During these 5 days you mini hiking you will get a taste of the Rwenzori mountains of the Moon, the so-called Ugandan Alps,…
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During these 5 days you mini hiking you will get a taste of the Rwenzori mountains of the Moon, the so-called Ugandan Alps, hot springs and a hike into the slopes of Rwenzori to discover the diversity of the Pearl of Africa in terms of flora and fauna. This hiking safari can also be combined with a visit to the valley of the apes in Bwindi impenetrable forest for a Gorilla trekking depending on the clients wishes.
Day one: Arrival and transfer to campsite
Upon your arrival in Uganda at Entebbe airport, your guide will pick you and give a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks then head to your designated campsite. Depending on your flight details, the first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise or nature walk & relaxation. Camping will be at Botanical gardens Entebbe at a camp-site with permanent ablutions.
Day two: Transfer to Fort Portal
We drive from Entebbe early morning after breakfast and head off to Fort Portal the gateway to our excursion into the Rwenzori Mountains. The ride will take us through an ever-changing Ugandan countryside where you will see the Pearl of Africa in an up-close manner. We reach Fort Portal in the late afternoon and have our lunch and have a time to relax off the road-drive and check in to Up-Market, moderate or budget accommodations. Later we head for dinner at the campsite and overnight camping.
Day Three: Trek to Bundibugyo
We have an early breakfast, check our equipment, clothing and hiking shoes, take backpack and drive up to an altitude of 1,650, meters at the Kazingo Trading Center. That is our trailhead.
We begin our journey upward to 3000-meter elevation, through bamboo forests, and other vegetations, seeing various monkeys, birds and different plants along the way. We take our packed lunch at Kighomu community campsite where chimps are nearby, so the locals tell you, but quite hard to find.
From the ridge of our climb it will take us two hours to climb down to the town of Bundibugyo where we spend the night with dinner and rest at the Vanilla Hotel.
Day Four: Travel to Sempaya Hotspring & treks
Breakfast and depart for Semliki National Park with its unmatched scenery and visiting Sempaya Hot Springs, we will take some short hikes, visit a pygmy village and view game and birds along the way.
Lunch at Semliki, then we enjoy the hot springs and journey back to Fort Portal for our tented accommodation and Dinner.
Day Five: Transfer to Kampala
We have breakfast and head back to Kampala reaching there in the early evening hours and transfer to hotel.
END OF SAFARI
-Ground transportation in customized safari vehicles
-Service of Professional guide, ranger guide, safari camp chef, camp assistants
-All activities as specified in the itinerary
-All meals and mineral water whilst tented camps
-All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves
-Travel insurance (this can be included on request and it covers medical evacuation)
-Tourism levy & conservation fees
-Some meals, Drinks & activities as requested from guest
-Items of personal nature e.g tips, telephone, laundry e.t.c