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5 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

5 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
(Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest)
 
Highlights: This is an exciting 5 days safari which takes you to track one of the rarest large mammal species in the world. Your safari begins in Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and ends at the same airport where you will be dropped off after your safari. You will visit Kibale Forest National Park where there is a variety of wildlife including Chimpanzee, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to the Mountain Gorillas. During your safari, you will spend the nights in tents and lodges, according to your budget and travel in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle.


Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Arrival - Entebbe - Kampala - Kibale Forest National Park
Upon your arrival you will be met by our representative who will brief you about your safari before escorting you to your vehicle for departure to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, and both day or night forest walks. Carry packed lunch with you. In the evening return to your camp/lodge for overnight stay.

Kibale Forest National Park is well notable for its primate population, with the chimpanzee being the most famous. It is the most accessible forest and home to remarkable 13 species of primates. The forest is covered with a diverse network of shady forest trails which provide much to delight botanists, butterfly lovers and birders. The forest inhabits over 335
species of birds as well as other animals such as the elusive forest elephant, buffalo, and giant forest hog and over a half a dozen antelope species.


Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge or tented camp in the park

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast depart Kibale Forest for Queen Elizabeth National Park by the help of our guide. Have a lunch stop over on the way and venture into the park for some game viewing and more chimpanzee tracking. In the evening, retire to your campsite/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Queen Elizabeth National Park was formerly known as the Ruwenzori National Park for so many years until it returned to its royal colonial name. it contains the most astonishing numbers of species including almost 100 species of mammals and over 600 recorded species of birds. Kasinga Channel which is within the park contains the world's largest concentration of
hippos. Some activities that visitors can enjoy include watching warthogs and hippos mowing the lawn at Mweya Lodge, boat rides on Kasinga channel, chimpanzee viewing at Kyambura Gorge and game viewing drives.


Dinner and overnight in tented facilities in Mweya Sector

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mongoose, water bucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots many small animals and birds. After the game drive, proceed to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, animals such as the water bucks, elephant, antelopes, buffalo, kobs, can be seen along the road. In the evening relax in the accommodation found in the area before proceeding into Bwindi Forest early the following day.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest contains a large primeval forest which is also known as "the place of darkness'. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth where half the world's population of mountain gorillas lives in its expansive jungle. The word impenetrable is
significant in that the forest is made up of tangled plant life draped over a deep fissured landscape of steep slippery valleys.


Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Camp/ Lodge or similar

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
 
After breakfast, precede to Bwindi Impenetrable forest the home of mountain gorillas and spend the whole day enjoying a tracking experience. Drive through the magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, which is an ancient rainforest and one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age and home to half of
the world's mountain gorillas. The average time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is unpredictable for it may take 1 - 10 hours. You will have lunch en route and return to your camp in the evening.

Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most thrilling and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer but we should not let it distract us from Bwindi's broader biodiversity, a result of its immense antiquity and an altitude span from
1,160 to 2,607m. The national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail is prominent. The forest birding ranks with the best in Uganda, with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics present.

 
Dinner and Overnight at the Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort or similar

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kampala - Entebbe - Departure
 
After breakfast depart your camp and proceed back to Entebbe with a lunch stop over at Kampala town. After lunch, you will be dropped off at Entebbe International Airport for your international flight back home.


End of Safari

 

Safari Cost: Kindly inquire on info@nicheafricaholidays.com



Cost Include:
 - All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
- All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle
- Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
- Gorilla Permit per Person US$500 per person
- Chimpanzee Tracking fee
- All airport pick ups and drops
- All activities at stipulated in the itinerary
- And all government taxes/levies
 
Cost Excluded:
- Bar Bills
- Tips to drivers and guides
- Phone calls
- Personal insurance
- Laundry
- International flights

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