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This 6-Day Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari – Uganda gives you some of Uganda’s Best – The Mountain Gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest -Tree Climbing Lions and other Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park – Giraffes, and Zebras in Lake Mburo Park on this Private Primate and Wildlife Safari Adventure.
On this 6-Day Gorilla, Chimpanzee, and Wildlife you cut one long drive – time by spending a night at Lake Mburo Park where you have can see Zebras and Giraffes and other wildlife.
Uganda Compacted into Six Days on this experiential Safari introduces you to Uganda’s Primate – Wildlife and Scenery.
Please plan ahead with us if you are planning your visit during the Peak Season Months of the year when permits are not as readily available.
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Bwindi Impenetrable ForestThe 6 Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari in Uganda begins: 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.Alternate Starting Point That saves Drive-Time:Fly into Kigali, Rwanda, the Gateway to Southwest Uganda and drive to the Rushaga, Nkuringo areas of southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.This is a 3 1/2 hour drive and saves you the wear and tear coming from Entebbe or Kampala. At the end of the Safari fly out of Entebbe since Lake Mburo park is only 4 hours of drive time from there.Drive toward 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. From Kigali you will arrive at lunch time and check into a lodge near Rushaga or Nkuringo.Rwanda has upped Gorilla Permits to 1500 USD – making the 600 USD permits in Uganda one of real value and giving you a clear choice which country is best for you based on price and other factors.Lodging: Bwindi Lodging ChoicesMeal PLan: Lunch – Dinner
Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable ForestYour Big Day of Gorilla Tracking has arrived. trekking adventure at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest begins after an early breakfast and then a pre-tracking (trekking) briefing to go over guidelines for you and your safety.The Gorilla tracking begins soon afterwards and can be from a short walk to an all day hike through at times rough terrain.Here is what you will need for today’s trek: a daypack, a packed lunch fr the m lodge, 2 liters of water, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, rain-jacket or poncho, hat, hiking boots, tough gardening gloves.You can engage the services of a porter and help the local community and you can buy a walking stick.The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla tracking (trekking) day is certainly the of a lifetime and something that remains with you for a long time and well worth the cost and effort involved. No one has ever complained.Gorilla Habituation Experience Option: Instead of a Gorilla Trek you can take the all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience where you spend 4 hours with a gorilla family being habituated. The Permit fee is 1500 USD instead of 600 USD. Adjustment in lodging will have to be made since it takes place in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Forest.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.DinnerLodging: Bwindi Lodging ChoicesMeal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Tree Climbing Lions – Queen Elizabeth ParkBreakfast 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 – an abundance of wildlife and of course 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.Lunch at Savannah ResortContinue to the Mweya area of the park which is a 2 hour plus drive where we take during the late afternoon the 27 kilometer Explosion Crater Drive which is one of the most scenic drives in all of Uganda – there are various kinds oef 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 savanna and Lake George and Lake Edward.We check into the Lodge you have chosen for the Mweya Region of Queen Elizabeth Park.DinnerLodging: Queen Elizabeth Park Lodging Choices:
Queen Elizabeth Park – Chimpanzee Tracking – Boat SafariBreakfastWe are off to the famed Kyambura Gorge, that gash in the Savannah that has been called “the Lost Valley” by BBC, 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.Better Chance of seeing the Chimpanzees in the wild is Kalinzu Forest – Kyambura Gorge has more scenic wonders, Kalinzu Forest is the better place for Chimpanzee Treks. The choice is yours.LunchIn the middle of the afternoon you are in for a mot special treat, the Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel, a highlight of your safari in Queen Elizabeth Park. You move along slowly toward 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.Lodging: Queen Elizabeth ParkMeal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Lake Mburo National ParkBreakfast and we move to 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. We check into Eagle’s Nest which is high on a ridge with a splendid view of the Park and lakes below. Your room is a furnished cottage with thatching over it, the bathroom is in the back. You can sit on the deck and enjoy the sunset.LunchAfternoon Wildlife Game, here at Lake Mburo National Park you can see Burchell 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.DinnerLodging: Lake Mburo Lodging ChoicesMeal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Return to Kampala – EntebbeBreakfast 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 Igongo Cultural Center, the equator and the Royal Drum Makers – arriving in Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon.Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch
- Lodging and Food,
- 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle,
- English Speaking Driver,
- Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives,
- Park Entrance Fees and cultural site entrance fees,
- Permits as applicable,
- Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.
- Air Travel to and from Uganda,
- Uganda Visa Costs,
- Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price.
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