Monday, February 27, 2017

2 Days Chimps Trek in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 1: Briefing and Transfer to Kiabale Forest

Briefing on the safari as we drive to Kibale National Park for Chimps
Briefing on the safari before we drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours). Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good “photo opportunities”. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.travel-explore-africa-chimpanzee-photo
In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others.

Day 2: Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking, tracking over 12 primates in Kibale Forest National Park
Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.
Depart from the Chimps Trek Park Kibale Forest, transfer to Kampala


Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English
  • speaking driver guide, guides in national parks
  • Meals according to the program
  • Entrance to Lake mburo national Park including Vehicle

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
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2 Days Chimps Trek in Budongo Forest, Kaniyo – Pabidi Home

The 2 days itinerary for Chimpanzee Tracking Tour in Budongo Forest, Kaniyo Pabidi – A perfect two day Mini-Safari from Kampala if you want to see Chimpanzees in the abundance Wild and have limited time.


Day 1: Kampala – Budongo Forest

We depart Kampala at 7 am and arrive near 11 am Budongo Eco Lodge where you check in at either in the dormitory or self contained room for the day. This is a most delightful area of Murchison Falls National Park. Budongo Forest is an oasis of tranquility where one can truly feel at one with nature. This is the oldest Mahogany Tree Forest in East Africa – and steps have been taken to preserve this most wonderful forest with its tall and majestic trees. The Forest has been under constant threat by loggers out to make a few shillings instead of looking to the future and preserving this magnificent forest for future generations. Budongo Forest will seem like an oasis to you, the quiet being broken by the sounds of birds, primates nearby – very different from a forest in North America or Europe. Certainly a place to come and spend a couple of days in peace with creation.
Get settled into your quarters and have lunch at the Budongo Eco Lodge included in the safari price: After lunch take a guided forest walk and discover the beauty of this awesome place yourself.
• Guided Forest Walk of 1 1/2 hours in length can easily be done.
• 3 hour guided Birding Adventure
• Guided Forest Walk 3 to 4 hours in length
Dinner at Budongo Eco Lodge – sit on the porch of your lodging and take in the evening in this lovely part of Uganda in the midst of the Budongo Forest

Day 2: Budongo Forest – Back to Kampala

Breakfast in Budongo Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking a three to four hour small group experience visiting some of the habituated Chimpanzees of Budongo Forest- spending an hour with them and observing them. Each day, chimpanzees like gorillas move to another location for the night building new nests for that day. Budongo Forest is a project of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Enjoy your time with the chimpanzees.
Lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge.
Depart for Kampala and return in the late afternoon.

End of Budongo Forest Tour

 

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English
  • speaking driver guide, guides in national parks
  • Meals according to the program
  • Entrance to Lake mburo national Park including Vehicle

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
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1 Day Chimps Trek in Budongo Forest, Kaniyo – Pabidi





The 1 day itinerary for Chimpanzee Tracking Tour in Budongo Forest, Kaniyo Pabidi – A perfect Mini-Safari from Kampala if you want to see Chimpanzees in the abundance Wild and have limited time.
Leave Kampala at 6 am for your 4 hour drive north to Budongo Forest. Drive through the Ugandan countryside which alone is worth the trip toward Masindi. There is lots to see and many fabulous picture opportunities. You will be in a comfortable vehicle, English speaking driver, bottled water for your comfort.
Arrive at Kaniyo Pabidi at Budongo Forest and have lunch.
Chimpanzee tracking after lunch in this original Mahogany Forest. You will be tracking habituated chimpanzees which means that they are used to humans. This is a process that takes several years. They are not tame, but simply used to having humans near them and near them you come and see them up close.
After tracking return to Kampala by 7 pm…a full day, but well worth it and a most rewarding experience. Your best one day Chimpanzee tracking experience while in Uganda.
Each day, chimpanzees like gorillas move to another location for the night building new nests for that day. Budongo Forest is a project of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Enjoy your time with the chimpanzees.
If you like an overnight trip there is a basic lodging facility is available at a reasonable price and for those staying there is a restaurant where Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served.
Chimpanzee tracking is available for those over 18 years of age and in in good health, no colds, flu or any other transmittable illnesses.

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English
  • speaking driver guide, guides in national parks
  • Meals according to the program
  • Entrance to Lake mburo national Park including Vehicle

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
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Monday, February 23, 2015

3 day Rwanda mountain gorillas trek with Lake Kivu Visit

3 day Rwanda mountain gorillas trek with Lake Kivu Visit

3 day Rwanda mountain gorillas’ trek with Lake Kivu Visit

This comfortable, fully-escorted and guided safari tour through Rwanda features lands of rolling hills, tranquil lakes, rainforests and jungles, gorillas and other primates, and glorious butterflies outnumbered only by the plentiful birds. We make route for Dian Fossey’s stunning Parc National des Volcans, where we embark on a trek to encounter the mighty mountain gorilla and follow one of five gorilla families
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi for your Gorilla Tracking
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Depart from Kigali city with a private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park the home of gorilla tracking activity in Rwanda with private vehicle and driver.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Vulcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

travel-explore-africa-uganda05 3 day Rwanda mountain gorillas trek with Lake Kivu VisitDay 2: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
After you come back from volcano mountains, you drive to Gisenyi and spend the rest of the day on any of the many options like boat riding, swimming, town tour or stay at leisure on the beach.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Moderate: Paradise Mallahide
Low Budget: Paradise Mallahide

Day 3: RETURN TO KIGALI CITY
Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali await tour flight back home

Tour Price For 3 Days Rwanda mountain gorillas’ trek with Lake Kivu Visit (These prices are just suggestive and may be lower or higher than the suggested. 

