Uganda Safari options

Uganda Wildlife and Chimpanzee safari

Day 01 - Depart Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will pass the legendary equator line where you will be able to hear more about the mysteries of this imaginary line and take a couple of photos while standing in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere at the same time. We will stop in Mbarara for a lunch break before proceeding to the park.
Arrive at the lodge where you will check in and then spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying the sights and sounds of the national park. (Lunch and dinner included)
 
Day 02 - After an early breakfast you explore more of the national park and its diverse flora and fauna on a game drive. The Kasenyi plains support the largest concentration of game in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through an extensive area of short-grass savannah interspersed with solitary euphorbia trees and small clumps of thicket. This plain is one of the most important breeding grounds for the Uganda Kob-thousands congregate here at times- and it is also frequented by numerous buffalo and bushbuck. The two or three well-fed lion prides resident in this area are generally quite easy to find, at least for the first 1 or 2 hours after sunrise, after which they tend to retreat into the shade of thicker bush. The plains also support an interesting selection of grassland birds, including grey-crowned crane, red-throated spurfowl and yellow-throated longclaw, while abandoned lion kills often attract flocks of squabbling vultures and more occasionally spotted hyenas.
 
In the afternoon, you will have a leisurely boat cruise down the Kazinga channel where you will see more of the wild animals as they come down to water and cool off. Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and awesome with well over 550 resident species.
Expect to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes etc and lots of beautiful water birds. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) 
 
Day 03 - Wake up for another morning game drive hoping to view animals you have missed the previous day. There are several clear demarcated routes that enable you to view as many animals as possible. Then proceed to Lake Katwe for a cultural immersion. You will have a chance to interact with the local people who live adjacent to the park for a cultural experience of how they survive in this area. The scenery is superb with views of the saline lakes which attract herds of buffaloes, warthogs, elephants and antelopes among others. The drive will lead you to Lake Katwe, one of the most important sources of coarse salt in Uganda for centuries. The Katwe salt pans which were highly regarded as precious material during pre-colonial times and many kingdoms fought to control them. Before the advent of Arab slave traders, the salt was one of the main goods bartered by the Long distance traders. Today it is not quite as lucrative as it was in the past but the locals still mine the salt in the same way they did years ago. You will have an informative talk by a well-versed guide who will tell you about the industry. You will interact with the men and women who ply their trade here for insights of the pros and cons of this ancient industry.
Tree climbing lions Queen Elizabeth NP
Later proceed to Kibale National Park in Fort Portal. Fort Portal is perhaps the most attractive town in Uganda, situated amid lush rolling hillsides swathed in neat tea plantations, tens of crater lakes and offering excellent views across to the glacial peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the West on a clear day. The area around Fort Portal has one of the world’s densest concentrations of volcanic crater lakes formed about 10,000 years a go by the tectonic activities associated with the Great Rift Valley. The rich volcanic soils provide a favorable environment for agriculture and most of the country’s vegetables are grown here. The neat terraced farm plantations cover the hills making this picturesque landscape look like it is covered by giant green quilt. Check into your hotel where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
 
Day 04 - Today you will have the opportunity to track chimpanzees and other primates at the Kibale National Park. With lush tropical rainforest and a fascinating diversity of animals, the park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda. The forest is worth conserving as it is home to the largest number of our closest relative, the endangered chimpanzee with more than 1,500 individuals recorded, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest monkey. It has the highest diversity and density of primates in East Africa, totaling 15 species including the black and white colobus, baboon, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. Indeed Uganda provides one of the highest primate densities and varieties in the world.
Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a swamp walk in Bigodi.  The wetland is a stretch of about 8 km long and 1/3 km wide, attached to KNP at both ends. 
Dinner and overnight at your chosen lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
 
Day 05 - Proceed to Kampala where you will be dropped off at your hotel (Lunch and dinner included)
END OF SAFARI
 

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