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The 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Game Viewing Safari will give you the feel of the pearl of Africa taking you to the best tour destination in Uganda.
Activities on this safari include gorilla trekking, Savannah wildlife game drive and boat launches, chimpanzee tracking, culture and people, it is very clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination.
Dominated by an expansive golf course leading down to the lake shore and a century-old botanical alive with the chatter of acrobatic monkeys and tropical birds.
- Big five game safari
- Savannah Game Drives
- River Boat Ride Safaris
- Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris
- Gorilla Trekking Adventure
After an early morning breakfast, embark on transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is about 2~3hours drive from Kampala, along the road on the way to Murchison Falls National Park.
Before tracking the rhinos, visit the information centre and craft shop, look out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch then head out to track the rhinos.
The bird life in this sanctuary is abundant, with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings.
After tracking have picnic lunch and in the afternoon we will visit the “top of the falls” for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The park is divided in 2 parts by the world’s longest river called River Nile which explodes itself violently through a narrow cleft in the rift valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome” “stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle.
After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive on the north river bank, that nestles on the Nyamsika Plateau, to explore the diversity of wildlife in Uganda’s largest National Park. Murchison falls national park hosts over 73 mammal species which include, African Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen.
You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena. Sunrise gamedrive is amazing!
After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of meters from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.
After an early morning breakfast, embark on a long drive to Kibale National park which is about 7~8hours drive with lunch en-route. The drive goes south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.
After an early breakfast, embark on the search of chimpanzees and 10 other primate including l’ hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray – cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.
This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Then return to lodge for lunch & relaxation. Head out for an evening visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare red colobus monkey. Return to lodge dinner & overnight.
After an early morning breakfast drive to Ambeere caves, you will walk through the local villages as you proceed to visit the Amabeere ga Nnyinamwiru caves an ancient landmark with a lot of historical and cultural significant to local people as it dates from the Chwezi era.
By hiking the famous hills, you will be able to sight and gain the surrounding views of various crater lakes and hollows plus the overlooking views of Rwenzori mountains then later proceed with your drive to Queen Elizabeth national park with lunch en-route.
Wake up before the sunrise for breakfast and embark on a game drive en route. This may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. In the afternoon, enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward.
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 colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Return to lodge for dinner & overnight.
In the Mid-morning after breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch en route. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos. Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing.
Carruther’s Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go- Away bird. 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 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. Return for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park.
After lunch, 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.
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
- Ground transport
- Bottled water
- All activities mentioned above
- Driver/guide who speaks English
- beers, tips, wines
- souvenirs and any other extra activity
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