10 Days Experience Uganda’s Exclusive Gorillas and Wildlife
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This 10 day Exclusive Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari gives you the most amazing, enjoyable and memorable days of exploring the wilderness of Uganda that make her the pearl of Africa. It is designed to avail you with opportunity to travel to habitats where you may encounter with the world’s rare and threatened species of birds and animals.
The birds and animals you are likely to encounter in this Safari’s activities include African elephants, hippopotamus, Rothchild’s giraffe, warthog, lions, leopards ,chimpanzees and other primates like Vervet monkeys, Red tail monkeys, Uganda Mangabey and Gorillas; different bird species like Secretary Bird, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle , Tawny and Martial Eagles, Carmine, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters among others.
Every moment of the road trip will be a moment of discovery of a new feature. On this safari, you will get a well-organized moment to adventure, relax, meet people, learn and generally create a moment to tell through your life time!
The Safari is highlighted by the following,
- Tracking Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
- Game drives in both Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
- Boat cruises in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Visit to the equator crossing
- General sight-seeing
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed and received by the company staff member that will transfer you to your hotel/lodge for resting and preparation for your Safari to Uganda-the Pearl of Africa.
Accommodation at Airport Link Guest House
We will set off early to explore Uganda and have experience of the natural wonders that make Uganda the pearl of Africa! We will use this day to travel to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive time from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park is about 6-7 hours including time spent at the Rhino sanctuary and lunch break.
However, business at Murchison Falls must! We enter Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary first to experience life with the white rhinos. We will be looking out for moments as Rhinos charge and use their prized horns to dig the ground and as well break tree branches. Rhinos
After tracking the rhinos, you will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park and upon arrival at the planned accommodation facility; you will relax, have dinner and enjoy your overnight sleep.
Accommodation at Fort Murchison
This day of your Safari gets you to encounter with the natural establishment of Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is greatly endowed with animals, birds, the Nile River and forests that will certainly give you beautiful lasting memories about wild life.
You will begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park. There, you will encounter beautiful rolling plains. While in these plains you may view Lions, Giraffes, Buffalos, Elephants, Antelopes, Hippopotami, Spotted hyenas, Wild cat, lion, leopard as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the birders, this area supports the Secretary Bird, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Martial Eagles Carmine and Swallow-tailed Bee-Eaters among others.
In the afternoon, you will go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap down to the delta. This experience is breath taking and should not to be missed!
After docking at the shores, you will undertake a hiking expedition to the top of the falls. While hiking, you will enjoy sighting this marvelous falls from different angles and it’s from the top where you will enjoy seeing the Nile River forcing its way through the narrow gorge.
Accommodation at Fort Murchison
On this day of the safari, you will embark on the journey in the morning to Kibale Forest National Park and this is a long drive which takes about 8 hours.
While on the journey, you may opt for occasional stopovers to enjoy views of beautiful sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert. Also, this travel gives you an opportunity to have an insight about the typical African village setup in the far countryside and various plantations.
On arrival, you will instantly start enjoying the natural breeze and beauty of the place and its environs. You will be able to see Blue monkeys and Black and White colobus monkeys which occasionally frequent the surrounding areas to your lodge. The various sounds in the forest and nearby thickets from the birds’ calls and animals will create a new tune to your ears.
Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp
This day starts with opportunity to encounter with Man’s closest cousins-chimpanzees in the forest of Kibale. The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates as well as birds and a variety of butterflies, and insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes.
For conservation purposes, you will be allowed in the forest after locating the chimps a maximum of one hour and then after walk out of the forest.
After a successful track of these primates, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park and along the way; you will enjoy the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges.
Accommodation at The Bush Lodge
You start this day’s activities by having a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national Game Park. This activity focuses on giving you personal encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. During the game drive in the Kasenyi plains, you will see various animals such as Elephants, Buffaloes and Antelopes. Lions are elusive cats and chances of sighting them during the normal game drives are limited. To enhance the chances of sighting them, you will track lions during the game drive in Kasenyi plains.
Queen Elizabeth has the environs of the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended that upon completion of your game drive in the park, you undertake an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel- a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended to give you desirable relaxation and we believe it will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari because of the abundant bird life and animals that are sighted.
Accommodation at The Bush Lodge
After a relaxed breakfast, you will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for the highlight of this safari which is gorilla tracking. Bwindi is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and your encounter with these gigantic will certainly give you lasting memories about your safari.
On arrival at the lodge, you will check in and relax in preparation for the next day’s activities.
Accommodation at Ride 4 A Woman
Early morning, you will go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. The canopy will envelop you completely with rare and exotic flora found on every side. This is a challenging trek since it involves hiking through steep ascents and tangled trails.
Once gorillas are identified, you will be allowed a maximum time of one hour within their vicinity and then after walk out of the dense forest. Your time with the gorillas will certainly create a long lasting memory about your visit to Uganda.
Accommodation at Ride 4 A Woman
You depart from Bwindi early in the morning and head to Lake Mburo National Game Park for yet another marvelous encounter with the wild of Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park is a habitat to more than 60 species of mammals including the Impala which only lives in this park in Uganda, the Burchell’s zebras, Buffalos, Warthogs, Hippos, Leopard, Topis, Elands and Hyenas among others. It is also home to 350 bird species which include the rare Shoe bill stork, African fin foot, Saddle-billed stork among others.
Along the way to Lake Mburo national Game Park, you will enjoy Uganda’s country side which is abundantly blessed with eye catching sceneries such as the hills, vast banana plantations and herds of the indigenous Ankole cow. Surely, your journey will be filled with moments of memorable exposure to nature.
On arrival at Lake Mburo national Game Park, you will go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species, which can only be viewed clearly while on a boat trip. These include crocodiles, Hippopotami and birds like, African Finfoot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant and Fish eagle. You may also see the rare Shoebill stork.
Accommodation at Eagles Nest
You will begin this day with an early morning game drive as you drive through the park on your way to Entebbe. During the game drive, you will see Zebras in large numbers, Buffalos, Hippos, Topis, Elands, Impalas and many other savannah animals.
Along the way, you make a brief stop at the equator crossing, take the best photo shots and engage in some of the activities and experiments that people normally engage in when they reach the equator. The experiments engaged in are not scientifically tested/proved but fun to watch. These experiments involve pouring water in the basin while observing how it swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres of the equator line.