SHORT BUT SWEET
SHORT BUT SWEET
Short but sweet – this trip combines the Chimp- and Gorilla Tracking with one of the most popular destinations in Uganda: the Queen Elizabeth National Park which is characterized by sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests and sparkling lakes. You get to know the beauty of Uganda and will leave with long-lasting memories.
Price per persons, based on 4 travellers
Durée du séjour : 9 Nights/10 Days
Destination : Uganda & Rwanda
Thématique voyage : Nature
Entebbe – 1 Night
International arrival at Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to accommodation
Entebbe is a pleasant town built on the shores of Lake Victoria and offers a relaxed stop-over alternative to Kampala if you’re flying into or out of Uganda, as the air is clean, the streets are safe to walk, and the old colonial gardens and parks with the lake in the background make for a serene atmosphere.
Kibale – 2 Nights
Drive from Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park (5 to 7 hours)
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the loveliest and most varied tropical rainforests in Africa and is home to 13 primate species including more than 1,000 chimpanzees – our closest living relatives! Although it is one of the best locations for tracking chimpanzees be ready for an unpredictable adventure – Chimpanzees tend to move swiftly through the forest or swinging high in the canopies of the trees. It will be an enriching experience that brings you deep into the lush forest where butterflies will swirl around and where you can totally immerse in the sounds of nature.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Kibale Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park (2 to 3 hours)
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. It is set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
Activities: Game drives, boat safari on the Kazinga Channel
Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector – 1 Night
Drive to the Southern Sector (2 to 3 hours)
The Ishasha sector is recognized for its resident tree-climbing lions hanging on the branches of huge fig trees to escape the heat of the sun. The male species is known for having black manes. Certainly an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park.
Activities: Game drives
Bwindi National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi National Park (2 to 3 hours)
Home to almost half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, the World Heritage-listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of East Africa’s most famous national parks. Set over 331 sq km of improbably steep mountain rainforest, the park is home to an estimated 360 gorillas: undoubtedly Uganda’s biggest tourist drawcard. For birdwatchers it’s one of the most exciting destinations in the country, with almost 360 species, including 23 of the 24 endemic to the Albertine Rift and several endangered species, such as the African green broadbill. With a good guide, sighting daily totals of over 150 species is possible.
Lake Mburo National Park – 1 Night
Drive from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National Park (7 to 8 hours)
Lake Mburo National Park is small in size compared to the other parks in Uganda but definitely a little gem. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km long wetland system linked by a swamp and is a beautiful mosaic of habitats – green hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannahs, lush forests, striking lakes and natural swamps – are home to an amazing diversity of flora and wildlife.
Activities: Game drives, bushwalks
Inclus et non inclus :
- 9 nights accommodation in a double room including meals as indicated.
- All transfers as indicated.
- Transport and private game drives in a high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with a professional English-speaking driver guide.
- Park entry fees.
- All activities during your trip as indicated.
- Bottled mineral water.
- AMREF Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
- 24-hour point of contact in Africa.
- International airfares.
- Entry visa fee.
- Additional meals and any beverages not listed.
- All activities listed as optional or not indicated.
- All expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry services, other additional activities etc.
- Tips and gratuities to guides and hotel staff.
- Travel insurance.