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Uganda safari tour 6 day

Visit to 2 National Parks, Kibale Forest national park and Queen Elizabeth national park. In the rainforests of Kibale Forest there will be the two opportunities to trek for the chimpanzees. Trekking twice allows for the observations of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Game drives and a shared boat trip on the Kazinga channel whilst at Queen Elizabeth National Park will reward your senses with the sights and sounds of the open savannah and lush grasslands of this spectacular wildlife reserve.

 

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest national park

Drive to Kibale Forest national park the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest.

Luxury: Primate Lodge   
Mid-range: Kibale forest camp

Day 2: explore Kibale forest national park by foot

Today we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek will be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee that is famous in this rain forest. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher then 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey-cheeked managebey and the red-tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well-maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. You will get another chance to trek the chimpanzees in the afternoon, allowing for observation of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives.

Luxury: Primate Lodge   
Mid-range: Kibale forest camp

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth game reserve

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains. We gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mweya Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and Kasinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background. Queen Elizabeth National Park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve, with a total area of 1978km². It is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains, but this impressive park also includes within its boundaries, leafy rainforests, dense papyrus swamps and natural volcanic crater lakes. As a result it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more then 610 species of birds. In the afternoon, we will explore the park and its wonders on a game drive.

Luxury: Mweya Lodge   
Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 4: Explore Queen ELizabeth national park

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a boat trip of about two hours on the Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world {reported to be about 30,000} and other game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of best birding parks in Africa, with 560 + recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.

Luxury: Mweya Lodge   
Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 5: Drive to Ishasha to view game tree lions

Early morning we drive through the park to the Ishasha region. Game drive in search of tree climbing lion (75% success rate) and other game. We will have spend as much time as possible with lions before we head back to;

Luxury: Mweya Lodge   
Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 6: Drive to Kampala after our experience on this Uganda safari tour

This morning we have an early morning game drive before heading back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 7 hours – road and weather conditions will dictate. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight.
Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.

Safari Costs

Budget
Per person
Mid-range
Per person
Luxury
Per person
 $2,160 (2 people) $2,690 (2 people) $2,900 (2 people)
 $1,990 (4-6 people) $2,250 (4-6 people) $2,600 (4-6 people)

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