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5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

1. 5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

Day 1 Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale National Park Drive to Kibale Forest National Park, for 5-6 hours. Check in at your lodge and spend your evening at leisure. Accommodation Kibale Forest Camp Day2 Primates tracking in Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Early Morning Forest walk for Chimpanzee Tracking. Have a lunch break then transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP a 2 to 3 hours journey. Check-in at your lodge then embark on an evening game drive at savannah plains. Return to your lodge or overnight stay. Budget: Irungu safari lodge Day 3 Early Morning Game drive at Queen Elizabeth NP and transfer to Bwindi Forest NP. Embark on a second game drive early in the morning, Have a lunch break then embark on a boat safari at Kazinga channel looking out for water animals and different bird species. Then transfer to Bwindi Forest, you will arrive late in the evening intime for dinner and night stay. Accommodation Midrange: Bakiga Lodge Day 4 Gorilla trekking Experience and Transfer Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and gorilla trekking. Spend the day trekking and observing the mountain gorillas. After the experience you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi (approximately 3 hours) Accommodation Antique cottages Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi and Return to Entebbe/Kampala After breakfast enjoy a relaxing boat ride or canoeing. The Lake offers a serene and picturesque setting. known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush green islands scattered across the lake, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation, and unwinding after the adventure of gorilla trekking. Depart for Entebbe/Kampala in the afternoon. Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala in the evening.

Uganda: 3-Day Chimpanzee Safari and Wildlife Exploration

2. Uganda: 3-Day Chimpanzee Safari and Wildlife Exploration

Enjoy an all-inclusive 3-day tour to see chimpanzees and various wildlife in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest Park. Be surprised by the opportunity to see over 100 species of mammals and nearly 600 varieties of birds. Day 1: Kampala - Kibale Forest Park Start your tour in Kampala where you will drive nearly 225 miles to Kibale. Depart early in the morning to see the landscapes of Mityana before taking a lunch break in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Marvel at the stunning palace of Tooro Kingdom, the Karambi Royal Tombs, local shops, and the iconic mosque before driving on to Kibale, only a couple of miles ahead. On arrival, check into your accommodations at Kibale Forest Camp. Learn about chimpanzees, baboons, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the native blue monkey. Kibale National Park hosts the largest number of primates in the whole of East Africa. Have a walk in the afternoon to discover primates on the way to Kanyanchu River Camp. This is the most popular of all walks inside the park. View diverse forest flora and a number of wild animals before heading back to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey, and many others. Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will spend an unforgettable hour watching them go about their daily life — feeding, playing, grooming, taking care of their young, howling and screeching, all in their natural habitat. After the trek, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. See the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range as you make the journey. Eat lunch and enjoy an en-route game drive during the afternoon. Arrive at Kazinga Channel for a sundown boat cruise and see this natural waterway between Lake Edward and Lake George. Catch unbelievable views of abundant birdlife, elephants, buffaloes, and schools of hippos cooling off at the shores. Enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep at your lodge before the next day’s morning adventure. Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala Begin early with a drive through the southern sector, famous for its copious wildlife. Look for animals not seen on previous days. Later, depart through Katunguru Gate to arrive back to your hotel in Kampala or transfer to the airport in Entebbe.

13-Days Gorilla, Masai Mara & Serengeti Wilderness Safari

3. 13-Days Gorilla, Masai Mara & Serengeti Wilderness Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to your Arusha Upon arrival time, you may proceed for an exciting city tour or coffee tour as you take the cool breeze of Kilimanjaro land. Day 2: Transfer to Ngorongoro Drive to the famous Ngorongoro area for the greatest experiences in the mystical Ngorongoro. This vast crater is inhabited by the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. Day 3: Ngorongoro Full day. At the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. Have a remarkable view of this impressive natural wonder for a few minutes. Here, lions and hyenas hunt wildebeest and Grant’s gazelle within. Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti from Ngorongoro Drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater and continuing as far as the eye can see, the vast view of the Serengeti. Serengeti means “endless plain” and is inhabited by more than 2 million wildebeest and other wildlife. Day 5: Serengeti Full-day Exploration The migration can be seen every month of the year, starting with the calving season After they’ve given birth, the herds move north through the Serengeti, eventually arriving at the banks of the Mara River, swollen by the floods of the rains and teeming with the crocodile. The herds must cross to find fresh grazing, and they plunge into the river by the thousands. Those that survive the crossing must stay alert enough to avoid the big cats lurking on the far side. Day 6: Serengeti to Maasai Mara Check out of the lodge & transfer to Masai Mara for an incredible cultural encounter and a later sundowner experience. Day 7: Masai Mara Game viewing & Hot Air balloon Early-morning balloon safaris are an exceptional experience that soars over the Masai Mara Reserve's many ecosystems, including the huge Mara River, marshes, woods, animals, and the African Savannah & continue for a game drive. PS; The hot air balloon cost is exclusive. Day 8: Masai Mara to Entebbe Get up early and travel from Masai Mara to Nairobi & drop you off at the airport for your flight to Entebbe, where your guide in Uganda will pick you up. Day 9: Entebbe to Kibale + Afternoon Bigodi Walk You will embark on a Journey to the world primate capital for a short crater lakes tour of the countryside with a special experience in the Kibale forest which is home to most primates of the world and have a relaxing homestay experience at Tinka Homestay with an optional overnight at Tinka or Isunga Lodge. Day 10: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi You will go for a chimp tracking experience in the Kibale forest & then a Bigodi nature walk instead. Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Transfers to Bwindi forest, home to half of the only remaining gorillas in the world. In the evening, you have a chance to meet the exciting local Batwa as they showcase several of their cultural performances. Day 13 Return to Kampala Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi or Bwindi with a stop at the Equator Entebbe arriving in the late afternoon. End of safari.

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

4. 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Explore Uganda with this 5 days Uganda safari, you will experience gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, one of the most booked tours in Uganda. You will also do a cultural tour in Bwindi's impenetrable national park and visit crater lakes while at Kibale national park. this is an incredible safari experience. What to Expect in this 5 days safari includes; Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Elephants, exotic birds, the Equator crossing for photography, valleys, hilltops, long-horned Ankole Cattle, papyrus swamps, etc. Itinerary: Day 1 Kibale National Park pick up from your hotel after breakfast (8:00) for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and the thick jungle of Africa to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. You will visit Ndale crater lake in the Afternoon. (Approximately 5-6 hours’ drive). Meals and overnight at Turaco Treetops (FB) Day 2 Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. You will take a nature walk in the afternoon to Bigodi village for cultural experiences. Meals and overnight at Turaco Treetops (FB) Day 3 Transfer to Bwindi Forest. After breakfast, drive to Bwindi via the landscape of tea plantations, probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, and the highland rain forests which reach the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, you will do cultural experiences in the afternoon. (Approximately 5-6 hours’ drive). Meals and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge (FB) Day 4 Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Begin the day with breakfast ready for gorilla trekking, which begins at 7:30 a.m. with a briefing. Ensure to carry along with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 to 10 hours depending on the gorilla family nearby but it’s well worth the effort. Meals and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge (FB) Day 5 Return To Kampala Return to Kampala in the morning, lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara with stop over at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers for a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs. Transfer to Entebbe for the evening flight back home (Approximately 8-9 hours’ drive). (Meal plan Breakfast and Lunch)

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