Adventure trekking including famous mountains, Kibale National Park, Kampala & Gorillas
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You will arrive Entebbe airport to be met and greeted by your driver guide from Asyanut Safaris. Transfer to Africana hotel in Kampala and subsequent briefing about the whole trip details which is also in your welcome pack. http://www.hotelafricana.com/
Depart Kampala and travel to Mgahinga (KLA MGNP 554 km 9hrs Journey). Overnight at Mt Mgahinga Lodge on full board basis.
Early morning trekking begins to Mt Sabinyo (3669m) which offers 3 challenging peaks to climb. This is known as ‘Old Man’s teeth’, time has eroded Sabinyo peak. A climb to the mountain takes one up to peak 1, continue to climb to peak 2 which involves walking a ridge with breath-taking sights of the gorges of Rwanda and Uganda, finally the hike up to peak 3 is steep, therefore expect to get your hands dirty as you go to peak 3 and this will be compensated by the spectacular views of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda seen on this trek all at the same time. The climate changes here as you begin trekking up to the peak. The flora here is packed with growth of vegetation (bamboo 60% which is a delicacy for the mountain gorillas, other types are the famous mountain Lobelia, Haegenia and many more plants here). Animals mix up with this Vegetation which you are most likely to see here as you hike; buffaloes, Elephants, bushbucks, the heartened popular golden monkey and many others including rare bird species; the Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black Kite and the crowned crane, the journey takes 8 hours for the round trip to cover the 15km stretch. Stay overnight at Mt Mgahinga Lodge on full board basis.
Today you will hike Mt Gahinga (3474m). This hike takes up to 20km for the round trip. You will go through pure Bamboo forest, trek up to the former crater area which changes into lush swamp, we advice you to set up camp at Muhavura base camp for the night after this trek of Ngahinga for the next day’s day trek. (On this challenging tour, clients are advised to come with, Sleeping bags or pads, insect repellent, flash lights, trekking boots and a long sleeved shirt or light jacket for the chilly nights. (Tents, Food, water and security, shall be provided). Potters will be on hand to help the clients in the group.
An early morning breakfast before a further trek to Mt Muhavura (4127m). Here the best views of the country are found and much of the climb passes rocky surface covered by grass and small shrubs, however, trekkers are rewarded with beautiful views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest park, and the peaks of Rwenzori Mountains. The trek takes 8 hours round trip covering 15km. Return for dinner and overnight on full board basis at Travelers Rest Hotel.
Leave Travelers Rest hotel and drive south of Bwindi park to trek gorillas in Nkuringo. After briefing by the park warden you will descend and ascend to the steep hills of Nkuringo gorillas, forested, mixed grass indeed making it an impenetrable forest. Bwindi impenetrable forest offers an intriguingly true African jungle experience. Its dense growth, vines and other vegetation that make it impenetrable, mysterious and awesome as the sun breaks through; elegant helicon or lobster claw spreads its colorful petals and the misty horizons provide an incredible view. This is one of the richest areas for sciebtific studies of flora in Africa. The forest is home to about 330 mountain gorillas, half of the world’s population of about 675 mountain gorillas.
It takes 8 hrs from the time you depart your hotel, you will carry a packed lunch, and then have a village walk as we return back to the hotel for overnight on full board basis.
Early morning departure to to Kibale Forest National park (Kisoro, Kibale Park is 493 km 8hrs journey). You will have lunch in Fort Portal town after visiting the Kings palace. Arrive Kibale in the evening for dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge at full board basis. http://www.ndalilodge.com/
Morning chimps trekking (8:00am 1200pm) 5hrs trekking in the forest. Kibale forest National Park is home to 13 different primate species including the red colobus, velvets and L’Hoest’s monkey and Chimpanzees. The shady forests provide botanists and butterfly enthusiasts with a rare treat. For birders, 335 species of birds have been recorded including the guinea fowl, great turaccos and parrots. An estimated 600 chimps inhabit the forest. Community- based eco-tourism has been developed here, an array of native plants, animal’s foods, medicines and plant products are found here. The canopy rings with bird calls. Tree species like wild rubber trees, polita figs and candelabra euphorbia are common here. After the trek and lunch, transfer to Jinja (Kibale Jinja 375km 7hrs journey) for your celebration, dinner and overnight at Sunset Hotel. http://www.sunsethoteluganda.com/
This is your day of choice and the available options include: a cultural tour of Kampala, a half days rafting / bungy jumping or a shopping spree before your transfer to the airport for flight back home (we will need prior notice for those intending to raft / bungy jump and the service provider charges an extra fee not included in the safari cost ).
Possible for groups of 10-15 people, 16-20 people
All accommodations as indicated, Gorilla tracking permit, Mountain hiking fees, Potter fees, Ranger guides fees, transport for the whole trip including transfers, all meals as indicated, chimpanzee tracking permits, entrance fees to all hiking points, village walk where necessary, All guide’s expenses, bottled water for the trip, All government taxes.
Rafting, bungee jumping, tents, sleeping bags, or pads, shopping and other personal costs.
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