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12 Days Primate Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Our stuff will warmly welcome you at Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Imperial Resort beach Hotel (Classic) or Africana Hotel (Mid range), (BB).

Day 2: Begin the day with breakfast, drive to Western Uganda that is to Lake Mburo National Park. A stop over is made at Equator for photographs and snacks. On your way to the park, game-drive as you check in Mantana Tented Camp (basic) or Rwonyo rest Camp (budget). After lunch, enjoy a boat ride in Lake Mburo amidst Hippos. Other animals like Crocodiles herons, African King fisher, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Crested Cranes including local fishermen and fishing villages may be seen. Evening guided walks can also be arranged. Overnight at Rwonyo camp or Mantana tented camp, (FB).

Day 3: After breakfast make an early morning game drive and expect to see Warthogs, Elands, Uganda kob, Buffaloes and many birds. Depart to Mbarara stopping for Lunch at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. Make a scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale through big terraced hills, valleys and forests. Overnight at Bunyonyi Safari Resort/Bushara Island Camp/Bunyonyi Overland camp, (FB).

Day 4: Early morning boat ride sight seeing and bird watching is a life time experience. Return to the camp for lunch and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; home of Mountain Gorillas! Evening performances to see traditional dances by the Batwa is a must! Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas, (FB).

Day 5: Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas (this trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours - a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas, (FB).

Day 6: After an early cup of African Coffee, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Par. We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha.
After checking in and having some time to relax, we will head for a late afternoon game drive. We often spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos and others. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology, (FB).

Day 7: After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive along Kasenyi area of the park. Here you will be able to encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB).

Day 8: After breakfast drive to Kyambura gorge a cross open grass and wooden savanna for Chimp tracking. You will also encounter some animals as you trek. Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter drive to Fort Portal via the creator region and baboon cliff for sight seeing. This an area you will enjoy most the scenery of the Mountains of the Moon following the foot hills. Overnight at Ndali Lodge (classic) Mantana Lodge (basic) or Rwenzori View Guest House (basic), (FB).

Day 9: After breakfast drive to Kibale forest for Chimpanzee trekking. The dense forests offer a suitable habitat for habituated chimps, where designated nature trails have been developed to help you and your guide spot the chimps swinging on top of the trees inside cool forest. After lunch from Kanyanchu Tourist Center, visit Bigodi Bird Sanctuary for birding. Overnight at Ndali Lodge (classic) Mantana Lodge (basic) or Rwenzori View Guest House (basic), (FB).

Day 10: Begin the day with breakfast. After breakfast drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Hoima, Masindi road through a landscape of Albertine rift escarpment engulfed with tea plantations, forests, rift valley escarpment and valleys. Visit astonishing beauty of the top of Murchison falls where the water escapes from a narrow gorge bouncing downwards 45 meters and making a constant roar and plume of rainbow. Cross the famous river Nile by ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge. Visitors booked for Nile Safari and Red Chilli do not need to cross the ferry until the next day. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chilli Hide
Away, (FB).

Day 11: After a morning breakfast, you will go for a game drive, bird watching and sight seeing across the open savannah dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, waterbuck and a countless population of birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chilli Hide Away, (FB).

Day 12: Wake up at 6:00 am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Visitors booked for Paraa have to cross the ferry back to Masindi using the same route for lunch. Return to Kampala at leisure. Overnight at Imperial Resort beach Hotel (Classic) or Africana Hotel (Mid range), (BB).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation on full board
- All park entrances fees
- Game drives
- Nature walks
- Boat cruises
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Gorilla permits
- Rhino sanctuary
- Rhino guide
- Ground transportation and fuel
- Ferry crossing fees
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide.

Price Excludes:
- Tips and laundry
- Wines
- Other kinds of personal nature
- Air tickets
- Insurance covers
- Souvenirs.

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2011
Client Request Served: 5

Welcome to M20870, one of the fastest growing Tour companies in Uganda! We provide tailor made Safaris & Tours to Africa which range from gorilla safaris, visiting primates, sightseeing tours, adventure trails, mount trekking, game viewing, wildlife safaris, and trips to various destinations in Uganda and Africa. ...

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