My friend Bruce Hallett and I went to Uganda and Kenya with Ed Harper and Susan Scott and a group from 3-18 Aug 2009. On this page is some general information on this trip, and at the bottom of the page are links to pages of photos of birds, animals, and other nature shots from this trip. Click on any photo to see a full sized version.

The Uganda part of the trip was led by Paul Tamwenya (L) and Herbert Byaruhanga (R) of Bird Uganda. They did a great job of finding us birds and mammals! We had superb guides in Kenya too, mostly from the two lodges where we spent the most time (Lewa Downs and Rekero Safari Camps, both of which were outstanding, see below).

Our itinerary was designed by Ed Harper and Susan Scott, who run tours to Africa through their company Sandpiper Journeys. Major spots we went to:
3 Aug: Lindsay Cottages, Kampala UG, local area.
4 Aug: drive to Mabamaba Bay Wetland, drive to Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park (NP).
5 Aug: Lake Mburo NP and lake itself, drive to Bwindi, Gorilla Resort
6 Aug: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest gorilla trek. Gorilla Resort.
7 Aug: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest area birding. Gorilla Resort.
8 Aug: Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, boat ride on Lake Edward. Mweya Safari Lodge.
9 Aug: Queen Elizabeth NP, drive to Kibale. Kibale Forest Camp.
10 Aug: Kibale Forest NP chimpanzee trek. Kibale Forest Camp.
11 Aug: Drive to Kampala, Lindsay Cottages.
12 Aug: Flight to Nairobi, KE. Macushla House.
13 Aug: Flight to Lewa Downs, game drive, Wilderness House.
14 Aug: Game drives Lewa Downs, Wilderness House.
15 Aug: Game drive, flight to Masai Mara, game drive, Rekero Tented Camp.
16 Aug: Game drives, Rekero Safari Camp.
17 Aug: Game drives, Rekero Safari Camp.
18 Aug: Game drive, flight back to Nairobi. Flight back to USA late that night.

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