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6 DAYS MARVEL OF THE PEARL OF AFRICA SAFARI

6 days Uganda gorilla tracking, chimp tour and Wildlife experience to Bwindi, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destination in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. It is home to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.

Queen Elizabeth National Park on the other hand has the most beautiful yet wild animals roaming the park for all visitors to view and study! Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its Mountain Gorilla population and gorilla tracking although, it also offers some of the finest Montane forest birding in Africa and is a key destination for any birder doing a Safari to Uganda.

  • Wildlife Experience
  • Crater exploration
  • Tree climbing Lions
  • Launch cruises
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Batwa interaction
  • Chimp tracking
  • Nature Walk
  • Sceneries
  • Fort portal cultural tour
  • Igongo Cultural Visit      

Day 1
DAY 1: KAMPALA - KIBALE NATIONAL PARK -Cultural Tour

After an early breakfast, drive west to Fort portal which is the largest city in the western region. You will have a stopover at the Karambi Tombs are the ancestral burial grounds of Omukama Kasagama & Rukidi III who were late kings of Toro Kingdom.

You will also visit the Omukama's Palace, built by the love and effort of the batooro in the Sixties, once graced the top of Kabarole hill as a symbol of identity and pride for the one million plus batooro. Its elegance and unique architectural design left an indelible impression on all those who beheld it.

After a healthy lunch you will take a guided cultural walk in the Ndali crater lakes & Amabere –breasts” area of the Kibale National Park. Tour the Nyakasura area to view the “breasts” of the prehistoric princess in the Chwezi Kingdom that were cut off and later grew into a scenic rock that continually drips with ‘ milk ‘; you will visit a number of hills around this area. Climbing up the hills will reward you with breath taking views of the Mountain Rwenzori ranges. This evening cultural visit around the crates is amazing and a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.

Dinner and over night at Kyaninga Lodge (High-end) or Primates Lodge (Midrange) or Chimps nest (Budget-end).

Meal plan (Dinner)

Day 2
DAY 2: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK-Chimp tracking, bigodi visit

Start the day with an early breakfast and thereafter drive to Kibale National Park which is home to over 1000 chimpanzees including the black and white colubus monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey and red tailed monkey. Here you will be allowed to spend some time with these mesmerizing creatures, as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play around or progress steadily on the ground right in front of you.

Drive to your lodge for lunch and thereafter head to Bigodi wetlands sanctuary which is Rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species. Located outside the park in Magombe Swamp it also hosts eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, I’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons.

Dinner and over night at Kyaninga Lodge (High-end) or Primates Lodge (Midrange) or Chimps nest (Budget-end).

Meal plan (FB)

Day 3
DAY 3: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK-QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, early morning drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is Uganda's most popular tourist destination. Arrive in time for a morning game drive for a memorable wildlife experience.
This activity involves the visitors to drive through the park while viewing animals. The Park has several spots of well maintained game viewing tracks. During the drive, you will be able to view and take photos of the Elephants, Lions, antelopes and buffaloes among others.

Return for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon you will enjoy a 2 hour boat ride along the Kazinga channel which is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat tour along it gives visitors the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shoreline.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (High end) or Enganzi lodge (Midrange) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget end)
Meal plan(Full Board)

Day 4
DAY 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK- Kyambura gorge,tree climbing lions

Start this adventourous day with a splendid break fast at your lodge and drive east to visit the amazing Kyambura Gorge which will leave you marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. The gorge is another world on its own. while the Savannah above has a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun- hats since you may actually need to have a clearly view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of Wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.
The main activity here is chimpanzee tracking and through this you will enjoy Private and game viewing of Black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs and the red-tailed monkeys, in addition to many others.

Return to your lodge for lunch and there after check out and drive south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enter the park through the Ishasha sector which is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. In addition to the fascinating population of the Tree Climbing Lions within the Ishasha visitor will also come across huge buffalo herds, numerous antelopes that keep crossing your path. Thereafter check into your lodge for dinner and an evening of relaxation.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end)
Meal Plan (Dinner)

Day 5
DAY 5: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK-Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas.
The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.

The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming. You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen.

Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity. Time permitting; thereafter visit the famous batwa community for a community and cultural experience. You will learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa, from brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end)

Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 6
DAY 6: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK- KAMPALA

Very early rise today and together with your guide you will drive back to Kampala right after breakfast. You will stop over in Mbarara for lunch and a visit of the Igongo cultural center. After lunch you will pass by the Equator crossing for some photo shoots and a visit to the crafts village. Later proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to a place or hotel of choice where your guide shall drop you or be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your out bond flight back home or to your next destination.

Meal plan (Breakfast and Lunch)

Inclusions

  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 2 chimpanzee tracking permits per person
  • Park entry fees
  • Boat Ride
  • Batwa visit
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Cultural visits
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Transportation on a 4x4 vehicle
  • English speaking Driver
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Tips and porter fees.
  • Activities not included in the itinerary

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