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21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour

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21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour

Safari Overview of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour

The 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour takes you to Uganda’s vast protected areas including all its National Parks ranging from Mount Elgon to Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga Gorilla and Lake Mburo National Park, the wetland system of Lake Bisina and Opeta with counts of shoe bill stork and the encounter to the source of the Nile. The diverse attractions on these parks ranging from the enormous wild game such as elephants, buffaloes, Zebras, Impala, lions, leopard, cheetah, Rothschild giraffe among others coupled with great primates like Chimpanzees, critically endangered mountain gorillas and golden Monkeys derive an ultimate experience. The recreational encounters along the Nile River, Kazinga Channel, and Lake Bunyonyi are intermingled to derive ultimate safari memories.

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Safari Highlight of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour

Day 1 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Explore Jinja – the source of the Nile

Day 2 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Transfer to Mbale. Visit Sipi Falls

Day 3 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Whole day hike of Mount Elgon

Day 4 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Explore the Lake Bisina – Opeta Wetland system

Day 5 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Transfer to Kidepo National Park. Drive through Pian Upe Game Reserve

Day 6 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Do morning game drive & afternoon Karimojong Community tour

Day 7 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Hike to the Morungole Mountains & visit the indigenous Karimojong

Day 8 of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife Culture & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 9 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do morning game drive, afternoon launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 10 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Hoima. Make a stop at Kibiro Salt Gardens &hot springs en route

Day 10 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Fort Portal Area, do Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

Day 11 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning, Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 12 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Visit Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki NP, the Batwa of Ntandi & transfer to Mount Rwenzori Area. Visit the Rwenzori Art Foundation – the only bronze casting center in Africa & Ruboni Community wax & craft center en route

Day 13 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do whole day Mount Rwenzori hike

Day 14 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do morning game drive & Kazinga Channel Launch cruise

Day 15 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Undertake a forest walk in Maramagambo Forest & relax at the lodge

Day 16 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do a game drive through Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 17 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Mgahinga National Park

Day 18 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do golden Monkey tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise and relaxation

Day 19 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Whole day relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi

Day 20 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do an evening game drive

Day 21 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do a morning game walking safari & transfer to Kampala

Safari Day by Day of the 21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris Tour

Day 1 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Explore Jinja – the source of the Nile

Encounter the source of the world’s longest River Nile at Jinja. You will wake up early for breakfast at your place of stay after which you will be transferred by your guide to Jinja 80km about 1-2 hours’ drive from Kampala. You will enjoy the soothing fresh air from Mabira forest en route which is one of the major rain forests in Uganda. Upon reaching Jinja – the adventure town of Uganda, you will enroll yourself for the half day white water rafting experience that will see you contain the strength of waters of the Nile as they splash through the rapids. You will visit the Reptile farm in Jinja to have encounter of various reptile species. The relaxing boat cruise to the source of the Nile will take you to the point where John Speke, the first European to see the source of the world’s longest river stood. You will see the Nile starting its 90 days journey to the Mediterranean Sea.

Accommodation: Jinja Nile Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Kingfisher Resort (Midrange/Standard) or Source of the Smile Guest house (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Mbale. Visit Sipi Falls

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will embark on the drive to Mbale. You will drive through Mabira Forest, Jinja town, rice fields of eastern Uganda before approaching Mbale and Kapchorwa. The journey takes 3 – 4 hours’ drive. Upon arrival, you will relax a little and have lunch after which you will embark on the visit to the Sipi Falls. The splendid natural feature is very romantic to look at and drawing closer to it exposes you to its roaring sound. The altitude at the falls offers you impressive views of Elgon Mountain, the Karamoja plains and the swamps of Eastern Uganda. Retreat to Mbale for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mbale Resort (Luxury/Upmarket), Mount Elgon Hotel (Mid-range/Standard) or Kapkwai Forest Cottages (Budget/Basic)

Day 3 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Whole day hike of Mount Elgon

