Uganda 2018


We organised this private trip with ‘Livingstone African Safaris’ having spoken to the owner of the company, Kalema Livingstone, at the British Bird Fair the previous August. Livingstone, as he prefers to be known, accompanied us as our personal guide throughout the trip. After visiting Mabamba Swamp at the edge of Lake Victoria near Entebbe to look for the Shoebill, we headed for Kibale National Park before travelling further west to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our next destination was Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where we tracked down a few of the Albertine Rift endemics. Our final stop was at Lake Mburo National Park on our way back to Entebbe. Uganda has an impressive diversity of primates and one of the highlights was spending a couple of hours with a habituated group of chimps in Kibale National Park. The famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park were well worth the time we spent searching for them.