Great Primates Uganda Safari, 7 days 6 nights

Cultural & Theme Tours, Kambala to null

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This safari gives you the opportunity to visit the most important national parks in Uganda where you can be sure of the great primates viewing in Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale National Parks. You will do a lot of birding and game drives along the Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the boat cruise along Kazinga Channel as well as gorilla and chimp tracking. For accommodation, you can choose between Luxury, Midrange and Budget depending on your preference. Safari high lights: • Bwindi Gorilla tracking • Queen Elizabeth NP game drives • Kazinga channel boat cruise • Chimp tracking • Birding • Nice local foods • Spacious rooms with amazing views
Day1- On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala city for the overnight.Day 2 - Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through Mbarara, Lunch en-route. Along the way, you will stop over at the equator for photography; you will enjoy the wonderful vegetation, the long horned Ankole cattle and the Ugandan homesteads and farms. Arrival in Bwindi will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight.Day 3 - The encounter with mountains gorillasYour guide will drive you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking where you will be briefed by the Park rangers at 8am. The forest is magnificent as it offers a heavily dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access to tourists. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the terrain and the movements of these marvelous primates. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and the thrill of viewing, observing and photographing them as they interact with one another is a rare and exciting experience. After the gorilla tracking, you will drive to Ishasha for dinner and overnight.Day 4 – Face to face with Tree climbing lions of IshashaAfter breakfast, you drive through the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for the game drive in the open savannah on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. You will search for the typical tree climbing lions found only in this part of the country. It is impressive to see them lying on the branches of fig trees (weather permitting). Lunch en-route. In the afternoon proceedto the Mweya peninsula for dinner and overnight.Day 5 - Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel and Lake EdwardThis day starts with an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens’ mile tracks in the park and you may be able to see lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax at the swimming pool. After lunch, go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a good opportunity for birding, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, and many others as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes. In the evening you proceed to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight. Day 6 - Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi forestToday we are in the forest for the chimpanzee trek. This park has the largest concentration of chimpanzees and other primates in Uganda. Have lunch in Fort Portal and return to Kampala for dinner and overnight. Day 7-This day is reserved for the transfer to the airport for your return flight depending on your flight schedule.

What’s included

  • Airport Transfer to and from Entebbe Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4wd vehicles
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Full board Accommodation in places mentioned in the Itinerary, based on your preference; luxury/classic, midrange or budget.
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Permit for chimp tracking.
  • Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit per person)
  • Government taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • International flights charges
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival), a valid passport of at least 6 months will be required
  • Complex rescue, helicopter rescue, medical evacuation or hospitalization in case of any accidents is not covered in our pricing
  • Any optional activities
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Etc