10 Day Uganda Tour

An adult female mountain Gorilla, Uganda Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

An adult female mountain Gorilla

Uganda Tour And Holiday To Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees In Ngambi Island, Kibale Forest And Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorillas In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

Day 1: Arrive In Entebbe, Visit Ngamba Island (If Your Flight Is In The Morning)
On arrival in Entebbe, you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel to refresh and relax for the rest of the morning. Overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

  • Luxury: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel / Protea Hotel Entebbe /  Lake Victoria Hotel
  • Midrange: Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe/ Boma Guesthouse / Gately Entebbe
  • Budget: Entebbe Backpackers / African Roots Guesthouse/ Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe,, Gately Inn Entebbe
  • Meals Plan: Lunch And Dinner

Day 2: Travel to Ngambi Island Departing From Entebbe:

After breakfast we walk down the pier for our boat ride on Lake Victoria to Ngambi island (45mintues by motorized boat) on arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary like why it was established and the background as well. After its feeding time it is interesting to watch the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers .in the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities amongst the groups, with some whistling for food and others clapping .obviously the ideal option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to wild however this is not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary are not bad for second best.

  • Luxury: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel / Protea Hotel Entebbe /  Lake Victoria Hotel
  • Midrange: Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe/ Boma Guesthouse / Gately Entebbe
  • Budget: Entebbe Backpackers / African Roots Guesthouse/ Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe, Gately Inn Entebbe
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Briefing on the safari transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Bwindi impenetrable national park and land at kihihi airfield and you can either go with the morning flight that arrives at 08:45 am or with the afternoon flight that arrives at 13:55pm. Upon reaching kihihi, you will be picked by our company driver/guide who will take you to your accommodation .in the evening you may tour around the community or do a nature guided forest walk overnight will be at;

  • Luxury: Gorilla forest camp lodge
  • Moderate: Engagi Lodge, Silverback lodge
  • Low budget: Gorilla safari lodge travelers rest lodge.
  • Meals included breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable Np), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas And Other Primates

You will surely enjoy these two days!. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo-covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, and sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours .expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorilla. A good physical condition is recommended for conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour .a ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths, and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzees, L’hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkeys, black and white colobus, baboons, and Bwindi’s most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are ice red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of east Africa. Overnight will be;

Primate Species, Kebale Forest National Park Chimp Trek

  • Luxury: Gorilla forest camp lodge
  • Moderate: Engagi Lodge, Silverback lodge
  • Low budget: Gorilla safari lodge travelers rest lodge.
  • Meals included breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 5: Second Day Gorilla Trekking:

Have your early breakfast, packed lunch, and off for your second day of gorilla tracking at Bwindi impenetrable forest to double your gorilla experience in Uganda .too encounter with the gentle giants of the impenetrable forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park overnight will be at;

  • Luxury: Gorilla forest camp lodge
  • Moderate: Engagi Lodge, Silverback lodge
  • Low budget: Gorilla safari lodge travelers rest lodge.
  • Meals included breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 6 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park-Ishasha Sector (Famous For Tree Climbing Lions):

After breakfast we drive through stunning savannah grassland as we head to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, Ishasha a much more remote and less-traveled part of Queen Elizabeth national park, but one which has a sense of exclusivity and remoteness. The game densities here are high, and this region has reported some of the largest herds of elephants anywhere in Uganda, as it is their main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC. As we enter the park, we do a game drive in search of the wild game. We continue and drive to the northern circuit, which is the area near the main road known for its tree-climbing lions but we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up to close; hippos” huff and sprays at mere feet away from the boat buffalo linger on the shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans pied and malachite’s kingfishers, saddle-billed and many others. 

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

  • Luxury lodge: Mweya safari lodge: Katara lodge/ jacana lodge   
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush lodge / Simba safari camp / buffalo safari resort/ Enganzi lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga channel view lodge/ Simba safari camp in tents/ Bush lodge in tents  
  • Meal plan: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 7:Safari In  Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game Drive To See Lions, Leopards Buffalo Etc Drive To Kibale
we set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, and solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range. After the game drive, we shall drive to Kibale national park through the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you as far as the eye can see and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed you arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue towards Kibale forest, one of the great African rainforests research reserves .years of study by scientists(who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to the human observer. This rural Ugandan town (fort portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry and we can spend some time briefly examining some of this local art.

  • Luxury lodge: Mweya safari lodge: Katara lodge/ jacana lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba safari camp in rooms/ buffalo safari resort/ Enganzi lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga channel view lodge/ Simba safari camp in tents/ Bush lodge in tents  
  • Meal plan: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 8: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, Tracking Over 12 Primates In Kibale National Park,
Assemble at Kanyankyu river camp at 0800AM to go for the most popular activity in this park which is chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate species. More primates like black and white Columbus monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, bushbabies, potties, and many bird species like the yellow-spotted indicator, ramped tinker bird, little Greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like elephants can be seen in this walk.
Kibale national park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large “communities” of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.
Typically, this full-day chimpanzee habituation experience works with a chimp community that is undergoing habituation .early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00-6:30 am before feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling, and displaying until it is time to build a new nest around 7 pm.

Kibale Chimp Trek Safari

  • Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali lodge
  • Moderate: Kibale forest camp or mountains of the moon
  • Low budget: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse or tents at Kibale forest camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 Day 9: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, Tracking Over 12 Primates in Kibale Park

After breakfast, we shall go again for the full day chimpanzee habituation experience (CHEX) works with a chimp community that is undergoing habituation .early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 am-6:30 pm before feeding copulating hunting breastfeeding, resting patrolling, and displaying until it is time to build a new nest around 7 pm.

  • Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali lodge
  • Moderate: Kibale forest camp or mountains of the moon
  • Low budget: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse or tents at Kibale forest camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Transfer Back To Kampala

After having breakfast at the lodge you will transfer to the crater lake area region and take a stroll around the area enjoying the excellent landscape of the place .after that you will drive back to Kampala have lunch en-route in Fort portal town and then proceed to Kampala for a short city tour and then transfer to Entebbe international airport for your flight back home.

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