Blazing Trail Wildlife
Adventue 14 DAYS - CTSU 420
(L. MBURO, GORILLAS, QUEEN ELIZABETH, KIBALE,
The Uganda Adventure Travel guide offers something
for everyone including holiday travel and
business. The ultimate primate experience, trek
through local villages and lush rainforests with
the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the
company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's
major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National
Park is the home to approximately half of the
world’s population of mountain gorillas, the
world's most endangered ape.
A close encounter with these amazing animals is
not soon forgotten. Meet mountain gorillas and the
other amazing wildlife adventure. Spot wildlife in
Queen Elizabeth National Park and join experienced
trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan
forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural
habitat. Seeing a mountain gorilla from up close
and personal, searching for the Big Five in Queen
Elizabeth National Park, enjoying a boat ride down
Depart from Kampala for south-western
Uganda. Cross the Equator, driving through
savannah and scattered bush country. Enter
lake Mburo N.P., the only park in Uganda that
surrounds an entire lake. See herds of Zebra
and other savannah mammals. This park also
acts as home to over 300 species of birds.
Enjoy a boat ride on the lake and game
drive. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Rest
Camp or Mantana Camp.
DAY 2: From
lake Mburo, drive through the mountainous and
heavily terraced area of Kigezi, aptly named "the
Switzerland of Africa". Stop at beautiful
Lake Bunyonyi - lake of Little Birds - before
continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga
Gorilla N.P. The evergreen forest and the
service are relaxing after the long day's
journey. Overnight at a Luxury Camp or
Early morning your guides will brief you before
you head into the dense forest on your search of
the gorillas and an intimate interaction with
these gentle and endangered animals. The
forest also affords viewing of other primates
including blue monkeys, L'oehst monkeys, red
tailed monkeys and chimpanzee, along with a
variety of birdlife. The time spent trekking
in this unspoiled tropical forest and watching the
gorillas is certainly worth the effort. In
the evening relax back at a Luxury Camp or lodge.
Enter the forest for a repeat of the mountain
gorilla tracking experience or choose a less
demanding forest walk. Dinner and overnight
at Luxury camp or lodge.
Leave the gorilla sanctuary for the Ishasha sector
of Queen Elizabeth National Park. View the
amazing contrast in the scenery as you move from
dense forest to open grasslands dotted with
flat-topped acacia and primeval euphorbia
trees. Famous for its tree-climbing lions,
this part of the Park is also known for large
herds of buffalo and kob. Continue to Mweya
Safari Lodge on the shore of Lake Edward for
dinner and overnight.
6: Start your day with the excitement
of an early morning game drive. Then visit
the volcanic area of Queen Elizabeth N.P. with its
many salt lakes and extinct craters. In the
afternoon, cruise on Kazinga Channel, which joins
lakes George, and Edward. From the comfort
of your boat you can watch for elephant and other
game on the shore. Hippopotamus, crocodiles
and water birds can be seen along the banks.
Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge with dinner.
Early morning departure for exploration of
Semuliki N. P. and Sempaya Hot Spring. This
area is largely untouched by man. As an
extension of the vast forest of the Congo, several
species of birds and animals are unique to this
park. Overnight at the Semuliki Safari
Spend the morning exploring the lush Forrest
filled with primates and birds. After lunch
search for Chimpanzee and other primates.
Dinner and overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge.
Leisurely drive to Kibale forest. This
mature hardwood forest harbours 11 species of
primates and a vast variety of birds and
butterflies. Lunch upon arrival and the
afternoon free for short hikes and exploring the
surroundings. Dinner and overnight at Ndali
Lodge or Ruwenzori Guesthouse.
Early morning visit to Kibale forest for
chimpanzee trekking. The forest also houses
other primates like grey cheeked mangabeys,
baboons and vervet monkeys. Picnic lunch at
Bigodi Forest Camp. In the afternoon, walk
through the swamps to see birds and primates at
close range. Overnight with all meals at
Ndali Safari lodge or Ruwenzori Guesthouse.
After breakfast depart for Murchison Falls N. P.
through the village towns of Kagadi and Hoima with
lunch enroute. Proceed to Sambiya River
Lodge, which is centrally located in the
Park. With its picturesque setting and
reputation for good service the lodge is a perfect
base for your last three nights of safari.
Morning visit to the top of the Murchison Falls
where you will see the Nile crash through a 7
Metres gorge. In the afternoon, enjoy the
spectacular boat cruise to the bottom of the
Murchison Falls. Large crocodiles,
hippopotamus, water birds and other game can be
spotted from the boat. Return to Sambiya
River Lodge for overnight.
Cross the Nile for an early game drive on the
Northern Bank. Animals frequently spotted
here include Uganda kob, hartebeest, elephants,
Rothchild's giraffe, Cape buffalo, topi and
lion. After lunch at the Lodge, relax by the
pool or experience nature close-up on a forest
walk with a ranger guide. Overnight at
Sambiya River Lodge.
Depart Murchison Falls through Masindi and Luwero
Districts. See traditional homesteads and
farms enroute. Arrive in Kampala early
Wonderland 15 Days - CTSU 421
The early explorers had no easy
job crossing the savannah of Africa in search of
the source of the Nile. Make it easy on
yourself and join us in a discovery of the majesty
and beauty of Tanzania and Uganda. This
accelerated and enjoyable safari follows the
approximate route of those early pioneers.
