Friday, 18 May 2012 12:17 PM
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be marked by numerous royal visits to commonwealth countries, including The Duke of Kent who is scheduled to head for Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – in 2012.
Known as “gorilla country,” Uganda has a few extra plus points this year. Neighbouring Rwanda also offers options to view the gorillas, but at a much heftier price tag. The Rwandan permit increase (to USD $750) which is set to take effect this June will make the activity $250 US dollars more expensive than Uganda. However, it’s not just the cost that makes Uganda the preferred choice, the country is beautifully scenic, marvellously green and wonderfully friendly; Lonely Planet giving the country the top spot on its 2012 “must visit” list.
Yet another reason to celebrate on the continent, Acacia Africa is offering late Diamond Jubilee discounts on many of its Uganda focused overland expeditions, all departing on June 2nd. The tours which range from 14 to 58-days include a trek and one hour audience with the mountain gorillas in the mountainous southwest corner of Uganda, and the opportunity to go ape with their companions, the chimpanzees in the nearby Queen Elizabeth National Park.
(Save £139pp) 14-day Gorilla Encounter now from only £854pp (including local payment) + gorilla permit of £350pp. Starts Nairobi – ends Nairobi.
(Save £285pp) 28-day Game Parks & Gorillas now from only £2,124pp (including local payment) + gorilla permit of £350pp. Starts Nairobi – ends Dar Es Salaam.
(Save £329pp) 39-day Ultimate African Adventure now from only £2,403pp (including local payment) + gorilla permit of £350pp. Starts Nairobi– ends Livingstone.
(Save £385pp) 46-day Ultimate African Adventure now from only £2,796pp (including local payment) + gorilla permit of £350pp. Starts Nairobi – ends Johannesburg.
(Save £439pp) 58-day Ultimate African Overlander now from only £3,280pp (including local payment) + gorilla permit of £350pp. Starts Nairobi – ends Cape Town.
For more information or to book please call 020 7706 4700 or visit the Acacia Africa website.
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