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From the Western Uganda’s towering snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains to the front-line of unending diverse Savannah landscapes. There is always much to visit and see to encompass your best Uganda holiday adventure on a 7 days Uganda Safari, in the natural Paradise that is most often loved by our travelers doing wildlife Safari tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park(a haven for tree climbing lions at Ishasha Sector), Visiting the Murchison falls National Park for some hippo and water falls sightings, Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park to see to do some gorilla tracking, With Kibale forest being an icon for a Uganda chimpanzee tracking Safari.
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Activities include: Chimpanzee tracking, Nature Sightings, Bird watching in the Western Country’s habitats, Wildlife Game viewing, Kazinga channel Boat Cruise, Sightseeing at the Tree Climbing lions, Mountain Gorilla tracking, Batwa Community encounters, Visiting fishing Communities, Visiting Volcanic Lake katwe, Not forgetting that western Uganda holds the biggest cuisine of Uganda’s most attarctive destinations normally Visited by the traveller.
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe Airport/ Kampala City to Kibale National Park
Our guide will pick you very early in the morning, so as not to encounter with the traffic jam in the city, the road drive to Kibale Park which is about 308 km, an approximately 5-6 hours road drive. The road trip to Kibale is enormous and never keeps you dumb about the nature offerings, from the adrenaline pumping mountain attractions to eye catching nature views,it’s a memorable experience.
Kibale National Park has much to offer, not being an iconic destination for Chimpanzee tracking Safari but it also features 13 species of primates, wildlife species(African monkey species, red and blue duikers, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, bushbucks, sitatungas, bushpigs, and African buffaloes etc.The Park includes one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests in eastern Africa.
Through the unending beautifully scenic views, we hit the targeted Jungle full of impressing offerings, it never fails to impress. Be welcomed by the veterans of the habitat, the shy baboons and some monkey species insinuating harmony of the Savannah. Time will be through the light, at the evening faint of the sun, we shall check in Our hotel for an accommodation and over night.
Road drive from Kampala to Kibale National Park: 5-6 hours
What to see: Tea Plantations, Pointing Hills, Unique bird species, Locals/trading centres and many more
Accommodation Options and Meals at either Chimps Nest lodge, Chimpanzee guest house
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking Safari, Bigodi Swamp Nature walks
Wake up on the dead sounds of the jungle, early morning after your breakfast, Our guide will drive you to the Park headquarters at Kanyachu to be briefed about the Chimpanzee trek experience as well being assigned with a ranger. We then step into the inviting jungle full of loneliness like it was abandoned yet it still holds veterans of ancient years, through the park trails, we shall track the chimpanzees, their pant-hoot calls shall shall guide us to their hall of fame. Spend 1-2 hours experiencing their way of life, how they groom each other, feed and live in this jungle.
After the Chimpanzee trek experience, come back to the lodge/hotel for your deluxe lunch, relax a bit and get ready for the afternoon nature walks in Bigodi swamp, For bird lovers, this is a haven of thoughts, an ideal destination for bird lovers where you encounter with over 200 bird species, the commons being the well-known veteran Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola Cristata), . As you walk through the whistling vampire-like swamp, you will encounter with monkeys and on your luck days you might spot out an extensive array of biodiversity most especially the baboons, Sitatungas, mongooses. After the park head back to the lodge, Accommodation and Overnight will be the same as the previous day
Day 3: Transfer from Kibale forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning, check out and transfer on the countryside, in the Savannah set aside with an enormous natural area kept wild and free for our travelers to visit the roaming leopards in Mweya Peninsula, the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, the huge Lake katwe volcanic explosion craters, the unforgettable boat cruise on Kazinga channel which floats past a school of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Kyambura Gorge which harbors most of the Uganda primates inclusive of Chimpanzees. Part of the Park is crowned with Maramagambo Forest which is an extensive touristic hub for not only Uganda birding Safaris but also nature walks through the forest trails that open out to the bat caves.
The road drive to the most visited Savannah is a gateway to the Uganda Equator, We shall make a short stop here for some photo shots, as well as getting briefed about this place, some experiments can be performed to see the difference between the south pole and the North pole, there is indeed much to learn. After this experience we proceed to the home of lions, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Later check in your preferred lodge(budget, midrange and luxury Options available).