After breakfast, embark on the hike of Mount Elgon. You gather at the park headquarters where they will allocate you the respective ranger and you can also get a porter from there if so wish. The hike to the mountain is very rewarding as it offers you impressive scenic views of the mountain and the adjacent areas, the lush mountain flora and remarkable fauna including hyrax, bushbuck, and wild cats among others. You can undertake the 7km Mountain bamboo trail to Kapkwai cave passing through bamboo and tropical forest or the 5km walk to chebonet falls. A range of other trails are available to enable you explore the mountain in short period as possible. Retire in the evening for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Mbale Resort (Upmarket/Luxury) Mount Elgon Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Kapkwai Forest Cottages (Budget)

Day 4 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Kumi to explore the Lake Bisina – Opeta Wetland system

After an early breakfast, connect to Kumi 55km from Mbale before continuing for other 25km to Kapir Community Eco-tourism site to gain ground for the exploration of Lake Bisina and Opeta wetland system where a range of shoebill stork and the only Uganda’s endemic bird – the Fox weaver thrive in considerable numbers. You will undertake a shoe bill trekking encounter in search of King Whale head the highly sought after bird species in Uganda. After this encounter, you embark on the 2 hour soothing canoe ride to the Tisai Island passing through the dense corridor of Bisina and Opeta that have been marked as the Gate of the two lakes with the impressive views of the traditional Teso huts.

Accommodation: Kumi Hotel

Day 5 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Kidepo National Park through Pian Upe

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive will take you through Pian Upe Game Reserve. The Pian Upe Game reserve has got a predominant cover of mixed acacia-commiphora savanna is essentially the Ugandan extension of an eastern savanna belt encompassing much of northern Kenya and Amboseli –Tsavo-Mkomazi complex of reserves on the boarder of Tanzania and Kenya. The impressive Mount Kadam rises to an altitude of 3,068m on the eastern boundary of the reserve with impressive tortured turrets and bleak volcanic plugs. The reserve has cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena, a small population of lions, along with buffalo, Burchell’s Zebra, eland, Jackson Hartebeest, greater Kudu, topi, oribi, dik-dik, and the only surviving population of Roan Antelope in Uganda. The possible sights of patas monkey, vervet monkey and the olive baboon also exist. Continue on the drive through Moroto, Kotido and eventually Kaboong district where Kidepo National Park is located. You will arrive in the evening for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nga’ Moru Wilderness (Mid-range/Standard) or Apoka Rest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 6 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do morning game drive & afternoon Karimojong Community tour

21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris TourWake for an early morning breakfast, and then set off for a game drive to encounter early risers and predators before they disappear from sight. Have opportunity to view real African game including; lion, elephants, giraffe, eland, oribi, Zebra, cheetah among others though not wholesomely guaranteed as they are wild animals alongside a number of bird species like Ostrich and other endemics. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, undertake the community walks to pastoralist Karimojong to encounter traditional way of life, the setting of their cultural Manyattas, attend to their traditional performances along with their arts and crafts. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nga’ Moru Wilderness (Mid-range/Standard) or Apoka Rest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 7 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, transfer on the surface drive to Murchison falls National Park passing through the flat open grasslands of northern Uganda as you wonder over the traditional home steads and their architecture that lie scattered in a vast landscape. The remains of the LRA rebel activities still stand as you will see the once flourishing trading centers now standing in ruins. Arrive in Murchison falls in the afternoon for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 8 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do morning game drive, afternoon launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

rwanda tracking safarisAfter an early cup of coffee, embark on the drive through the park in search of wild game. The rolling savannah combretum of Murchison Falls National Park supports a range of grazers including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, water buck, Jackson hartebeest, oribis among others with predators thriving not far from them including lion, leopard among others. The drive through the delta area, Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen tracks offers rewarding wild game viewing. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity and get to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you will embark in the drive to Paraa to catch up with the boat at 2:30pm. The boat on the Nile to the bottom of the famous Murchison Falls is very rewarding. Not only does it offer you opportunities of encountering the game drinking on the river side, it also draws you closer to counts of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and a range of water birds such as the famous Shoebill Stork. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, embark in the hike to the top of the falls following a narrow and challenging path to the top enjoying roaring sounds of the Nile as it clashes its head on the impermeable rocks that have narrowed its way to less than 8m for centuries past. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 9 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Hoima. Make a stop at Kibiro Salt Gardens &hot springs en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima. You will drive along the Albertine escarpment with great sceneries of the rift valley. The drive through Bulisa which is in the oil region is very interesting before making a stop en route at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs will expose you to impressive local methods of fine salt extraction. The views of the scenic Lake Albert and the views of the Blue Mountains on the Democratic Republic of Congo are very rewarding. From here, you will embark on the drive to Hoima for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Kontik Hotel

