Forest and Lakes - Drive-In Safari Uganda

14 days
FROM £ 6945
Countries Visited: Uganda
Classic Safaris £££

Forest and Lakes - Drive-In Safari Uganda

This 14 day trip explores the rich and diverse landscapes in Uganda's south-west region combining both forests and lakes.
Enjoy the thrill of chimp tracking in Kibale Forest, go lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park before enjoying the shady solitude of beautiful Maramagambo Forest and then move further south to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you go gorilla trekking. After all the excitement you will be ready to rest and recharge your batteries at stunning Lake Mutanda, where you can enjoy spectacular views of distant volcanoes, before moving on to Lake Bunyonyi where you have the chance to search for Golden Monkeys in the bamboo forest.

There are lots of optional activities as well as plenty of time to sit and watch the world go by. A really wonderful and interesting holiday.

The Real World Conservation Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects through our Explorers Against Extinction campaign. This years campaigns are raising money for the Ape Alliance, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Painted Dog Conservation and in Asia the Mariamma Charitable Trust. You can find out more about our exciting current projects on our Conservation pages including how we raised almost £60k for African Parks and Flora and Fauna International in 2018. Previous partners have included Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1

Entebbe
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your guide who will take you to your hotel in Kampala. Its hillside location provides spectacular views of Lake Victoria and parts of the city. S/He will be your guide throughout this safari.

DAY 2 - 3

Kibale Forest
Depart Kampala and travel to Fort Portal (approx. 5 hours). The route is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterises so much of Uganda. Relax at your lodge which is located about 30 minutes from Kibale Forest. Take a guided walk around the lodge for breath-taking views of the crater lakes and Rwenzori mountain ranges at a distance, on a clear day. On your second day here you will head off to Kibale forest for an exciting and amazing experience. Starting your day at 0600 you meet your wildlife ranger guides, who may be joined by researchers. They will lead you into the forest for a chimpanzee habituation experience. This is a fascinating process whereby wild chimps become comfortable with a human presence. Meet the chimps just leaving their nests to start their day and spend a longer time with them in the forest, depending on your stamina! Get in-depth knowledge about chimps, learning and observing their behaviour and how they live their daily life in their natural habitat.

DAY 4 - 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning you will go for a swamp walk at Bigodi wetlands (a community initiative to conserve the environment and support the surrounding community) where you can see more primates like Mangabey and colobus monkeys and many bird species including the Black-headed Gonolek and the colourful Great Blue Turaco. After lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey takes you through the crater lakes region – a beautiful creation as a result of a volcanic activity and stopping at points of interest along the way. Arrive at your lodge located in the heart of the park overlooking the Kazinga channel with great views of the sweeping plains of the park. On your second day your nature-filled adventure continues in a different way in Queen Elizabeth as you go off the beaten track, getting close to lions. You will be accompanied by researchers and wildlife rangers. This is a learning experience for you to get deeper knowledge of lions, how tracking equipment is used, and lion behaviour in their natural habitat. After lunch, take a 2-hour boat cruise on the majestic Kazinga Channel known for its high concentration of hippos. Look out for animals by the shores and many colourful birds. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of this park.
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Includes

  • 1 gorilla & 1 chimp tracking permit each
  • Full-board, mid-range accommodation
  • Private safari vehicle with a driver and fuel for this itinerary
  • All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • Mineral water in transit
  • All government taxes
Not Included: International flights, Visas, Travel insurance, Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services and souvenirs, Tips (normally 5–10% and around $10 per day for your guide).

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £6,945 (low season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, activities and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking. It can be upgraded - please ask for details.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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