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Expeditions: Uganda 2014


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Expedition overview:

Entebbe > Kampala > Lake Victoria > Kibale National Park > Entebbe

The Great Primate Handshake expedition in Uganda offers an exceptional and adventurous opportunity to see the country’s wondrous sights. Working amongst primates at Uganda’s leading wildlife education centre, you will experience supporting local schools and community education projects and also be offered the chance to meet some of the world’s leading primate handlers.

Beginning on the shores of Lake Victoria, the Handshake will transport volunteers via speedboat to a chimpanzee island sanctuary and its neighbouring island based community. Here we will spend time supporting the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust and support their education initiatives in and around Entebbe. We will also make trips to Kampala to look at educational outreach projects and investigate new ways of supporting the Ugandan Wildlife and Education Centre.

The Handshake will then continue west to Kibale National Park (KNP). KNP is home to a staggering 13 different primate species, including the red colobus monkey (very localised to the area), the L’Hoest’s monkey, and the chimpanzee. Here there is the opportunity to track habituated chimpanzees (an optional extra fee is required to track chimpanzees) as well as meet local primatologists and researchers from around the globe who are studying the many different primate species and gathering important data about them.
Uganda Expedition Overview (PDF)

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Apply to join the Uganda Expedition here.