Uganda: Safari, Mountain Gorillas and Ibanda Orphanage

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Trip Duration Days - 14 Days

Uganda: Safari, Mountain Gorillas and Ibanda Orphanage

Price Starts from € 1740

Route through the wildest Africa (Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) and solidarity brooch with the Kafunjo project.
Date: 1 - 14 August 2021

Duration: 14 days - 13 nights

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

Price does not include:
- International flight
- Visa
- Foods
- Drinks
- Souvenirs
- Cancellation insurance
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permit

IMPORTANT: THE YELLOW FEVER VACCINE IS MANDATORY
DAY 1. SPAIN - ENTEBBE
On arrival we will meet the local guide: Bruno, the director of the orphanage that we will visit on this trip and after a briefing, depending on the time, we will visit the Uganda Wildlife Center for a nature walk, in the one that, with luck, we will be able to spot one of the Shoebills in the area (a unique endemic bird in the world with a strange appearance and large size - almost one and a half meters high).

DAY 2. ENTEBBE - BUDONGO FOREST.
After breakfast, we will begin our expedition entering the Budongo forest, and we will spend the night in the impressive Ziwa Rhinoceros Sanctuary, where we will have the opportunity 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 the wild. A once in a lifetime experience. After this we will spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge in the middle of the national park.

DAY 4. MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
We will get up very early to go on a safari through the national park. Animals are very active first thing in the day. We will have the opportunity to see: elephants, giraffes, lions, dozens of species of ungulates, primates, and perhaps a 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. At sunset 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 many Marabúes that populate the roofs and lampposts of this town, at the foot of the mythical Mountains of the Moon. This town also has a lot of nightlife to go out for a few 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 of cash, school supplies or clothing are accepted.

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 said, the jewel in the crown of safaris in this area of ??Africa, with nearly two thousand square kilometers of extension. We will see incredible landscapes and a large number of animals. We will make a stop in Ecuador to take some photos and continue to the national park.

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 channel, where the variety of birds is amazing and the concentration of hippos the highest in the world. Elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, hyenas, wild boars, zebras, gazelles, lizards and insects will complete the panorama of these days. The ninth day will pass with a new safari in the morning 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 up to rest on trees. The famous "climbing lions". This ethology is part of the culture of these felines 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
Relaxing day on the shores of the lake, with a multitude of optional activities: kayaking, fishing, jet ski ride, etc.

DAY 12. BUNYONYI - BWINDI
Day trip to the legendary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the largest group of wild Gorillas in the world.

DAY 13. BWINDI - KIBALE
Key day and high point of the trip. Today, the expedition members 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 leave for Entebbe airport, in order to get on the plane that will take us back home.

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