Jungle Uganda Safari Tour, 12 days 11 nights, Tour Code ASU02.
Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Metro pole Hotel (C) Holiday Express (B). BB.
Day 2: The marvelous Murchison Falls. Early morning, leave Kampala driving northwest to Murchision falls national park. Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi Hotel. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile.
Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River.Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB.
Day 3: The boat cruise on the river Nile. Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.”
There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 4: Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. Transfer from Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. You drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kindgom, passing though verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You reach the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon Hotel (C) Chimpanzee Guest House (B).
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park. Drive to Kibale Forest National Park after an early break, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects.
The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch a visit to Bigodi swamp eco -tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. On the way back do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing panoramic views. Mountains of the moon Hotel (C) Chimpanzee Guest House (B).
Day 6: The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive as you enter the park and you may spot waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward.
This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) Hippo Hill Camp (B). FB.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park. After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will reach the Lake George.Drive back to the lodge for lunch, in the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region forsightseeing’s.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) Hippo Hill Camp (B). FB.
Day 8: The tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. Early morning transfer to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector of the Park through Maramagambo Forest. Have a midday game drive on a search for the rare tree climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda. Here lives a population of lions which enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is an open savannah with a variety of acacia trees.Lunch en route. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort (C) Buhoma Community (B). FB.
Day 9: The encounter with mountains gorillas. Morning briefing from the rangers at 8.00 am before you enter the gorilla sanctuary. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 600. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Stop over at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boats ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sightseeing. Return to Arcadia Cottages (B) for dinner and overnight, Heritage Lodge (C).
Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Take a game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas. Stop over at the Equator on the way back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Metropole Hotel(C) Hotel Triangle (B). FB.
Day 12: Reserved for departure. BB.
Prices Valid from April - July 31st, 2012.
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