Budget Holiday Safaris

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queen elizabeth parkDay 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Drive West, with a stopover at the equator, through volcanic formations of the western Rift Valley towards QUEEN ELIZABETH.
This drive takes you through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of Lakes George and Edward amidst game filled plains. It boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. In the evening, go sightseeing for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB).

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking Safari and Launch cruise
Early morning make your entry into Kyambura Gorge for a thrilling CHIMPANZEE SAFARI The rain forest is spectacular and offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense with numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Your guided walk in search of the chimps and other primates, may last several hours. After lunch, enjoy a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This waterway is filled with schools of hippos and buffalos .Elephants are often spotted on the banks.Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 3: Queen – Kampala
Take an early morning game drive to watch the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. This provides excellent opportunities to see lions, Leopards, Giant forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Uganda and Bush bucks and many more. Drive back with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch finally drive to the city centre.

7 Days chipanzees,Gorillas
Day 1: Kampala to Fort portal
You will get briefed about the camping safari and then start off for Fort Portal passing via Mityana and Mubende. Have a stop over at Mubende to see the Nakayima tree. Picnic lunch en route and continue for Fort portal reaching it late afternoon. Relax and explore the nearby Crater Lake. Overnight dinner and accommodation at your preferred campsite

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking tour
An early morning breakfast will do before proceeding for tracking of the noisy chimps and other primates crashing through the high canopy of the Kibale tropical rain forest. Watching the colourful birds squawking in through the tropical forest canopy. Have packed lunch and then take an afternoon nature walk through the Bigodi swamp to wetland birds as well as some of the projects run by local community. Retire in the evening, Dinner and Overnight.

Day 3: Kibale to Queen Elizabeth national park safaris
After breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Remember the game seen will depend on the season. Visit the local community salt works at Lake Katwe, a salty lake in Uganda. Get to know more about this salty lake and testing the waters of this lake is a wonderful experience for those who have never tasted salty waters. Have lunch and later go for an afternoon game drive. Retire in the evening, dinner and overnight: Mweya/Jacana (FB).

Day 4: Tracking in Kyambura gorge
After breakfast take an excursion to the Kyambura gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are one of man's closest relations and therefore seeing them is a wonderful adventure. Alternatively go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest to see different tree species, primates, the bat colony and the blue lake. After lunch take alaunch cruise on the Kazinga Channel where different animals such as hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of water birds can be seen. Go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees in the Ishasha region. Dinner and Overnight at Jacana/ Ishasha Wilderness Camp /Ishasha Bandas.

Day 5: Queen to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the gorilla tracking toursegment passing either via Ishasha, the home of the tree climbing lion, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. This will depend on the road situation. Explore the village and the native communities if time permitting. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma homestead / Buhoma Community bandas

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking tours
Take early morning breakfast and proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Don’t forget your jungle boots since gorilla trackinginvolves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas camouflaged in the dense tropical vegetation. Time permitting; go for a leisurely community visit to the local communities living around the park for a cultural tour. Dinner and overnight Buhoma homestead / Buhoma Community bandas

Day 7: Depart for Kampala
Early in the morning, depart for Kampala passing you through the ever green and beautiful countryside of Western Uganda. En route lunch and arrive in Kampala late afternoon.