Best of Africa Tour 9 Days (EUTS 020)offered by supplier M21160 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing National Parks
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2111 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3053 US Dollar (USD)
Murchison Falls National Park of Uganda got its name from the dramatic Murchison Falls which are found within the park. These spectacular falls are formed at a point where the world's longest river explodes through a narrow gorge in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and flows down to continue its path. Its banks are thronged with plenty of wild life from Mammals to birds and Reptiles. The vegetation is characterised by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Uganda's Rabongo Forest which is situated in the South-east of the park is home to a number of primates such as Chimpanzees and other rainforest creatures.
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls. Our driver guide picks you from your place of choice for the drive to Murchison Falls National Park, the most beautiful protected area in Uganda with a lunch stop at Masindi. You will visit the top of the magnificent falls.This is where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Albertine Rift escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp (Full Board).
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park. Start the day with an early morning Game Drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of river Nile escorted with a ranger guide, view a variety of wild game such as Giraffe, Antelope species, Lion, Elephant and a variety of savannah woodland birds. At 14.00hrs after lunch, you go on a Nile cruise for more game at close quarters; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles. There are also a variety of birds like Herons, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Eagles and the Illusive Shoebill. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge| Red Chilli Rest Camp (Full Board).
Day 3: Murchison Falls - Kibale National Park. Half day drive from Murchison Falls via Hoima, through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms to Kibale National Park. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge | Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).
Day 4: Chimp Tracking. After breakfast, report to Kanyanchu Tourist centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track Chimpanzees in the forest. The National Park is a home to the endangered Chimpanzee and boosts of the highest concentrations of primates in Africa. Primate Species include the man' closest relatives, the Chimpanzee, the threatened Red Colobus monkey, Black-and-White Colobus, Blue monkey, Pottos, extra. After lunch, have an optional nature walk to the Bigodi Wetland. This is a community based activity that was set up to enable tourists give back to the community and yet enjoy the nature offered by the swamp like many colorful butterflies, birds and other plant species. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge | Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).
Day 5: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park. After early breakfast, we will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the way, you might see waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. After lunch, enjoy the unique 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. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board).
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park. The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We search for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. After lunch, you will rest during the heat of the day, and in the evening a leisurely walk around the Mweya peninsular for Warthogs, Birds, Banded Mongoose extra will be taken. Overnight at Mweya Safari Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board).
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Early in the morning, you will go for a game drive, on return, breakfast will be ready after which the journey to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas will start. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge | Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full board).
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi. At 08:00hours report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by a ranger guide then you will be taken into the sanctuary to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest yet the home to over a half of the world’ mountain gorillas for your tracking experience. The tracking activity takes 2–8 hours, some fitness is required. A guided village walk through the Local Batwa Community in the evening, will be available should you be left with energy. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge | Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full board).
Day 9: Bwindi Gorilla Forest – Kampala. Have breakfast then set off for Kampala or Entebbe for your flight with lunch packed.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Transport cost and Fuel
- English-speaking Driver Guide
- Gorilla Permit
- Chimpanzee Permit
- Nature and Community walks
- Park entrance fees
- Launch Cruises
- Game drive
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water throughout.
- Laundry fees
- Drinks in Bars
- Entry visas
- Airport taxes
- Telephone calls
- Airfares to Uganda.
Please note: The given prices are based on shared occupancy in standard accommodation.
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