Trip Highlights. Rhino walking safari, Game Drives, Boat Trips, Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, Night Game Drive Trip Details: Location: Kibale National Park, Queen…
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Rhino walking safari, Game Drives, Boat Trips, Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, Night Game Drive
Location: Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park
Duration: 9 Days
Visit Uganda’s top wildlife spots; Lake Mburo where you do a walking safari to get close to zebra, antelope and more; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you trek to find the endangered gorillas for a truly memorable experience ; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National park where you explore on game drive and boat cruise to see a wealth of wildlife including Uganda kob, elephant and buffalo as well as numerous birds; Kibale Forest National Park where you trek chimpanzees, another amazing experience. Welcome to the pearl of Africa
Arrival and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Hopefully your flight is scheduled for an early landing at Entebbe International Airport. Your guide will pick you from the airport, we drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Expect a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a short walk to see the white Rhinos with a ranger escort for about an hour seeing them enjoying the sanctuary. Have lunch at Kabalega Dinners, proceed to Murchison falls National Park. You will be amazed the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife on your way to your accommodation.
Game Drive and Boat Cruise
The day begins with early morning breakfast, head out morning game drive towards the Albert and Victoria Nile to experience a great deal of wildlife and bird species. Search for big cats, herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffes, antelopes and a various bird species like shoebill, saddle billed stock, goliath heron, egrets, Abyssinian ground hornbill. After lunch go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls. Game viewing is excellent, hippos in the hundreds, some of the largest crocodiles left in Africa, Small herds of buffalo, water buck and Uganda kobs. Elephants are frequently seen playing in water often within few meters. From the main view point, a longer footpath perhaps 30 minutes leading to a saddle offering a face on view of not only the Murchison falls but also comparably voluminous waterfalls a few 100 meters its north.
Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, the safari will continue with transfer to Kibale National Park. This park is highly alluring to nature lovers for its excellent chimpanzee trekking and bird watching. Its boosts of the highest total of primates such as velvet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, red Columbus, olive baboon and chimpanzee. Upon arrival you will check in your room and have a relaxed evening.
Chimpanzee Trekking-Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy your breakfast, proceed to the park office for briefing. The highlight of Kibale Forest will be the chimpanzee trekking excursion. While in the forest expect to see at least 2-3 other types of primates most especially grey- cheeked mangabey and red tailed monkey. You will hear plenty of birdsong. The guides are knowledgeable and will identify various bird calls and animal spoor. Once you allocate the chimpanzees, you will be allowed an hour with them. You return to the lodge for lunch, thereafter you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for dinner and overstay.
Game Drive and Boat Trip
After a healthy breakfast, go for early morning game drive though the park, look out for members of the big five including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopard, other mammals such as giant forest hogs and antelopes. You will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon go for a boat trip along the kazinga channel. It’s a great trip with elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, large hippo pods, giant forest hog will be observed from time to time. Keep an open eye for the enormous monitor lizard which is common in the riverine scrub as well as crocodiles. Water birds are plentiful such as yellow billed stock, pelicans, fish eagles, crowned eagles. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have breakfast and later you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park though the Ishasha sector which is well known for tree climbing lions’ population. Ishasha sector also harbors decent concentrations of hippos, elephants, buffalo and antelopes. You will have lunch in Ishasha and continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a home of the endangered mountain gorillas reaching in the evening for dinner and overnight stay
After early breakfast, you will drive to the park offices for briefing. Gorilla trekking is a highlight in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, we trek through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes. You will love the trekking in the ecosystem of the park. Depending on the nature of the activity take with you your lunch box and all the necessary gears which will be advised by the Company. The trekking will take 3-5 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Return to the lodge and have a relaxed evening and massage.
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After your delicious breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo as we enter the park, its likely that you will spot some wildlife. After check in and lunch, go for a boat trip on the lake and enjoy the rich bird life and hippos cooling off. Have early dinner before going for a night game drive. This is special game drive of 2-3 hours provides 30% chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals.
Transfer to Entebbe/ kampala
Have a delicious breakfast, start on your journey to Kampala/ Entebbe, expect stopovers for lunch along the way and the Equator line for beautiful pictures. Proceed with the journey to Entebbe arriving late afternoon or evening to be dropped at your point of drop off like hotel, airport or home. Enriched with the memory of the rare apes and savannah wildlife, you will say goodbye to the pearl of Africa.
What do we include:
Accommodation, All meals, Transport, Gorilla Trekking Permit, Chimpanzee trekking fees, Airport transfers, National Park Entry fees, game drives, Night game drive, boat trips.
What’s not includes:
International flights, Uganda entry Visa, Internal Flight, Gratuities, personal drinks, Personal Travel insurance
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