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Moderately Priced 10-Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safari – Experiencing the Wild of Uganda Safari

On this Moderately Priced 10 day Experience the Wild of Uganda Safari your journey will take you to the top Wildlife Parks in Uganda – Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth Park – add to that Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo Park Wildlife Park.  In 10 days visit  5 of Uganda’s best parks.

This experiential 10-day Safari has become one of the top choices of our Clients since it gives them the best exposure to half of Uganda’s Wildlife and Primate parks, comes with the most popular activities that clients want to do and see and we customize to fit your budget and time restraints.

The Safari price includes all Permits, Activities, full board Lodging.

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Day 1

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls Park

Your 10-day experience the Wild of Uganda Safari begins as we leave Kampala or Entebbe at 6:30 am head north on our Safari toward Murchison Falls National Park. We arrive at some great photo – opportunities. On your trek, you will get as close as 10 meters of the massive Rhino. You are guided by rangers during 1 1/2 hour Rhino Trek. The journey continues to Murchison Falls Park where we reach the River Nile and cross it by Ferry. Before checking in we take the first game drive on our 10-day Wildlife Safari where you see Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Giraffes, Warthogs, and Savanna Birds. Check into Pakuba Lodge- which is on the Wildlife side of the River Nile. Dinner Lodging: Pakuba Lodge-near Game Tracks Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner

Day 2

Murchison Falls Park

An early breakfast and then off for your second game drive – besides your driver-guide a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger is with us guiding you to where the animals on that day. There is nothing like seeing some lion cubs with their mother, Giraffes grazing, and Elephants moving across the savanna. There is an abundance of wildlife found here such as Lions, Leopards, warthogs, hyenas, buffalo herds, antelopes of various kind – you will be amazed by your experience and of course, there are lots of various savanna birds to see along the game drive. After lunch, it is one of the highlights of your Murchison Falls National Park Safari, the boat launch trip on the Nile. You will move up toward Murchison Falls viewing crocodiles, a vast number of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. The boat mov es gently up the river, it is best to take some water along since it can get warm. The Falls are an awesome display of the power of nature. The river is 50 meters wide above the falls, moves down through a 7-meter gorge and falls down 43 meters, the sound is deafening and the sight makes one realize how powerful nature can be. Murchison Falls is the most powerful waterfall in the world. At the bottom of the waterfall we disembark and take a guided hike to the top of the falls – quite an experience as the ground shakes from the power of the waterfall and the mist from the falls refreshes you. At the top of the falls you are met by your driver-guide and we cross the Nile by ferry – taking a sunset game drive with lots more wildlife to discover before returning to Pakuba Lodge for dinner and a quiet evening on our second night in the African Wilderness with its unique sounds. Lodging: Pakuba Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3

Kibale Forest

Early Breakfast and we leave for Kibale Forest crossing the River Nile with the first ferry at 7 am. This is an eight-hour-plus drive and we break the journey by having lunch at the Kon-Tiki Hotel in the town of Hoima along the road to Kibale Forest. Lodging: Isunga Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4

Chimpanzee Tracking:

Breakfast at Kibale Forest Camp and off to Kibale Forest Headquarters for Chimpanzee Tracking. This is a guided trek and with 13 primates in the park, one usually finds at least 5 or six different types of primates. Then there is the forest itself with its beauty and ruggedness. Butterflies and exotic birds abound in this park and the tracking experience takes in a lot more than Chimpanzee tracking, there is the beautiful and inspiring natural setting that is a haven for wildlife, birds, plants, and trees. The chimpanzees you will encounter are habituated meaning that they are used to human beings. The Chimpanzee Trek is about 3 1/2 hours in length – minimum age is 15 – there is an alternate activity with Rangers for your children. Option: Instead of Chimpanzee trekking where you are with a group of Chimpanzees for one hour, you can be on an all-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience. Lunch Afternoon Hike in again and of course, lots of birds are found there – most notable is the “Large Blue Turaco. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is a community project that has been put together quite well and entrance and guide fees benefit the local community. Bigodi Swamp – the vegetation alone is worth a visit here – simply an amazing place that is filled with life. There are no hippos or crocodiles, though it is a jungle. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is an extension of the vast Central African Jungle as it spills over into East Africa. There is no comparable place in all of East Africa as Bigodi Jungle Swamp. It is also a UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Site. Dinner Lodging: Isunga Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth Park

