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Best of Uganda - 11 Days | 10 Nights
ENTEBBE | BWINDI | QUEEN ELIZABETH | KIBALE | SEMLIKI | KIDEPOUganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts:The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapour behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert and scattered about with rocky kopjes.The Snow-capped peaks; the tropical, freshwater beaches and smiling faces everywhere, it’s all here, a feast for all the senses.Let us show you the Uganda we know and love, this is Africa the way it should be!Day 1: Guests arrive at Entebbe Airport to be met by your driver and guide for your transfer to Entebbe – the overnight accommodation is at the Boma Guest House.Day 2: The early morning pick up at from your Hotel will transfer you to Entebbe Airport for a scheduled flight to Kisoro. From Kisoro you will have 2 hour road transfer to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Southern Bwindi National Park. During the afternoon a high tea and visit to the Community in Nkuringo village is planned. Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.Day 3: Today is a full day Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo area and overnight once more at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.Day 4: After breakfast hike from Clouds through the Forest to Buhoma. Pick up by guide and transfer through to lunch at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp, followed by a journey to the northern sector of the park. An evening game drive and dinner with overnight accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge in a Deluxe Safari Tent.Day 5: Early morning predator walk with Dr Ludwig in search of lions, then lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon boat trip on Kazinga channel. Accommodation once again at the Mweya Safari Lodge.Day 6: Today’s scenic routes to Kasese are an hour by road with a stop at the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains. Guests then hike at the foothills with lunch served at the Equator Snow Lodge followed by the drive towards Kibale National park for afternoon Chimpanzee tracking. The accommodation overnights is at the Kyaninga Lodge in Fort Portal.Day 7: After breakfast depart towards Semliki Wildlife Reserve, for the afternoon primate/birding walk activity at Semliki followed by sundowners. Accommodation for the following three nights is at Semliki Safari Lodge.Day 8: The morning boat ride on Lake Albert will be in search of the Shoebill, returning to the lodge for lunch and evening game drive with a sundowner.Day 9: Today you are transferred to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Entebbe to connect to Kidepo. On arrival there will be a pick up from Kidepo airstrip by the Lodge vehicle with transfer to Apoka. Guests will enjoy an afternoon game activity followed by two nights at Apoka Safari Lodge.Day 10: The daily at the lodges offers game activities in the morning and afternoon with a visit to the Lorukul village.Day 11: This morning after a relaxing breakfast and morning at leisure, your guide will transfer you to Entebbe Airport for your international flight out.When to travel: The best game viewing months in Uganda are during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet and one can't avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.Priced from: USD 10 866 per person sharing in a twin/double room, land quotation
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