UGANDA 2019
  
 
8 Days Safari

Itinerary in Brief
• Day 1          Kampala
• Day 2          Kibale National Forest
• Day 3          Kibale National Forest
• Day 4          Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Day 5          Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Day 6          Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
• Day 7          Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
• Day 8          Kampala

Itinerary Highlights
• Primate Tacking in Kibale National Forest
• Cruise on the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
• The rich cultural history of Uganda
• Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Kampala   Day 1
You will be met at Entebbe International airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to a local lodge for your first night.
Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Winston Churchill called Uganda “the Pearl of Africa” because of its beauty, colour and abundance of wildlife.  Uganda is a land of astonishing diversity and one of the last refuges of the endangered Mountain Gorilla.  It also is the home of the highest number of primate species, some of the richest birding in Africa (over a 1,000 species), the highest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains as well as big cats and plains game.

Kibale Forest National Park   Day 2
After breakfast, start your panoramic road trip south west from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park, passing through beautiful scenery and tea estates. You will have a stopover for lunch at Fort Portal and then proceed to Mountains of the Moon Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
 
Primate Tracking   Day 3
After breakfast, the guides and rangers will lead you into the mountains on your first primate tracking experience. You will go into Kibale Forest for a chance to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. During the chimpanzee tracking experience, you may also encounter different primate species such as the black and white Colobus monkeys, Da Brazza’s monkey, Patas monkeys, Galagos and many more. (about 22 species in Uganda) A wide variety of bird species occur here too.
  
After the chimpanzee tracking experience, you will proceed to Tinka’s home stead for a lunch of locally prepared cuisine. The afternoon takes us for a swamp walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Known for its huge array of primates, Sitatunga, mongoose, otters, bush pigs and many bird species. This is a community-based conservation project which brings revenue and jobs to the residents of the area. Return to Mountains of the moon Hotel for your dinner and an overnight stay.

Queen Elizabeth National Park    Day 4
After breakfast head to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Mwena Peninsula lies beteen Lake Edward and Lake George. One of Uganda’s most popular tourist destinations and is one of the oldest National parks in the country with a variety of animal and bird species. Well known for its tree climbing lions.
Dinner and Overnight at Bush lodge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park    Day 5
An early morning game drive in the Park after breakfast, you may see animals like; lions, Buffalo, Elephants, Giant forest hog, Waterbuck, Bushbuck and Kobs. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Shoebill.
 
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest   Day 6
This day you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. This park is in the south western part of the country and is a home to over half of the remaining population of the rare mountain Gorillas.
En route to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, you will pass via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National park. You may get another opportunity to see the tree climbing lions as well as other animal species on your way to Bwindi. Check in later in the evening at Nkuringo Gorilla camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest   Day 7
After your breakfast and equipped with your packed lunch, proceed to the park headquarters from where you will begin your Gorilla tracking experience. The ranger will lead you through the forest in search of these wonderful beasts. After the Gorilla tracking experience, depending on time, you may also have a community tour of the local Batwa communities who inhabit the forests for a cultural experience.

Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp.

Kampala   Day 8
Start your day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter prepare for a transfer back to Kampala, passing through the beautiful Kigezi highlands commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and lunch, and then proceed to Kampala. Arrive in time for a transfer to Entebbe International airport to catch up with your international flight.

INCLUSIONS
Included in Uganda Safari:
~Everything stated in the itinerary
~Airport transfers
~All meals
~Bottled water on game drives
~All accommodation
~Entrance fees into all National Parks
~Specialist naturalist guide
~Local guides where required

Not Included in the Tanzanian/Vic Falls Safari:
~International flights
~All drinks
~Tips and gratuities for drives and guides
~Visa fees where required
~Items of a personal nature

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