uganda big 5 mountain gorilla and chimpanzee safari

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UGANDA BIG 5 MOUNTAIN GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE SAFARI

  • Price
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  • Package Duration
    11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    UGANDA
  • Tour Validity
    01/08/2017 to 31/12/2018
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Tour Highlights:

 11 DAYS UGANDA BIG 5 MOUNTAIN GORILLIA & CHIMPANZEE SAFARI

IGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY

Boat cruise on Victoria Nile and a morning game drive through Murchison Falls National Park.

Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest and Bigodi Swamp

Game drive / Wildlife viewing through Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Gorilla Trekking in the jungles of Bwindi Forest

DAY BY DAY

DAY 1 | Arrival Entebbe Airport - The Adventure Begins

DAY 2 | Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

DAY 3 | Game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

DAY 4 | Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima Town

DAY 5 | Kibale Forest National Park

DAY 6 | Chimpanzee Trekking - Kibale Forest National Park

DAY 7 | Game drive & Launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP

DAY 8 | Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Sector – Bwindi National Park

DAY 9 | Gorilla trekking in Bwindi - Buhoma Sector

DAY 10 | Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

DAY 11 | Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe

 

An early morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park will give you a chance to see large herds of

Zebra, Impala, Gigantic Eland, Topis and a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast.

Have an early lunch at the lodge and transfer back to Entebbe, filled with the memories of a fantastic safari

in Uganda B,L

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1 | Arrival Entebbe Airport - The Adventure Begins


After your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives and

transferred to Kampala.(Approx. 1.5 hrs. drive) Once at your accommodation, Cassia Lodge you will have

time to relax and look forward to an exciting safari. B, L


DAY 2 | Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park


An early morining departure will see you leave Kampala and head north towards Murchison Falls National

Park through the famous Luwero Triangle. The first stop on the safari will be at the Ziwa Rhino

Sanctuary for where you will be able to Rhino Trek. This increadible experience enables you to get up close

with the endagered Rhino’s which are protected and cared for in the sanctuary. After a lunch stopover at

Masindi the safari will continue on to Murchison Falls National Park. Your first excusrion will be to visit to

the top of the Murshison Falls, where you will get to see and feel the power of the falls. You will then

complete your day by checking in at Paraa Safari Lodge. B,L,D


DAY 3 | Game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls


An early morning game drive in the Northern Sector of Murchison Falls National Park. On a good day, you

will be able to see animals such as Giraffes, Lions, Hartebeests, Elephants and Cape Buffalo.

After lunch, you can look foward to a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the

magnicent Murchison Fallswhere the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice over a 40 metre drop creating the

amazing spectacle. The cruise enables you to see the Nile Crocodile, pools of Hippo, Waterbucks Elephant and

a variety of bird species. Overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge, B,L,D


DAY 4 | Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima Town


After breakfast you will head south westwards to Hoima Town. This will act as a midway stopping point

between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. This town offers an authentic

view of what life in small town in Uganda is like. There is an interesting blend of rural and town life which

you will not get to see anywhere else in Uganda. Hoima Town is right is the principal city of the Bunyoro

Region where oil was recetnly discovered. Overnight at Hoima Cultural Lodge B, L D


DAY 5 | Kibale Forest National Park


After breakfast you will head south westwards to Kibale Forest National Park. You will travel towards

picturesque the Fort Portal area you will know you are in the region when you begin to see magnificent tea

estates. Then on the Kibale where incredible crater lakes that beautifully punctuate the scenery. An afternoon

arrival in Kibale allows you to relax ready for chimp trekking tomorrow. Overnight at Ndali Lodge B, L D


DAY 6 | Chimpanzee Trekking - Kibale Forest National Park


The day for your chimp trekking experience has arrived! The trek normally lasts for 2-4 hours and will also

highlight the diversity of different animals and plant species within the forest. Chimpanzees are the main

attraction, of which five groups have been partially habituated. The guided walk is along well marked tracks

and a distance of 3km to 5km is covered. In the afternoon you will be transfered to Queen Elizabeth National Park and overnight at Park View Safari

Lodge B, L, D


DAY 7 | Game drive & Launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP


The following day will begin with a morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park’s rich

diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an

incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural

habitat.

