Uganda - Land of the Great Apes

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Highlights

• Trek and search for gorillas and chimpanzees
• On safari, watch for lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes on game drives
• Hike at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Visit with Pygmies
• Boat journeys on the Nile
• Visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
• Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Fact File

• 16 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start & finish in Entebbe
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3/4

 

Uganda is truly the Land of the Great Apes. Trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to spend time with the rare mountain gorillas must rank as one of the greatest wildlife encounters one can experience. Equally enthralling is the trek with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, also known for its abundant primate population including red-tail monkeys, olive baboons, black and white colobus and red colobus monkeys.

Uganda offers much more than gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. In Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can view lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, gazelles, Uganda kobs, elands, topis, hartebeests and zebras, not to mention over 1,000 different bird species including the impressive grey crowned crane, the national bird of Uganda. Continuing to Ishasha, we have a rare opportunity to see the tree-climbing lions perched in the fig trees.

Enjoy several boat excursions on the Nile, while searching for hippos, crocodiles and abundant birdlife. Journey to the thunderous Murchison Falls and the delta to search for the magnificent, massive and rare shoebill stork. Journey across the equator and visit the Great East Rift Valley. Enjoy a second chimpanzee encounter on Ngamba Island, a wonderful sanctuary allowing for an intimate and unforgettable experience. Visit with the shortest people on earth, the Pygmies, as well as the village medicine man.

Not only does Uganda offer an incredible wildlife experience, but it is also culturally rich, and has arguably the friendliest people in all of Africa. Journey to this unique land of impressive wildlife, a welcoming people and a great ape experience like no other on earth.

FROM: $7895

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Accommodations

Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms. 6 or more nights in remote luxury tents with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Long drives on rough and dusty roads. Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking involves hiking/climbing over some rough and dense terrain. Gorilla trekking will likely be 2 - 3 hours but there is a possibility that the hikes may be up to 7 hours long.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe
Day 2: Entebbe to Lake Mburo
Day 3: Lake Mburo
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Pygmies
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
Day 6: To Ishasha
Day 7: Ishasha
Day 8: To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 9: To Kibale
Day 10: Chimp Trekking and Swamp Walk
Day 11: Kibale to Masindi
Day 12: Masindi To Murchison Falls
Day 13: Murchison Falls - Game Drives
Day 14: Murchison Falls - Morning Game Drive, Free Afternoon
Day 15: Murchison Falls to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Entebbe
Day 16: Depart Entebbe

Popular Combinations

- Tanzania
- The Great East African Safari
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