Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine
Uganda Wildlife Adventure
Wilderness and Travel Medicine

January 27 - February 6, 2018
Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits

Get ready for an ultimate eco-travel adventure!

This Wilderness Medicine CME conference is a wildlife and nature lover's dream! The land of Uganda mixes savanna, enormous lakes, rain forests, and the glacier-clad Rwenzori Mountains, one of Africa's tallest ranges. The headwaters of the Nile originate here, then burst through a cleft in the rocks at Murchison Falls. Uganda's parade of animals is amazingly diverse. Hippos graze along the shores of Lake Edward, while lions lounge in the trees of Ishasha, in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The star in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is the mountain gorilla, a species down to about 720 animals visible in their tiny habitat. (National Geographic David Swanson)

Our journey will start with a flight to Murchison Falls National Park and Paraa Safari Lodge for a two night stay. During your stay enjoy game drives in the park, Nile River cruise to the base of Murchison Falls, and hiking. A scenic full day drive to Fort Portal, will take us through beautiful agricultural countryside, the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and tea plantations, ending at the stunning Kyaninga Lodge. Kyaninga Lodge is perched atop a hill overlooking a crater lake. During your stay enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, Bigodi Forest Swamp walk, a tour of Fort Portal Hospital and exploring the local lakes, caves and cultural sights. Next, off to Queen Elizabeth National Park for two nights at Mweya Lodge. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to view hippo and crocs awaits! Embark on a morning game drive through the Ishasha region in search of tree climbing lion and other game. Continuing on by road to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa, to arrive at Mahogany Springs Lodge for your next three nights. During your stay enjoy a gorilla trek, cultural exploration and a service day at Kellerman Batwa Community Hospital. Transferring by road to Mbarara passing through scenic misty mountains and eventually into Ankole Cattle country ending at Mihingo Lodge at Lake Mburo National Park. The following day you will travel to Masaka to tour the Kitovu Hospital, then continue to Entebee and the Protea Hotel for your final night in Africa.

Each day the Wilderness Medicine CME lectures will take place before dinner.

  • Visit famous Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks
  • Visit the fabulous Rwenzori Mountains and the headwaters of the Nile River
  • Wonderful Wildlife viewing opportunities for diverse species including elephants lions, crocs, hippos
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Gorilla Viewing in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Trip cost: Starting at $9,200* (Includes 3 internal flights; does not include gorilla and chimp permits)
Additional CME cost: $695
(Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
**per person, based on double occupancy

Uganda Wildlife Adventure
Wilderness Medicine Conference

Day 1- Arrive in Entebee

Hotel: Protea

Day 2- Flight to Murchison Fall National Park. Visit top of Falls
Hotel: Paraa Safari Lodge: BLD

Day 3- Game Drive Murchison Falls
Hotel: Paraa Safari Lodge: BLD

Day 4- Travel to Fort Portal.
Kyaninga Lodge: BLD

Day 5- Chimpanzee trekking, hike Bigodi Forest Swamp
Kyaninga Lodge: BLD

Day 6- Tour Fort Portal Hospital, Explore local area: lakes, caves...
Kyaninga Lodge: BLD

Day 7- Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Afternoon game drive
Mweya Lodge: BLD

Day 8- Game Drive Queen Elizabeth National Park, private boat tour on Kazinga channel.
Mweya Lodge: BLD

Day 9- Queen Elizabeth game drive, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Mahogany Springs Lodge: BLD

Day 10- Gorilla Trekking
Mahogany Springs Lodge: BLD

Day 11- Service Day Bwindi Community Hospital
Mahogany Springs Lodge: BLD

Day 12- Travel to Lake Mburo, game drive
Mihingo Lodge: BLD

Day 13- Travel to Masaka, tour Kitovu Hospital. Travel to Entebbe, farewell dinner
Protea Hotel: BLD

Day 14- Depart : Breakfast

One of the highlights is a visit to a fantastic mountain gorilla preserve.

For detailed itinerary or to register for the Uganda Wildlife Adventure please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1(800)246-7238


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Snake Envenomation
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Wild Animal Attacks
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.