11 DAYS WILDLIFE GORILLA CHIMPS AND CULTURE SAFARI

OVER VIEW

We drive eastwards to the source of the River Nile passing Mabira forest the largest rain forest in Uganda. The first hydroelectricity dam in Uganda Owen falls Dam now known as Nalubale East of the Country. This will be followed by visits to other interesting historical destinations, hence exploring Uganda’s rich history.   

BREAK DOWN

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
  • Day 2: Kampala Tour
  • Day 3: Transfer to Jinja
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale
  • Dasafari-uganda.com/…/uganda-classic-safariy 5: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale forest
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest (Southern Side)
  • Day 9: Gorilla trekking Bwindi (Southern side)
  • Day 10: Batwa Trail
  • Day 11: Depart for Kampala

ITINERARY

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative(s) who will than transfer you to your accommodation and you will check in. Depending on your time of arrival, our guide(s) will take you on a mini local induction tour (optional), and enjoy your free at leisure time. We also highly recommend that you to exchange your foreign currency that you will use for your own personal purposes to local currency on this every day if possible. After all the mentioned, you will then return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Arrival, A mini local induction Tour (Optional).

Kampala the capital city of Uganda was named after the impalas that inhabited the hills around. The history that makes Kampala will be retold to you as you visit the Uganda museum, Bahai temple, Kabaka’s Palace (Twekobe), Kabaka’s lake Namugongo martyrs shrine, Churches, and not missing the fresh vegetable and fruit market Nakasero where we shall employ our bargaining lingo. We shall also have a stroll on the streets of Kampala to important land marks the dot the city, before returning to your accommodation.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Kampala Tour

 

Early morning after breakfast you will check out of your accommodation set off for Jinja in the Eastern Part of Uganda to the source of the River Nile passing Mabira forest the largest rain forest in Central Uganda. See large tea and sugarcane plantations, the first hydroelectricity dam in Uganda Owen falls Dam now known as Nalubaale. Have a boat ride to the exact source of the Nile, have lunch by the Nile. Option after lunch is to go for Quad biking or Bungee Jumping. Then later return and check in at your accommodation for dinner, free at leisure and overnight.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Transfer to Jinja, Quad Biking or Bungee Jumping

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale
Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and drive to Mubende, along the Kampala Fort Portal Highway heading straight to Nakayima Tree an ancestral tree standing at over 200m high with very large buttress roots. It’s believed to harbor the spirit of King Ndahura the last King of the Cwezi dynasty, have lunch. Then proceed to Fort Portal for check in at your accommodation, dinner, free at leisure and overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Transfer to Kibale, Visit Nakayima Tree

In the morning after breakfast we shall start with the chimpanzee trekking. This 3hr walk will yield to chimpanzees, monkeys, lovely birds and butterflies and other forest dwellers. In the afternoon after lunch, you will go to where you shall find the only stalagmites and stalactites in Uganda popularly known as “Amabeere ga Nyina Mwiru.” The Legend here begins the story of Nakayima tree in Mubende before returnin to your accommodation for dinner, free at leisure time and overnight.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Chimpanzee trekking, Visit Amabeere ga Nyina Mwiru

After breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 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, then arrive and check in at your accommodation. After lunch we take on a Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George before returning to your accommodation for dinner, free at leisure and overnight.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Transfer to QENP, Game Drive, Boat Cruise

After an early morning breakfast, we shall immediately go for a Game Drive in search of Uganda Kobs, 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 you will embark on a visit to Maramagambo Forest for a Guided 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 different bird spices, fauna and flora, snakes, primates among others before returning to your accommodation for dinner, free at leisure and overnight.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Game Drive, Nature Walk

After breakfast in the morning, you will check out of your accommodation and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest where the largest populations of the endangered rare mountain Gorillas live. Have great scenic sightings on the way. Arrive at your accommodation and check in then free at leisure, dinner and overnight.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest 

After an early morning breakfast you be briefed and guided on how to behave with these giant apes of Bwindi, hikers will love 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. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. Then return to your accommodation for dinner, free at leisure and overnight

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Today after breakfast, you will go for a mind arousing half day Guided walk, “the Batwa walk”. This walk will open your eyes to the world about these little people who once called the Bwindi forest home, you will be able to see how they go about their daily life and traditions, visit the plantations and homesteads. As a responsible traveler, you will applaud yourself for being part of this activity. Return to your accommodation for free at leisure time, dinner and overnight.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Batwa Trail

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and embark on a journey back to Kampala, we shall branching off to Igongo cultural center for yet more knowledge on the People of the Ankole region, have lunch and proceed to Kampala with a stopover at Equator arriving at your accommodation in the late evening, checking in, have dinner and overnight.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: Visit Igongo cultural center, The Equator

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Car hire & Fuel cost
  • Driver Guide fees
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Car entrance fees
  • Museum entry fees
  • Game Drives
  • Nature Walks
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Boat cruise
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation

TRIP EXCLUDES

  • Visa and Flight costs
  • Alcohol and Cigarettes
  • Laundry services
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • All personal items

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