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9-Day Primate and African Lion Tracking Special


Overview
This 9 days Uganda - Rwanda Adventure Safari starts in Entebbe and ends in Kigali International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa's major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with Lions during your experiential Tourism and other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture while on safari.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive, Meet and Greet with our Company Representative - Transfer to the Hotel for Briefing

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 3: Chimps Trekking - Afternoon Optional Bigodi swamp walk

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - This is Dubbed ''Switzerland in Africa'' due to its Beauty

Day 5: African Cat Tracking - Experiential Tourism (Special way to Encounter with Wildlife) - Boat Cruise

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Forest with a stopover at Ishasha - Home of Tree Climbing Lions for a game Drive

Day 7: Ultimate Gorilla Tracking Experience

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali - City Drives/Walks or Relax at the Hotel

Day 9: Transfer to the Airport

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive, Meet and Greet with our Company Representative - Transfer to the Hotel for Briefing

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time allowing, you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while upcountry.

Overnight: Airport Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Airport Guest House Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have Breakfast and Transfer to Kibale National Park. You will reach in The afternoon for Lunch at The Lodge and Later you may Have a community walk around the Lodge or even Hike to the Top of the world through Plantations and Villages only to be Rewarded by the Best View of the Thick Primate Forest at an extra Fee of $15 per person or you may Choose to stay at The Lodge.

Overnight: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Isunga Lodge

Day 3: Chimps Trekking - Afternoon Optional Bigodi swamp walk

After breakfast transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety & highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate & it is a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, black & white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon etc. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a chance of hearing & seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

Afternoon optional afternoon swamp walks at an extra fee of $45 per person. Bigodi protects the 4sq-km of Magombe Swamp that's home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco.

Overnight: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - This is Dubbed ''Switzerland in Africa'' due to its Beauty

After breakfast at your lodge, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your expert driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals or you may proceed the Lodge and relax whole afternoon.

Overnight: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Bush Lodge QENP

Day 5: African Cat Tracking - Experiential Tourism (Special way to Encounter with Wildlife) - Boat Cruise

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning Cat Tracking exercise where you have an opportunity to also view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. The Exercise will be conducted by experienced researchers with GPS and armed rangers, you will have an opportunity to learn more about African Cats as well as wildlife.

Enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 residents species.

Overnight: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Forest with a stopover at Ishasha - Home of Tree Climbing Lions for a game Drive

After your early morning breakfast, pack-up your bags and drive through Ishasha plains for your visit with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 7: Ultimate Gorilla Tracking Experience

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge.

Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali - City Drives/Walks or Relax at the Hotel

Have Breakfast and Transfer to Kigali City - You will have Lunch in a selected Restaurant and later have a city Tour, you may have a drive through Nyamirambo Township or have a walk to souvenir shops to get some Crafts for friends and family or you may choose to stay back in the Hotel to relax at the Pool or Bar Side or read a Book.

Overnight: Urban by City Blue - Kigali

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 Urban by City Blue - Kigali

Day 9: Transfer to the Airport

Have Breakfast and Transfer to the Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home. Depending on Your Flight Departure, visit Genocide Memorial Museum and later enjoy Lunch in a selected Restaurant after transfer to The Airport for outbound Flight to the Next Destination.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

• All ground transportation in A 4x4
   pop up roof safari vehicle with Fuel
• Accommodation based on per person
  sharing in a Twin or double Occupancy
• Park entrance Fees
• Meals as per the Itinerary
• 1Gorilla Tracking permits per person
• 1 Chimpanzee trekking Permit per person
• Armed Ranger Guide Fees
• Lion Tracking Experience
• Guided Boat Safari
• Guided Game Drives
• Well bottled mineral water
• Any other items included in the above itinerary
• Taxes and government fees 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

• International Air tickets
• Visas
• Personal insurance
• Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
• Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
• Optional Activities 

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