Journeys Discovering Africa is introducing a brand new line-up of small group adventure safaris of Uganda and Rwanda for 2014. Three new itineraries, with a total of six departures throughout the year, are packed with primates, offering guests the chance to track chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, amongst other wildlife highlights.
The tours satisfy an increasing demand for high quality adventure travel from single travelers and couples – many of whom want all the luxury of a high end vacation without the cost of a personally customized tour.
“We are keen to ensure we deliver all the quality and style of our tailor-made product” said Patrick Shah, CEO of Journeys Discovering Africa, “so we have taken great care in designing these itineraries, and have a strict maximum of 6-8 guests per departure to keep things personal, and ensure our clients enjoy our usual high quality of guiding”.
Guests on the 9 day Uganda Odyssey tour will be thrilled by hiking through verdant rainforests to track chimps and gorillas, mixed in with the luxury of sundowners and bush breakfasts served in the midst of the African savannah and cultural encounters with local communities and ancient tribes of forest pygmies. The 7 day Highlights of Rwanda tour offers even more primate encounters, with gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking – and the chance to see the forests of central Africa from a bird’s eye view, with a dizzying traverse of East Africa’s only canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest. The third option, a 9 day Highlights of Uganda tour, includes all the usual wildlife encounters and a special launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park – perfect for avid birders as the area boasts over 600 species.
Departure dates range from late March to late November, and have been designed to allow guests to combine both tours should they want to visit both countries for the ultimate East African primate adventure.
Prices start from $4,497 per person and are commissionable to all bona fide tour operators and travel agents. The cost includes full board accommodation, internal flights and airport transfers, safari vehicle and guide, and all activities including all the necessary primate permits.