$ 2740

PRIMATES & WILDLIFE SAFARI 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

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Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2740 — max $ 3675
Group size: min 2 — max 8
Duration: 9 days
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Included / Not Included

Overview

This 9 Day Primates & Wildlife Safari in Uganda starts from Entebbe Uganda. The safari takes you to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest National Park has the highest concentration of primate species in the world.

You will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to Mountain Gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. A tour to this park enables you to get up close and personal with these rare Great Apes.

You will also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park for extensive wild game viewing including the Big five of African Wild game.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is described by many as the most popular park in Uganda. It lies in the west of the Great African rift valley and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains. There are over 95 mammals including 10 primate species (chimpanzees, velvet, blue, red-tailed, L’Hoest monkey, colobus, baboons), up to 20 predators (lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants and over 600 bird species.

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest and oldest National Park, with breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile and observe the River Nile squeezing in a 7-meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with water and land animals as well as bird species. 

Itinerary

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

On arrival, you will meet the StarMount Safaris’ tour guide/driver at Entebbe International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you will spend a night as you wait to start your safari the next day.

Accommodation: Gately Inn Entebbe https://gatelyinn.com/ 

  Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & Evening Game Drive

Your driver/guide will pick you up at 8.00 a.m. and you will then head to Uganda's largest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park. It is Uganda’s biggest and oldest National Park, with breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes.  You will check in the lodge and relax. Later in the evening, you will do an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge www.kabalegalodge.com/ 

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise

In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a game drive in the park’s Northern area to see the animals like the Buffaloes, Lions, and Elephants. Other animals you will see include Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbucks and a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers. You will return to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling boat cruise on the bottom. You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and while on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos, and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks. You will be able to see different bird species within this area. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Kabalega Wilderness Lodge www.kabalegalodge.com/ 

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and thereafter you will commence on your journey to Kibale National Park. While on the drive, you will be exploring and viewing the scenic landscapes of Western Uganda such as; the lush vegetation, the small towns, distant views of Lake Wamara and extensive beautiful tea estates as you approach Fort Portal town.  You will have lunch in Fort Portal town. Thereafter you will drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation:  Kibale Forest Camp www.naturelodges.biz/kibale-forest-camp/

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your early breakfast, you will head out for a Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale National Park. You will be transferred to Kanyanchu Park headquarters where you start with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers. Enjoy this experience as you catch up with the chimpanzees. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will check into the lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge http://www.marafikisafaris.com

Meal Plan: Packed Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 6: Morning Game Drive & Boat Ride along the Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast at 6.00 am, your guide together with a game ranger will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel – a natural channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. On the cruise, view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, eaglets converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. You will then be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge http://www.marafikisafaris.com/ 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, you embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park driving along the fascinating scenic landscapes like the Rwenzori Mountains with its glacial peaks. You will check into your lodge and relax.

Accommodation: Haven Lodge http://buhomacommunity.com/haven-lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

You will have breakfast and thereafter you will head out for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will be transferred to the park headquarters and in the company of the ranger guides, you traverse the forest jungle, hiking steep slopes and descending narrow valleys not forgetting crossing the seasonal streams in search of these endangered apes. The whole encounter can last about 2 – 8 hours with one full hour of spending with the gorillas. Thereafter you will return to your lodge.

 

Accommodation: Haven Lodge http://buhomacommunity.com/haven-lodge/        

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast                                                                                                  Day 9:  Departure

This morning, after your breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and then transfer back to Kampala with various stops including one at the Igongo Cultural Centre and Museum for your lunch. After lunch, you will continue to Entebbe. The guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch En route

Included / Not Included

Tour Includes

        Airport transfers

        8 Nights’ Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

        Ground transport in a Mini Van and fuel

        Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

        All Park entry fees  

        All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

        Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits

        Meals per day as mentioned in the itinerary

        Mineral water while on safari


Tour Excludes:

·         All items of a personal nature

·         Gratuities for safari guide

·         Travel Insurance

·         Laundry

·         Visa Fees

·         Air Fares and connecting flights

  • Alcoholic beverages 

 

Courtesy reminder

·         The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation

·         The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking

·         Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed booking

·         Quotes may change without prior notice when there is any fluctuation in prices

·         Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.

·         We accept payment by Bank Wire Transfer, Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Cash, EFT.

·         Credit Card payments attract a 3.5% banking fees surcharge (please include it in your payment to us).

·         If paying by EFT, bank wire transfer, please note that there will be additional bank charges that will be communicated as and when required. 




All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of StarMount Safaris
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