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Uganda 6 Days Safari

Day 1

This morning after breakfast, your safari guide will meet you at your hotel and depart by road to Queen Elizabeth National park. The drive will take approximately 6-7 hrs depending on our interest along the way. We will stop at the equator for pictures and then continue to Mbarara for lunch. Queen Elizabeth National Park covers 1,978 sq km and lies north and south of the equator in southwestern Uganda. From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.

It’s a little wonder that Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world, – from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and brooding Crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Almost 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants ,Uganda kob and the elusive Giant Forest Hog plus remarkable 606 bird species that include the Black Chested Eagle, the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters, Verreaux’s eagle owl and African skimmer to name but a few. kob all regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula – which also boasts also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Overnight at your choice of accommodation.

 

Day 2

This morning starts with a game drive to the Kasenyi Area to look for lion prides and other wildlife. Uganda kobs mate around this area and this gives you a chance to see their breeding behaviors. Many animals will cross your paths, elephants, antelopes and with a bit of luck also lions or hyenas.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon embark one of the boats for a boat trip. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. With some luck you will even spot elephants on the river banks coming for a drink and a bath. We return to the lodge for dinner.

Spend the early evening at the lodge, enjoy the pool which is overlooking the Kazinga Channel and observe animals from the pool deck.

Overnight at your choice of accommodation

 

Day 3

Early in the morning at around 7am you will embark on the game drive and will head to Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee tracking which is in the depth of Kyambura gorge thus leading you to another game drive beneath the vast skies of Ishasha wilderness in the far south and also in this part of the park is well known for tree-climbing lions. After the morning adventure you will reach Ishasha Wilderness camp between 12pm-1pm, check in, have lunch and then you will relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the camp, have a walk.

Later on in the evening you will have a quiet and relaxing dinner

Overnight at the camp. Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park

 

Day 4

After your hearty breakfast, we will exit the park at around 10:00am and depart by road to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which situated in South western Uganda ,The park is a hilly country side with remnant lowland forest. There are approximately 752 mountain gorillas in the entire world and here you can find half of the world’s mountain gorillas. It is most famous for gorilla tracking but there also hiking trails where you can see a variety of birds and primates. Bwindi and also provides refugee to elephants, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelopes. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. The drive will take approximately 3 hrs depending on your interest along the way.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a jungle of 331 square kilo metres containing both montane and lowland forest only accessible on foot. It has 120 species of mammals 9 groups of habituated Gorilla families 8 tourists booked per group per day. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park has three parts the northern part which is known as Buhooma in Kanungu District, the southern part known as Rubuguri in Kisoro Disitrict and Eastern part known as Ruhija in Kabale District.

Bwindi trailheads drive will take approximately 8-10 hrs depending on our interest along the way. We will stop at the equator for pictures and then continue to Mbarara for lunch. Will then head to main towns of kabale,kisoro and Rukungiri ,beyond which dirt roads lead into hills until our point of accommodation and if you are there by lunch time you will check in and have lunch, relax and later on have dinner

Overnight at your choice of accommodation.

 

Day 5

This morning starts with tracking the mountain gorillas that takes two to eight hours depending on the location of the group. The adventure requires a reasonable level of fitness since the forest comprises of dense tangled vegetation draped over the mountainous landscape of deeply fissured valleys and steep ridges. Head back to the lodge/hotel for lunch and later in the afternoon embark community walks provides an insight into the lives of Bakiga and Batwa (pygmy)people living beside the forest. Bwindi hills are inhabited by Bakiga, hardworking farmers who have created the regions emblematic land scape of steeply terraced hills. Batwa pygmy inhabit the margins of Bwindi and Mgahinga forests and offer exciting tours to glimpse life through their eyes when they lived in forest.

We return to the lodge/hotel for dinner. OR

If you are tired from the morning adventure you can spend the afternoon at the lodge/hotel, if it has a swimming pool you can enjoy the pool relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Later on have dinner at the lodge /hotel.

Overnight at your choice of accommodation.

 

Day 6

After your hearty breakfast, we will exit the park and drive back to Kampala. And this will mark the end of the safari.

Note: Gorilla permits and chimpanzee permits are not part of the safari Itinerary each permit costs $600 and $50 for chimp at kyambura respectively for each per day per person.

 

Costs include;

  • Full board accommodation as per itinerary
  • All Meals /meals on enroute
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle plus fuel
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Park guide fee.
  • Potters fee/guiding carriers.
  • Driver fee and all his expenses example his accommodation and meals
  • 1 boat trip.
  • All Game drives as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Nature walks.
  • All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
  • And all government taxes/levies

Excluded Are;

  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Bar Bills
  • Phone calls
  • Insurance
  • Air ticket/flights
  • Personal shopping
  • Laundry
  • Any other personal expense outside the above