Day 10 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Fort Portal Area, do Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

Transfer after breakfast for about 5 hours’ drive to Fort Portal Area. The drive will take you through the impressive country side landscapes with rural setting and local populations. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will continue to do the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike to gain impressive views of the Fort Portal explosion crater. You will also visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves with a magical Nyakasura River falling over them forming beautiful water fall. The caves have breast like features which the locals attach a great cultural connotation and are thought to date back to the Chwezi era. Retreat from the activity and get to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 11 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning, Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

6 days gorilla Safari Rwanda chimpanzee Trekking safaris TourAfter breakfast, embark on the Chimpanzee trekking encounter in the primate Capital of the world – the Kibale National Park. The Park boasts of 13 primate species including the common Chimpanzees which have been fully habituated increasing the chance of encountering them to 90%. The chimp trekking encounter starts at Kanyanchu tourism center at 8am in the morning and the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers are dedicated to take you throughout the whole exercise. The trek exposes you to impressive flora, other primate species including black and white colobus monkey and birds before approaching the chimps. The Chimpanzees will lure you in a state of amazement as they swing through the branches, make pant hooting calls, play with each other, and imitate your body language along with other features that will make your one full hour with them a memorable experience of its own. Retreat from the activity which tends to take 2 – 5 hours to embark on the transfer to Bigodi wetland. The Bigodi wetland, lies in close distance to the park thus connecting there is less hectic. The Bigodi wetland walk exposes you to typical eco –tourism encounter in Uganda. The impressive flora and fauna existing along with the local community is indeed rewarding to encounter. The sights of great blue turaco and the Sitatnga may not be missed. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Mount Rwenzori Area for overnight.

Accommodation: Ihamba Safari Lodge Luxury/Midrange or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 12 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Visit Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki NP, the Batwa of Ntandi & transfer to Mount Rwenzori Area. Visit the Rwenzori Art Foundation – the only bronze casting center in Africa & Ruboni Community wax & craft center en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Semuliki National Park to visit the Sempaya Hot springs. Exploring the female and male hot springs with their geyser sprouting up to 2m high with temperatures rising to over 100 degrees Celsius where you can boil your plantains or eggs for picnic bites. The walk to the hot springs passes through the lush forest cover with counts of birds and primates which are impressive to encounter. Retreat from the walk and drive to Ntandi to encounter the Bambuti people who are like the Batwa of south western Uganda very short than an average man in nature. Drive back to Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will embark on the transfer to the Rwenzori Area with stops at the Rwenzori Art Foundation – the only bronze casting center in Africa to explore the process of sculpture making. You will also visit the Ruboni Community wax & craft center to see how the local people have employ their indigenous knowledge to make a living. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ihamba Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Mid-range) or Ruboni Community Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 13 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do whole day Mount Rwenzori hike

Embark on the hike to the mystical Mountains of the moon towering to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks. The Rwenzori Mountains are greatly known for their lush flora which has contributed to its recognition as a world heritage site. The one-day hike epsoss you to the foot hills of the mountain exploring the lower ridges, glaciers and gaining the impressive views of the Albertine flats below dotted with lakes and the panoramic view of Kasese town. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ihamba Safari Lodge Luxury/Midrange or Ruboni Community Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 14 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do morning game drive & Kazinga Channel Launch cruise

