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Great Primate Safari Uganda (11 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2470 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4539 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala. You will be received by the tour guide on arrival at the airport who will then transfer you to Kampala for the overnight at Serena Kampala Hotel (up market/luxurious accommodation, Hotel Africana (mid range), Holiday Express hotel or hotel Ruch (Low budget/basic accommodation).

Day 2: Kampala - Kibale Forest. After breakfast, you will depart to Kibale Forest National Park. Stop in Fort portal town for lunch, visit the Amabere Caves before proceeding to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is a rain forest, with a rich primates species recorded the highest in Uganda this includes Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed Monkey and Red Colobus. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge, a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon" Primate Lodge Kibale (Medium class accommodation) or Chimps guest house (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Kibale Forest. Have your early breakfast before going for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest return later after Seeing the way our "cousins" feed, climb trees, and respond to humans, caring for the young ones is an amazing experience. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity of a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. The swamp is a home to roughly 335 bird species including four species not recorded anywhere and it's also rich in vegetation. Dinner and overnight at either Ndali lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale (Medium class accommodation) or Chimps guest house (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park. Take breakfast, and head for Queen Elizabeth National Park having a game drive while entering the park arriving in the afternoon. Relax around the pool after lunch and later go for an early evening game drive. You will not wonder why Queen Elizabeth boasts over having the highest bio diversity ratings than any game park or reserve in the world, - from the open Savannah to rain forest, dense papyrus swamps and a record ten crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. A record 95 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopards, Spotted hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog plus remarkable number of bird species.

Ten Primates species include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. Reptiles are the amazing huge Rock-Python, Puff adders, Spitting Cobras, Gabon Rippers, Green Mambas, and Turtles etc. All these are regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula and all this makes a superb safari territory. Overnight at either Mweya Lodge/Jacana safari Lodge (Upmarket/ luxurious accommodation), Simba Lodge or the Institute of Ecology Cottages (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth. Go track Chimpanzees in the morning in Kyambura gorge. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax, and thereafter go in the afternoon for a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. View the Buffalos linger in the shallows, a tremendous variety of water birds grace the grasses on the shores. Great white and Pink-backed pelicans, Great and Long-tailed cormorants, Open-billed stork, African jacana, Malachite and Pied kingfishers are commonly seen. Overnight at either Mweya Lodge/Jacana safari Lodge (Upmarket/luxurious accommodation), Simba Safari Lodge or the Institute of Ecology Cottages (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Take breakfast and drive to the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth famous for the tree climbing lions then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Renowned for its mountain gorillas, the montane forest also attracts spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics including the African green broadbill, Bar tailed trogon and other beautiful forest species. You may decide to relax in the afternoon or take a nature walk (at an extra cost of $10 per person) which will lead you to the Munyaga waterfall and a chance to see primates such as the grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys and others species. Spend the night at either Gorilla forest camp/Mantana tented camp (Upmarket/luxurious accommodation) or Buhoma Lodge (Medium class accommodation) or the Buhoma Community bandas (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On this day, you will wake up very early to get ready for gorilla tracking. Take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare mountain gorillas, perhaps one of the most intriguing wildlife experiences on earth. There are only up to 650 left in the world! The tracking may take up to 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. There are always park ranger guides with you who interpret the fauna and flora and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. In the afternoon relax at the camp or go for a village walk to visit the endangered Batwa people returning to the camp in the evening. Dinner and over night at either Gorilla Forest Camp (Upmarket/ luxurious accommodation), or Engai Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge (Medium class accommodation) or the Buhoma Community Bandas (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Bwindi - Lake Mburo National Park. After breakfast, you will leave for Lake Mburo National Park via Kabale then to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in the afternoon. You will have lunch and take a rest in the afternoon or take a boat trip. Lake Mburo is part of the cluster of the five lakes that are fed by river Rwizi and connected to several seasonal and permanent swamps. It is a home to big herds of Zebras, Impalas, topi, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find the African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Go for an evening game drive and over night at Mihingo Lodge (High class/luxurious accommodation), Mantana Tented Camp (mid-class), Arcadia Cottages or Uganda Wildlife Authority's Tents (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Lake Mburo - Kampala - Entebbe. Today, have breakfast and drive to Kampala. Stop at the Equator for some pictures while standing at both the southern and the northern atmosphere, you may visit the craft stalls. Continue to Entebbe and stay for overnight at either Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Upmarket/luxurious accommodation), or Boma Guest house (Moderate class accommodation) or the Golf View Inn (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B).

Day 10: Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Have breakfast and depart on a boat to Ngamba Island which is an orphanage for Chimpanzees. You will view the feeding of these great apes which is done between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. Get to know how they become orphans and why they were brought to Ngamba Island. Return to Entebbe in the evening and stay at either Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Upmarket/luxurious accommodation), or Boma Guest house (Moderate class accommodation) or the Golf View Inn (Low budget/basic accommodation). Includes: (B).

Day 11: Having discovered these great primate, it is time to say good bye, transfer to Entebbe airport and fly back depending on your flight departure time.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Game drives
- Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
- All ground transportation in comfortable 4x4 vehicle
- Park entrance fees
- 1 gorilla permit p/p
- 2 chimps permit p/p
- Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
- Water while on safari
- 1 boat trip
- All government taxes/levies.

Price Excludes:
- Bar Bills
- Phone calls
- Personal insurance
- Laundry
- Airfare
- All other services of a personal nature
- Driver/guide’s gratuity.

About This Supplier
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Incorporated in 2008 in Kampala Uganda, M20040 is a safaris/tour and events management company conducting safaris within the East African Region and locally owned. The company was started by two very skilled and hard working professionals. We specialize in three main services which include: - The provision of...

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