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Take this opportunity to go on an amazing journey in Uganda where you will get to enjoy a gorilla trekking safari as well as several other interesting activities. Take a little of your time to gaze at all of the different species living in their natural habitats in different game parks and wildlife reservation. You are guaranteed an authentic African vacation where you will have an exciting time!
You will stay here for the sixth and seventh night. There are four ensuite tents which are beautifully and comfortably furnished. There is also a dining room, a bar and a fire place. The Staff are friendly and trained to meet international standards and will do everything possible to make you feel at home. The camp also has wheel chair access.
Broadbill Forest Camp, Ruhija in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is very near to the briefing point, just 3 kilometers from the park headquarters, making it very convenient for gorilla tracking.
You will stay here for the third night. Chimps’ Nest is situated at one of the best viewing points of Kibale Forest, right on the border of the National Park. If weather permits, you can see the Congolese border formed by the Rwenzori Mountains with its snow-capped peaks.
All cottages and budget rooms are self-contained with flush toilets and hot showers, mosquito nets (although there aren’t many mosquito’s here because of the coldness), and have solar powered lighting throughout the day and night.
You will stay here for the fourth and fifth night. The lodge offers accommodation in five luxurious thatched cottages and four tents overlooking the open savannah in a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Each spacious cottage was hand-crafted using locally available materials and surrounded by forest tress.
The cottages combine wooden floors, grass thatched roofs, and canvas that can be folded away for uninterrupted views of hippos grazing under the moonlight. The water is heated using energy-saving stove.
You will stay here for the first and second night. Red Chilli is superbly located to explore Murchison at Paraa on the southern bank of the River Nile in the heart of the park. The camp is just 500 meters from the Paraa ferry, where all vehicles cross the Nile for game drives around the Nile Delta, and from where boats can be hired for game viewing and sports fishing on the Nile, either up to the base of the Falls or down to the Nile delta at Lake Albert.
It has a fully stocked bar and restaurant below a large open thatched roof with spectacular views towards the Nile. The bar serves drinks from 6:15 a.m. until midnight. Tea and coffee are available so long as the bar is open!
A bonfire is lit most evenings (weather permitting) for the full ‘safari’ experience. The modern toilets and showers have provision for disabled visitors and all ensuite bandas are fitted with solar hot water systems, although the heat in Murchison means that this isn’t always necessary.
You will meet the Home To Africa Tours and Travel's representative and your driver for this tour at your hotel and you will then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Enroute, you will stop at Abaita Ababiri and take pictures of Lake Victoria.
Enjoy your lunch before the drive by the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and enjoy a trek of these magnificent endangered rhinos. A well trained guide will take you on a two-hour walk as you see firsthand how the rhinos spend their day.
Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The rhino re- introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Conveniently located 100 miles north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls, Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild. Presently the sanctuary is home to 15 southern white rhinos.
You will then drive to Murchison Falls National, where you will check into your accommodation for the night as you anticipate the next day’s activities.
The next morning after breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park, where you will have chances of
viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffaloes, and elephants. For the birders amongst you, these areas support the secretary bird, and black chested snake eagle, to name a few.
In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap, plunging 43 meters into Lake Albert. Presently, the spotlight of a visit to Murchison is the launch trip up the stream to observe the Falls and riverbank wildlife. The launch starts at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day.
The round trip takes about three hours. Another boat trip goes downstream from Paraa down to the papyrus delta at the point where the river enters into Lake Albert. This four to five hours return adventure provides a good chance of discovering the shoebill stork and different varieties of Uganda safari wildlife.
Your visit to Murchison Falls National Park ends with an early morning game drive and a trek to the top of Murchison Falls where you can get a closer look at the falls before proceeding to the to Kibale Forest National Park. On arrival, you will check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay so you can get the much needed rest.
In the morning after your breakfast, start the four-hour chimp walk, during which you may also get to see 10 other primates. Kibale Forest National Park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park while on a game drive and then you will be arriving to check in into your accommodation.
The Park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes, and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. After lunch, go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga channel is a wide, 20 miles long natural channel connecting the two Lakes; Lake Gorge (which is to the east) and Lake Edward (which is to the west). This is a home of a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water's edge.
From the enormous Goliath heron, a statuesque one metre high, to the tiny jewel-like malachite kingfisher, Queen Elizabeth’s bird life offers something for everyone to admire. As your boat slowly meanders along the Kazinga Channel towards Lake Edward, you could see; common squacco heron, greenshank, wood sandpiper, common godwit, and a water thick-knee (a wader with big eyes) feeding on the shore; and a lone African Spoonbill.
Flocks of loud, luminous glossy starlings flitting from bush to bush; vibrant Madagascar bee- eaters, and beautiful little, water-loving blue-breasted bee-eaters hovering in and around the burrows they excavate out of the earth banks and admire the gorgeous monochrome sacred ibis with its elegant curved beak; handsome Egyptian geese, Eurasian marsh harrier, and the African fish eagle.
