Monday, September 28, 2015
Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP) Lake Mburo Park 260km is located in Mbarara District, with an altitude range from of 1220 meters to 1828 meters above sea level, The Park is named after the lake, which lies in this chartered territory. Lake Mburo National Park Species: This little park hosts a variety of animals, 68 mammal species, including a large number of Impalas the Antelope from which "Kampala” is named after, Uganda Kobs, Zebras, Ankole Cattle, Buffaloes, Topis, Leopards, Spotted Hyenas, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Oribi, Bushbucks, Duikers. There are 315 Bird species, including Red‐faced Barbet, Crested Crane, Shoebill Stork, and Papyrus Yellow Warbler. An open Savannah of Acacia trees, Olea and Boscia, dominate the vegetation. Lake Mburo National Park Activities and Attractions: Boat trip on Lake Mburo to see Crocodiles, Hippos, Cormorants, African Fish eagle, Pelicans, Herons and many more Bird species. Game Drives along the Park to see the animals following the Impala, Zebra, Kazuma or Lakeside tracks. Nature Walk and Bird watching experiences are plentiful.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
7 days tour visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Bunyoyi and Lake Mmburo National Park
7 days tour visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Bunyoyi and Lake Mmburo National Park DAY 1: KAMPALA - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Drive early morning towards the west and have a stopover at the equator for photographs, Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have lunch en route. A game drive En route may be rewarded with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and thousands of Antelope species. Budget Safari :Over night at Marafiki safari lodge or Bush Lodge (BF) DAY 2: GAME VIEWING SAFARI - QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P An early morning game drive in this park, provides excellent opportunities to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. After lunch, Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Budget Safari: Over night at Marafiki safari lodge or Bush Lodge (BF) DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING - KYAMBURA GORGE+ Bwindi Impenetrable park After a very early breakfast we head for the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking and a variety of primates, after the tracking continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and spectacular bird population. Budget Safari: Over night Buhoma Community Rest Camp (BF) Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing before you set off at 9:00 am through the tracks to search for the humble giants. You will go with packed lunch because it’s hard to determine how long it will take you to meet these great apes. However the time ranges between 2-9 hours depending on the movement of the giant primates. The activity is tedious, it entails walking along steep hilly tracks however encountering these great relatives of man erases all the poor memories/ hardships you went through in trying to find them. After the Gorilla Tracking activity, go back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Budget Safari: Over night Buhoma Community Rest Camp (BF) Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Bunyonyi Late breakfast and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with a brief stops at viewing points, This has a rich cultural heritage of western Uganda. Drive past local communities and the winding hills of Kigezi to Lake Bunyonyi. This is popularly known as the place for many birds. Budget Safari: Creater bay lodge (BF) Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo Have an early morning nature walk on the Island (This is good for birders) or embark on an early boat ride around the islands on the lake, continue to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Lunch will be served enroute. Enjoy an enroute game drive as you drive to your lodge\hotel for check in.After checking in you will drive to the lake for a boat cruise in search for hippos, Crocodiles and water birds among others. Budget Safari: Over night at Eagle’s Nest lodge (BF) Day 7 Kampala / Entebbe Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Masaka after there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight. End of the Safari. COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS Cost per person sharing Price(USD) 1 person 2800 2 people 1910 3 people 1615 4 people 1465 5 people 1375 6 people 1315 Includes: Meet & greet services, airport transfers to/from Entebbe airport, accommodation and meals on safari as mentioned above, bottled water on safari vehicle, Fuel, services of driver/guide and all park entry fees and set activities on the itinerary. Excludes: Visas, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature. Gorilla permits USD600.00 each. Charter/Scheduled flights also optional extra. Plus all expenses of personal nature like tips, drinks etc.