Breakfast and we are taking a two-hour-plus drive to Queen Elizabeth Park. Before we check in at Bush Lodge we take the most scenic Katwe Explosion Crater drive. 27 kilometers of scenic wonders. It is the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park with splendid views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Western Rift Escarpment with the vast Savannah below, Lake George and Lake Edwards connected by the natural Kazinga Channel – there are about 12 explosion craters, made famous recently by a picture in National Geographic. Check into the lodge that you have chosen for Queen Elizabeth Park. Afternoon game drive across the candelabra euphoria tree studded savannah, the vehicle has a pop-up roof so that you can stand and take better pictures. Where you will see lions, leopards, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, elephant herds, buffaloes, various species of antelopes, savannah birds, hyenas, monitor lizards, an occasional rock python and lots more. Lodging: Enganzi Game Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth Park

Breakfast before or after the game drive – you can begin your first game drive at the crack of dawn which is about 6:30 am here – that is also the time you can pick up a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger to go with us. Mornings are also a time where you see more of the predators return from their night of prowling and there is nothing like a Savannah Sunrise. Project and Uganda Wildlife Association. This is also a time of learning about the habits and ways of the lions. There is also the Banded Mongoose Research Project – this project takes place on the Mweya Peninsula and is on foot with Rangers and Researchers observing the habits and ways of the banded mongoose.. 3 pm: A Boat Safari ride on Kazinga Channel with one of the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. A highlight to any Queen Elizabeth Park Visit. This is a pleasant boat ride where you can get some great pictures of elephants, antelopes, crocodiles, monitor lizards, predators in late afternoon and buffaloes on the shore. Hopefully, you will get an open-mouthed hippo shot with your camera. Lodging: Enganzi Game Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 7

Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Breakfast and we are off for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Buhoma area. We drive 2 1/2 hours south and turn off at the Ishasha region of the Park – the unvisited part of Queen Elizabeth Park – here we go on a game drive to see the tree climbing lions of Ishasha – the best place in Africa to see tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is not only the place for tree-climbing lions but other wildlife for you to see such as large herds of elephants, topi antelopes, buffalo herds, leopards – normally singular and much more in this region of Queen Elizabeth Park. After visiting the Tree-Climbing Lions we have lunch at Savannah Resort and then after lunch, we continue to the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where we check into the Haven Lodge, which is a better mid-range lodge with all the comforts you will need before and after the Gorilla Trek. Lodging: Haven Lodge – Buhoma Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 8

Gorilla Tracking

Early breakfast – pick up a packed lunch from Buhoma Community Rest Camp, you will need a Daypack, 2 liters of water, jeans, long-sleeved shirt, hat, sunglasses, tough gardening gloves made of cotton to help you in pulling yourself up on branches and vines, a hat also comes in handy. A light Rain jacket and hiking boots are best for your Gorilla Trek adventure. You can buy a walking stick and use a porter to carry your things if you so wish (optional) – the latter two are optional and not included in safari price. 20 USD The Gorilla Trek can be 5 plus hours depending on which group you are tracking – gorillas move daily and before you even go on the trek – pre-trackers are out there locating the gorilla family that you have been assigned to that morning at the Gorilla Trekking Briefing and Orientation. Dinner Lodging: Haven Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 9

Lake Mburo National Park

The Gorilla tracking (trekking) Safari ends and we shift to Lake Mburo: It is early breakfast and off to Lake Mburo National Park. The perfect place to break a long journey at one of the most delightful places in Uganda. It is about 5 hours drive time to reach here, it is best we leave at 7 am for Lake Mburo. We arrive at lunchtime at Lake Mburo and check into Rwakobo Rock Lodge high on a ridge overlooking Lake Mburo Park -delightful cottages, a swimming pool. Lunch Afternoon Boat Ride on Lake Mburo where you will see hippos, crocodiles, otters, water birds, mammals coming to water. The Boat Safari is in smaller motor Boat and you will have your 1 1/2 hours on this serene lake. Lodging: Rwaboko Rock Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 10

End of the Safari:

Breakfast and a morning game drive across the rolling hill Savannah where you can see the large Eland and other antelopes, Giraffes, Burchell Zebras, occasional leopards. After game drive, we prepare for departure to Kampala – Entebbe. Lunch We stop at the Equator for picture-taking. In Mpambire we stop at the Royal Drum Makers where they have kept the tradition of drum making alive for hundreds of years. Reach Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon for departure as our 10 days ofEncounter the Wild of Uganda Safari Tour comes to end. Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch Included in this 10 day experience the Wild of Uganda Safari: Lodging and Food, 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees, and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable and at lowest price, Guide for Tracking and Game Drives. Not included in Safari price: Air Travel to and from Uganda, Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price. 10-day experience the Wild of Uganda Safari – Arrival date should probably be a day before the safari – many flights depart for Europe late at night allowing you to go directly from Lake Mburo Park to Entebbe airport…most of all – Enjoy your time on a Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari in Uganda…

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