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This 5 day safari will start and end in Kampala city -Uganda and during this time you will have an extraordinary experience as you will visit some of Uganda’s best National parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable where you will track mountain gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel and Lake Mburo for it’s large herds of zebras. Bwindi is home to biggest number of Mountain gorillas in the entire world
- Savannah Game Drives
- Channel boat Ride Safaris
- Walking safari
- Gorilla Trekking Adventure
- Lake boat cruise
After breakfast, you will embark on 3hours drive to Lake Mburo National Park and on arrival, enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos.
More than 250 species of birds are found in Lake Mburo namely Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther’s Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go- Away bird and during the boat ride some of these bird species are spotted.
Evening game drive along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the “Kigambara Loop” offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi are easily approached.
After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The leisurely pace of a walking safari also provides excellent opportunities for the keen photographer. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage kilpspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably.
The later embark on a 5hours drive through the “Switzerland of Africa” area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi.
After an early morning breakfast head to the briefing point, this is where tracking of Gorillas begins into the thick forests of Bwindi. Make sure to pack lunch. This rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvellous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and proceed to Mweya Peninsular via the Ishasha sector for a chance to see the famous tree-climbing lions in a 5 hours journey. Afternoon boat cruise on the beautiful Kazinga Channel, This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.
After an early morning breakfast head out for morning game drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. The game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife
Drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Kampala in the early evening. Drop off at your hotel. End of services. (6 hour journey).
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