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This 10 days safari in Uganda takes you through the great fauna & flora Uganda hold. It is blended with Landscape, wildlife and culture providing an extraordinary photo tour in the pearl of Africa.
The Safari has; Chimpanzee tracking with other over 12 primate species including L’Hoest’s, Red tailed and Blue monkey, Black and white colobus, Baboon, etc wildlife in Scenic Kibale Forest National park, culture, Trek the Bwindi Mountain Gorillas along with 11 other primates, Game drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Bunyonyi Boat Cruise.
- Savannah Game Drives
- Channel boat Ride Safaris
- Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris
- Gorilla Trekking Adventure
- Lake boat cruises
- Rhino tracking
Day 1 :-Travel to Murchison falls N.P via Zziwa Sanctuary
After an early morning breakfast, you will depart at for Murchison falls national park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the Rhinos for about 2~3hours. It will take you around 5 hours from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park covering a distance of about 310 km.
Enjoy a pinic lunch after tracking Rhinos before heading to the park. You will visit the top of the falls(Murchison falls), this activity covers about 1hour. After head to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2:-Game viewing/White Nile BoatSafari
Depart at 06:30a:m for the early morning game drive on the north bank, taking along a packed breakfast if you want. Enjoy a 3~4 hours game drive around the Albert,Victoria,Queen and Buligi game tracks.
The northern park of the park is where park's game and bird-life can be viewed but please note; nothing is guaranteed. Travel back to the lodge and enjoy breakfast and lunch .
Take a little break around the lodge and set yourself for the boat cruise. Depart for a 3 hours boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. Along the way, you will be able to view a wide range of birds and wildlife; including numerous crocodiles, hippos at the river bank.
Cold drinks are sold on board. Your tour guide/driver will pick you up off the boat take you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 :-Travel to Kibale National Park
After an early morning breakfast, depart the lodge crossing the early morning ferry for Kibale National Park. Travel to Fort Portal to access Kibale National Park.
This drive to Kibale is not an ordinary journey, it involves driving through the lush country side dotted by amazing features of earth movements including the Albertine rift valley.
The farmed landscapes bring out the typical African villages in Uganda. Kibale is about 8~9 hours of driving from Murchison Falls National Park covering a distance of about 416km.
The lunch stop will be made in Hoima town dubbed the oil city and continuous drive will see you arrive in Kibale in the evening overlooking the mystical Rwenzori Mountains famously known as the mountains of the moon for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 :-Chimpanzee trekking
After an early morning heavy breakfast, head out get to the briefing area at 7:45am as you get ready for the Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest.
The trek involves passing through the jungle of Kibale dubbed the primate capital of the world with over 13 species of primates some of which you will luckily come across during your Chimpanzee trekking including colobus monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboon, Red tailed monkey among others. The enchanting songs of Birds will keep you entertained in this 2~5 hours trek.
One full hour is at your disposal to explore the Chimpanzees in detail and ascertain the external considerations as to why they are dubbed man's close relative then return to the lodge for lunch, some relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 :-Crater lake hike/Amabeere cave walk/Travel to Queen Elizabeth N.P
After an early morning breakfast drive to Amabeere 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 significance to the local people as it dates from the Chwezi era.
Geographically, the caves are breast like features of stalagmites and stalactites with the seasonal Nyakasura water falls falling from their roof top to the Crater Lakes area. By hiking the famous Kyeganywa hill, you will be able to sight and gain the surrounding views of various crater lakes and hollows plus the overlooking views of Rwenzori Mountains. After the Amabeere caves walk, crater lake hike travel to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park for dinner and overnight
Day 6 :- Game drive & Kazinga Boat cruise
Early morning breakfast at the lodge before sunrise and then depart for an early morning game drive. This park has an open savannah which offers a classic safari experience, with a good opportunity to spot lions, huge herds of kobs, elephants, waterbuck and so many more. Then later depart for 2 hours boat cruise at Kazinga channel. The boat safari offers a wide variety view of wildlife like buffalo, elephant, water bird species as well as crocodile and hippos in water. Arrive back at lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 :-Travel to Bwindi via Ishasha with a stop over at Kshenyi fishing village.
After breakfast, travel to Bwindi impenetrable National park which is a captivating drive to a gorilla home. The journey is 160km about 5hours from the lodge. You will pass through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park.
This sector is well known for the beautiful tree climbing lions that lies on tree branches as they enjoy the warm mid-morning sunshine. A great fishing village lies in between the Ishasha sector.
The village is surrounded with an incredible mother nature and it hosts different tribes from different walks of life from Uganda all living under one umbrella. The village depends, on a beautiful fresh ever flowing lake called Lake Edward that is shared by both the locals themselves and the wild animals found here in the national park.
The main source of income is fishing that caters for the well being of their families in this village. Our walk around the community will last about 1hour and will entail you interacting with the local community to know more about the site and it’s beauty.
Later on we shall proceed to Bwindi, check in to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 :-Gorilla trekking
This is a big long waited date when you will come across the critically endangered gentle giant, mountain gorillas that only exist in Bwindi and Virunga Volcanoes.
After an early morning heavy breakfast, you will gathering at the Park headquarters Buhoma for briefing about the conduct of gorilla trekking then you will head to the forest after briefing in search of these apes and though the trek is a bit challenging, it is one of those activities that you will never forget to have done in Uganda.
The 2 – 8 hours activity involves hiking up the hills, descending down the valleys, walking through swamps and maneuvering the way through thickets which have formed the background of this Impenetrable forest before coming in direct contact with gorillas. The one full hour is at your disposal to maximize your experience with gorillas , play, socialize and also gaze at you in a sign of welcoming and saying good bye.
The experience is rewarding and breathtaking. Your picnic lunch will take you through the activity after which you will descend to the lodge for relaxation,refreshment and overnight.
Day 9 :-Travel to Lake Bunyonyi.
You will enjoy our early morning breakfast then travel to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale where you will arrive well in time for Lunch. Enjoy lunch at the lodge in Lake Bunyonyi and after wards you will embark on a boat cruise visiting the Batwa people (pygmy families) in a Batwa trail activities islands while enjoying the magnificent scenery and a lot of birdlife.
Our boat cruise will last for 3~4hours. You will encounter the first local people who have arrived in Uganda about 3000years ago from the region of modern day Democratic Republic of Congo and get to know about their lives as they display their craftsmanship and weaving skills for ladies, you will also interact with them.
They are slightly similar in appearance to the Khoisan of Southern Africa. After we shall cruise back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 10:-Travel back to Kampala.
After your breakfast, we set off from the lodge to Kampala. Enjoy the wonderful view of the rolling verdant countryside with lunch en-route and a stop at the fascinating Uganda Equator for snacks and photo shooting. Arrive back in Kampala between 05:00pm and 06:00pm depending on traffic for dinner and overnight
- Ground transportation in customized safari vehicles
- Service of Professional guide, ranger guide, safari camp chef, camp assistants
- Game drives
- Rhino tracking
- Gorilla & Chimpanzee permits
- Safari boat cruises
- 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
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Tourism levy & conservation fees
- Some meals, Drinks & activities as requested from guest
- Items of personal nature e.g tips, telephone, laundry e.t.c
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