8 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking TourTake an early morning cup of coffee before embarking on the wild game viewing in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. the drive will take you through Kasenyi which is a dwelling place for a range of game including the elephants, lions, buffaloes, Antelopes among others. The racks are well designed to increase you possibilities of encountering wild game. The sights of an elusive leopard, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, Side stripped Jackal; Oribis among others might be encountered. Return to the lodge after this 3 -4 hour game drive for refreshment and relaxation until the time for lunch. After having a thrilling lunch, embark on the rewarding boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. The 2 hour boat cruise opens your possibilities of enjoying the calm channel waters filled with counts of Hippos no wonder the channel is called the Paradise of Hippos. The other sights of water birds and the Nile crocodiles may not be missed. Retire in the evening at 5pm to connect to the lodge for overnight. You have a mini game drive along the channel track to encounter the wild game enjoying themselves in their natural habitats.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 15 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Undertake a forest walk in Maramagambo Forest & relax at the lodge

After breakfast, embark on the forest walk in Maramagambo Forest. This expanse tract of natural forest stretches over a lengthened landscape offering impressive nature walk. Exploring the famous bat cave where counts of bats thrive along with python is very rewarding. There is a range of bird and tree species that would me your walk a memorable one. Retreat from the activity for lunch and spend the whole afternoon relaxing at the lodge.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 16 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do a game drive through Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector where you have possibilities of encountering tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the branches of fig trees. The drive also exposes you to other wildlife. Continue on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 17 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Mgahinga National Park

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After your early morning breakfast, your driver guide will drive you to the Park head Quarters in your respective gorilla trekking region for briefing about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi. You will meet other trekkers in the headquarters and you will be divided in groups of eight individuals who are allowed to visit one particular gorilla habituated group. After briefing, UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trail heads where gorilla trekking starts from and you will entre in the thick dark impenetrable forest to start searching for the mountain gorillas. It can take you like 2-8 hours to encounter mountain gorilla and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes. During this time you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible. When the one hour is done, you will walk back to the park headquarters and finally after the whole mountain gorilla encounter in Uganda’s Bwindi you will drive back to the starting point to transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with the views of Virunga Mountains for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Mucha Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Amajambere Iwacu Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 18 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do golden Monkey tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise and relaxation

21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris TourAfter breakfast, embark on the golden monkey tracking in the Virunga Massif. The three volcanoes of Gahinga, Sabyinyo and Muhabura lay in front of you offering remarkable sights. The hike to explore the golden monkeys which are also critically endangered found only in Virunga massif is very rewarding. The golden monkeys tend to dwell in the Bamboo forest on Mount Gahinga and like any other monkeys; they have impressive playful tactics, rolling over tree branches and have got a unique skin color that makes the impressive to look at. Retreat from the activity which tend to last 4 hours with 1 hour of direct encounter with them to transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Mid-range/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).

Day 19 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Whole day relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi

You will spend the whole day relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi famously known as the lake of a thousand islands. A range of activities include; Island Hopping, canoe paddle, boat cruise, nature walk on one of the Islands, community tour among others. Overnight at the lodge

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Mid-range/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).

Day 20 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do an evening game drive

21 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Wildlife, Culture, Scenery & Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris TourAfter a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km from Lake Bunyonyi about 4 – 5 hours’ drive. The drive will take you through the impressive rolling hills of Kigezi, the towns of Kabale, Ntungamo and Mbarara before making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km for a traditional lunch. After a thrilling lunch, continue for 33 km to the park where you undertake an evening game drive exploring the park’s wild game including Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Topis, Waterbuck, eland among others and a rewarding sun set views of the acacia dotted savannah landscape.

Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Mid-range/Standard) or Eagles Nest (Budget/Basic).

Day 21 of the 21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture & Scenery: Do a morning game walking safari & transfer to Kampala

After breakfast, undertake a sun rise game waking safari in the park exploring the impressive park landscapes including the famous Kazuma Hill that offers you great views of the eight lakes in the area of which five have extension in the park and one fully within the park. The counts of wild game thrive in their natural habitat and are rewarding to encounter. Retire from this activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala with a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing water experiments and photo shoots before continuing for 77km to arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

