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Uganda Safaris

19 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING & GAME VIEWING SAFARI

Day 1: Pick Up and Transfer to Ngamba Island.
Our Safari guide will pick you from your hotel in the morning after your breakfast for your encounter with the rescued chimpanzee as you set in Lake Victoria Ngamba Island a home of over 40 orphaned chimpanzees. Enjoy the spectacular distant scenery view of the neighboring islands as you ride to Ngamba. The bird life on the island is no miss out for birders. You may engage in the infant integration experience of the chimpanzees on the island or take a forest walk and have an encounter with the interactive primates on the island. Haveyour dinnerand overnight at Ngamba Island Tented Camp.

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja the source of the Nile
This morning after your breakfast, take pleasure in an exciting venture as you participate in the morning chimpanzee feeding. Thereafter you will transfer back to the main land where you will proceed with a drive off to Jinja. You will have your lunch enroute with reward sightings of the enroute flora and fauna. Detour the Mabira forest where you will enjoy spontaneous views of the bird life and monkeys at this spot, you will also be rewarded with sightings of the beautiful butterflies in a forest walk. Proceed for dinner and over night at Wild waters lodge

Day 3: Whole day Whitewater rafting
After an early breakfast you will set off for the most exciting adventure in Jinja on the Nile River. This will take you through the magnificent 8 rapids on the Nile and also reward you with spectacular views of the bird haven on this magnificent Nile River. Transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Wild waters lodge / Jinja Nile Resort

Day 4: Boat Ride on the Nile and Transfer to Murchison Falls
In the morning, after breakfast, head for the boat ride on the Nile and go right to where Lake Victoria and the Nile meet. You will have and lots of opportunities to take pictures from flowers to the Nile and its fishermen. After your lunch drive off to Murchison falls National Park. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 5: Game drive at the top of the falls – Murchison Falls
Today after your breakfast, embark on a morning game drive at the magnificent top of the falls. You will be rewarded with sight and sound on the Nile crashing through the chasm. You will also spot the early risers besides the birdlife including species like the shoebill/whale headed stork, red throated bee eaters and many more. After your lunch, take pleasure in a game viewing launch cruise along the Nile River in boat trip. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles, oribi, hartebeest, buffalos and the wonderful falls. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Semliki National Park
To day wakeup for an early breakfast and thereafter you will depart for Semliki National Game Park. The park is rich in primates, and expects to see the black and white colobus monkeys, central African red colobus, blue monkey, red tailed monkey, de Brazza’s monkey, vervet monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, baboon and many more. Take an opportunity, one of its kind in all Uganda’s park in a night game drive, you will spot the nocturnal primates besides the nightjars that are rare during the day. Dinner and over night at Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 7: In Semliki Park
After your breakfast you will go birding in one of the richest areas for birds in Africa and with some of the very best forest birding adventure. Look out for species like the spot breasted ibis, Red Thighed Sparrow Hawk, Crested francolin and Helmet Guinea fowl, Broad -billed Roller, Green Wood-hoopoe, African Moustached Warbler, Marsh Tchagra, Violet-backed, the rapacious Red-necked Falcon and the local Cabani’s. Later you will enjoy nocturnal bird watching on the geothermal Hot springs at Sempaya and you will be rewarded with views of crepuscular Flecked Night jar, Black Shoulder Nightjar, African Wood and many more. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park
This morning you will drive to Fortportal immediately after your breakfast and you will have an enroute lunch. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the magnificent scenery as you drive through the traditional homesteads and farms on your way to Kibale. Upon your arrival in the park, take a guided forest walk where you will explore round the Bunyaruguru crater region and expose you to the park habitant species like the Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Colobus Monkey, L’hoests, Black And White Colobus Monkey, and Vervet Monkey. Dinner overnight at Primates lodge

