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Uganda safari - 11 Days Safari in Uganda National Parks
This is 11 Days (10 nights) Safari in Uganda National Parks; Kibale Forest National Park renowned for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas and Lake Mburo National park renowned for various kinds of antelopes including elands, sitatungas and impalas. After a tour of Uganda National Parks, the safari includes an excursion to Ngamba Islands Chimpanzee Sanctuary one of the best chimpanzee viewing destinations in Africa.
DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your Adventure Trails representative who will transfer you to your hotel about 42km from the airport. Overnight at Cassia Lodge/Holiday Express Hotel
Day 2: Kampala - Kibale Forest
After breakfast, you will depart Kampala for Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 5-6 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch before driving to Ndali Lodge/Primates Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest House where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking tomorrow. After checking in, and if time allows, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.
Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Primates Lodge (FB)
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
Report at the ranger station at Kibale Forest at 8:00am after breakfast and track the habituated chimps. Today, we spend the whole morning in the forest tracking the delightful apes that are more closely to humans than any other living creatures, returning to the lodge in time for lunch. The forest has a total 13 Primate species that includes the red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. Later in the evening, you will have the opportunity of a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization was formed in 1992 with the major aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. This swamp is a home to approximately 137 bird species and it is also rich in vegetation, such as wild palms, figs and the dominant papyrus.
Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Primates Lodge (FB)
Day 4: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, you will depart Kibale and then head for Queen Elizabeth National Park which is approximately 3-4 hours drive having a game drive while entering the park arriving in the afternoon. Relax around the pool after lunch and later go for an early evening game drive. It is little wonder that Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world, - from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and brooding Crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.
Almost 100 mammal species that include Lions, Leopard, Hippos, Buffaloes, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog, there is an outstanding 606 bird species that include the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters, Black Chested Eagle, the Martial Eagle, black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl and African skimmer among others.
The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. The park is also gifted with reptiles including; the African Rock Python, Spitting Cobra, Gabon Ripper, Puff adder, Green Mamba, turtles and crocodiles, which are frequently sighted on the Mweya Peninsula. Over night at Mweya Lodge/ Jacana safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Launch Cruise
This morning we will leave for the 08.00am chimp trek in Kyambura Gorge. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. We will return to the lodge for lunch and a chance to relax by the swimming pool.
In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge. Over night at Mweya Lodge/ Jacana safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, you will have a game drive in the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Par found in the southern part of the park, famed for its tree climbing lions and there after depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is approximately 3-5 hours drive.
Best known for its Mountain Gorillas, the Montane Forest also attracted stunning birds of which, there are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics including the African Green Broadbill, Bar Tailed Trogon and other beautiful forest species. You may decide to relax in the afternoon or take a nature walk (at an extra cost of $10 P.P) which will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfall and a chance to see primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue Monkeys and others species.
Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for the most exciting activity of Gorilla tracking. Report at the ranger station at 8:00am with your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear where the guides will take you to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only about 700 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. There are always park guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. In the afternoon relax at the camp or if you have the energy, go for a guided village walk to visit the Local Batwa Community returning to the Camp in the evening. Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas
Day 8: Bwindi - Lake Mburo National Park and Boat trip
After breakfast we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. This scenic drive which is approximately 7-8 hours will take you to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch before making our final descent to Lake Mburo National Park. After checking in, you will go for a boat trip; this park is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike. Go for an evening game drive. Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp/Rwonyo Campsite
Day 9: Nature Walk and Depart for Kampala.
After breakfast, have a guided nature walk and then proceed to Kampala. This drive will take you across the Equator where you will stop for a photographic opportunity as well as an informative talk, a stop at the Royal Drum makers is so rewarding. On arrival in Kampala, your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Cassia Lodge/Holiday Express Hotel (BB)
Day 10: Depart to Ngamba Islands
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the shores of Lake Victoria to meet your 9.00am or 12:45 launch. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes across to Ngamba Island, crossing the equator en-route. On arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary. After which, its feeding time! It is fascinating to watch the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers. In the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities amongst the group, with some whistling for food and others clapping. Obviously the ideal option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to the wild however this is not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary is not bad for second best. You will return to the mainland before proceeding to the Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre. Here they have replicated some of the country’s ecological zones such as savannah, wetlands and tropical forest. If you have not managed to see the shoebill in the wild you are guaranteed a sighting here, as well as rhino. Overnight at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel/Boma Guest house/Golf View (BB)
Day 11: Reserved for Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport depending on your flight time to catch your flight back home.
End of the Safari in Uganda National Parks