The 5 days Uganda safari tour combines the best of primate tracking and game viewing. The trip takes you to Bwindi forest for an exciting gorilla tracking expedition. You will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth park using the Ishasha sector which is home to the infamous tree climbing lions. Enjoy game drives, nature walks and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and if you still haven’t git the full feel of primate tracking, you can book tour to Kyambura gorge which is home to over 7 different primates species including the chimpanzees.
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Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
It is always a very exciting moment for travelers to meet the company safari guide on this first day of the trip. You are picked up early morning from your hotel or any other location in Kampala or Entebbe to head to Bwindi national park. Our first stop over is at the equator for photography and checking out some crafts then proceed to Mbarara where we break the long journey and have our lunch. We later on proceed through Kabale to our sector of trekking at Bwindi. This epic journey through the greenery land of the Pearl of Africa takes 8-10 hours. On arrival at the lodge, we check in, freshen up and have dinner, then rest.
Accommodations (this depends on the sector where you will go for trekking): Rushaga Gorilla Haven lodge (budget), Ichumbi gorilla lodge (midgrange) Chameleon Hill lodge (luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park
We rise up early, enjoy our breakfast, also have our lunch and drinking water packed since we do not know how long we shall spend in the forest in search of the endangered apes. The driver transfers us to the information office where we are given a pre-trekking briefing at 8am just before we enter the forest to start the trek. The visitors at the office are divided into groups of 8 and each headed by a ranger guide who leads us as we go looking for the allocated gorilla family. The most thrilling part of the trek is the one hour we spend observing the gentle giants interact, feed and play around in this ancient forest.
If the trek ends early, we head for a community walk for a cultural experience with locals including the Batwa and Bakiga. Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and the overnight.
Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi national park to Queen Elizabeth national park
We check out of the lodge, have breakfast and travel to Queen Elizabeth national park. The savannah national park has the widest variety of vegetation and wildlife and therefore makes the best place for wildlife safaris. We connect from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth through Ishasha sector in the south which is famously known for tree climbing lions and if lucky, we might sight some. Proceed to the northern side of the park where we stay for the evening and overnight.
Accommodations: The Bush lodge (budget), Marafiki Safari lodge (midrange) and Mweya Safari lodge (luxury)
Day 4: Exploring Queen Elizabeth national park
This day also starts early with a cup of coffee or breakfast at the lodge and then drive towards the savannah grasslands of the park in Kasenyi. The Kasenyi plains is home to lots of grazers including Uganda kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes and warthogs and these attract predators; lions, leopards and hyenas. Elephants and different bird species are seen too. At the end of the game drive, we visit Bunyampaka Salt Lake where we have an opportunity to watch flamingo birds if they have not yet flown to Kenya depending on the season.
We get back to the lodge for lunch and later on head to Mweya for the boat cruise on Kazinga channel, a small water channel that connects two water bodies Lake George and Lake Edward. In the afternoon, the channel brings together many of the parks wildlife together; hippos and crocodiles which are permanent residents there, then elephants and buffaloes which often come to cool their bodies and drink. Kazinga channel is a haven for birds with species such as pelicans, egrets, the malachite kingfishers, pied kingfishers, hamerkops and African fish eagles among others. After the 2 hours launch trip, we head back to the lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.
Day 5: Return to Kampala
As we come to the end of our safari, we enjoy a delightful breakfast at the lodge as we checkout. Start the return journey to Kampala via Mbarara highway with lunch en-route and drop off in Kampala or Entebbe.
END OF UGANDA SAFARI ADVENTURE
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