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This 9 day Uganda safari has been planned by Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris to cater for those interested in bird watching, gorilla tracking and game viewing. It will take you to the best National parks in Uganda including: Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi impenetrable Forest national Park as well as Queen Elizabeth National. All the activities stated above can be enjoy any time of the year with less difficulty in the rainy seasons.

Day 1-  Start of the Uganda Safari

On arrival at the Entebbe Airport your will be received by Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris guide who will transfer you to Kampala 

  • Main destination: Kampala City
  • Accommodation: Silver Springs Hotel Kampala - Mid Range hotel in Lake Kampala
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • http://silverspringshotelug.com/

Day 2 - The Murchison Falls Wildlife Tour

Following breakfast drive to Murchison Falls national park, have a lunch break in Masindi as well as visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the uncommon rhinos. Finally reach Murchison Falls national park which is the largest protected wildlife area in the whole of Uganda covering 3,840 square kilometers.

  • Main destination: Murchison Falls
  • Accommodation: Fort Murchinson Lodge - Mid Range Lodge in Murchinson
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • http://www.naturelodges.biz/fort-murchison

 

Day 3 - The Nile boat cruise

Following an early breakfast, have a game drive led by Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris guide within the Northern area of the park looking for elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, lions, waterbucks, hippos and buffalos, plus a diversity of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later enjoy a boat cruise in the afternoon to the bottom of the falls to see a diversity of wildlife on the river banks drinking water. You will see various antelope species, crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos, elephants plus buffaloes among many others in addition to a diversity of water bird species that make this a renowned birding paradise. The waterfalls display a natural beauty unmatched to no other place in the whole world. The 7 meter gorge together with a 43m drop of these falls results into a thunderous roar and a gorgeous rainbow in a cloud of water spray which leaves several tourists yearning!

  • Main destination: Murchison Falls
  • Accommodation: Fort Murchinson Lodge - Mid Range Lodge in Murchinson
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • http://www.naturelodges.biz/fort-murchison

 

Day 4 - Transfer to the 'Mountains of the Moon

Following breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth through the Albertine Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. reach Fort Portal found at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori, commonly known as the 'Mountains of the Moon' where you will enjoy lunch at the Mountain of the Moon hotel before driving on to Queen Elizabeth nation park with game viewing along the way up  to the Mweya peninsula.

  • Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge - Mid Range Lodge in Queen Elizabeth
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • http://www.naturelodges.biz/the-bush-lodge

Day 5 -  Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early tea /coffee leave for a game drive with Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris guide along the Kasenyi track and the Queen's Mile in search for lions, warthogs, elephants, antelope species, buffaloes, hippos and waterbucks. The Kasenyi Track is among the best game viewing places in Queen Elizabeth National Park and also a wonder bird watching destination. In The savannah grassland you will see a large concentration of White & Abdim's Storks during the season, and less concentration of Wooly-necked plus the impressive Saddle-billed Stork. In addition you will see large numbers of Raptors including the Brown Snake Eagle plus the Grey kestrel. The predators' kills attract close to 6 vulture species including the huge Lappet- faced Egyptian as well as Rupell's Griffon. Also in the short grasses the common species include Senegal and African Wattled Plovers.
lunch, have a 2 hour boat-cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This channel is a natural attraction for water birds while the Mweya peninsula serves as a migrant trap for Albertine Rift Endemics. On the banks of the channel you will spot bird species like the Great White & Pink-backed Pelicans, the African Open billed Stork, the Black Crake, Yellow-backed Weaver, the Great & Long-tailed Cormorants, the Common Squacco Heron, Malachite, the White-faced Whistling as well as Knob billed Ducks, Yellow-backed Weaver, the African Fish Eagle, Spur-winged & African Wattled Plovers, Water Thick Knee, Swamp Flycatcher as well as the African Jacana.

  • Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge - Mid Range Lodge in Queen Elizabeth
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • http://www.naturelodges.biz/the-bush-lodge

Day 6 - The habituated chimpanzees

Following breakfast dirve to Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. This 16 km and 100m deep gorge is along the Rift Valley. You will be provided with walking sticks by the game rangers following a briefing about the activity and then off you will go into the forested  Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. At the end of the chimpanzee tracking, you will head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP through the Ishasha area f Queen Elizabeth National Park looking for the tree climbing lions. Enjoy a late lunch at the Bwindi Gorilla Resort.

Day 7 - The Mountain Gorillas Trekking

After a hefty breakfast, go to the Buhoma Park Headquarters where you will be briefed by the park rangers prior to starting the gorilla trekking activity.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to close to 330 gorillas, which is approximately half of the total mountain gorilla population in the world. At the moment there are 4 habituated gorilla groups: the Mubare (M) Group (with 10 gorillas, 1 silverback), the Nkuringo (N) Group (with 19 gorillas, and 2 silverbacks), the Habinyanja (H) Group (with 18 gorillas, and 1 silverback), and then the Rushegura (R) Group (with 10 gorillas, and 1 silverback). Gorilla tracking is a special activity that highlights the best tourist activity in the whole of Uganda. you will spend an hour observing the gorillas whose playful as well as interactive mood is well-worth the money! At the end of the primates trek head back to the lodge for lunch. You may arrange to drive to Kabale through the beautiful terrain commonly known as "The Switzerland of Africa".

Day 8 - The Lake Bunyonyi Tour

Following breakfast have a boat cruise to the beautiful Islands on this lake as you enjoy the abundant birdlife here. It is for this reason that this lake is referred to as 'Bunyonyi' a local word for the outstandingly big number of birds here. You may have some cultural entertainment by the Bakiga including dances. Enjoy a community walk to accustom yourself with the local culture and practices of the native Bakiga - Banyangezi people. This community is very friendly with great hospitality. You may purchase some handicrafts which are actually locally made by the residents of this area. Later on, return to Kampala where you will arrive late in the evening.

  • Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp - Mid range lodge in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
  • www.bunyonyioverland.com/gallery.html

Day 9: Kampala City Tour

Following breakfast enjoy a city tour in Kampala before you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight marking the end of this tour with Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris

HAVE A WONDERFUL TOUR - SEE YOU ON THE ROAD….......

TOTAL COST PER PERSON IS USD $ 2,985 (MINIMUM OF 2 PERSONS)

NOTE: SOLO TRAVELER  PAYS EXTRA SINGLE SUPPLEMENT OF USD$ 924

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • A minimum of US$ 5 per tourist per day Compulsory Tipping for driver/guide
  • International airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services.
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
  • Tips
  • Rain jackets, hand cloves
  • Balloon safari in Masai Mara (USD$ 475) per ride
  • Personal needs
  • Masai village visit (US$ 15 - 20)
  • Night game drive ($150 per person)

 

 

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