On this African journey you will visit Uganda,Rwanda and Tanzania traveling through some of the most stunning scenery on the entire continent.Explore wild jungles,primeval forests and expansive grassy plains,from coming up-close to mountain gorillas,chimpanzees in the early morning mist,to glimpsing a lioness with her cubs at waters edge,your days will be filled with wonders of Africa.Take a short flight to Arusha Tanzania to visit Serengeti national park the site of the annual wildebeest migration and Ngorongoro crater the "8th wonder of the world"experiencing unforgettable wildlife encounters with large concentration of wildlife anywhere on earth.
In Uganda,you will visit Kibale Forest with habituated groups of
chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge for another
chance to track wild chimpanzees, Ishasha Wilderness Area famous for tree
climbing lions.Then you will cross the border into Rwanda's Volcanoes
National Park where, apart from mountain gorillas, there are golden
monkeys and other rare fauna and flora endemic to this region.
Register for this safari and let Advantage Safaris Africa show you the
hidden secrets of Africa.
Per person sharing:$ 5380 Single supplement:$ 700
Included:All ground transport,all fuel,park entrance fees,gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park,chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest,Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge,boat trip on the Kazinga channel,visit to Karisoke research station,game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park,Serengeti national park,Ngorongoro crater,visit to Old pai gorge,all accommodation and meals and bottled water in the vehicle. Excluded:Air flights,airport tax,tips,drinks.
Upon arrival, you will be met by your Advantage Safaris Africa safari
guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a welcome drink and
Overnight: The Boma Hotel Entebbe
After breakfast, travel to Kibale Forest National Park in Western
Uganda. The park is rich with fauna and flora, with over 370 species of
bird and a record-breaking 13 species of primate including Uganda's
biggest single population of chimpanzees. After arriving at the hotel in
the afternoon and freshening up, enjoy an educational session focusing
on the ecology of Kibale Forest and it's inhabitants.
Overnight:Primate Lodge Cottages
Wake up early and go on a chimpanzee habituation experience where we
trek deep into the forest to meet a group of wild chimpanzees. Spend the
day following the troop on their daily routine with our resident
experts who have a deep understanding and keen knowledge of all aspects
of this remarkable forest. Follow the chimps from dawn until dusk, quite
literally a day in the life of a wild chimpanzee troop!
Overnight:Primate Lodge Cottages.
After breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing
the equator where we will have the opportunity to take photos before
continuing to this magnificent national park where you can enjoy the
full African safari experience with buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion ?"
to name just a few of the species we may encounter. In the late
afternoon, enjoy a game drive before returning to the lodge to enjoy a
relaxing drink as the sun sets on a wonderful day!
Overnight:Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
Today we start early and drive to the top of Kyambura Gorge, a forested
canyon within the Queen Elizabeth National Park where a riverine forest
very different from what we have so far seen awaits us.We track another
group of wild chimpanzees and learn the subtle differences in behavior
that this isolated population displays. This experience should highlight
the existence of varying cultures amongst different chimpanzee societies.
Later, return to the lodge for a relaxing lunch where we can discuss the
morning's activities. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga
Channel.This is a passage of water that connects Lake George and Lake
Edward. On the boat trip, expect to see a plethora of bird and mammal
species in all their glory so make sure you have your camera handy!
Overnight:Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
After breakfast, travel to the remote wilderness of Ishasha, an area
famous for abundant wildlife and most notably, a unique population of the
tree climbing lions. This is Africa at it's best; a perfect blend of
magnificent scenery and abundant wildlife. Expect to see elephants,
buffalo, Topi, Uganda Kob, and tree climbing lions. We spend the whole day
exploring this wilderness park.
After breakfast, travel from Ishasha across the border into the
neighboring country of Rwanda, through stunning scenery with the
magnificent Virunga Volcano range, the home of Rwanda's population of
mountain gorillas as a backdrop. Our destination today is
Ruhengeri/Musanze at the foothills of Volcanoes National Park.
Overnight:Gorillas Hotel Musanze.
Hike the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes to track a group of mountain
gorillas, part of the population made famous through the work of
primatologists such as George Schaller and Dian Fossey. These volcanoes
are part of the Virunga conservation area which is shared between
Uganda, DRC and Rwanda. This mysterious and beautiful national park is
also home to the rare and charismatic golden monkey, not to mention a
variety of bird species like the Rwenzori turaco which are endemic to
the Albertine Rift Valley. After the briefing, enter the forested park
with experienced ranger guides and trackers who have been involved in the
habituation process of mountain gorillas. This is a strenuous exercise
but incredibly rewarding. Time taken to locate the gorillas group varies
from a few minutes to 8 hours depending on where the gorillas spent the
previous night. After locating the gorillas, spend some time with them,
then return to the lodge. During dinner, enjoy a presentation from one
of the vet doctors charged with monitoring and treating gorillas in this
Overnight:Gorillas Hotel Musanze
Visit Karisoke Research Station where Dian Fossey initiated her
studies into the lives of mountain gorillas. Today, more than 30 years
later, the research of this specie continues and you will get a chance
to meet with some of the researchers who continue Dian's legacy. In the
evening, visit a local cultural group for dances and entertainment.
Overnight:Gorillas Hotel Musanze
Travel to Kigali for a short flight to Arusha in Tanzania.
Upon arrival at the airport,you will be transferred to your hotel
in Arusha town.
Overnight:The African Tulip.
This morning you will travel to the famous Serengeti national park,home of the great annual migration.You will travel through spectacular scenery in the crater highlands.Serengeti means "endless plains" in the local language.This park is inhabited by more than 2 million large mammals,including wildebeest,Zebras,Thomsons gazelle,large predators including lions.cheetah and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrate throughout the park.Birds are plenty with a checklist of more than 500 species recorded..Along the way,you will pass at the famous Oldpai gorge,where Dr Louis and Mary Leaky made their discovery of the remains of the first man that walked this earth.You will enjoy a short lecture describing the archeological digs and Geology of the gorge and also visit the small museum.Later continue to the park. Overnight:Seronera Wildlife lodge.
Today we wake up early for a game drive to spot animals when they are more
active and to have a fantastic sunrise in front of us.The sunrise in the
African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have.We
shall return to the lodge for lunch.In the afternoon,we enjoy another game
Overnight:Ngorongoro Sopa lodge
This morning we shall depart for the famous Ngorongoro crater the" 8th
wonder of the world"with walls 2000 ft high and a crater floor that spans
102 sq miles.This crater is a virtual Noah's ark inhabited by almost any
specie of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black
Rhino and has the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet.It
contains a river,several swamps,a soda lake,a stream full of flamingos,a
forest and open plains.The large bull elephants that reside here,have
extremely large tusks due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil
and its grass.
After an early morning breakfast descend from your lodge to the crater
floor for a morning unlike any other you will experience in Africa.In the
afternoon,travel to Arusha for your onward flight back home.
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