The Great Apes of Uganda

A WWF Expedition with Allard Blom, WWF's Managing Director for the Congo Basin Program


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Travel with WWF's Allard Blom, Managing Director for the Congo Basin Program to experience Uganda's incredible diversity of habitats and animals up close on a variety of wildlife adventures. Search for iconic safari wildlife in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks like elephants, hippos, and the elusive tree-climbing lions of Ishaha and the Kazinga Channel; admire the soaring volcanic Rwenzori mountains; watch for birds, hippos, and crocodiles on a river tour; and interact with chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest. The trip ends with two days of trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the chance to encounter the ever-charismatic mountain gorilla—a truly unforgettable experience. Here WWF has worked for more than 40 years to save the mountain gorilla and its forest habitat. In 1991, Fauna and Flora International and WWF partnered to create the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP). With the IGCP and other partners, we work to conserve gorilla habitat and populations, and help improve the quality of life of local people.

Reservation Info/Trip Details

Dates: July 06, 2022 – July 15, 2022

Group size: Limited to 9 guests

Cost (4-6 Guests): $12,615* per person, double occupancy (*prices based on 2021 and subject to change slightly)

Cost (7-9 Guests): $11,995* per person, double occupancy (*prices based on 2021 and subject to change slightly)

Airfare: $980 per person (for internal airfare)

Permits: $1,800 per person (for two chimp and two gorilla trekking permits)

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About Our Experts

Allard Blom, Ph.D
Allard Blom, Ph.D WWF Managing Director, Congo Basin Program

Before joining WWF in Washington, DC, Allard spent more than 16 years working in Africa. He was instrumental in establishing the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Lopé National Park in Gabon. In Dzanga-Sangha in the Central African Republic, he initiated a long-term sustainable funding strategy which includes a tri-national conservation trust fund and a successful gorilla habituation program, where tourists can visit the elusive western lowland gorillas. Blom holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biology/ecology and a Ph.D. in ecology and wildlife management from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


Please contact Karl Egloff at (202) 495-4119 or [email protected] for more information about our invitation-only journeys.