SOURCE OF THE
NILE: DAY 1:
From Kampala you drive to Jinja and the source of
the Nile. Rising from Lake Victoria, the
largest fresh water lake in Africa, the Nile flows
13,000kms, to the Mediterranean. As you
travel to Jinja in the comfort of your vehicle
reflect on the trails and determination of those
early explorers bent on discovering the true
source of the Nile.
Fly to Dar-Es-Salaam and cross to the island of
Zanzibar by ferry. Relax on golden beaches
fringed with palms and enjoy the warm waters and
excellent coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.
Explore the intriguing and historic town of
Zanzibar where time seems to have stood
still. Wander the narrow streets of Stone
Town, go on the romantic Spice Tour, visit
Historical Museums and the Sultan's Palace.
Enjoy warm African hospitality in excellent
TANZANIA DAY 6-11:
Depart Zanzibar and fly over the vast expanses of
Tanzania landing in the heart of the safari
country. Overnight in Arusha.
As you drive through Arusha
National Park with its herds of plain game, there
are also marvellous views of snow-capped Mt.
kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
You travel through Oldavai Gorge where human
fossils date back nearly two million years, and
continue to Ngorongors Crater where you will spend
the night at a hotel built on the rim of the huge
caldera, commanding breathtaking views down into
the giant game - filled sanctuary.
An early morning game drive takes
you down 2,000 feet to the floor of the
caldera. This enormous basin of about 100
sq. miles is a natural sanctuary for a wide
variety of animals including many lion, elephant,
buffalo and even black rhino. The birdlife
is abundant, with many rare and beautiful
species. Leaving the crater you head for the
wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Overnight
in Serengeti National Park.
The next two days are spent game
viewing in the park. This world famous
wildlife sanctuary is home to herds of wildebeest,
gazelle and zebra as well as prides of lions and
other predators. In this panoramic setting
with vast plains and open blue skies you can often
see a variety of animals at one time.
Overnight in a Serengeti Lodge with clear,
star-studded night skies above.
Drive to Mwanza on the shores of
Lake Victoria. You cross into Uganda by
ferry on an overnight trip arriving at Port Bell,
UGANDA DAY 12-15:
Drive northwards through fertile farming country
and small market towns to Murchison Falls National
Park. Named for its magnificent waterfalls
where the Nile is forced through a narrow gorge to
plummet 45 metres, this Park also offers rich game
and bird life as well as remarkable and varied
Travellers can get good views of
the powerful waterfalls from above as well as from
below where you experience the Falls from the
comfort of a launch cruise. Animals graze on
the banks and there are hippopotamus and
crocodiles in the river. Birds are all
around - you might even spot the rare shoe-billed
Cross to the Northern Bank by
ferry for an extensive game drive with a picnic
lunch. Your guides help spot for elephant,
giraffe, water buffalo, Uganda kob and lion.
Pass through the rare Borassus palm forest and
visit the dramatic Nyamsika Plateau viewpoint.
Set off on a walk to search of
chimpanzees. Other primates such as the
colobus and blue monkeys also live in this
unspoiled tropical forest with its ancient
ironwood trees. There are exotic forest
birds and bright butterflies.
Your nights in the Park are
spent at Sambiya River Lodge. This
picturesque lodge has thatched cottages and is
situated on a cliff above the river. There
is a swimming pool and panoramic views. On
your last day, an early evening departure brings
you to Kampala for an overnight stay at your
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL
PARK 3 DAYS - CTSU 422
From Kampala, head North through the districts of
Luwero and Masandi with their traditional farms
and villages. After a re-fuelling stop in
Masindi town, proceed to Sambiya River Lodge in
Murchison Falls N.P. After lunch, tour the
top of the Falls, where the Nile crashes through a
7 - metre gorge to fall 45 metres. Numerous
scenic viewpoints are the photographer's delight!
If hot, one can cool off in the Lodge pool.
Dinner and overnight at picturesque Sambiya River
Cross the Nile by ferry and set off on an early
morning game drive. Look for elephant from
the Nyamsika Plateau viewpoint. Your guide
helps spot elephant, giraffe, Cape buffalo, Uganda
kob and lion. Butterflies are
abundant. After a packed lunch you take a
boat cruise to the base of the majestic Murchison
Falls. Crocodiles bask in the sun and hippos
yawn on the way. Spectacular bird life is
found her including the rare shoebill stork, and
you are likely to see numerous animals.
Return to the excellent service and comfort of
Sambiya River Lodge.
An early morning forest walk in search of
chimpanzees in Pabidi Forest. Birds,
butterflies and other primates are
plentiful. Return to Kampala after a packed
NB. Extra nights
at Sambiya River Lodge with excursions like
fishing and birdwatching are available upon
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL
PARK 3 DAYS - CTSU 423
Head west from Kampala through magnificent hill
county and lush cultivation. You pass
through the market town of Masaka after stopping
at the equator for photographs. Stopping for
lunch in Mbarara. Enjoy a game drive when
you enter the famous Queen Elizabeth National
Park. Dinner and overnight at the
beautifully situated Mweya Safari Lodge.
A guided walk takes you into the tropical Kyambura
Gorge in search of chimpanzees. This hike
involves climbing. In this unspoiled
environment, birds and butterflies are all around,
and you might also see primates. After
lunch, take the launch trip up Kizinga Channel,
which separates Lakes Edward and George, viewing a
variety of game on the banks. Dinner and
overnight at Mweya Safari lodge.
After an early morning game drive and breakfast,
tour the volcanic area of the park with its many
salt lakes and extinct craters. Return to
Kampala by early evening.
NB. Extra nights at Mweya Safari
Lodge with excursions are available upon request,
or combine QENP with gorillas or chimpanzees in
other Ugandan parks.