Accomodation and Over Night options: Budget(Rumba Safari cottages, Simba Safari camp), Midrange(Engazi game lodge, Simba Safari camp), Luxury(Mweya Safari lodge, Kyambura Gorge lodge)
What to do and see: Kazinga chanel boat cruise, 400 bird species, Nature views, Primates, Queen wildlife, Communities in the Park, Game drives, tree climbing lions, Volcanic crater lakes, Salt deposits and many more
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive
The soothing morning breeze will find us already this scenic Park, prepare for a morning game drive to see the early risers and a few nocturnals, After noon hours, we shall visit the Kazinga channel that coils just like a snake to connect two lakes Albert and George. The kazinga boat cruise is a haven of thoughts, float passed the crocodiles and clear highlights of the whole wildlife. Not forgetting that the channel features among the best Birding Uganda destinations. After this experience retire back to the lodge for dinner and accommodation
Day 5: Mweya – Ishasha Sector, Tree climbing lions
Mweya is the right place to sight at the roaming leopards in the wilderness, After breakfast we drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector in the Southern part of this savannah. We will go for a game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions. In Ishasha there are 4 pride of lions that climb the trees daily. The other attractions of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in Uganda.
Day 6: Transfer from Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Wake up early morning, as we get out of the loved Savannah, the undulating landscapes inhabited by the locals offer an authentic taste to Uganda’s culture, proceed through the breathtaking hill slopes and pointing mountains. The whole drive to bwindi should unleash beautifully horizons to feed with your eyes. By evening hours we reach at the home of Gorillas in Bwindi, check unto your lodge for your dinner and relaxation.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a haven of thrilling adventures, from it’s craggy mountain Gorillas to it’s oldest and richest forests, it never fails to impress. we visit one of few predate the arid conditions of the last ice age dating thousands of years ago weaving into tangles across the fissured and folded margin of the Albertine Rift Valley since the ancient years embracing all it’s biodiversity.
Early Morning, wake up on the dead sounds originating from the jungle, our guide will transfer you to the park headquarters to be briefed about Gorilla tracking Bwindi Impenetrable forest as well being assigned a game ranger, then penetrate One of the Africa’s oldest and richest forests, a habitat with a high concentration for Mountain Gorillas and other wildlife species. Don’t be scared by forest monkeys as you trek through the jungle, spend one hour tracking these giant species, when you find them, learn their behaviors, see how they make nests, feed, groom each other among others. This is surely un experience you will never forget. After the experience, retire back at the headquarter, you will be awarded a certificate to champion your memorable adventure while in Bwindi.
There is an option to visit the Bwindi Communities, the short walks through the forest trails on the jungle edges lead us to villages at Buhoma and Nkuringo, these do offer insights into the social welfare of the local Batwa (Pygmy) and Bakiga peoples residing in this area. The Buniga Forest Walk at Nkuringo is conducted by Batwa guides who demonstrate their traditional forest lore. After the encounter, retireback to your lodge for the evening life(Night fires) or proceed to have dinner and a relaxation.
Accommodation:(Depends on your tracking section)most options include:
Gorilla Safari Lodge – Nkuringo Section.Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Buhoma Section.Haven’s lodge-Buhoma Section.Clouds Lodge – Nkuringo Section.Rushaga gorilla Camp-Rushaga Section.Trekkers Tavern & Gorilla Mist Camp-RuhijaNkuringo Gorilla Camp – Nkuringo Section.Silverback Lodge – Buhoma Section.
Day 7: Retransfer from Bwindi to Kampala/Entebbe Airport
Wake up early morning on the golden sun rays and a freezing cold air from the jungle, en-route and transfer back to Kampala. The drive is complementary as you watch unique horizons drain out of color as we drive through the meandering roads. Our guide will transfer you to Entebbe Airport or any place of your prefered choice in Kampala city.
The Safari is quite challenging, but just an adventure for a soul traveler, the nature walks through the jungles are fairly undertaking and require some physical fitness, You might need to carry along some hiking gears, Sun glasses, caps, Rain jackets, Gloves, Flexible hiking clothes and other related equipment as advised by our guide