JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 3, 2018
The Audubon Naturalist Society
We arranged a private trip for 8 travelers, working with the incomparable Crammy Wanyama as our guide. Treks to see mountain gorillas are the best known attraction of this country, known as the "Pearl of Africa," and the gorillla viewing is indeed spectacular, but this diverse country offers so much more. We share here just a few highlights from just over two weeks traveling here.
Guide Crammy Wanyama on the left, with guide trainee Mark Bankunda.
The group at our first dinner.
Some birds from the first two days at Entebbe Botanical Gardens and Mabamba Swamp. Above, l to r: Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Maribu Stork, Palm-nut Vulture, Shoebill. Below, l to r: Black-headed Gonolek, Papyrus Gonolek, African Jacana.
Left: Long-crested Eagle. Above: Our group posing at the Equator. Right: Verreaux's Eagle-Owl.
Hamerkop (with fish)
African Buffalo, sometimes called Cape Buffalo
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Our trek to see Mountain Gorillas was very successful, as we enjoyed great views of an extended family during our allotted one hour to be with them.
Four species of Bee-eater, from left to right: Cinnamon-chested, Red-throated, Black, and Swallow-tailed.
Above, l to r: Saddle-billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Little Bittern. Below, l to r: Shoebill, Egyptian Plover, African Pygmy-Kingfisher.
Sunrise over the Nile River