7 DAY UGANDA PRIMATES AND SAFARI FLYING TOUR
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL
Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our knowledgeable expert guide and will be briefed about your itinerary for the 7 day Uganda primates and game flying safari and the pearl of Africa which is Uganda, later you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay at your accommodation.
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND FLY TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
After your breakfast at 6:30 am, your driver-guide will be waiting for you at the Hotel reception and transfer you to Entebbe Airport to connect with 9 am Aerolink flight to Mweya Airfield in Queen Elizabeth National Park, brief you on your daily activities of the day in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Only 15kg are required in the charter per person without your hand luggage you will meet with your driver-guide who will help you to your 4×4 wd and take you to Mweya Safari Lodge for your hot lunch before you proceed with afternoon activities. Later after lunch, your driver-guide will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasenyi plains.
The Kasenyi plains are on the western shores of the adjacent stunning Lake George, just near to the area where the Kazinga Channel confluences with this lake.
Kasenyi is found within the north-eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is also known as the Mweya or the Kasenyi Sector.
The region around Kasenyi is actually an open savannah, and it is swarmed with various wild animals including, Elephants, Buffalos, Water back, Lions with the Uganda safari Kob being the dominant animals. Actually, this place is the major breeding area for the Uganda Kobs within this park. For that reason, Lions are commonly seen here during the various game drives as they are drawn by the large Kob’s population which is their main prey in this area.
Whereas lions once were uncommon and hard to pin down, are supposed to total up to a big number and these are readily seen within the Kasenyi Plains. In addition, it supports a fascinating diversity of grassland birds, among which are the yellow-throated long crow, red-throat spur fowls as well as the grey-crown cranes.
Because of the overall nature of this area (with open savannahs surrounding it), it is very good for tourists interested in taking photographs. At 4 pm, you will drive to catch up with a 4:30 pm Kazinga Channel sundowner boat Safari.
The Kazinga Chanel boat Safari is a wide, 32-kilometre (20 mi) long natural channel connecting the two Lakes; Lake Gorge which is to the east, and Lake Edward which is to the west. This channel is among the most important features in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The shores of this channel draw a large number of wild animals, birds in addition to reptiles all through the year, with one of the largest population schools of hippos in the whole world as well as plentiful Nile Crocodiles.
These animals can be seen well on a boat cruise down the course of the channel or most likely at the entrance of the spectacular Lake Edward. The Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and among the finest and most liked launch – trips in the country.
Thereafter, transfer to your accommodation for a warm dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TREK AND MONGOOSE TREKKING EXPERIENCE AT MWEYA PENISULARS.
After an early breakfast at we head of to Kalunzi Forest Reserve where the rangers will give you a trek briefing before we head off to find our closest living relative. The Kalinzu Chimpanzees are considered extremely reliable with a trekking success rate of over 95%. In Uganda today, Efforts to actually conserve the chimpanzees are extensively acknowledged and well supported.
Jane Goodall Foundation has played a major role in the overall conservation of not only these Chimpanzees found in Uganda. You will most likely finish around 10:30 am. From there be transferred to your lodge for a freshen up and Lunch before you proceed to your next activity (Mongoose tracking experience.
They are ten species of Mongoose recorded in Uganda with the banded Mongoose regularly seen around the Mweya Peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Banded Mongoose experience is based around the park in Western Uganda and the Peninsula also supports a population of 400+ banded mongooses living in twelve or more social groups.
Tracking of Mongoose is normally done using a locator device while you are with your expert guides, have a closer look at their unique long tails and behavior, and later embark to your vehicle with a game drive through the park you will get to view most animals such as Kobs, lions and many more. Return to your accommodation for a freshen up, dinner, and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO ISHASHA SECTOR, GAME DRIVE, AND SEARCH FOR TREE CLIMBING LIONS.
After breakfast, your driver-guide will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Sector. Ishasha is only one of two places in the world where tree-climbing lions are found, the other being in Lake Manyara. Whilst all lions can climb trees these two feelings of pride are the only ones found to spend the majority of their time in trees. Seeing tree-climbing lions is usually a 50/50 chance to view them hunting in fig trees.
Ishasha is also home to a great population of Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park. On the river, you may spot hippos and the Ugandan national bird the Crested Crane have your packed lunch and we proceed with a game drive before we transfer you to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will have a morning breakfast later do a game drive in Ishasha before your transfer to Bwindi. Ishasha is also home to a great population of Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park. On the river, you may spot hippos and the Ugandan national bird the Crested Crane later we transfer you to a whole new ecosystem of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest only around 90 minutes’ scenic drive away. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 6: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI
Today you have a unique and privileged experience to trek and meet at close quarters the rare Mountain Gorilla. There are only around 1063 of these magnificent creatures left in the world with around 1/3 of those in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable forest has got several regions with groups of gorillas ready to trek. These include Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo tourism zones, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Today early in the morning after breakfast you will be taken to the park headquarters where you will be educated on the trek, Gorilla behavior, and assigned into groups of suitable fitness.
The trek can take between 2-6 hours depending on the movements of the Gorillas. The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search of the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for 1-hour with them.
This is often described as one of the great natural animal encounters on the planet. Return to the lodge to freshening up, have lunch and relax with the lodge facilities.
Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 7: MORNING AT LEISURE AND TRANSFER TO KIHIHI AIRFIELD BACK TO ENTEBBE.
Have a most enjoyable breakfast at leisure as you swap stories for your tour in Uganda including the encounter with the Mountain Gorillas. After breakfast, you can either have a walk around your lodge, relax at your terrace overlooking Bwindi National park, or your driver guide can take you to the nearby local hand made souvenirs before your transfer to Kihihi to catch up with your Aelo link flight to Entebbe to catch up with your Night flight.