The 6 Days (5 Nights) Safari features primate tracking in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Day 1 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We leave Entebbe or Kampala early in the morning after breakfast at your Hotel and take the 9 hour Drive to the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Drive towards Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through the Ugandan Countryside with lunch on the way to the ancient forest. We arrive late afternoon in the Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and check into the lodge that you have chosen.
Day2 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The gorilla trekking adventure at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest begins after an early breakfast and then a pre-tracking or trekking briefing proceeds. The Gorilla tracking begins soon afterwards and can be from a short walk to an all day hike through at times rough terrain. You can engage the services of a porter and help the local community and you can buy a walking stick. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla tracking is something that remains with you for a long time and well worth the cost and effort involved because no one has ever complained. After the Gorilla Trek you can relax or take an optional – not included, Village Walk in Buhoma, or rent a bike and take a bike ride through the area or you just might want to relax for the afternoon.
Day3.Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast and we take the 1 1/2 hour drive to Ishasha from Buhoma (from Rushaga – 3 hours plus) where we go on a game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is the best area in East Africa where you can readily see the famous lions, but there is more, such as elephants, buffaloes, countless of antelopes including the Topi Antelope. Ishasha is the less frequented area of the park which means that there are not as many people – abundance of wildlife and the tree climbing lions.
The Lions go out on the hunt at night and sleep the day away in the Fig Trees. From early in the morning to the late afternoon, tree-climbing lions are found here. Continue to the Mweya area of the park which is a 2 hour plus drive where we take during the late afternoon the 27 kilometre Explosion Crater drive which is one of the most scenic drives in all of Uganda – there are various kinds of craters you will see here. You are at the highest point in the park with incredible views all around including the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, down escarpment to the savannah and Lake George and Lake Edward. We check into the Lodge you have chosen.
Day4, Chimpanzee tracking – Boat Safari:
We are off to the famed Kyambura Gorge, others call it the Valley of the Apes. At the bottom of the Gorge you will be tracking Chimpanzees for the next three to four hours. It is an amazing place, this valley of Apes with its chimpanzees, monkeys, exotic birds and mammals. Cross rivers, hike through the thick forest until you hear the cries of the chimpanzees in the distance.
Chimpanzee Tracking is done with relative small group of trekkers that you will join as you spend your hour observing the chimpanzees, playing, eating, grooming and more. You will do a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon, a highlight of your safari in Queen Elizabeth Park. You move along slowly towards Lake Edward on this natural channel and you can see Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes on the shore, along with hundreds of birds including Pelicans.
After the two-hour plus boat ride we will take another game drive. Each game drive in the African Wild of Uganda is different and you never know what animal you will find as the vehicle moves slowly down the game track. Our driver guide and the Uganda Wildlife authority ranger will help you in pointing that leopard or lion that is hiding, not much will be missed on your game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Day5 Queen– Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is the perfect place to break a long journey at one of the most delightful places in Uganda. You will have an afternoon game drive at Lake Mburo National Park to see Burch ell Zebras, Giraffes, the large Eland Antelopes, Leopards and you are fortunate you might see a lion, they have made return here, often at night you can hear their roar.
Lake Mburo is a small park, however it has become more popular, especially after Giraffes were brought here from Murchison Falls Park, making Lake Mburo Park, the only park in Western Uganda where you find the Rothschild Giraffes, which are the tallest giraffes found in Africa.
Day 6 – Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala or Entebbe:
Breakfast and a morning boat Safari on Lake Mburo where you can see hippos, crocodiles, otters, wildlife coming to water, water birds, on rare occasions you will spot a shoebill stork.
Check out and continue to Kampala or Entebbe, stopping for lunch at the equator and the Royal Drum Makers arriving in Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon.
The safari package includes:
- Accommodation and meals
- 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle,
- English Speaking driver guide,
- Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives,
- Park Entrance Fees,
- Guide for Tracking and game drives.
The tour package excludes.
- Air Travel to and from Uganda,
- Uganda Visa Costs
- Permit fees
- Laundry, Tips,