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Exclusive Uganda Safari

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This safari is exclusive and takes you around the beautiful Uganda in a luxury style in all the four national parks included. You will enjoy a laid-back vacation yet enjoying bit of activity tailored in this Safari.

Note: All accommodations in this program are high end. This program can also be adjusted to fit mid-range class. Consult our booking department.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Entebbe

Arriving to a new and foreign place can be overwhelming. All your senses are operating in overdrive as you take in the unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells of your new surroundings. This is certainly the case for a first visit to Uganda.

Our tour guide will be with you from the very beginning, welcoming you at the airport and navigating you expertly through the lively traffic, while you can lean back and watch your new world go by. For first time travelers to Africa, you will never forget your first acquaintance with her because Uganda will sweep you off your feet. You will be taken to you Lodge to relax.

Day 2 – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Your journey to Kibale Forest is incredibly scenic, taking you through tea plantations, lively village markets and over rolling hills of lush green countryside that is so characteristic of western Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park itself is an extensive tract of dense tropical rainforest located just south of the town Fort Portal.

The various ecosystems in this space are reputed to harbor the highest density of primates in all of Africa. The rare red colobus monkey as well as the black and white colobus are just some of the primates you may encounter on your forest walks here. The highlight of a trip to Kibale Forest is of course to spend some time observing the wonderfully entertaining chimpanzees.

In the midst of the gently rolling evergreen hills of the Great Crater Lakes region you’ll find your accommodation with its series of luxurious cottages dotted along the slopes of an extinct volcano. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the lakes in complete privacy.

Day 3 – Chimpanzee trekking experience

No other animal reminds us so much of ourselves as the chimpanzee. Besides many common features and mannerisms, chimpanzees also share 98% of our human DNA, making them our closest living relatives. It is not so surprising then that we find the habits and biology of these primates so fascinating to study.

While Chimpanzees can be found in 21 countries throughout Africa, they are most easily sighted in Uganda due to the high concentration of the species here. On a Chimpanzee Tracking experience in Kibale Forest you will have the opportunity to follow an experienced guide into the forest to observe these fascinating creatures at a close range. Watching them interact with each other and go about their daily routine of grooming, playing and foraging is an incredible experience.

 While your chances of encountering chimpanzees are high during your tracking excursion, it is never 100% guaranteed. These are, after all, wild animals with wills and minds of their own!

In the afternoon you will have time to enjoy the lodge which boasts a pool with beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 4 – Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited game reserve and arguably the most scenic. The national park protects the vast savannah plains, bushland, wetlands and forests that lie at the base of the Rwenzori Mountain range. Kazinga Channel, which flows through the park and connects Lake George in the east to Lake Edward in the west, attracts a rich array of animals and birds, including the infamous Nile crocodile and one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos. On your first game drive you will explore the park along a 200-kilometre network of well-maintained game viewing tracks.

Day 5 – Lion tracking & boat safari

In the morning we offer you an opportunity to contribute to an important conservation program in Queen Elizabeth NP. On this unique Lion Tracking research trip, you will follow a research team, off the safari jeep tracks and into the bush, in search of one of the lion prides in the park.

A tracking device in the vehicle will leady you directly to the lions where you will spend some time observing these charismatic cats. The data collected by the researchers will further the conservation program in the park, while you get a unique and intimate insight into the lives and habits of these fascinating predators.  

Later in the day when the sun is high in the sky and the animals make their way to the river for a drink, we will head to Kazinga Channel for a private boat safari. You will spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine. Herds of elephants and buffalo will also wander down to the shoreline to bathe in the cooling waters.

Day 6 – Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This journey takes you to through the plains of the big cats and this is none other than the Ishasha sector of the park. Here you can see the unique lions that climb and live most of their time in trees. We will be passing through this region to the mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the home of the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. You will reach in time to relax and prepare for the next day.

Day 7 – Gorilla tracking experience

Encountering the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an experience of a lifetime. Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park ranger, you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the park.

 Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (often muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. en-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.

Day 8 – Fly to Entebbe

Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda. In the early morning your guide will drop you off at Kihihi airstrip for your domestic flight to Entebbe.

NOTE:

If you require one (or more) nights in Entebbe or Kampala please let us know and we can arrange.

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Included & Excluded

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers to and from.
  • 4X4 vehicle for the safari.
  • Full-board accommodation for 7 nights.
  • Experienced English speaking Driver Guide.
  • Park entry and activity fees.

Price Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Extra meals and drinks.
  • Personal shopping and souvenir.
  • Tips to Porters and Guides.

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