UGANDA SAFARIS

UGANDA PRIMATES SAFARI

7 Nights/8 Days.
Kampala, Gorillas in Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth N.P and Chimpanzees in Kibale

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala
On arrival in Entebbe International Airport, meet and be assisted by our representatives and transferred to the hotel in Kampala afterwhich you can get to know Kampala. You can visit some exciting places with the help of your driver/guide. These may include Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, museum amongst others. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Booking on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast depart to Bwindi, which is around an 8-hour drive. With a stop over at the craft village at the equator and shopping, we continue to Mbarara for lunch and later pass through the beautiful evergreen mountain country that is referred to as, the "Little Switzerland of Uganda". Arrive at Bwindi late in the evening for dinner and overnight at the lodge/camping. Full board accommodation in the lodge/camping

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
Early morning breakfast, then go for a briefing carrying your packed picnic lunch boxes, at 08:00 hours before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will take in the process. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. An encounter of these gentle giants will be your most exciting experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. After an encounter of a group of gorillas some with silver backs, one can say "a sight of Gorillas has made my life time tour". Later return for dinner and overnight in the lodge/camping. Full board accommodation in the lodge/camping.

Day 4: Bwindi Forest Impenetrable - Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will be transfered to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is rich in wildlife and others call it a birder's paradise.  Arrive through the famous Ishasha Sector, in anticipation of rewarding your cameras by seeing the tree-climbing lions. In the evening check in for dinner and overnight in the lodge/camping . Full board accommodation in the lodge/camping.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
At 0630 hours, depart for an early game viewing drive in the Northern parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action. This early morning game viewing drive, provides excellent opportunities to spot Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. Return to the lodge/camping for breakfast and the rest of the day at leisure. Lunch at the lodge/camping. In the evening, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography. Bird watching and game viewing is wonderful. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species recorded making it a magnet for bird watchers. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/camping. Full board accommodation at the lodge/camping.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth - Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you may choose to explore Kyambura Wildlife Reserve driving through grassland area. Pass by the astonishing gorge of the tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an extra ordinary experience tracking chimpanzees. It's a lucrative experience not only to see the chimpanzees, but also to see the gorgeous river valley that houses numerous birds and butterfly species, then transfer to Kibale National Park, a proclaimed home of Primates. Dinner and overnight in the lodge/camping. Full board accommodation in the lodge/camping.

Day 7: Kibale Chimpanzee (Primates)
After breakfast, we shall drive to Kibale Forest National Park for primate viewing.This park is known for the highest number of primate species in Africa. The activity starts at 08:00 hours. 2-3 hours search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoeste, Red Colobus, Blue, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects The guide will provide detailed explanations on the primates and the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close ranges. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, dinner and overnight in the lodge/camping. Full board accommodation in the lodge/camping

Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park - Kampala
Adventure the region, which has many crater lakes, and later proceed to Kampala with lunch en route. Later transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch your onward departure flight. End of Maestro Safaris services.

Tour price Includes:
 Arrival and departure airport transfers as per itinerary
 All other transfers as per itinerary
 Accommodation as indicated on the itinerary
 Transportation on safari in 4x4 van, driven by English-speaking driver/guide (exclusive use of vehicle)
Park entrance fees and activities as per itinerary
Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking permit(s) as indicated in the itinerary
 Mineral water   

Tour price Excludes:
International flights into and out of Uganda.
Any optional activity.
Drinks (sodas, beer, wine, spirits...)
Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Ugandans (principle of reciprocity).
Any other concept not indicated as included can be obtained on arrival at Entebbe airport.
Medical and travel insurance.
Tips, telephone and personal expenses

 

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