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Day 1: ARRIVAL INTO UgandaYou will be welcomed by a representative of Steady Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an exciting introduction with the capital. Visit some interesting and historical sites, including the Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and of course the African Craft Village. We also advise you to have money changed today. Overnight at Kings holiday Inn. For upgrade you can stay at Le Petit Village.
Day 2: KAMPALA - MURChISON FALLS NATIONAL PARKOn the first day we will depart for the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy a lunch stop in Masindi before we enter the park. We will 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 serie of cascades. This spectacular scenery can be viewed from different points up at the baler's summit. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp. For upgrade you can stay at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 3: MURChISON FALLS NATIONAL PARKAfter an early morning breakfast you will enjoy a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, escorted by a ranger. Game in this part includes the elephant, Rothschild giraffe, Jackson hartebeest, lions, oribis, waterbucks and a variety of savannah woodland birds. After lunch we will go on a Nile cruise for game viewing at close quarters. Watch how hippos take a bath, elephants come to drink and crocodiles lying lazy at the shores. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp. For upgrade you can stay at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 4: MURChISON FALLS - FORT PORTALWe depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal. The drive is almost eight hours but will provide you with some stunning views as you pass small African villages and banana plantations. The lovely town of Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for the many tea plantations. Dinner and overnight at the cottages of Primate Lodge Kibale. For upgrade you can stay at the deluxe safari tents of Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 5: SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARKAfter breakfast we drive towards Semliki National Park. The scenic, winding road will lead us through green mountains and offers you a magnificent view at the River Semliki and Congo. After arriving in the protected area, a ranger will accompany us on a beautiful nature walk through the Ituri Rainforest. Enjoy the peacefulness of the forest, look out for the rich birdlife at the swamp and boil an egg in the hot springs that have become an interesting natural attraction. It will be completed with a picnic lunch provided by the guide, while you explore the real Africa. Later in the afternoon we return to Kibale Forest. Dinner and overnight at the cottages of Primate Lodge Kibale. For upgrade you can stay at the deluxe safari tents of Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 6: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK & BIGODI SWAMPToday the forest opens it doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and takes approximately two hours. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at the cottages of Primate Lodge Kibale. For upgrade you can stay at the deluxe safari tents of Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 7: KIBALE - QUEEN ELIZABETh NATIONAL PARKWe transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a beautiful route via Kasese, with the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side and the green valley on the left. A game drive on our way to the accommodation in the middle of the national park gives us the chance to spot waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife. After lunch we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp. For upgrade you can stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 8: QUEEN ELIZABETh NATIONAL PARKThe day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs as we will visit the Maramagambo Forest for a walk through the tropical forest. It is known for the Blue Lake and the Bat and hunters Cave. You will get the chance to have a close look at the bats and maybe even the rock python and forest cobras, that feed on the bats. The same walk will provide you with views of primates, different bird species and beautiful fauna. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp. For upgrade you can stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 9: QUEEN ELIZABETh NATIONAL PARK - BWINDI FOR GORILLA SAFARIAfter breakfast you may choose for the optional activity of exploring Kyambura Wildlife Reserve (not included). Driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge of one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rainforest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species. Later we will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head towards Bwindi. The scenic route runs through a verdant countryside while you pass traditional homesteads and farms. In Bwindi dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas. For upgrade you can stay at Silverback Lodge.
Day 10: BWINDI GORILLA SAFARIAnother highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking 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. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas. For upgrade you can stay at Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day 11: BWINDI - KAMPALAVery early morning breakfast and express drive to Kampala or Entebbe. Farewell!
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Included Are: 1.1 Gorilla Permit per person. 2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary. 3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle. 4. Park entrance fees. 5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide. 6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari. 7. All boat trips. 8. All game drives. 9. All airport pickups and drops. 10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary. 11. And all government taxes/levies.
Excluded Are: 1. Bar Bills 2. Phone calls 3. Personal insurance 4. Laundry 5. Air fare 6. All other Services of a personal nature. 7. Driver guide’s gratuity.