Friday 8 June 2012

Eastern Africa Tour: Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zululand.

"Dr Livingstone I presume?"

FAR HORIZONS truly lives up to its off-the-beaten-track record with a 34-day fully-escorted tour through Eastern Africa's 'hidden gems' of Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zululand.

For those fascinated by the regions famed wildlife, rich culture and colonial history, highlights include a visit to Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Orphanage established by the famed Jane Goodall; Murchison Falls on the Nile in Uganda - setting for the classic Hollywood movie The African Queen –  tracking Eastern Lowland gorilla at Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Congo, Mozambique's 4000 sq km Gorongosa National Park, spectacularly located at the end of the Great Rift Valley; and Swaziland, one of Africa's few remaining monarchies.

There's even a visit to Mugere on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, where Dr David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley carved their names on a rock in November 1871.

Prices start from $27,500pp twin-share departing 19 October 2012 from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane ($27,900 ex-Perth,) including return airfare, best available accommodation, all meals, extensive sightseeing, private transport, Far Horizons escort, local guides, taxes and gratuities. Details 1800 083 141, (02) 9955 0444 or

Other highlights include a 2-hour wildlife cruise on Uganda's Kazinga Channel joining Lakes George and Edward in the Great Rift Valley; Malawi's fading but still impressive Parliament Building in Zomba; a stay on the crescent shaped coral island Ilha de Moçambique; churches built by Scottish missionaries, museums and colourful markets.

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