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Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari-7 nights/8 days

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Safari Overview

  • Explore the Murchison Falls from the top and bottom with a Launch boat trip  on River Nile
  • Enchanting game drives at the confluence of the Albert and Victoria Nile
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National park
  • Enjoy the rift valley floor of Queen Elizabeth National Park teeming with waterways and Wildlife
  • Highlight your trip with a Gorilla Trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

ITINERARY
Day 1: 15/February/2014: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala and drive via Bombo and Masindi town to
Murchison falls National Park. 
Visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. Have lunch proceeding to Murchison falls National Park through Kichumbanyobo gates.

You will take a drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. This is the point where the Nile River detonates through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. Return to the lodge
*Accommodations:
- Midrange Pakuba safari lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 2: 16/February/2014: Game Drive/ Launch Cruise

Go for an early morning game drive on the Northern Bank of the Murchison Falls National
Park. You may be able to view animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast, as you relax to wait for Lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes you to
the Bottom of the roaring falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos,
buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill.

*Accommodations:
 -  Midrange Pakuba safari lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 3: 17/February/2014: Murchison falls NP – Kibale NP         
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park. You will drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This will be a long drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon,” 
*Accommodations:
- Midrange Primates Lodge Kibale (Cottage)
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 9 hrs

 

Day 4: 18/February/2014: Chimpanzee Trekking / Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
After lunch, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park.  Queen Elizabeth is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife.
*Accommodations:
-
Midrange Kyambura Game lodge
*Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
*Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 5: 19/February/2014: Game drive & Launch cruise

Early morning wake up for the morning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. During the game drive, you will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, water bucks, stripped jackal, leopard and of course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax by the side of the swimming pool

After lunch, take an afternoon boat tripalong on Kazinga channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge.

*Accommodations:
- Midrange Kyambura Game lodge
*Meal Plan:
Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 6: 20/February/2014:  Transfer to Bwindi NP

we will then leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

*Accommodations:
- Chameleon Hill Lodge OR Silverback lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 6-8 hrs

Day 7: 21/February/2014:  Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.

*Accommodations:
-
Chameleon Hill Lodge OR Silverback lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable
Day 8: 22/February/2014:  Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast, we will transfer to Kampala/Entebbe.

*Meal Plan:
Breakfast & Lunch
*Drive Time: 8-10 hrs

END OF UGANDA SAFARI

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