Holidays Box

Unforgettable Uganda

Packages start @ `158000

Duration:

Per Person for 6 Night 7 Days

Holiday Box Type:

Adventure

Unforgettable Uganda.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation as per stated
  • Transport in a 4wd land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Boat safaris
  • Game drives
 
You will be met at your hotel by an Abacus African Vacations’ guide, and driven to Fort portal. This scenic drive takes approximately 5 to 6 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch before driving to Ndali Lodge where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking tomorrow. After checking in, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.. Overnight at a luxurious Ndali Lodge

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Overnight at Ndali Lodge

This morning, we will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs

You will rise relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Report to the ranger station at 08.00 am where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is amazing to think that there are only about 700 or so of these creatures left in the world! If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs

Following a morning breakfast, we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. We will drive through some of Uganda’s finest scenery. Lake Mburo National Park is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates (cloved hoofed animals). For birders, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot and papyrus bush shrike. We will check in at the camp and relax for a little while before going in a dug out canoeon the lake or going for an evening game drive. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge

Explore Lake Mburo. More than 310 bird species have been recorded in Lake Mburo National Park. It is probably the best place in Uganda to see Acacia associated birds and also of special interest to birders, are the swamps. The swamps are home to the highly localized Papyrus Yellow Warbler recorded nowhere else in Uganda. After lunch, depart for Kampala, stopping along the Equator for a photographic opportunity as well as an informative talk.

 

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