Day 9: Chimp Tracking
Today, wakeup for a hilarious lifetime experience of tracking down the chimpanzees in their natural habitant in the rich primate tropical Kibale forest. Report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch immediately after your breakfast where you will be briefed about the chimp trackers code of conduct by a UWA official. Thereafter you will penetrate through the misty forest under the guidance of an armed ranger for the tracking. You may spot other primates during the tracking and these may include the Vervet Monkey, L’hoests, Blue Monkey, Red-Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black And White Colobus Monkey and many more. Retire for dinner and overnight at Primates lodge

Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Leave Kibale after your breakfast for the most popular protected area with a stunning location on the rift valley floor between Lakes Edward and George. You will enjoy a game drive as you enter the park that will expose you to the diverse wildlife. You may spot the Elephants, Buffalos; Uganda Kob with luck you may also spot the Hyena, Lions, Leopard and perhaps the Giant Forest Hog. After your lunch, embark on an afternoon game viewing launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. You will be rewarded further with wildlife sightings of species like the Hippopotamuses, Waterbucks, Crocodiles and a variety of Water Birds like the black bee- eater, several species of falcons and the raptors. Retire for your dinner and overnight at Jacana/Mweya safari lodge

Day 11: Launch Drive around Katwe Crater region and transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
After your breakfast drive to the spectacular field of extinct volcanic craters in a drive to the Katwe explosion craters. This drive will reward you with high spots of the gorgeous Kitagata Lake and the enormous Kamengo Crater, besides you will have a splendorous view of the park’s wildlife. After your lunch drive to the extreme south of the park through the Ishasha sector a dwelling of various animals. You will enjoy sightings of the endemic tree climbing lions as they rest in the old fig trees and acacia trees too. You may spot the hippos in the Ishasha River and buffaloes, leopards, kob and topis on the plains. Proceed for dinner and overnight in Bwindi National Park at Gorilla Resort

Day 12: Gorilla Tracking
Report to the park headquarters after your breakfast where you will be briefed about the mountain gorilla trackers code of conduct. You will penetrate through the misty impenetrable Bwindi forest for a more adventurous an exciting lifetime experience of Mountain Gorilla tracking. The tracking duration depends on the ease to see the gorilla that day. You will spot other forest wildlife in these trails that may include the Black And White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Colobus, Blue Monkey, L’hoests and baboons and many more. Retire for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After an early breakfast, you will leave Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale region which is commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is a very spectacular destination with beautiful small Islands which are enclosed by steep terraced slopes. Bunyonyi is well known as a bird watchers paradise. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi overland Camp/Arcadia cottages/Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Day 14: Full day at Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will head out for a full day Bunyonyi Island tour. Take a boat ride to the most of the Islands found on the lake and look out for different bird species on each and every Island you visit. It is believed that here each Island was named after its unique bird species that habits on it. Also visit the Batwa community and then later return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi overland Camp/Arcadia cottages/Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. This Park is an annex of the Tanzanian plains scattered with large zebra herds, elands, ungulates and impalas. This is the nearest Park to Uganda’s capital city which is Kampala and the smallest among all the Uganda’s National Parks. The park has over 310 species of birds and is the finest destination to view birds associated to acacia such as Ruppell’s long-tailed sterling, mosque swallows black-bellied bustard and the bare faced go-away bird. Upon arrival, you will have lunch and then go for the afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Look out for different bird species and animals like Hippos, Crocodiles and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp/Mihingo Lodge/UWA Bandas

Day 17: Explore Lake Mburo National Park
Early morning before breakfast, you will take a guided nature walk with in the Salt-licking area. Here you will find a well positioned wooden platform on which you will stand to have splendid view various animal species visiting the place to lick these salty soils. Look out for elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, Impalas, Antelopes, Kobs and so many others. After this you will head for the horseback riding with in the Park. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp/Mihingo Lodge/UWA Bandas

Day 18: Transfer Back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with en route stop over at the Equator at Kayabwe for an informative explanation from the experts of the area as well as taking Photographs. Later continue with your journey to Kampala arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel

Day 19: Kampala City Tour & Departure
After breakfast, you will set out for the Kampala city tour where you will be able to visit tourist sites like Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Bahai Temple, National Theatre and so many others. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight home.

End of Safari

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