8-Day Wildlife Safari, Chimps & Gorilla Tracking

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This safari will give you an exclusive full package about Uganda’s premium destinations by enriching you with memorable travel experiences about Uganda’s primates, wildlife, and adventure. This tour will as well give you an insight about the traditional and cultural diversity about Uganda. The safari will therefore take you to Jinja, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest for chimp tracking as well as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the mighty gorilla trekking and for this tour We recommend an early morning inbound and a late afternoon/evening outbound return journey.

Day 1 Travel to Jinja for White Water Rafting on River Nile

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel by our Yaneta Safari tour guide/driver. However, if your arrival time happens to be early in the morning as suggested, you will immediately start the safari by traveling to Jinja for white water rafting on the mighty Nile River. The drive to Jinja passes through different towns which gives you an encounter with the activities of the people as they carry on with their daily lives. Also this travel gives you an opportunity to enjoy the natural breeze of the natural forest of Mabira and the scenic views of both the sugarcane and tea plantations.
On arrival in Jinja, enjoy white water rafting that will create a long lasting memorable experience.
This adventurous activity is carried out on the mighty Nile River and visit the source of River Nile  the longest river in the world that starts from Uganda-Jinja running up to the Mediterranean sea. Your visit to Uganda and particularly Jinja will give you a physical attachment to this iconic world feature.

main destination :Kampala

Accommodation: Grand imperial hotel

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 2 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, embark on this memorable safari by driving North West of Uganda along the Kampala Gulu High way to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  for Rhino tracking and later to Murchison Falls National Park.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is endowed with over 22 Re-introduced White Rhinos. The Rhino tracking exercise begins with briefing from a specialized site ranger and thereafter you proceed to track the Rhinos. This activity normally takes between 30minutes to an hour depending on where the Rhinos are located within the sanctuary. Your time at the sanctuary will offer you an opportunity to learn more about the White Rhinos and will give you memorable experience about Rhinos in Africa.

main destination :Murchison national park

Accommodation: Fort Murchison hotel

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 3 Morning Game drive, Boat ride on River Nile & Hike to the top of the Falls

This third day of your Safari gets you to encounter with the natural establishment of Murchison Falls National Park. You begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park. This game drive will certainly avail you with the chance to see various animals which among others include; lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, Hartebeests, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species.
In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge of 7 meters wide and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes.
After docking at the bottom of the falls, you will hike to the top of the falls which might take you roughly 30 minutes or slightly more. While at the top you will as well experience the Nile forcing itself through a small gap of rocks with a lot of force; the sight of the power of the rushing water is impressive.

main destination :Murchison national park

Accommodation: Fort Murchison hotel

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 4 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Immediately after breakfast, you will embark on the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park and this is a long drive which might take several hours with en route lunch from Hoima town.While on the journey, you may opt for occasional stopovers to enjoy views of beautiful sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert.
Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge.

main destination :Queen Elizabeth national park

Accommodation: Tembo safari lodge

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 5 morning game drive and Afternoon Launch Cruise

Early morning, you will enter Queen Elizabeth National Park to enjoy the thrilling wonders of Uganda’s wildlife. Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with the game drive that will expose you to the diverse animal species. During the game drive, there is a possibility of seeing the Big FOUR members such as Elephants, Buffaloes, big cats- Lions, Leopards. Also, warthogs, Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas and many more species that are residents to this park are spotted along the Circuits during the drive.
After lunch, it is the fascinating time for the Classic highlight of the 2 hours boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel- a 36km channel connecting Lake George to Lake Edward. On the banks, you will certainly see water and land Adapted Hippopotamuses yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the Crocodiles gaping along the Banks and the Savannah versions of Pigs- the Warthog.

main destination :Queen Elizabeth national park

Accommodation: Tembo safari lodge

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 6 Chimps tracking in Kalinzu Forest and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This day starts with opportunity to encounter with Man’s closest cousins-chimpanzees in the forest of Kalinzu. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.
Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.
After this expedition, you will have lunch and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for yet another memorable highlight of this safari.
Reach and relax at your hotel/lodge in preparation of the next day’s highlight.

main destination :Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Accommodation: Haven’s lodge Rushega

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 7 Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation

Encountering the rare and endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is an experience of a lifetime. Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park ranger, you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the park. Depending on the location of the gorillas, the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.
If time and energy allows, visit the Batwa people and learn about their culture, way of living and origin. Did you know that this is the shortest and most remote tribe in the country?

main destination : Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: Hawks eye lodge

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 8 Exit Bunyonyi for your Outbound Flight in Entebbe Airport

Have a relaxed breakfast at your accommodation with a spectacular view of the Bunyonyi islands right in front of you. Thereafter, go on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en-route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos. You can also view and buy some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey, arriving late in the afternoon/evening for drop-off at the airport to catch your journey back home.

main destination : Entebbe international Airport

Accommodation: No accommodation

meals and drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (other drinks not included)

END OF TOUR

INCLUDE

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (FULL BOARD)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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