Luxury wildlife Safari Uganda 2024-Best Safari In Uganda
Trip Overview-Luxury wildlife Safari Uganda 2024-Best Safari In Uganda
Welcome to our ten(10) days Luxury wildlife Safari Uganda 2024-Best Safari In Uganda designed to suit the interest of open minded travelers who intend to explore and exhaust the wild life expeditions in the Country. The Trip has a provision of Extension to Rwanda for Gorilla trekking for persons interested in having a 13 luxury safari in Uganda and Rwanda.
This itinerary can be Customized by the traveler with the help of our experienced travel experts .
Accommodation: Luxury Single rooms/Double rooms depending on choice in the following places.
- Hotel No. 5
- Ndali Lodge
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
- Buhoma Lodge
Transport: Chattered Flights, Safari Vans or Land Cruiser Extended depending on size of group
Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Best car hire Uganda’s professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides, camp staff, gorilla trackers and porter, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through lunch on final day, some gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrances fees, all taxes and service fees.
Internal air cost: All flights within the itinerary (this will be listed separately on our invoicing).
Permit fees: Two mountain gorilla and two chimpanzee treks.
Trip Cost excludes
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance
Day 1: Botanical gardens-Entebbe Uganda
You are received at the airport in Entebbe and taken to our hotel to start our Uganda vacation there. If you have the leisure, you might want to visit the renowned Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Since their establishment in 1902, the gardens have amassed a fine collection of plants from all three tropical and temperate regions of the nation. A great introduction to Uganda’s unique birdlife may be found in the gardens, which are also home to a variety of avian species. Additionally, we frequently see vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys here. At a welcome supper this evening, get to know your expedition leader.
Days 2-4: Chimpanzee Trekking- Kibale National Forest
From the busy city of Entebbe, we fly in the middle of the morning and then take a short drive to reach Uganda’s lush highlands, where fertile volcanic soil supports a tapestry of tea, coffee, and banana plantations. Before the sun sets behind the Rwenzori Mountains, get to our hilltop lodge in time for a late lunch and settle in. A “swamp walk” through a wetland refuge the following morning displays more than 100 different bird species. Our first chimpanzee hike in Kibale National Park starts after we have lunch and meet our native trackers. One of the highest primate populations in the world, including 1,300 chimpanzees, can be found in this reserve of equatorial rain forest. The red colobus, black-and-white colobus, red-tailed, gray-cheeked, and other monkeys may also be seen.
We have a second chance to see chimpanzees on our final morning in Kibale National Park at a different time of day in the hopes of catching these quick-moving monkeys at work. Before making the hike back to the ranger station, we spend a further hour in their company.
After lunch at Ndali, there are a number of afternoon activities you can partake in, such as going for a walk around one of the area’s crater lakes, checking out the library that Nat Hab’s philanthropy arm has helped to support, or just unwinding while admiring the magnificent scenery from our upscale lodge perched on the edge of a crater lake.
Days 5 & 6: Game Park Experience- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated along the western Rift Valley, begins with an early start and a day full of activities. With its volcanic craters, grassy plains, and tropical forest, the park offers a miniature representation of the best safari destinations in East Africa. It is also home to a wide variety of species. The park is home to about 100 different mammal species, including the Ugandan kob, a unique antelope shown on the nation’s currency, and more than 600 bird species, one of the largest densities of any park in Africa. In the park’s northern region, during a morning game drive, look for typical African species, such as lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and antelope. Then, on a private boat ride through one of Africa’s highest concentrations of hippos, we travel the Kazinga Channel.
Baboons frequently amuse us from the banks of the river, which is also home to an abundance of colorful wildlife.
With snowcapped heights soaring above 16,000 feet, the Rwenzori range, often known as the “Mountains of the Moon,” presents a striking background. Before continuing into the southern Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth Park through a wildlife drive, take in the breathtaking views of Lake Edward. Look for the park’s renowned tree-climbing lions as we travel through this area; they are one of just two populations of lions that regularly climb trees (the other population is found in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park). Some people believe that these lions use the cold winds sweeping through the high branches to escape the heat, however no one is certain of this.
Luxury wildlife Safari Uganda 2024-Best Safari In Uganda
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth Park—Ishasha Sector / Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Drive west from Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as you observe the landscape progressively transform from open savanna to mountain slopes covered in lush green rain forest. If we get the opportunity, we’ll visit a school in a nearby hamlet before spending the next three nights at Buhoma Lodge, the opulent hillside camp that serves as the hub of our gorilla-trekking expedition. On the edge of the Great Rift Valley is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diversified rain forests, with over 25,000 years of history and 400 plant species, blankets its mist-shrouded hillsides.
More notably, the park also safeguards 400 mountain gorillas, or nearly half of the species’ total population. This number includes a number of habituated groups that tourists can interact with. Another 120 mammals are housed there as well, including elephants, antelope, and numerous primate species including baboons and chimpanzees. The forest is home to 350 different bird species, including 23 endemics to the Albertine Rift.
Days 8 & 9: Bwindi-Gorilla Trekking
We wake up early every morning in Bwindi in anticipation of a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a glance into a wild gorilla’s eyes. Our focus there is two full days of gorilla trekking. The path through the ancient rain forest can be difficult, occasionally slick and steep, but it is also full of rewards. We are trekking through the forest that the first explorers dubbed the “Impenetrable Forest,” and the moniker fits perfectly. Nearly 459 mountain gorillas—roughly half of the total in the world—live in Bwindi; despite the population growing, it is still in danger due to the growing number of nearby settlers. By midday, we aim to have reached one of the three family groupings that are accustomed to human interaction.
We expect to reach one of the three family groups before noon. All three are accustomed to human interaction. Our guide follows them to where they were last seen and searches for evidence of their presence, such as a mound of excrement or torn foliage that reveals a night nest or peeled bark that indicates feasting. We scramble over vines and greenery to get closer to the group as our excitement grows. After giving the all-clear, our guide announces our intentions with friendly grunts. Individual gorillas may range in age from young children playing in the trees to mothers carrying young gorillas, including the troop’s formidable silverback. Meeting these wonderful monkeys, who are so similar to us, in their natural habitat is the most exciting wildlife encounter there is.
However, the importance of our trip goes beyond our individual experiences since the gorillas depend on us to stay alive. The survival of these extremely endangered animals has depended heavily on responsible tourism, and the money we spend there supports their preservation by sustaining the livelihoods of the locals who live close to the gorillas. We return home not just with priceless memories and pictures, but also as advocates for the welfare of gorillas who are dedicated to their future. If there is time, we’ll stop by Conservation Coffee, a neighborhood cooperative of farmers whose beans are grown, processed, and roasted for a premium price that supports gorilla conservation. Perhaps we can stroll through the coffee farms, select some beans, and observe how this community enterprise unfolds
Day 10: Entebbe Airport/Departure
Today’s trip back to Entebbe marks the end of our Uganda adventure. On arrival, a day room is available for people getting ready to leave so they can unwind and reenergize. Before making our way to the airport to catch our flights home, we share a final supper together.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda-Luxury wildlife Safari Uganda 2024-Best Safari In Uganda
A 13-day Ultimate Gorilla Photo Safari is also available, which includes four full days of gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda. Or you might extend your Uganda safari by going on a tailored gorilla trek in Rwanda. Call us for further information.