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Spend 6 glorious days in search of Africa’s most recognized species on this action-packed itinerary.
Explore Uganda’s national parks including Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Kibale. Keep a watchful eye out to snap photos of enormous elephants, giant giraffes, roaring lions, antelopes and a whole lot more. Enjoy a trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of gorillas in their natural habitat. Watch for chimpanzees as they swing from tree to tree. Whatever your desire, it’s all here!
A few highlights to look forward to on your adventure include:
Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early (not past noon) landing in Entebbe. Your safari will start fromthe Entebbe International Airport where you will be picked up by your Guide/Driverwhowillbrief you about your tour and then depart for Kibale Forest National Park. The park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.
On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will arrive in the late afternoon (evening) and just check into your accommodation, relax and later enjoy your dinner plus the overnight stay (awaiting the next day’s activity).
Have breakfast and head to the trekking point where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking and you will be marvelled by the sights of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them.
You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in time for your dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.
Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the park during which you will see Lions, Elephants, Leopard (though a rare sighting), Cape bushbuck, Cape Buffalos, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob among others. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and then lunch.
In the afternoon you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes: George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds on the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable NP through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park [famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions]. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!
Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda, harbouring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.
Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
|Official Language(s)||Swahili, English|
|Population||37,873,253 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Warm Semi-arid, Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial|
|Major Airport(s):||Entebbe International Airport (EBB)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Textiles, Mining|
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