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8-Day Uganda African Big Five Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

8-Day Uganda African Big Five Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

8-Day Uganda African Big Five Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking
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The 8-Day African Big Five Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking offers an immersive journey through Uganda's diverse landscapes and rich wildlife habitats. Beginning with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park, guests embark on game drives and boat trips along the Victoria Nile, encountering iconic African wildlife such as elephants, lions, and hippos. The adventure continues with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, providing intimate encounters with these fascinating primates. Queen Elizabeth National Park offers further wildlife encounters through game drives and a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. The safari concludes with a transfer back to Entebbe, leaving guests with cherished memories of Uganda's natural wonders and wildlife spectacles.

DAY BY DAY 

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Your Accommodation Upon your arrival at the airport in Uganda, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide or representative. They'll assist you with luggage and transfer you to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you might have the opportunity to explore nearby attractions in Entebbe or simply relax at your accommodation, where you can unwind after your journey and prepare for the adventure ahead. Your accommodation will provide comfortable lodging, amenities, and perhaps even some introductory information about Uganda's wildlife and culture.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary After breakfast, your journey begins with a scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, you'll make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a conservation area dedicated to protecting and breeding rhinos. Here, you'll embark on a guided walking safari to track rhinos in their natural habitat, providing you with an up-close encounter with these magnificent creatures. Afterward, you'll continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park, where you'll check into your accommodation and have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Trip This day starts with an early morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. Led by experienced guides, you'll venture into the park's diverse landscapes, including savannah plains, woodlands, and riverine habitats, in search of the Big Five and other wildlife species. After the game drive, you'll return to your accommodation for breakfast and a brief rest. In the afternoon, you'll embark on a boat trip along the Victoria Nile, cruising towards the base of the majestic Murchison Falls. Along the way, you'll encounter hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. The highlight of the boat trip is witnessing the powerful rush of water as the Nile River plunges through a narrow gorge to create the iconic waterfall.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park as you journey towards Kibale National Park. Known as the "Primate Capital of the World," Kibale is famous for its high concentration of primates, including chimpanzees. The scenic drive will take you through rural landscapes and small villages, providing glimpses of daily life in Uganda. Upon arrival at Kibale, you'll check into your accommodation and have the rest of the day to relax and prepare for the chimpanzee trekking experience tomorrow.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking Today is the highlight of your visit to Kibale National Park as you embark on a thrilling chimpanzee tracking adventure. After an early breakfast, you'll head into the forest with experienced guides who will lead you to where the chimpanzee groups are located. The trek through the dense forest can be challenging but incredibly rewarding as you observe the playful antics and social interactions of these fascinating primates. Once you've found the chimpanzees, you'll have the opportunity to spend up to an hour in their presence, observing their behavior and taking photographs. After the trek, you'll return to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest and to reflect on the incredible experience.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park After breakfast, you'll leave Kibale National Park behind and make your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, another jewel of Uganda's wildlife. The drive will take you through scenic landscapes, including tea plantations, crater lakes, and rolling hills. Upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you'll check into your accommodation and have some free time to relax or explore the surroundings. You might choose to take a leisurely nature walk around the lodge's grounds or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the park.

Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Trip Your day begins with an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you'll have the chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and perhaps even lions and leopards. As the sun rises, the park comes alive with activity, making for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. After the game drive, you'll return to your accommodation for breakfast and some relaxation time. In the afternoon, you'll embark on a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. The boat trip offers close-up encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species, making it a photographer's paradise. As you cruise along the channel, you'll enjoy stunning views of the park's landscapes and wildlife, creating unforgettable memories of your safari adventure.

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you embark on the journey back to Entebbe. The drive will take you through rural villages and scenic countryside, providing one last opportunity to take in the beauty of Uganda's landscapes. Upon arrival in Entebbe, you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your unforgettable safari experience. As you travel home, you'll carry with you memories of thrilling wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and the warm hospitality of Uganda.

Included

Park fees

(For non-residents)

Chimp permits

(One per person, non-resident)

All activities

(Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation

(Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

(Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinking water

(On all days)

Excluded

International flights

(From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

Personal items

(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals

(As specified in the day-by-day section)

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PRICE PER PERSON IN USD

Group Size Price 

1 Person 4726 

2 People 2852             

3 People 2270        

4 People 2086             

5 People 1974                        

6 People 1810                 

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