19 Day Mountain Rwenzori. Primate Safaris And Wildlife Safaris

19 Day Mountain Rwenzori. Primate Safaris And Wildlife Safaris

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DAY 01: JAN 05: ARRIVAL

You will be met and picked up from the airport by our driver who will drive you to Green valley guest house. You will be briefed before you go to bed.

Overnight at Green Valley Guest house

DAY 02-JAN 06: ENTEBBE-ZZIWA-GULU

After very early breakfast depart for Rhino tracking activity at Zziwa, after have lunch then drive to Gulu arriving in the evening.

Dinner at overnight at African Roots Guest house

DAY 03-JAN 07: GULU-KIDEPO

After breakfast, depart for Kidepo national park arriving early afternoon for lunch. After lunch go on an evening game drive. Expect to see elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, buffalo and many more animals and birds.

Dinner and overnight at UWA Apoka bandas

DAY 04-JAN 08: KIDEPO-FULL DAY

After early breakfast, go for a very long morning game drive till 12-1pm. Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, Jackson’s hartebeest, Eland, buffalos, kobs, water bucks and many more animals and birds. Return to the camp for lunch. After lunch in the evening at 3:30pm go for another evening game drive.

 Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah lodge

DAY 05-JAN 08: KIDEPO-FULL DAY

After breakfast, go for another morning game drive till lunch time, after lunch at 3:30pm go for karamojong cultural experience where you interact with the local community as you learn about the culture and enjoy local cultural dance..

Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge

DAY 06-JAN 09: KIDEPO-MURCHISON FALLS

After breakfast, drive to Murchison falls via Gulu for lunch. Arrive Gulu in the evening for dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge or Bar Lyec lodge

 DAY 07-JAN 10: MURCHISON WHOLE DAY GAME DRIVE/BOAT CRUISE

 After early breakfast, go for a morning game drive. This is a beautiful drive across Borussia’s Palm Forest and grassland savanna down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Game in this park include lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, buffalos, hyenas, elephants and many more animals and birds.

In the afternoon after lunch at 2pm, go for a boat ride up the Nile to Murchison falls, where the park derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7meter gap, and at the bottom bask Huge Nile Crocodiles. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, waterbucks, water buffalos and many more animals and birds.

  Disembark from the boat and hike to visit the magnificent falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile. The famous waterfall is being forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades. This spectacular scenery can be viewed from different points up to the bakers’ summit. Afterwards drive to the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodge

 DAY 08-JAN 11:  MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

In the morning we will depart Murchison falls and head west to Fort Portal, with lunch en-route in the town. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for the many tea plantations.  From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park.

In the afternoon after lunch go for Bigodi swamp walk to see different bird species, primates, community visit and coffee tour.

Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp

 DAY 09-JAN 12:  KIBALE FOREST(BIGODI VILLAGE)

Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking.  Kibale forest is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rain forest in search of wild chimps, red tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others.

Have lunch and afterwards depart for Rwenzori arriving in the evening.

Check in for dinner and overnight at Ibanda Base camp,

DAY 10-JAN 13:BASE CAMP-NYABITABA

After Breakfast you will be transferred by car to the park gate about 10min drive. After park procedures we proceed with a trek taking approximately 4 hours to walk through the forest.

Dinner and overnight (Nyabitaba camp -2650M)

DAY 11-JAN 14: NYABITABA HUT –JOHN MATE HUT

Wake up call is at 7am after breakfast and packing up at 8:30am we walk to John mate camp taking about 7hrs trek. Lunch is served along the trek.

Dinner and rest [john mate camp 3380m]

DAY 12-JAN 15: JOHN MATE-NYABITABA- PARK GATE

Wake up call is at 7:30am ,breakfast is served at 7:30am.At 9am to descend via Nyabitaba to the park gate. Approximately 7-8hours hike down.

DAY 13-JAN 17: KASESE-QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After relaxed breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving in time for lunch. After a relaxed lunch, go for an evening game drive.

Return for dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge

 DAY 14-JAN 18: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

 After a very early morning breakfast, go for a game drive which will take you to the mating grounds of the Uganda kob. Expect to see lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, Uganda kob and many more animals and a variety of species of birds.

 After lunch in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent features include dozens of craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalos and elephants.

 Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge

 DAY 15-JAN 19: QUEEN ELIZABETH-TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

 After breakfast, we drive to Bwindi National Park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Have lunch en-route at Ishasha resort. .

 Arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community camp

DAY 16-JAN 20: GORILLA TRACKING/BWINDI FULL DAY

 The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! You will love the gorilla trekking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it may take two to eight hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes.

In the evening optional activities include community visit, school visit

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Camp  

DAY 17-JAN 21: BWINDI-LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, depart to Lake Mburo with a stop over at Lake Bunyonyi Arcadia lodge to have a view of this beautiful lake with its numerous Islands. After drive to Igongo for lunch. After lunch head to Lake Mburo national park arriving in the evening for a game drive. Expect to see giraffes, zebras, Eland, Impala, buffalo and many more animals and birds.

Dinner and overnight at Eagles nest camp 

DAY 18-JAN 22:  LAKE MBURO-ENTEBBE 

After breakfast, go for a nature walk in the park. You can also opt to go biking. This is the only park where you can walk or bike without fear of being attacked by a cat.

After we drive for lunch in Masaka, have a stop over at the Equator crossing for an experiment and shopping.

Arrive Entebbe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Green Valley Guesthouse.

DAY 19-JAN 23: MABAMBA SWAMP(SHOEBILL)/DEPARTURE

 Very early morning after breakfast, visit Mabamba swamp for a canoe ride in search of the rare endangered shoebill and other swamp/water birds. After have lunch at Green valley. If you are not exhausted, after lunch you can visit Botanical Gardens for a nature walk where you still expect to see different species of trees, monkeys and birds.

In the evening after dinner, you will be dropped off to the airport to catch your flight back home.

The Price of this safari will be 4,630$ per person bed and breakfast,   The price of safari will be 5,030$ per person ALL Meals Included(breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE IS A BUDGET/MID RANGE ACCOMMODATION SAFARI MIXTURE OF TENTS/ROOMS WITH OWN BATHROOM/TOILET AND SOME WITHOUT OWN BATHROOM

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Notes;-

  •    Rates are per person in USD

Inclusive of;

  – Gorilla permit fees(700$)

– Chimpanzee permit feesI200$)

-Rwenzori Mountain climbing fees

-Rhino tracking fee

-Bigodi swamp walk

-Mabamba swamp(shoebill)

-Park fees in national parks a per the itinerary

-Boat ride in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks

– Accommodation in all the lodges/hotels

 – All meals in lodges in the parks except Entebbe, Igongo, Fort Portal(All stop overs on highways)

– Drinking water

 – Transportation in a customized 4*4 VEHICLE all with pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography

  – All game drives as mentioned in the tour description

 – Services of professional tour driver/guide

Exclusive of;

  • – International flights from home and back

.      -Covid tests

  • – Tips & porterage
  • – Visa fees (if applicable)
  • – Travel insurance
  • – Other personal items
  • – Cultural visit to karamojong village or any other village