7 DAYS KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH AND LAKE MBURO
Kibale Forest National Park is a home to the 13 primate species recorded, it also has crater lakes and has 2 rivers that passthrough it that is River Mpanga and Dura.
Once a forest threatened by human encroachment, today Kibale National Park dazzles with sky- hugging trees and 13 primate species including chimpanzees that have even earned it the title of the primate capital of the world’’. A safari to this 795sq km jungle is nothing less of amazing bush bash adventure to see how man’s closest cousin with a 98.4% DNA match survives in this land of extremes. It is home to some of the Albertine endemic birds over 300 species have been recorded some which include the Green Breasted Pitta which is a very rare bird that travellers find interesting other activities include chimpanzee habituation experience which is a whole day spent with the chimpanzees from the time they wake up until they make their beds for the night, bird watching looking for over 300 bird species recorded, day and night nature walks in search of the famous nocturnal like the serval cats, cultural heritage in the Bigodi community and nature trails especially the Bigodi Wetland walk and children’s activities.
You will be met on arrival by your driver / guide who will warmly receive and welcome you and will transfer you to your accommodation.
Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to Fort Portal the land of the craters. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest king.
Today you will spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope.
Today, your driver/guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s second largest national park. You will enjoy journey as you pass through scenic crater lakes. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive for your first introduction to the hidden gems in the park.
After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 135km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to catch up with a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in the park. In sight you have possibilities of encountering gigantic elephants, lions, buffalos, warthogs and antelopes. return to the lodge for lunch, after which you enjoy the two hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife that majorly include; hippos, crocodiles and the wild game drinking on the channel side like elephants, water backs, buffaloes just to mention but a few. From the boat, do another game drive along the channel track in search of more game as head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
You will transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s the only national park in Uganda where you can have a safari on foot. There has been an addition of tallest savanna animal (the giraffe) added to its endemic impalas. You will have a game drive as you enter the park.
You will walk up early and have a guided safari walk with a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast before you return to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight back home.
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74% recommend this package
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- Cleanliness 4.5
- Service 4.5
- Comfort 4.2
- Condition 3.8
- Neighbourhood 4.0