Safari, Mountain Gorillas and Ibanda Orphanage

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Trip Duration Days - 15 Days

Safari, Mountain Gorillas and Ibanda Orphanage

Price Starts from € 1940

Route through the wildest Africa (Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) and brooch with the Kafunjo project.
Date: 20 November - 4 December 2020

Duration: 15 days/ 14 nights

The price includes:
- Vehicle
- Driver
- Gasoline
- Tolls, permits and tourist fees
- Access to the parks
- Camping equipment
- Guide
- Accommodation at the indicated hotels, with breakfast
- Visits and excursions
- Travel insurance

Price does not include:
- International flight
- Visa
- Foods
- Drinks
- Souvenirs
- Cancellation insurance
Day 1. SPAIN - ENTEBBE
Upon arrival we will meet with the local guide: Bruno, the orphanage director that we will visit on this trip and, after an informative session, depending on the time, we will visit the wildlife center of Uganda for a nature walk, in which, hopefully, we can see one of the Shoebills in the area (endemic bird unique in the world of strange appearance and large size - almost a meter and a half high -).
 
Day 2. ENTEBBE - BUDONGO FOREST.
After breakfast, we will begin our expedition into the forest of Budongo, and we will spend the night in the impressive Rhino Sanctuary of Ziwa, where we will have the chance to sleep with these animals in freedom.
 
Day 3. BUDONGO FOREST - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
We will start the day with a strong breakfast that allows us to carry out the trek in search of chimpanzees in freedom. A unique experience in life. After this we will spend the afternoon relaxing in the lodge in the middle of the national park.
 
Day 4. MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
We will get up very early to make a safari through the national park. The animals are very active first thing of the day. We will have the opportunity to see: elephants, giraffes, lions, dozens of species of ungulates, primates, and perhaps some leopard.
 
We will eat the picnic that the guides will have prepared for us and we will continue in the afternoon with a boat trip along the river, until we reach the famous Murchison waterfalls. On the way we will see the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit these waters.
 
When the sun goes down we will return to the camp to enjoy dinner by the bonfire.

Day 5. MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK - FORT PORTAL
We will travel from Murchison National Park to Fort Portal, the lively capital of the region. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the local market and contemplate the numerous Marabus that populate the roofs and street lamps of the populated east, at the foot of the mythical Moon Mountains. This town also has a lot of nightlife to go out for drinks.
 
Day 6. FORT PORTAL - IBANDA
We will arrive at the Ibanda orphanage, where we will spend the whole day visiting the solidarity projects that are developed there and playing with the hundreds of children for whom Bruno is responsible. Donations are accepted both in cash and in school supplies or clothing.
 
Day 7. IBANDA - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Today is one of the great days for animal lovers. The Queen Elizabeth National Park is, never better, the jewel in the crown of the safaris in this area of ??Africa, with about two thousand square kilometers in length. We will see incredible landscapes and lots of animals.

Days 8 and 9. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Days to further explore the national park. We will make a first safari on the eighth day in the morning and a second (by boat) through the Kazinga canal, where the variety of birds is amazing and the concentration of hippos is the largest in the world.
 
Elephants, lions, buffalo, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, hyenas, wild boars, zebras, gazelles, lizards and insects will complete the picture these days.
 
The ninth day will take place with a new morning safari and a visit to a nearby fishing village. We will try to spend the night in tents, in the middle of the savannah (accompanied by an armed escort).
 
Day 10. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - ISHAHA - BUNYONYI
We will leave the national park to enter the Ishasha area, the only place in the world where lions show the behavior of climbing to rest on trees. The famous "climbing lions." This ethology is part of the culture of these cats in the region and new generations learn this behavior from adults, by observation.
 
We will continue to the great Lake Bunyonyi, where we will spend the night.
 
Day 11. BUNYONYI
Relaxation day by the lake, with many optional activities: kayaking, fishing, jet ski ride, etc.
 
Day 12. BUNYONYI - BWINDI
Day trip to the legendary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the largest group of free Gorillas in the world.
 
Day 13. BWINDI - KIBALE
Key day and high point of the trip. Today, the expeditionaries who have decided to do so will embark on a walk that they will remember all their lives and that will lead them to meet a group of mountain gorillas in total freedom, being able to see them a few meters away in their natural habitat. A unique experience!
 
After this we will continue to the town of Kibale, where we will stay.
 
Day 14. KIBALE - ENTEBBE - SPAIN
After breakfast, we will depart to Entebbe airport, in order to get on the plane that will take us back home.
 
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