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9 Day Safari Adventurer Uganda Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

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Experience some of Uganda’s best highlights and view its exceptional wildlife on this 9 day safari adventurer Uganda chimps, gorillas & wildlife.

9 day safari adventurer Uganda chimps, gorillas & wildlife: Start off in the Kibale Forest, as you head into the jungle in the company of chimpanzee researchers, to observe these intelligent, emotional and acrobatic primates in their natural habitat, before travelling to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Continue on to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and go on an exciting trek to find the African mountain gorillas. Then absorb the stunning landscapes and people of Uganda as you drive through the western region of this magnificent country.

 

Highlights

  • Follow chimps in Kibale Forest national park
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Walk in the Ruwenzori Mountains national park
  • Stand with one foot in each hemisphere
  • Cruise down the Kazinga Channel link
  • Trek gorillas in the Bwindi impenetrable Forest
  • Go bird watching and view spectacular wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park

9-Day Safari Adventurer Uganda Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

Detailed breakdown

 Day 1: Arrival: Welcome to Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will transfer to the Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for the night. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the hotel or explore the energetic city and visit the many shops and markets.

 Days 2-3: Track chimpanzee in the Kibale Forest National park

Depart from Entebbe and travel through the central part of the country, passing the rural towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kwenjojo on the way. Arrive at the town of Fort Portal, situated at the base of the sweeping Ruwenzori Mountains. After lunch, continue along the rolling hillside past scenic Crater Lakes to the  in the Kibale Forest National Park.

Early the next morning, embark with Kibale’s researchers into these tropical forests to track the local chimpanzee population. See the chimps in their natural environment and marvel at how similar they are to humans.

 Days 4-5: Spot hippos on the Kazinga Channel

Say goodbye to the Kibale Forest as you make your way south through rich farmland, travelling on the slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains – one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges. Cross the equator before reaching the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After enjoying lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, set off on a game drive in Uganda’s prime game viewing region and be on the lookout for elephant and buffalo. As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda kob, you will be sure to see them grazing in the grass.

Continue your game viewing in the park the following day as you explore the network of tracks in search of the animals you have not yet seen. In the evening, embark on a cruise of the Kazinga Channel, home to the largest concentration of hippo.

 Days 6-7: Trek with the gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Head south through the national park to the Ishasha Plains and enjoy a short game drive to spot the plains’ well known tree-climbing lions. After seeing these brilliantly adapted creatures you’ll exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of central Africa as you make your way to the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in the great Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

An early morning will see you off on a chance-of-a-lifetime experience of tracking the mountain gorillas of Uganda. A professional guide will lead you along, searching for these gentle giants, but be prepared for a long trek as they are not always easy to find. The trek will prove well worth it when you see these marvelous creatures in their natural habitat.

 Day 8: Explore Lake Mburo National Park

Heading out this morning with a packed lunch, make your way to the Lake Mburo National Park via the town of Mbarara – the largest urban center in western Uganda. Continue to the park and look out for the herds of Ankole cattle on the way to the entrance.

After checking in at the Mihingo Lodge, you can enjoy a relaxed but exciting night drive to seek the nocturnal animals that call Lake Mburo their home.

Day 9: Enjoy one last game walk and Departure

Start your last morning with a guided bush walk to a nearby natural salt lick, frequented by the local wildlife. After the walk, you head back to Entebbe International Airport where you will fly out.

End of your 9-Day Safari Adventurer Uganda Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

Inclusions

  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimp Habituation Permit per person for Kibale Forest national park
  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit per person for Bwindi Forest
  • Private 4WD Vehicle with experienced English speaking guide throughout safari
  • Road transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • insurance
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary

 

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