Best of Uganda Safari
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Vacation Style Budget and Family Tours, Chimpanzee Tracking, Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife
Activity Level Leisurely
Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport, meet and greet by one of our company representatives and later be handed over to your guide for the transfer to the Hotel for overnight. 2 Friends Resort Beach Hotel Entebbe. Bed and breakfast basis.
Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Morning breakfast and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Drive southwest with a brief stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum makers en route where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations and at the Uganda Another stop will be made as you cross over the Equator, which is always a great opportunity to take photos. The Drive will continue through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi Highlands, with terraced farming and mountain scenery usually known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Arrival at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will be in the evening; Check in at Mahogany Springs Lodge, Lunch, dinner and overnight.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Buhoma Sector
After breakfast you will take a short drive to the park headquarters for a Gorilla Trekking briefing. You will then be ready for one of the highlights of this safari! There are eleven habituated gorilla groups spread across the four sectors of Bwindi. Each tourist group is made up of a maximum of ten people who go trekking to find one of the eleven gorilla groups. An advance group of trackers locates the gorillas ahead of time and communicates back to the tourist groups. The communication between the advance party and the tourist group continues until the gorillas stay in one place long enough for the tourists to catch up and spend time experiencing these wonderful primates in their natural habitat. Once contact is made with a gorilla group you are only allowed to observe them for one hour. This is to ensure that they don’t become too acclimatized to humans. Once the Gorilla Trek is over you will return to your lodge for a well earned rest. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a relaxing breakfast you will say goodbye to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and drive through the country side passing through traditional homesteads and farms of western Uganda heading towards Queen Elizabeth National Park in the southern sector famously known as Ishasha sector and common for its rare tree climbing lions, after a game drive in search of these incredible lions you will proceed to Park View Safari Lodge for Overnight stay. Lunch and dinner.
Queen Elizabeth National
The following day will begin with a morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park’s rich diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. After lunch you can look forward to an amazing boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast you will head towards Kibale Forest National Park. You will travel towards picturesque the Fort Portal area you will know you are in the region when you begin to see magnificent tea estates. Then onto Kibale where incredible crater lakes that beautifully punctuate the landscape. An afternoon arrival in Kibale Forrest allows you to relax ready for chimp trekking tomorrow. Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.
The day for your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has arrived! The trek normally lasts for 2-4 hours and will also highlight the diversity of different animals and plant species within the forest. Chimpanzees are the main attraction, of which five groups have been partially habituated. The guided walk is along well marked tracks and a distance of 3km to 5km is covered. In the afternoon there is an optional Bigodi Swamp Walk activity depending on how long your Chimpanzee Trek lasted. Bigodi Swamp is home to 8 primate species and numerous bird species, the walk allows you to view other forest animals that live in Kibale Forest but not specifically in the Chimpanzees territory. The walk usually lasts 2 hours after which you will return to your Kibale Forest Camp for a well earned rest. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
After a relaxing breakfast, visit the Crater Lakes in the region, which will include a stop at an incredible vantage point called the Top of the World. This location offers amazing panoramic views of the area and it is a great place for photographs. You will then continue to Entebbe with lunch en route. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be dropped off at the Airport for your flight out of Entebbe. End of services