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Uganda Chimp, Culture and Beach Safari - 10 Days

 

The safari begins in Kampala Uganda and ends in Kampala. You will visit the, the chimpanzee sanctuary at Kibale national park the famous Bwindi impenetratable national park home to the Mountain Gorillas Mbarara for a cultural adventure. The trip also extends to Ssese Island where you will relax and interact with the locals. The island is very rich in culture and is believed to be most sacred place for the ancestors. This safari will give unforgettable experience of
Uganda


Itinerary.

Day 1: Kampala - Kibale National Park.
After breakfast, you will be met by our guide at your residence for start of safari. Transfer to Fort Portal with a stop over for lunch en-route. Relax at your hotel in the afternoon
Day 2: Kibale National Park.
After Breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking at the wilderness of Kibale national park. You will also see and other primates including l'hoestes, Red Colobus, and blue red tailed and gray cheeked mangabey. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest, flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, see other mammals and primates including the rare red Columbus monkey and the Sitatunga. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge/ Ndali Lodge for Luxury accommodation or Rwenzori View Guest House for Medium range accommodation. FB

Day 3: Kibale National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After breakfast transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by driving through the 'Switzerland of Africa' area known as Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. Pass through Ishasha where you will have an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions or take the alternative route through the cultivated area. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead for Luxury accommodation or Mantana tented Camp for Medium range accommodation and Buhoma Community FB.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After breakfast we will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest the home of gorillas. A magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, this ancient rainforest - one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age is home to half of the world's mountain gorillas. 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 Gorilla Resort or Buhomma community Bandas. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead for Luxury accommodation or Mantana tented Camp for Medium range accommodation and Buhoma Community FB.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Mbarara
Drive to Mbarara evening entertainment by the Banyankole in ekitaguriro. Overnight stay at Lake View Regency Hotel or Agip Motel FB

Day 6: Mbarara

After breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive and after noon boat trip. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana camp or Rwonyo camp FFB

Day 7: Mbarara -Ssese Island
After breakfast drive to Bugoma where you will take a boat trip to Ssese Island and on arrival, transfer to Islands Camp for check in. In the afternoon, explore the Island which belongs to Kalangala District and lie in the north-western section of Lake Victoria 45-minutes by the local ferry from Bukakata to Bugoma on Buggala, the largest of the islands. Many of the 84 islands are uninhabited except for a few fishermen, so the forests and swamps which abound around some of the coasts make the islands a perfect habitat for birds. It should be easy to spot the whale-headed Stork and the many herons and geese, but more exclusive birds include the Grey Parrot, kingfishers and Fish Eagles. The wildlife on the Islands includes hippo and crocodile, found near the shores. Waterbuck roam freely, as does the shy Sitatunga antelope. In the forested areas, chimps and monkeys swing from the trees. Vervet and colobus monkeys are also seen as is a prolific variety of water and forest birds including hornbill, turaco, flycatcher, weaver, fish eagle, paradise flycatcher, colorful butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Islands Club

Days 8 and 9: Ssese Island
Spend days exploring the Ssese Islands with forest walks which offer excellent bird watching or engage in sport fishing. There is a cacophony of jungle sounds to marvel accommodation is on full board at the Islands Club, which is set beneath a high forest just off a white sandy beach and is a combination of tented and en-suite wooden cabins with each cottage having a bar, water-closet toilet and shower.

Day 10: departure
In the morning after breakfast transfer to the boat for the ride back to the port to the mainland or continue with your stay at the island the choice is all yours.

Tour Cost.

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    The above price is inclusive of:
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
  • All boat trips.
  • All game drives.
  • All airport pick ups and drops.
  • All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
  • And all government taxes/levies.


    Excluded Are:
  • Gorilla Permit per Person $ 500
  • Bar Bills
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Air fare
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
     

Important:
Please note the gorilla tracking in this itinerary can be done in Rwanda as well if permits/accommodation can't be got in Uganda at the time of your booking.
Gorilla tracking is dependant on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are in a very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.

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