|Safari Name||9-Days Uganda Walking Safari and Primate Trekking|
Day 1:Arrival and acclimatization and trip orientation.
Easy day in Entebbe. Roth child’s giraffe, Uganda Kob, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos,
Day 2: Murchison Falls
we drive northwest Early morning through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls the biggest National Park in Uganda, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon visit the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to one km squeezed through a 7-metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar, creating a beautiful rainbow. Marvel at
‘The Murchison Falls’ and enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Enjoy the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp. FB
Day 3: Hiking and Boat Safari
Early morning game safari on the northern bank. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many bird species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, we shall do a hiking safari to the top of the falls before we return to Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari Camp for dinner and overnight. FB
4: Primate Safari to Kibale
After breakfast, our safari takes us to Fort Portal with numerous stopovers in search for various primate Apes like the Black and white plus the red colobus, Uganda Red tailed, Velvet, Blue and L’hoests monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among others, birding on this route is very rewarding. Overnight at Nature or Primate Lodge. FB.
Day 5: Primate Tracking
After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primate apes in Uganda and East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild primates and the most wanted for this day will be the chimps, Uganda red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, L’hoests, Red colobus monkeys and many others. After lunch we explore the Crater region with many crater lakes. FB
Day 6: Primate Safari to Semliki
Depart early after breakfast for a hike to view the natural male and female hot springs and crown the day in the pygmy villages located near the Ituri Rainforest. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. The guide will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “real Africa”. Back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay. FB
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park the second biggest in Uganda following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. A game safari enroute to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat safari on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This safari passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos in Uganda and Africa at large. This launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 600 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari or Jacana Safari Lodge for two nights. FB
Day 8: Hiking the Kyambura, George and Immaramagambo
Visit the nearby Kyambura Gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man’s closest relatives. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable, however the walk in this “lost world” is nevertheless enchanting. Alternatively, time allowing go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest. This forest harbors some unusual Primate species -red-tailed and L’Hoest’s Monkey, potto, giant forest hog, pygmy antelope, and giant elephant shrew. You can also visit the bat caves and the blue lake in the afternoon for a hike till early evening. FB
After Breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your departure
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking are the country’s major attractions, along with the friendliness of its people. A country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures, travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.
Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas?
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. And with half the remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge. Most travelers come for the gorilla Safari, but other major draws are the chimpanzees, ornithology, trekking the Rwenzoris and visiting the source of The Nile River.
We are bordered by the Republic of South Sudan to the North, the Republic of Kenya to the East, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Rwanda to the South.
Destination Uganda:….beyond expectations, a real African experience…
Uganda is home to gorillas and chimps. The Bwindi impenetrable forest offers the unforgettable Gorilla trekking experience. The Murchison Falls Park offers Nile cruises, Queen Elizabeth Park scenery and Lake Edward both with wildlife and birds. The Ruwenzori, “Mountains of the Moon” offer exciting trekking and climbing.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
MQueen Elizabeth National Park
Rwenzori Mountain National park
Semliki National Park