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Uganda and Rwanda

   

Uganda and Rwanda

January 7th to January 19th 2008

A journey with Volcanoes Safaris with an emphasis on Gorilla trekking.

The journey is split up as follows.

Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Mgahinga

Entebbe

Rwanda

Parc National des Volcanoes

For the original Flikr page please link to Uganda and Rwanda 2007.

 

   

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This park is located in the south-west of Uganda and is part of the western rift valley.  Much of the park borders Lakes Edward and Albert which are joined by the Kazinga Channel.

During our stay at Mweya Lodge we made several game drives,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

visited the Kazinga Channel by boat,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

visited Kyambura where we hoped to see Chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

 

 

and made walks around the lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ishasha National Park

On our drive south from Queen Elizabeth National Park we visited this park, bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is known for its tree climbing lions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  

Our prime reason for visiting Bwindi was to go Gorilla trekking, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we also walked to a waterfall on the fringe of the National Park,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and relaxed in the lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Uganda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mgahinga

Here I made another Gorilla trek into the south of the Bwindi National Park after a two hour access drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A walk from the lodge enabled us to get a glimpse of some Golden Monkeys and again to relax at the lodge despite the rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parc National des Volcanoes in Rwanda

The location of Virunga Lodge was stunning, placed on a hill overlooking both Lake Bulera and Lake Kivu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two more Gorilla Treks were made up onto the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas.

First Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entebbe in Uganda

Sun rise before leaving for my flight home

 

 

 

 

 

 

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