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7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari, Chimpanzee, Scenery & Wildlife TourFirst established as Kazinga National Park in 1952, Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in the west of Uganda nearing the Rwenzori Mountains with snowcapped peaks towering at 5,109m above sea level. The National Park of Queen Elizabeth covers a cross section of the western rift valley floor stretching for1, 978km2 land coverage. Queen Elizabeth National Park is currently the most visited park in Uganda and is listed as a world biosphere reserve. It has rich biodiversity concentration with 95 species of mammals, 600 species of birds which makes it the first in Uganda regarding the bird populations, ten (10) species of primate and 20 predator species. Queen Elizabeth is also a habitat for the tree climbing lions dwelling in its sector of Ishasha, the famous Kazinga channel stretching to 45km long connecting Lake Edward and Lake George, the amazing Kyambura gorge with counts of Chimpanzees not forgetting the range of explosion craters some of which are salty lakes while others contain sulphur. This conglomerate to make Queen Elizabeth National Park an ideal destination that can be encountered while on safari in Uganda. Read More About Queen Elizabeth Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Safaris Uganda Rwanda Primate TourLocated in the south west of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park stretches for 321km2 at an altitude of 1,160 – 2,607 m above sea level. The area is among the East African areas with largest tract of Afromontane forest which existed since the pre historic era and endured through the last ice age forming the ground for great biodiversity concentration with highest number of trees in relation to other areas of its altitude stature. The park has enormous numbers of butterfly species some of which are endemic to the park and it is also holding great concentrations of mammal numbers. Containing about 400 out of 880 mountain gorillas that apparently thrive in the wilderness with none existing in captivity, the impenetrable forest of Bwindi holds the mantle as a great gorilla trekking safari destination. Surrounded by high population density with great agricultural attachment, it’s very interesting that Bwindi still has great biodiversity concentration including; 163 species of trees, 104 species of fern alongside other taxa. 16 species of trees are restricted to the Uganda’s south western region including Lavoa swynnertonii which is globally threatened. Read More About Bwindi Impenetrable Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Gazetted in 1991, the park covers an area of 33.7 Sq.km making it Uganda’s smallest national park. It is a second refigium of the endangered mountain gorillas after Bwindi. It is also known for its golden monkey. The park has a strong cultural attachment to the pygmy community that inhabits the area. It has three conical features of extinct volcanoes which is part of the spectacular Virunga area. It shares boundaries with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mgahinga is located about 15 kilometers, by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometers, by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, Kisoro District the extreme south western corner of Uganda thus among the secluded destinations that a traveler can visit while on Uganda Safari. Read More About Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Kibale Forest National Park

12 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tracking TourKibale National Park is found in Western Uganda sharing the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge, approximately 320 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large city to the national park. It covers an area of about 795Sq.km and it one of the last surviving tropical forests in Uganda with over 351 tree species some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall, 70 mammal species, 13 primate species including chimpanzee and over 375 species of birds. The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged Forest Reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park creating a 180 km wildlife corridor. It is a significant eco-tourism and safari destination, well known for its populace of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates. It also acts as the location of the Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS). The park is surrounded by two major tribes, the Batooro and Bakiga who rely on the park for food, fuel, and other resources with the assistance of the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Read More About Kibale Forest Park

Lake Mburo National Park

13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Tour Uganda Wildlife SafarisTraditionally, two brothers settled on the land that the park currently occupies. These were Mburo and Kigarama. One night, Kigarama dreamt of an area flooding and cautioned his intimate brother to relocate from the area. His brother (Mburo) disregarded the dream and refused to relocate to the adjacent hills like what Kigarama had done. Unfortunately, the dream came true and Mburo was drowned by mass floods the filled the valley to form the lake that was later named Lake Mburo while the adjacent hill was named Kigarama in reference to these two brothers. Before the gazettion of Lake Mburo as National park, the place acted as royal grazing area for king of Ankole vis-à-vis other Bahima pastoralists who refer the area to “Nshara – ensinungyi erikwera”. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometers, by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. At 260 square kilometers, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more Read More About Lake Mburo National Park