After lunch you can look forward to an amazing boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety

of water birds, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the

water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Overnight at Park View Safari

Lodge B, L, D


DAY 8 | Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Sector – Bwindi National Park


After breakfast you will transfer to Bwindi Forest National Parkvia southern Ishasha sector of Queen

Elizabeth National Parkin search for the rare tree climbing lions. You will arrive at your destination in time

for a relaxing evening. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge B, L, D


DAY 9 | Gorilla trekking in Bwindi - Buhoma Sector


After breakfast you will take a short drive to the park headquarters for a Gorilla Trekking briefing. You will

then be ready for one of the highlights of this safari!

There are eleven habituated gorilla groups spread across the four sectors of Bwindi. Each tourist group is made

up of a maximum of ten people who go trekking to find one of the eleven gorilla groups. An advance group of

trackers locates the gorillas ahead of time and communicates back to the tourist groups.

The communication between the advance party and the tourist group continues until the gorillas stay in one

place long enough for the tourists to catch up and spend time experiencing these wonderful primates in their

natural habitat. Once contact is made with a gorilla group you are only allowed to observe them for one hour.

This is to ensure that they don’t become too acclimatised to humans.

Once the Gorilla Trek is over you will return to your lodge for a well earned rest. Overnight at Mahogany

Springs Lodge B, L, D


DAY 10 | Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park


It is now time to say goodbye to Bwindi. You will head east after breakfast with packed lunches to Lake

Mburo National Parkwith a brief stop at Igongo Cultural Museum, rich with the tradition and heritage of

western Uganda. You will arrive in time for the evening boat trip on Lake Mburo. This will offer you with a

diversity of animal and plant species: crocodiles, hippos and birds including Pelicans, Black Crake and Heron.

Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge B,L,D


DAY 11 | Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe


An early morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park will give you a chance to see large herds of

Zebra, Impala, Gigantic Eland, Topis and a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast.

Have an early lunch at the lodge and transfer back to Entebbe, filled with the memories of a fantastic safari

in Uganda B,L


END OF SERVICE

Tour Detail:

IINCLUDED IN PRICE

 

All Transfers

Transportation in a 4 X 4

1 Expert, English-speaking driver/guide

All accommodation while on tour

Meals as specified in the itinerary

Gorilla & Chimp Trekking Permits

Park Entrance fees

All activities mentioned in the itinerary

 

EXCLUDED IN PRICE

 

International flight.

Accommodation on arrival day

Visa fees

Any insurance.

Alcoholic drinks,

Tips and gratuities

Personal expenses

Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

Includes :

Excludes:

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Facts & Figures :

Excursions

• 2 x Boat Ride in Lake Mburo NP and Queen Elizabeth NP

• 2 x Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo NP

• 1 x Chimpanzee Trekking Permit

• 1 x Gorilla Trekking Permit

• 1 x Crater Lake Tour

Terms & Conditions:

 Package Includes:

• Meet & Greet Service upon arrival at Entebbe Airport

• Airport Transfer to Hotel in Entebbe

• All Transport in a 4x4 Vehicle with Driver/Guide

Accommodation

• 1 Night Accommodation in Entebbe at Boma Guest House on

Bed & Breakfast basis

• 1 Night Accommodation in Lake Mburo NP at Mburo Safari

Lodge on Full Board basis

• 2 Night’s Accommodation in Bwindi NP at Mahogany Springs

on Full Board basis

• 2 Night’s Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth N.P. at Parkview

Safari Lodge on Half Board basis

• 1 Night Accommodation in Kibale NP at Kibale Guest Cottages

on Full Board basis

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