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9 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION, WILDLIFE ADVENTURE AND CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION

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Barbara Baruka

Crystal Safaris

GORILLAS, WILDLIFE, ADVENTUR

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9 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION, WILDLIFE ADVENTURE AND CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION

9Days Gorilla Safari looking for the gorillas within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This gorilla safari incorporates game viewing inside Queen Elizabeth as well as chimpanzee tracking within Kibale Forest. This 9 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Safari commences and finishes in Entebbe. This safari will take you to 3 of Uganda’s national parks: Bwindi Gorilla Forest, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth. This Uganda Gorilla Tour will begin with chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest; a tropical rainforest home to 13 primate species. Tracking these playful chimpanzees racing through the green forest is a very memorable experience. Besides chimpanzees, the forest is in addition home to several other primates including the black & white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys and the Red tailed monkeys, including several others. From the Bigodi Wetland, have a nature walk across the trail will give you an opportunity to see various swamp plus forest species including the Blue Turaco, Manikins, Black casques hornbills, Flycatchers, Black and White Hornbills, Woodland Kingfishers, Yellow Backed Weavers, Cuckoos and Wagtails plus several others. This tour will lead you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated on the savannah plains just below Mountain Rwenzori, this park prides in a great diversity of African wildlife including elephants, leopards, lions, hippos and buffaloes. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will track the tree climbing lions resting in the big fig trees; this is really wonderful experience that you enjoy. You will also proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national park to track the endangered amazing mountain gorillas within that moist tropical forest. There are a number of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi. Staring deep into the large brown eyes of the gentle gorilla giants is certainly a very thrilling unforgettable experience worth enjoying. Additional activities to be enjoyed include thrilling nature walks to spot orchids, birds and monkeys.

ENTEBBE- KAMPALA (47 KMS)

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day. Read more

Accadia Suites

Transfer to Kibale NP

KAMPALA –TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (4 HOURS) You will be met by our safari guide who will brief you about this safari before we drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours).Travelling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region pro-vide good "photo opportunities”. Have a stopover in Mubende town to check out the Nakayima tree. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After Lunch You will have a walk at the top of the world or relax at the lodge. Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner Read more

Crater Safari Lodge

CHIMP TREK KIBALE FOREST

CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION TRACKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK Early in the morning, you will set off for Chimpanzee Habituation tracking. You will be led by a forest guide who will help you identify the various tree species, as well as inform you of the various features in the forest. This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. Book this in time because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go. You will go with a packed lunch since you will spend the whole day with our close cousins the whole day. Dine and slumber at Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Crater Safari Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK-BOAT CRUISE AND DO CRATER DRIVE After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 4 hours’ drive from Kibale. The journey offers the scenic views of the magical Mountains of the moon that stand high up in the clouds at an elevation of 5,109m above sea level towards the west. You will arrive in Queen Elizabeth National park early for lunch after which you will embark on the crater drive in the afternoon for amazing scenic viewing. The range of explosion craters lay in a sequence justifying the work of the earth processes that characterized the area. Crater lakes like Lake Nyamunuka, Lake Murumuli and Lake Kitagata can be seen on this drive. After lunch, you will gather at Mweya for a recreational afternoon launch cruise leaving at 02:00pm taking 2 hours exploring the magical offerings of Kazinga Channel including the sights of water birds and wild game drinking on the channel side, the Nile crocodile and the Hippos. The 45m channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward has tranquil waters that always give pleasure and psychological satisfaction to any traveller on Uganda safaris. Retire from the boat at 4 pm for overnight. Dinner and overnight at your Queen Elizabeth National Park lodge.Dinner and Over stay: Mweya Lodge Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner Bush lodge: In the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park and conveniently situated for wildlife viewing and Kyambura Chimp tracking, The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari. The small scale set up built along ecological principals and the unique setting where animals room in and out the camp, offers a unique opportunity to experience a safari as it once was in East Africa Read more