At the Mweya peninsula, enjoy splendid views over the water with sights stretching all through to the Rwenzori Mountains. The Kazinga Channel is part of this breathtaking sector of the park. The Mweya is among the finest places to spot a leopard, which normally live within the scrubby thickets. Here, you will also find the elephants, zebras, buffaloes, lions, and many more game. It is a focal point of the beautiful northern part of the park.
After an early morning breakfast, you will board the vehicle and head for Bwindi Forest National Park. Enroute, you will pass through Ishaha, south of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions.
Then, you will continue on to Bwindi forest for the mountain gorillas, a population of the few left in the world. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, particularly Albertine endemics like the double collared sunbird, Kivu ground thrushes, short tailed warbler, and African grey parrots where 24 of 26 species are found in the park alone.
After an early morning breakfast, take a walk to the park’s offices for preliminary briefing where you will be allocated into groups of eight persons and given about two armed ranger guides to lead you through the thick forest. Trek through the forest’s thick vegetation hearing creaks and groans of the gorilla and monkeys at a distance.
Identify the spoors and trails of the gorillas from their previous night spots and then track them. Finding the gorillas is quite an anxious feeling, you have only one hour to enjoy the amazing creatures as they feed and grumble with their little ones.
Take pictures of them as your tour guide identifies for you this particular family, its name and usual behaviour. The tracking sometimes lasts for two to seven hours, thus the need to pack your lunch for the adventure.
If you are back early from your gorilla trekking adventure; discover the communities that live side by side with the gorillas on a village walk. You will join activities including meeting with traditional healers, visiting authentic homesteads, watching the local blacksmith at work, and learning skills such as basket weaving and millet grinding. There are also cultural performances by Kiga and Batwa communities and a group of orphans.
You will transfer to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) via the Equator. You will have a chance at the stopover for the additional photo shoots at the Equator crossing. You will be arriving back in Entebbe in time for your evening flight back home.
This is a home to the most endangered primates in the world and with almost half of its population living here, has made this place, a world heritage site. Lying in the southwestern part of Uganda, the 327 square kilometers was gazetted in 1992 and since then, has been the home to the gorillas.
With its name meaning impenetrable, this park boosts of highly tangled vegetation with lots of hills and valleys which makes it a special place for one to visit and see these endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi can be cold at times and while you are here or planning to visit this world heritage site, you are advised to carry something warm for yourself.
However this world heritage site can be visited all year round and you are always advised to use four-by-four vehicles so as to avoid getting stuck on the way. This national park boosts of 10 primates, 350 bird species, and over 60 butterfly and moths species.
The 795 kilometer square Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. This is home to a host of forest wildlife, most famously 13 species of primate including chimpanzees. The forest predominates in the northern and central parts of the park on the elevated Fort Portal plateau.
Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip which stands 1590 meter above sea level. Northern Kibale is also the wettest area, receiving a mean annual rainfall of up to 1700 millimeters, mostly during March to May and September to November.
The climate is generally pleasant with a mean annual temperature range of 14 to 27 degree Celsius. Temperatures are highest (and rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops down onto the hot Rift valley floor and when the forest gives way to open grassland.
Southern Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park and together these protected areas maintain a 180 kilometers long migration corridor for wildlife which extends from Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to the Sebitoli forest in the north of Kibale.
The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding areas to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within a half day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki National Parks, and the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Murchison Falls Conservation Area, covering 5072 square kilometers, is one of Uganda’s largest and oldest protected areas lying at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley.
It is named after the breath-taking spectacular waterfalls on the Great River Nile which in 1864, a British explorer Sir Samuel Baker chose to name Murchison, in honor of the distinguished president of the Royal Geographical Society.
The dramatic waterfalls which is the mainstay of the national park is where the Nile, the world’s longest river contracts from a grand stream to explode violently through a narrow six metre gorge into the cauldron of turbulent water 40 meters below ,popularly known as the Devil’s cauldron.
During the popular game drives, a variety of antelopes, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and lions are regularly encountered with increasing frequency.
With an area coverage of 1978 square kilometers, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second biggest national park in Uganda lying on the western arm of the Rift valley. This park lies between lakes Edward and George which form part of the biosphere.
This park is a system of contiguous protected areas namely, Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, Kigezi Wildlife Reserve, and Kalinzu Wildlife Reserve. With this diverse eco-system, the park supports up to 95 mammals, 612 birds, and over 57 vegetation types have also been identified in this park.
The park also hosts the Huber’s Crater Lakes, the Kazinga Channel, the Ishasha sector, Kasenyi fishing village, the Equator, and many other tourism features that you may come across while on a game drive or a guided walk.
Maramagambo forest is yet another reserve that is under this park and is a home to giant rock pythons and bat caves that make this area so attractive.
A visit to this park will lead you to activities like wildlife game drives, the boat cruise on the kazinga channel, the chimpanzee tracking in both Kyambura and Kalenzu Wildlife Reserves, salt mining in Katwe, forest walks in both Maramagambo and around the peninsula area, lion experience, bird watching, and many more as these all depand on the time you have while in this park.
The price of the package includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as water during the safari. On the first day, you will only have dinner, while on the last day, you will only have breakfast and lunch.
Entebbe International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Home To Africa Tours and Travel will pick you up from the airport.
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