Primate and culture Safari
9 days— Chimps, Crater Lakes, Climbing Lions, Gorillas Safari
Safari summaryOn this trip you will visit Kibale Forest National park known to have the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Later on go to Queen Elizabeth a biodiversity park known for its crater lakes, abundant flora and wildlife especially the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Lastly you will visit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to half the world’s Gorillas estimated at 440 out of the 880 and Lake Bunyonyi the place of little birds.
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Day 1: Welcome to Uganda –the Pearl of Africa. Meet and greet our guide. Overnight: Kampala.
Day 2: Travel to Chimpanzee Capital: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park the primate capital of East Africa. Enjoy the green scenery in the countryside especially the well-kept tea plantations. Check in at your accommodation. Rweteera Safari Park resort . Meal Plan L,D.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and community walk On this day you have the chance to visit the Primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzees are famous primates seen in this place. You wake early for a morning trekking to search for these playful primates. Return for late breakfast. Later on in the afternoon go for birding and a community walk. You can choose to go birding in the morning and chimpanzee tracking done in the afternoon. Overnight at your accommodation. Overnight at Rweteera Safari Park resort Optional activity (additional cost): Chimpanzee habituation-Here you will stay longer with the chimpanzees (whole day). It is quite an exhilarating experiential experience at extra cost.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the afternoon on time for lunch. Overnight at your accommodation. Engazi Game Lodge
Day 5: Game drive & Boat Ride Go for the early morning game drive in the Park in search for the retiring nocturnal animals like the Lions. Enjoy the sight of herds of Buffaloes, Elephants. It has 600 amazing bird species that includes the Black Chested Eagle, Black Bee-Eater, Bustards, Craters full of Lesser Flamingos the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters. Return to the lodge for breakfast as you wait for Lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel to view the Hippos, crocodiles and Buffalos. Check into your accommodation. . Engazi Game Lodge Meal Plan B,L,D
Bwindi Impenetrable | Queen Elizabeth
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest .Explore the village and the native communities. Keep your eyes open for the Tree climbing lions at Ishasha along the way. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Day 7: Gorilla tracking –a lifetime experience Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by game park officials at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Carry packed Lunch. You should be equipped with right footwear for the jungle since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas. After lunch go for a community visit to the local communities living around the park to learn about their history, story telling and dances. Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge. Meal Plan B,L,D
Day 8: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi. After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kabale via Lake Bunyonyi (a place of little birds) with beautiful terraced hillsides. It is the second deepest Lake in Africa. Go for canoeing rides and also visit the legendary Punishment Island that hosted impregnated girls outside wedlock. Overnight at your accommodation.
Day 9: End of tour-Travel back to Entebbe Inclusions in the price Transport in a 4wd Vehicle/Van. English speaking Ugandan driver/guide. Accommodation as mentioned. National Park entrance fees(Gorilla permit). All game drives. Exclusions in the price International flights. Meals that are not part of your accommodation. Personal (medical/travel) insurance; Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc; All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc).
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