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Combining Uganda And Burundi Safari

Combining Uganda And Burundi Safari

Uganda And Burundi Safari – Embark on an extraordinary adventure as you journey through the captivating landscapes and rich wildlife of Uganda and Burundi. From the dense jungles of Uganda to the tranquil shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, this safari promises an unforgettable exploration of two diverse East African nations.

Discovering the Wilderness of Uganda:

Your safari begins in Uganda, a land of lush forests, misty mountains, and abundant wildlife. Start your journey in the iconic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through dense foliage alongside experienced guides, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the forest as you search for these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

The trek through Bwindi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where every step brings you closer to the elusive mountain gorillas. As you navigate the rugged terrain, listen to the symphony of bird calls echoing through the canopy and keep your eyes peeled for signs of gorilla activity. Finally, as you encounter a family of gorillas in the wild, observe their behaviors with a mix of excitement and reverence, knowing that you are witnessing one of the rarest and most magnificent creatures on Earth.

Encountering Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park:

Continue your Ugandan adventure with a visit to Kibale National Park, renowned for its dense population of chimpanzees and other primates. Embark on a thrilling chimpanzee tracking expedition, traversing through the forest in search of these playful creatures swinging through the trees. As you observe their behaviors and interactions, gain insight into the complex social dynamics of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

Kibale National Park is a haven for primate enthusiasts, boasting not only chimpanzees but also red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys. The lush vegetation provides ample opportunities for wildlife sightings, as you navigate through tangled vines and towering trees in search of these elusive creatures. With the help of experienced guides, learn to distinguish between different calls and vocalizations, unlocking the secrets of primate communication in the wild.

Safari Along the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park:

Journey north to Murchison Falls National Park, where the mighty Nile River thunders through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacular cascade known as the Murchison Falls. Set out on game drives and boat safaris along the river, encountering a plethora of wildlife along the way. From elephants bathing at the water’s edge to pods of hippos lounging in the sun, the park offers endless opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

Murchison Falls National Park is a true wilderness playground, where every bend of the river reveals new surprises. Keep your camera ready as you cruise past sunbathing crocodiles and basking monitor lizards, capturing the raw beauty of the African savannah. With the sun setting on the horizon, witness the river come alive with the sounds of nature, a symphony of grunts, roars, and chirps that echo through the air.

Cultural Immersion in Burundi:

Crossing the border into Burundi, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of this lesser-known East African gem. Explore the bustling markets of Bujumbura, the capital city, where colorful stalls overflow with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Engage with local artisans, learning about traditional crafts such as basket weaving and drum making, which have been passed down through generations.

Burundi is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, reflected in its rich tapestry of music, dance, and cuisine. Take the opportunity to sample traditional dishes such as isombe (cassava leaves with peanuts) and mukeke (grilled fish), savoring the flavors of authentic Burundian cuisine. As you mingle with locals in the vibrant streets of Bujumbura, feel the warmth and hospitality that defines Burundian culture, leaving you with lasting memories of your time in this hidden gem of East Africa.

Relaxation on Lake Tanganyika:

Conclude your safari with a tranquil retreat to the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of the largest and deepest freshwater lakes in the world. Nestled amidst verdant hills and lush forests, Lake Tanganyika offers a peaceful respite from the adventures of your journey. Spend your days swimming in the crystal-clear waters, kayaking along the shoreline, or simply lounging on the sandy beaches as you soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Lake Tanganyika is a paradise for nature lovers and water enthusiasts, with its pristine shores teeming with life both above and below the surface. Dive into the depths of the lake to discover a colorful underwater world inhabited by a diverse array of fish species, including cichlids and catfish. Or simply kick back and relax on the beach, watching the sun dip below the horizon in a blaze of orange and pink, painting the sky with hues of fire as another day in Africa comes to a peaceful end.

How Much Is Chimpanzee Tracking Permit In Uganda?

The cost of a chimpanzee habituation permit in Kibale Forest National Park is $250 USD per person for foreign non-residents, $200 USD per person for foreign residents, and 200,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. This permit allows visitors to spend an extended period of time with chimpanzees as they undergo habituation training, providing a unique and immersive wildlife experience. Prices may be subject to change, so it’s recommended to verify current rates with the Uganda Wildlife Authority or authorized tour operators before planning your visit.

What Is Age Limit For Chimpanzee Tracking In Uganda?

The minimum age limit for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is usually set at 15 years old. This age restriction is in place to ensure the safety of both visitors and the chimpanzees, as well as to minimize any potential disturbance to the primates and their natural habitat. It’s important to note that this age limit may vary slightly depending on the specific regulations of the national park or wildlife reserve where the chimpanzee tracking activity takes place. 

However,  i you have a group of people with some young children, our team at Kenlink Tours will always help you to engage with Uganda Wildlife Authority to ensure you get a tracking permission for your young children to d the tracking.

Why Book Uganda And Burundi Safari With Kenlink Tours?

Booking your Uganda and Burundi safari with Kenlink Tours ensures a seamless and unforgettable experience. With years of expertise in East African travel, Kenlink Tours offers personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences, ensuring every moment of your safari is filled with adventure and discovery. Our knowledgeable guides provide insights into the region’s wildlife, culture, and history, enhancing your journey every step of the way. From luxury accommodations to immersive cultural encounters, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Choose Kenlink Tours for an unparalleled safari experience in Uganda and Burundi.

 

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