Uganda Safaris


8Days/7Nights Pearl Tour & Gorilla Track
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Day 1: EBB Airport-City hotel

Day 2: Kampala-Kibale
This morning after breakfast, you will depart Kampala to begin your Uganda Safari. Commence your safari for Fort Portal via the town of Mubende set in rolling hills.
After a picnic lunch en route, continue on to the Kibale Forest with thirteen species of primates. After settling in to the lodge, spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the Crater Lake nearby. 

Day 3: Kibale full day
Today we will track the noisy chimps and other primates crashing around the high canopy of the forest with colorful birds squawking nearby. Kibale has the highest number of primates recorded in an African Forest. Along with chimpanzees you will see, among others, Vervet monkeys and the red Colobus. Tracking the noisy chimp families racing through the verdant forest is a thrilling experience. After enjoying a packed lunch, you will end the day with a walk in the Bigodi wetlands nearby to see swamp birds and see some of the community projects financed by tourism. Return to camp for overnight.

Day 4: Kibale-Queen Elizabeth
Today, you will have a choice of either a day’s walk in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the great mountain ranges of the world, looking out for its forbidding peaks in the distance, or driving straight to Queen Elizabeth. The game seen will depend on the season; the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth full day
An excursion to Kyambura gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man's closest relations. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable but the walk is enchanting. Alternatively go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest to see other primates and to visit the bat cave and the blue lake. In the afternoon take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where the wildlife and a vast array of birds come to drink.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Either drive via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lion, roads permitting, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. Time permitting, go for a short stroll around the Lodge or explore the village. Bwindi is in southern western Uganda and has about 300 mountain gorillas, and is also rich in other primates, unusual bird and butterfly species.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-Gorilla Trek
Depart early this morning on your Gorilla trek. Tracking the gorilla through the misty forests requires patience and stamina, often walking for hours in the mud and wet. Finally meeting them in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment. Quietly chewing away at their vegetarian delicacies, they seem like a marooned human family. The tender grooming and firm disciplining of their offspring seems all too familiar. The families cast a wary glance at the sudden human intrusion into their private world, but are comforted by the clucking made by the trackers. When provoked, the noisy, but harmless male grunts, screeches, bares his fangs and beats his chest, before slithering off with attendant females, offspring and other mature males.

Day 8: Bwindi-Kampala (Entebbe Airport)
We depart after breakfast on the drive through lush green land back to Kampala with a picnic lunch en route. Arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon where you arrive at the airport for your departure flight.   Enquire

 

3 Days Gorilla Trek
Day 1: In the early morning (7 am) we pick you from the guesthouse or hotel of your choice and leave for the South West of Uganda.The first part of the journey takes us through central Uganda, and after a stop in Mbarara for lunch, we continue on the last stretch through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Accommodation at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro.

Day 2: You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. After briefing, at 8.30am the tracking begins. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest, being physically fit is recommended.

Day 3: Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala, withlunch in Mbarara town, there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee before the airport transfer... Enquire

4 Days Gorillas and Volcanoes
Day 1: In the early morning (7 am) we pick you from the guesthouse or hotel of your choice and leave for the South West of Uganda. The first part of the journey takes us through central Uganda, and after a stop in Mbarara for lunch, we continue on the last stretch through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Accommodation at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro.

Day 2: You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. After briefing, at 8.30am the tracking begins. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! And leave by 7.00p.m back to the point, being physically fit is recommended.

Day 3: The 3rd day will be spent in and around Kisoro, with Travellers Rest Hotel as the home base. Here, there are a number of activities available including a Visit Bwindi N/P on request, Gorilla Tracking & hiking in Mgahinga, Climbing Gahinga & Muhavura Volcano etc.

Day 4: Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala, with lunch in Mbarara town, there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee before the airport transfer... Enquire

5 Days Gorillas and Chimps
Day 1: Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest. Arriving in the afternoon at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda's) - Both outside the forest)For Luxury Safaris, accommodation at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 2: At 8.00am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk - during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project). Dinner and overnight at at Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda's) - Both outside the forest) For Luxury Safaris, accommodation at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 3: Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro. We will cross Kazinga Channel, travelling through Queen Elizabeth Park, and reach Kabale in time for lunch. From Kabale we will continue through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa": mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. Accommodation at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro.

Day 4: The day of gorilla tracking!
You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to
Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (1hr). Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Accommodation at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro.

Day 5: Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala, with lunch in Mbarara town, there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee before the airport transfer... Enquire

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