5 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari
The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari features the destination Bwindi which is the greatest Mountain Gorilla habitat on earth with almost a half of their world population (459 out of 1063). The park comprises of dense forest undergrowth with mature trees that form the canopy while standing on a rugged hilly landscape with deep saddles which combine to justify it as an impenetrable forest. This natural setting makes the gorilla trekking encounter in Bwindi to go beyond only gorillas. The safari also cover Queen Elizabeth National Park stretches over the western arm of the East African rift Valley for 1,978km2 overlooking the mystical Rwenzori Mountains. The park is a home to over 600 species of birds, the 95 mammal species, the impressive 45km long Kazinga Channel connecting Lake George and Edward, Ishasha sector with its tree-climbing lions, the Kyambura gorge & Kalinzu Forest Reserve - the home of chimpanzees and the remarkable scenic Katwe explosion Crater.ItineraryDay 1: Transfer from to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Equator stop & afternoon game drive upon arrival Stop At:
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
After breakfast at your place of stay, you get into your comfortable safari vehicle in the company of your guide at 7:00am and drive to the southwest of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 7 hours’ drive. You make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe after driving 77km from Kampala and have time to explore this significant geographical site – the Sun’s way and the point of separation between the northern and southern hemisphere. A well-interpreted water experiment is performed to show the separation of these two poles. The place also features rewarding photographing opportunities where you take photos with one leg in the northern hemisphere and another in the southern hemisphere. Continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural center before proceeding to the park for an afternoon game drive gaining possibilities of exploring a range of wild game.
Duration: 2 daysPass By:
Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
You make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe after driving 77km from Kampala and have time to explore this significant geographical site – the Sun’s way and the point of separation between the northern and southern hemisphere
Accommodation included: Enganzi Game Lodge Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Game Reserve, an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel & an evening game drive along the channel track Stop At:
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve, Bushenyi Uganda
Wake up for breakfast after which you embark on chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve exploring the sights of magical lush mature tropical forest supporting counts of chimpanzees. The eventual encounter with the chimpanzees as they munch fruits, make pant hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate and roll themselves in tree branches derive an exciting memory that will last for a lifetime. Retreat from the encounter which tends to take 2 – 5 hours, settle for lunch
Duration: 5 hoursStop At:
Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2pm. You will have an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore the more wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Enganzi Game Lodge Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions Stop At:
After breakfast at your respective lodge, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park depending on where you are going to track gorillas from. The drive takes you through Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you spend some time driving in its rolling plains marked by counts of fig trees in search of tree climbing lions that tend to climb the fig trees during the day time. The short trees with overlying branches in Ishasha present the best opportunities for viewing tree climbing lions than any other part of the world where such Species exist. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Gorilla Mist Camp Day 4: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable NP & drive to Lake Bunyonyi for boat cruise and relaxation Stop At:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00am after which you embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trekking might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a lifetime thrill of a wildlife adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and embark on the boat cruise to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Lake Bunyonyi Rock – resort Day 5: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi back to Entebbe Stop At:
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Entebbe 477km about 8 hours’ drive. You drive through the magical highlands of Kigezi covered with mist in the morning before continuing through impressive south western Uganda landscapes of Ntungamo with extensive banana plantation and cattle farms. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Centre and another can still be made at the Equator crossing Kayabwe to get yourself memorabilia to carry back home.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
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Duración: 5 Days
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Traveler pickup is offered
Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd picks up guests from their booked hotels, Airport and other places of stay like residencies, homestays among others in Kampala and Entebbe or en route to featured destinations. Airports
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
- Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
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