10 Days wildlife photography safari

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10 Days wildlife photography safari

DAY 1

Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Botanical Beach Hotel
DAY 2

Entebbe - Kibale Forest National Park: After a relaxed breakfast we will depart Entebbe and head west to Fort Portal, with (packed) lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park, while passing the region of the Crater Lakes. Here we will explore some small lakes, before heading to our accommodation for tonight. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages
DAY 3

Kibale Forest Chimpanzee World & Bigodi Swamp: Track chimpanzees. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages
DAY 4

Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park: After a delicious breakfast we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have lunch and relax at the pool before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
DAY 5

: Queen Elizabeth National Park: Begin early with a pre-breakfast and packed breakfast as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Enjoy abundant birdlife that is spotted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the best part of your safari. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
DAY 6

Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi National Park; after breakfast we head towards the south, passing the southern sector of the national park (if road conditions allow). This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge.
DAY 7

Gorilla Tracking; tracking gorillas begins with a briefing at the park offices, meeting with the gentle and endangered giants of Bwindi forest. Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long or short distances in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. Immense unique and unforgettable experience! Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla tracking can go for a guided forest walk or explore the surroundings with the Buhoma Village Walk. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.
DAY 8

Bwindi - Lake Mburo National Park; after breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. As we enter the park it is likely that you will spot some wildlife. After checking in you will go on a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the rich bird life and the many hippos that are cooling off. Have an early dinner before going on a night game drive in an open Land Cruiser with spot light. This special game drive of 2-3 hours provides 30% chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge.
DAY 9

Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe; Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out we depart the protected area and drive back to Kampala. Arrival in the afternoon and leisure time to visit some shops or relax at the pool. Overnight at Hotel Protea Entebbe
DAY 10

Departure; Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories from the Pearl of Africa. Depending on your flight schedule you can visit botanical gardens. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your home bound flight.