Mweya Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the pearl for Africa with a true African breakfast in the wild; you are in the medley of wonders and probably Uganda’s most popular tourism destination. Prepare for a classic African safari experience, the tracks through Kasenyi, and the North Kazinga Plains may offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Having an experienced guide in is the most successful way to track down a pride of lions, and maybe even the odd leopard before transferring to the Ishasha sector in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight at Ishasha jungle lodge Optional activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National park in a new, unique way. Wake up early in the morning catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Admire the herds of buffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene tranquillity of the African bush. You will take off early at dawn for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sun rises and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you. Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best of Uganda, with many great photo opportunities of the scenery and wildlife below. After a smooth landing you can celebrate this amazing adventure with a glass of sparkling juice before returning to your lodge to continue your safari. Costing: $380 us dollar p.p. Journey Time: Only Game Drive Hours Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Game Drive at Ishasha

WILDLIFE TOUR IN ISHASHA SECTOR (6-7 hours) After breakfast, begin early for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Go for a game drive through the Ishasha, renowned for its resident population of tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. In the southern section of this park, the Lions are now and again spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector. The Ishasha sector is located near the fur most south-western rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is not only the most well liked park but also the most traveled to national park within Uganda. The landscape in this section of the magnificent park is considerably different from that found in other parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Ishasha Sector within Queen Elizabeth nationalpark is habitat to the internationally renowned tree-climbing lions which are actually unique to this very place. You will then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National forest. After your lunch, you will have a nature walk or visit the neighboring local community. Dine and slumber at Gorilla Safari Lodge Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Meal & Dinner Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge

GORILLA HABITUATION

GORILLA HABITUATION IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (1-6 hours) After an early breakfast, move into the forest and start trekking the mountain gorillas. Coming face to face with the largest primates is a memorable adventurous experience that can never be forgotten. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi involves trekking up steep muddy and densely forested slopes so it may require some level of fitnenes. Bwindi impenetrable national park boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. In the evening, you will have entertainment arranged by the lodge from the local people in Bwindi national park known as the Batwa people. Dine and slumber at Gorilla Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge

GOLDEN MONKEYS TRACKING

GOLDEN MONKEYS TRACKING IN MGAHINGA NATIONALPARK After breakfast transfer to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing and later begin the hike over the volcanic terrain in search for Golden Monkeys in the bamboo forests. Mgahinga National Park shares boarders with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. The park is also the most scenic as it stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge

BWINDI-KAMPALA/ENTEBBE

After breakfast return to Kampala, then Entebbe International Airport, with lunch enroute before your evening departure flight home. Accommodation options available on the last day at an extra cost END OF SAFARI

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Hotel Accadia Suites
Day 2
Location KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Day 4
Location Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth NP
Hotel Ishasha Wildness lodge
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth NP
Hotel Gorilla Safari Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All ground transportation in A 4x4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kampala where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Boat cruises
  • Game drives
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
  • Water in the vehicle
  • 1 Gorilla Permit
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Package excludes

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

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  • $350 single room suppliment

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Wendy, United States

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to thank you for help through the whole time and amazing experience! ​ ​ Your staff was lovely, kind, helpful beyond their job description and my expectations. George was wonderful! He is patient, hard working and very funny, I recommend him highly. It was a good match! Joanne was super helpful trying to get me a Congolese visa...and making me feel comfortable being the only guest. Your staff Wuinnie (especially her), Denis and the Chef, were amazingly accommodating and professional.​ ​ Again, your immediate response to emails and arranging the full itinerary made the somewhat untraditional booking process (you know are westerners are used to everything credit card nowadays) made this process a bit less nerve wrecking and my experience amazing. So thank you for everything! Read more

Mandy, United States

Hi Barbara! I just wanted to thank you for arranging the most amazing trip for us! We had the best time ever and loved every minute of it! We definitely hope to return again someday! Thanks again!

Brenda, Germany

for one have used crystal safaris 3 times of which the latest was when I went for gorilla tracking in Bwindi. The lady by the name Christine has always been helpful the times I have interacted with her. In June this year, i went for gorilla tracking under crystal safaris with Jona as our guide. My friends and I had a fab time and I would recommend Jona to u and the lodge we slept in was in Bwindi Gorilla safari lodge was in point with those water bottles to keep us warm the beds were on point and jeez the food was delicious (try there onion soup). Anyway I would recommend u trust them with your trip I dont think u will have any issue and I do wish you the best during your safari Read more

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