rain can occur anytime. The temperature average 27C.The only African country with high altitude despite being right on Equator.

The question about golden monkeys, while tracking the chimps at ibale forest,you will encounter other primates including different species of monkeys but not golden monkeys.Golden monkeys in Uganda are only found in Mgahinga Gorilla park so the best advise is to look for then in Volcanoes national park of Rwanda.

Regarding Kampala accommodations,I think Le petie Village, Mamba point,cassia Lodge would make a good short list, can help you on checking out other hotels within that category.Ofcouse if you pleasure luxury Emin Pasha Hotel would top the list

Regarding safari lodges,in Kibale Forest,Ndali Lodge stands out with no close competetor,in Queen Elizabeth Mweya safari lodge and Jacana Safari Lodge are all great.If you treasure small intimate lodges then Jacana would stand out,In Ishasha,wildernerss camp is good, In Bwindi Forest, Gorilla Forest Camp stands out clearly.Other lodges here like Buhoma homestead,Gorilla resort are all nice,

For Rwanda Gorillas,Volcanoes lodge is the best but you pay through the nose,Gorilla nest is poorly run- here there is no value for money,rather go to Kinigi guest house wich is budget but better run.

I will return if you still need my advise
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Jul 18th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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This is all great info, everyone. I am ready to book but am awaiting airline tickets to go on sale first!
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