Rwenzori Mountain National Park

The fabled mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150AD present the most exciting treasure that a visitor on a Uganda Safari would live to remember in his journey memoir. Gazetted as a national park in 1991 covering an area of about 996 Sq.km, received a designation status by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its outstanding natural beauty with Margarita peak standing over 5,109m above sea level and without forgetting its coverage by snow throughout the year despite its closeness to the world latitude (Equator) makes it an attraction worth of encountering. Being a mountain range, it was once described as one of the challenging mountains to climb in the Africa travel magazine. The glaciers like Nyamwamba add spice to its scenic view and the park status assures the wild life of their safety making it their closest habitat. The park shelters 70 mammal species, 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation that differ in its five zones including; montane forest zone, bamboo forest zone, tree heath vegetation zone and Afro-alpine moorland zone. Read More About Rwenzori National Park

Kidepo Valley national park

Kidepo National Park is positioned in the north western part of Uganda in Kaboong district 220km north West of Moroto the biggest town in the sub region and 700 km from Kampala – the Uganda’s capital city. Kidepo National Park was established in 1962 and it covers 1,442km2 of land surface providing habitat to 77 mammal species along with 475 bird species which makes the second in ranking after Queen Elizabeth National Park. Interestingly to note is that 60 of these bird species are endemic to Kidepo on Ugandan standards. Besides Birds, Kidepo also contain 5 primate species including the including the localized patas monkeys; 20 predator species which include the Kidepo endemics such as the aardwolf, bat eared fox, black-backed jackal, caracal and cheetah. Kidepo National Park has 12 species of Antelope which include the Kidepo endemics namely; lesser kudu, greater kudu, mountain reedbuck and Guenther’s dik-dik. Other wildlife also exist in the park including; elephant, lions, buffaloes, lions, bush duiker, leopard among other wildlife. Formerly, the area where Kidepo National Park belonged to Dodoth pastoralists and indigenous Karimojong who practiced cultivation before the establishment of wildlife reserve in 1958 to ensure the protection of wild animals from poaching. The park is the most remote of all Uganda National Parks which Read More About Kidepo Valley Park

Mount Elgon National Park

The park covers an area of over 1,121 Sq.km with the fourth tall mountain in East Africa which was the once the highest mountain in Africa far from Kilimanjaro but only to be reduced to 4,321m due to denudation forces. With the last eruption occurring 24 Million years ago, Mt. Elgon can be considered oldest and largest solitary volcano not only in Uganda but East Africa in general. It houses one of the world’s intact largest caldera stretching to over 42Sq.km supported by 4,000 Sq. km base which is the largest volcanic base in the whole world.It was first gazetted as a Forest Reserve in 1929 and in 1940 the area became the Mt. Elgon Crown Forest while in 1951 it became a Central Forest Reserve. Due to encroachment by the Benet-Ndorobo people, the government alloweda 6000 hectare portion of the Reserve for settlement in 1983 though more 1500 hectares were settled illegally and in 1993 the area received a national park status thus can currently be incorporated in your itinerary while planning your Safari to Uganda. Read More About Mount Elgon Park

Semuliki National Park Uganda

Semuliki National Park Uganda is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District in western part of Uganda. Semliki National Park was recognized as a Uganda safari destination national park in the month of October 1993, and it happens to be one of smallest and newest national parks. Semuliki National Park lies on border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park boarders Semuliki park Uganda on the south-eastern part and Lake Albert on the northern extreme. The park is found within the Albertine Rift and in the western arm of the East African Rift. It is lying on a gently flat land escape which ranges from 670 to 760 m (2,200 to 2,490 Ft.) above sea level. Historically from year 1932 to year 1993 when this Uganda safari park was gazzetted, the area current occupied by Semuliki National Park was protected and managed as a forest reserve by the colonial government before being taken over by the Ugandan government’s Forest Department. It created and gazzetted into a national park by the Ugandan government in October 1993 and the main aim was to protect the forests as an integral part of the protected areas of the Western Rift Valley. The park receives an estimated average rainfall of 1,250 mm (49 in) with its rainy season being from the month of May and from September to December. During this rainy season various areas in the park are un accessible due to the floods and the temperatures at the park keep changing from 18 degrees to 30 degrees. Semiliki National Park is located in the boarders of the two rivers i.e. Semuliki and Lamia rivers, These Rivers are have for so long acted as watering places for the various fauna and flora in the park.

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