 

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4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and Uganda

4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and Uganda

This 4 day safari which takes you to Rwanda with 2 gorilla permits (for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes and Bwindi in Uganda. We shall also have a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas two times and thus have a totally different experience with two different gorilla families each in a very sole habitat.

Day 1.Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

gorilla9-300x224 4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and UgandaDay 2.Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes and cross to Uganda
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
After your trek, have lunch and depart for Uganda. You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear at the boarder – Uganda is 1 hour ahead of Rwanda.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable national park

taste-of-rwanda-300x198 4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and UgandaDay 3.Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.
Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.
Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 4: Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport
Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours – and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing

  • All fuel for the tour;

  • Chimpanzee permit

  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;

  • All park entrance and related fees, boat fees,

  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide, guides in national parks

  • Meals according to the program

Exclusions

  • International air fares;

  • Entry visa Uganda;

  • Accommodation in Kampala

  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;

  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;

  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Meal plan

The cost of the tour includes most meals. Please check in the program what meals are included with your choice of accommodation

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4 Days lake mburo and Queen Elizabeth national park

4 Days lake mburo and Queen Elizabeth national park

This 4 days wildlife safari takes for a diurnal primates which occur in Lake Mburo, this Park habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck, while the lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus. Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. zebra-11-300x224 4 Days lake mburo and Queen Elizabeth national parkThe sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon. Nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopard, side-striped jackal and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three otter species resident in the lakes.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the best and most popular East African Safari package. Lake Mburo National Park habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is described by many as the most beautiful park in Africa. Set in the west of the Great African rift valley, and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (the legendary mist-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’). Queen Elizabeth incorporates dozens of mirror surfaced crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes. There are over 95 mammal including 10 primate species (chimpanzees, vervet, blue, red-tailed, L’Hoest monkey, colobus, baboons), upto 20 predators (lion, leopard, spotted hyena, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants. More than 610 bird species (probably the highest total for any national park in Africa, if not the world. In addition to 54 raptors, the checklist includes virtually every waterbird species of Uganda, a variety of woodland and forest species.
Itinerary

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Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo N.P
Briefing on the safari, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast, and then after we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Early afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Thereafter we take the unforgettable sun set boat cruise along the Lake Mburo and while on cruise expect the clear view and panoramic photographs of wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel.

(all on full board basis)
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp/ Archadia Cottages
Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock
Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite / Eagle’s nest lake mburo
Please see other accommodation options in Lake Mburo national park

Day 2: Game drive and get transferred to Queen Elizabeth thereafter. Have your early morning breakfast and there after you go for a game drive through the park in search for animal like the Uganda kob, zebras, impalas, elephants, buffaloes to mention but a few. After the game drive you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park lunch en route reaching in the evening, and a late evening game drive on your way to your lodge. Dinner and Overnight at

Overnight at
Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

african-lion-uganda-300x198 4 Days lake mburo and Queen Elizabeth national parkDay 3: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, etc
We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 4: Depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Safari to Kampala
Breakfast and head for Kampala (about 5 hours driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda. Depending on how much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala’s crafts and souvenirs markets before checking in at your hotel or being transferred to the airport.

Tour cost includes: Accommodtation, all meals, all park entrance and related fees, boat fees, chimpanzee tracking permits, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide, guides in national parks.

Excluded: Flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation (visas), travel and medical insurance, optional excursions, tips and gratiuties for your guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals, -Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on.

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4 Days gorillas and chimpanzee

4 Days gorillas and chimpanzee

Day 1: Briefing on the safari, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest, southwestern Uganda for your gorilla trek.
Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast, and then after drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs.
Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine hour journey.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable national park

(Driving time ± 9hrs on mainly surfaced roads)

gorilla-4-300x224 4 Days gorillas and chimpanzeeDay 2: Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas and other primates
Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.
Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi’s most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable national park

IMG_2209-300x225 4 Days gorillas and chimpanzeeDay 3: Drive to Kibale National Park via Ishasha
After taking early morning we drive further north through stunning savannah grasslands as we head Kibale national park through Ishasha which is, a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park that is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. We shall continue our journey to Kibale and the lush rolling hills of this region provide good “photo opportunities”. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art. In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge / primate lodge kibale / Kibale safari lodge
Moderate option: Kibale Forest Camp
Low Budget option: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse;
Meals Included today: Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Kibale forest national park

Driving time to Bush Lodge ± 5½hrs on mainly surfaced and muram roads)

travel-explore-africa-02 4 Days gorillas and chimpanzeeDay 4: Chimpanzee tracking, tracking over 12 primates in Kibale National Park and transfer fo Kampala there after,
Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.
Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large “communities” of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.
Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.
There after we shall drive back to Kampala/Entebbe and arrive late in the evening.
(Driving time ± 6hrs on mainly surfaced roads)

Included: Transport by a comfortable 4×4 vehicle accompanied with a qualified tour guide/driver, 1 Gorilla tracking permit, 1 chimpanzee trek permit, full board accommodation at the mentioned facilities with all meals included, sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary, park fees, entry fees, local guides on excursions and treks, boat trips, Airport transfers, ground transportation and support vehicles.

Excluded: Fees for option activities and additional gorilla permits, flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation (visas) travel and medical insurance, optional excursions, excess buggage charges, tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals, -Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.

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