Mountain Gorillas and Primates, 13 days

Start off with a panoramic drive northwest via the popular Luwero Triangle and Masindi town, make a stop over and have lunch at Masindi Hotel... More »

 

Uganda Jungle Tour

Day One:
  Beginning with a panoramic drive northwest via the popular Luwero Triangle and Masindi town, make a stop over at Masindi Hotel and have lunch.
Continue to Murchison falls National Park through Budongo forest, drive to the top of the spectacular fall where you can view the Nile’s perfected beauty, and wonder as it compresses and squeezes itself for more than 1 kilometer wide down through a -7 meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray-the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Lastly, you can have pleasure in the sunset as you come back to the very nice comfort and service of Paraa  Safari lodge or Red Chilli Camp, or Sambiya river lodge (BLD).

Day Two:
After having a cup of tea, start on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where the guide will assist you view elephants, lions, cape buffalo, rothchils giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare occasions leopards. Come back to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After having lunch, you will go upstream by boat to the placid Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the Devils Cauldron. There you can wonder at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also view elephants, waterbucks plus goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hornbills, cormorants and the uncommon shoebill stork. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison falls, you will come back for dinner and an overnight stay at Paraa Uganda safaris or Red Chilli?s Camp or Sambiya River lodge (BLD).

Day Three:
Welcome the early morning sun yet for another game drive to view the wild species you may not have seen on the game drive before. Come back to the lodge and have breakfast at a round 10:30 am in the morning. Relax at the lodge. Have an early lunch at 1pm and get prepared for the ferry traversing at 2pm sharp. Drive through the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort Portal road. This will be a long drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing through large countryside ad traditional homesteads and farms. Ort Portal is found in the shadow of the Fabled ?Mountains of the moon?. The journey is long!. A minimum of four hours driving. Dinner plus overnight will be at Ndali safari lodge, Mid range Rwenzori view guesthouse or Budget sky tree house (BLD).

Day Four:
After taking breakfast, we set off to Kibale Forest National Park, for primate observing. The activity begins at 8:00am in the morning. An all day tracking of the chimps plus other primates which include phoestes, Red-colobus, Blues, red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and several small insects. The guide will give detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest?s fauna and flora, making sure that your walk is both informative and pleasurable. This walk is very good for seeing bird life and primates in close quarters. A tour to Bigodi swamps eco-tourism site is surprising, as we shall find scarce and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at Ndali Uganda Safari lodge, mid range Rwenzori view guesthouse or Budget sky tree house (BLD).

Day Five:
There is Mweya safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth. After early breakfast, continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori mountain range most of the journey. A game drive en route may be gifted with seeing waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffalos, hyenas and a diversity of antelope species. After having lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes via perhaps the highest concentration of hippos and several animals may be viewed drinking at the water?s edge. This launch cruise provides a very nice platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing great with well over 550 resident species. At Mweya safari lodge or budget institute of ecology, you will have dinner and overnight.

Day Six:
After having a cup of coffee, start on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi path and Queens mile in the park and anticipate to view lions, elephants, cape buffalo, warthogs, leopard, hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and lots of several tiny anilmals and birds. After the game drive, continue to Bwindi, through Maramagambo and Ishaka sector. As you drive on the road through Ishaka side, animals like the waterbucks, elephant, antelopes, buffalo, kobs, can be viewed along the road. Relax around the forest camp. Dinner and overnight will be at the luxurious Gorilla forest camp found deep in the rain forest, mid range Buhama homestead or budget Buhoma commonly bandas (BLD).

Day Seven:
There is an early morning entry in a gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular as it provides a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by several animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Registered mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, the uncommon golden monkey here include the endangered mountain gorilla, the uncommon golden monkey. Buffalo, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bush bucks, leopards, giant forest hogs and other animals. This part is famous for fascinating gorilla, where the time taken and terrain changes depending on the movement of these wonderful primates. The thrill of spending time with and looking at these gentle giant gorillas Gorilla Touris an uncommon, moving, awesome and exciting adventure which will leave you unforgettable memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an everlasting experience to see and take pictures of them as they come together with each other.
Dinner and overnight will be at the luxuries Gorilla Forest camp, Buhoma homestead
or Budget Buhoma homestead or Budget Buhoma Community Bandas (BLD).

Day Eight:
After taking an early breakfast, you will set off to Lake Mburo National Park and get into the park through the Nshara Gate. The afternoon game drive will take you along the lakeshore path, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the ?Kigambara loop? provides interesting guided like side walks. Here you can meet groups of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland, and priti and topi are easy to approach. Along with the game drive, many tourist also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and self-guided nature trails. Those who like watching birds will enjoy over 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo, which include papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, carruthers?s asticolas, the unique white winged warbler and Bare-faced Go-way bird. You will come back home to have dinner and first class service at the Agip Motel.

Day Nine:
Set to Kampala. When going back to Kampala, there is a stop over at the Mpigi Royal Drum makers. At this place, you will be able to view the ceremonial drums being crafted with methods passed down from generation to generation. You will also have time to stop at the equator to have photographs and you will reach Kampala before lunch.

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