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THE ALBERTINE RIFT SCENIC ALLURE..

 

Safari Highlights: Uganda surely commands a voice in the eco-tourism; among the attractions Uganda boasts of are the primates, abundant game, birds and scenic beauty. On this safari we shall take you on the unforgettable Primates expedition in two different settings (Ngamba Islands for a close-up experience in a unique sanctuary built for the orphaned chimps closely resembling their natural environment and thereafter off to Kibale Forest for yet an encounter of a lifetime, with the wild but habituated chimps). You will proceed to view unique games in our prized Queen Elizabeth National park and experience the thrills of game-walking safari in Lake Mburu National park. And all through the journey you will experience lots of unique geographical features and scenic allure. The safari starts and ends in Kampala.
 

 

Itinerary

                                        Day 1: ENTEBBE - NGAMBA ISLAND - KAMPALA

 

In the morning you will depart from Entebbe to the Chimpanzee Islands for a close encounter with our relatives. After a pleasant boat ride you will reach Ngamba Island, where you will be directed to the visitors centre to learn more about the chimps and their lifestyle. You will be able to view and photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel in Kampala. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).
 

Day 2: KAMPALA - FORT PORTAL
After breakfast we will depart Kampala and head west to Fort Portal. Driving through the verdant countryside we will pass traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).

 

Day 3: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning visit to Kibale Forest National Park, reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and many others. After lunch we will go for the Bigodi Swamp Walk, an initiative of the local community. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).

 

Day 4: KIBALE - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
We transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a lunch stop in Kasese. Upon entering the national park you will enjoy a short game drive before checking in at the accommodation in the middle of the park. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).

 

Day 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
The day begins early as we take on a morning game drive and head for the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch.
In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant bird life that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).

 

Day 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH - LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we go for a hike in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge of one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rainforest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species as well.
After this activity we drive to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en route. As we enter the park and head towards the accommodation it is likely that you will see some wildlife, like impalas, topis, warthogs, zebras and buffaloes. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation (Budget or Luxury).

 

Day 7: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK - KAMPALA
Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by a ranger.

 

Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. After breakfast we transfer to Kampala with a stop at the equator for photos or shopping. Arrival late in the afternoon in Kampala.

 

End of Safari!

 

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