UGANDA BUDGET SAFARI

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UGANDA BUDGET SAFARI

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A fantastic of Uganda, Kibale Forest, Queen Elisabeth National Park, the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha region and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the endangered mountain gorilla.

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe

From Entebbe International Airport, meet our representative and transfer you to your hotel. 5 minutes from Entebbe International Airport, and it is a great place to stop over at the beginning of your Uganda tour.Overnight at The Boma Hotel

Day 2: Kibale Forest

After breakfast with your personal driver-guide, depart to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is about 7 hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through the beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Arrive at the lodge near Kibale Forest National Park for a late lunch. Afternoon relaxation at the lodge.

You will be based at Turaco Treetops, providing splendid views over Kibale Forest. The cottages are designed to ‘bring the outdoors inside’ mix modernity with an ‘African feel’ by using clean lines in the combination with wood and other natural materials.

The fascinating 766-square-kilometer Kibale Forest is the natural habitat for an amazing 12 primate species and contains the highest primate density of any area on Earth. Here, on a guided forest walk, you may find families of Chimpanzees and Red Colobus Monkeys chattering and swimming through the ancient forest trees. Some of the trees are 50 to 60 meters(150 to 180) in height, provide a majestic canopy for the profusion of rain forest life, including 325 bird species. Even though you may only rarely see them, the park is home to the largest population of Forest Elephant in Uganda and is also home to buffalo, Uganda Kob, Civet, Waterbuck, and Bushbuck.Overnight Turaco Treetops

Day 3: Kibala Forest

Today we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest, National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher than 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey-checked mangabey and the red-tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well-maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain.Overnight Turaco Treetops

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today after breakfast, will drive approx. 4 hours to your lodge in the time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the park.

Located at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, on the floor of the Rift Valley, Queen Elizabeth National park is defined by rolling savannah and shimmering lakes. The park is continuous with the Virunga National Park in the Congo and is a migration corridor for elephants that move from the Congo to the Kibala and Kayosha Kitoome Forests.

You will be based at Mazike Valley Lodge, situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift Valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains, and a short distance from Kyambura Gorge. The lodge has been built using environmentally friendly local materials fitted by craftsmen drawn from the local community. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed grass-thatched cottages, with en suite bathrooms, running hot and cold water, and private wooden Balcony, all with panoramic views of the park.Overnight Mazike Valley Lodge

Day 5:Queen Elizabeth Natioanal Park

Today you will enjoy a game drive in the park Because f its location and variety of habitats, the park is home to large populations of wildlife. The game here is rewarding. In the afternoon enjoy a shared boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is the day’s highlight. Here hundreds of hippos, with other large herbivores coming down to drink, While the outstanding birdlife will impress even non-birders.Overnight Mazike Valley Lodge

Day 6:Bwind Forest National Park

Today after breakfast, we drive 6 hours to your lodge near Bwindi Forest in the time for lunch. Afternoon relaxation at the lodge as you enjoy the great views of the forest.

Our base will be chameleon Hill Lodge, this exclusive, colorful and vibration lodge enjoys spectacular views across Lake Mutanda with the Virunga Volcanoes as a magnificent backdrop.

The 331 square-kilometer(128 square-mile) Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comprised of both montanes and lowland forests.Overnight Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast a short drive to Park Headquarters where we receive a briefing and select your porters for the day. Then you’re off on a drive that may last anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours before starting your gorilla track. The tracking can be strenuous because of the steep slopes and the high altitude. Initially, you will walk along established paths, your ranger coordinating with the advance trackers by radio to guide you into the gorilla last known location. As you get to where the gorillas are, you will leave the paths and begin hacking your way through the slippery underbrush. Your porters will stay back as only your privileged party of 8 and your rangers approach the gorillas to spend a magical hour with them. The hour passes all too quickly, and then it’s time to reluctantly make your way back to your waiting vehicles. Overnight Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 8: Bwindi Forest National Park

Optional activities today include: a canoe excursion on Lake Mutanda or a guided lakeshore walks a motorized boat excursion combined with a cultural experience or mountain biking, a hiking plus community tour or a farm tour. The cost of only one activity is included.Overnight Chameleon Hill Lodge

Departure dates

Flexible departures (anyday)


Included

  1. 18% on tour fee and services
  2. 3 meals daily while on the safari
  3. All excursion described in the itinerary
  4. Local flight
  5. Water and coffee during safari
  6. Transport 4x4 pop up roof
  7. Entry fees
  8. Professional safari guide,
  9. Wi-Fi board

Excluded

  1. International flights.
  2. Visas.
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest