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Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley Park

Posted by on June 11, 2019

Gorilla Trekking and One of Africa’s Best Parks-Kidepo Valley Park

Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with remote Kidepo Valley Park-Africa as it used to be.

Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley ParkCombine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley Park.  You can combine Trekking in according to CNN Travel2019l the most beautiful place on the Planet, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with Africa as it used to be – Kidepo Valley Park.  Combine the Gorillas found in the lush Afromontane Rainforest of Bwindi in Southwest Uganda with the stunning and rugged beauty of a lost Eden located in remote, unvisited Northeast Uganda.  

Combine the Best Primate Encounters with the best Wildlife Encounters in two different stunning settings that point out as to how Biodiverse Uganda is.

Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley Park – only in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa can you combine the Gorilla Highlands with one of the most stunning parks in all of Afric with its abundant Wildlife – Kidepo Valley Park.

The combined Gorilla and Kidepo Valley Park can be a fly-In Safari from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and back to Entebbe. From there continue to Kidepo Valley Park via Aerolink regional airline specializing in Safari Flights. The fly in Safari can include the Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth Park and Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking.  The total length of a Fly in Safari would be seven to ten days.

The other less costly option is to do the Safari beginning in Kigali, Rwanda and ending in Entebbe, Uganda, for your flight out. Such a safari would be twelve days long.  This would be a Big-7 Safari and include Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kibale Forest, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Kidepo Valley Park and Murchison Falls Park.

Neither Safari is prepackaged but would be created to fit your schedule and pocketbook.  Both the fly-in and by road Safari cand be done as a Private, Value+ Mid-Range or Luxury Safari with your personal Driver/Guide who knows Uganda, does not need a GPS Device.

We suggest that your focus for this Safari should be just on Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley Park

You can choose which activities and park to include in your Combined Gorilla Trekking and Kidepo Valley Park Safari.

Gorilla Trekking or the Gorilla Habituation Experience:

You combined Safari will include Gorilla Trekking or Permits are available you choose the Gorilla Habituation Experience where you are for four hours with a Gorilla Family, and there are only four participants instead of the standard eight on a regular Gorilla Trek where you are for one hour with a Gorilla Family

Permits for the Gorilla Habituation Experience are 1,500 USD instead of 600 USD.  On the Habituation Experience, you are a participant in the Habituation Process of the Gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking is a once in a lifetime experience for most whether you are on a typical trek or the Habituation Experience.  It is time one never forgets and worth the time, effort, and monetary expenditure.

Kidepo Valley Park:

A park, that everyone talks but few visit Kidepo  Valley Park. The reason, it is remote, it takes either time on the road or money for flights. The costs and effort are outweighed by what one finds and discovers there.  Africa as it used to be. African as one imagines it, only better. A pristine wilderness, a lost Eden and according to CNN, one of the best, if not the best Savannah parks in all of Africa.

Those that do venture here find Africa without the crowds. Less than ten visitors a day make the journey.

Those who have no regrets. It is an experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere. There is nothing that compares to Kidepo Balley Park in the remote Karamoja region of Uganda.

Other Parks and activities that you can add on to your combined Safari:

A Cultural Encounter with the First People of the Rainforest – the Batwa:

See the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through the eyes of the first people of the Forest, the Batwa.  For thousands of years, they lived in harmony with nature and the Gentle Giants. In the 1990s they were evicted from parklands and become conservation refugees.

A visit into the forest with the Batwa is an eye-opening time of discovery.  You find out and learn how they lived, hunted, and gathered only what they needed.

We have much to learn from them as we see the forest through their eyes. Learn of medicinal plants used for various ailment. Sources of Food, how weapons were made, and how they regarded the Mountain Gorillas, other primates and the wildlife and birds found in the forest.

Discover the world of the Ik People on Mount Morungole:

The Ik People live on Mount Morungole.  They consider themselves indigenous and peace-loving people.

Years ago they left the Savannah of Kidepo Vally Park and established safe villages away from cattle-raiders.

There is only one way to visit them and that on foot. It is an eight-hour all-day trek.

You will have a rewarding and enriching time visiting thee Ik Tribe ling a life as few others do without a mobile phone connection or the internet, where marriages take place paying a bride’s price not in cows but Beehives.

This a one-of-a-kind authentic African Cultural Encounter in East Africa, off of the beaten tourist paths.

“Amazing,” is the word used by most describing their time on Mount Morungole with the Ik People in the Karamoja region of Uganda.

Include these Park – Places and Activities:

Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This park is a medley of natural wonders with the famous Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha and the equally renowned Kazinga Channel with one of the densest concentration of birds and hippos.

In this park, you can participate in a Lion Tracking Research with Uganda Carnivore Project. Or be part of a Banded Mongoose Research Program. Take the scenic Explosion Crater drive and discover the underground forest in the Kyambura Gorge along with chimpanzee tracking.

Queen Elizabeth Park, a medley of Natural Wonders, a favorite park for many visitors to Uganda.

Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Trekking:

Kibale Forest is the best place in all of East Africa for Chimpanzee Trekking. There are over 1,500 chimpanzees found here, plus 12 other species of primates. It is a must visit the park for primate enthusiasts.  The success rate for sighting chimpanzees is nearly 100%.

Besides normal Gorilla Trekking, you can participate in the all-day Chimpanzee habituation experience that takes place from early morning until late afternoon.

You can also partake in the Nocturnal Forest where you encounter the Creatures of the night. At times you might even spot a tree climbing pangolin.

Kibale Forest is a must visit Destination for primate lovers, but you will also see its butterflies and birds, mammals while here.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:

It is here where you track the endangered Rhino on foot guided by Rangers.  You get within 7 meters of them and have the opportunity for some great photographs.

One of our Clients won a photo contest while with us on Safari and received an airline trip.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is not only a place to see Rhinos, but it is one of the best spots in Uganda to see the much sought after Shoebill Stork. Shoebill Storks are located in the Lugogo Swamps area of the sanctuary and you are taken by boat during the early morning hours into the swamp area. Rhinos and Shoebill Storks in one great location in Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park:

The River Nile runs through Murchison Falls National Park.  The most powerful waterfall in the world is found in Murchison Falls National.  The most significant number of Nubian Giraffes, also called Rothschild Giraffe, is located in the park it is the largest wildlife reserve in Uganda and favorite with many visitors to Uganda.

The boat safari up the River Nile to the falls is a highlight of one’s time in Murchison Falls Park. The park also breaks the journey from or to Kidepo Valley Park.

The feature of the park is that it is only Wildlife Park where the River Nile flows through it and that the most powerful waterfalls in the world are found here.

It is one of Uganda’s not to be missed parks.

Combine the Best of Uganda-Gorilla Trekking with remote Kidepo Valley Park.  Gorilla Trekking and Kidepo Valley Park with everything possible in between created for you as you like it. 

We will design it as you wish. Contact us about the Combined Safari.  Be sure to let us know dates, the number of participants, and everything else that you want to to do and see.

We know Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, we live and work here.  We focus on Uganda, and we live and work here.  The Pearl of Africa is what we are proud of and passionate about.

This is not an ordinary Safari. This is taken the best of Uganda and combining into one Safari.

Due to the number of dates needed and the distance covered by road or by air or combination of the two, the safari is more costly.

No one has brought up the price, only how awesome the experience combining Mountain Gorillas and Kidepo Valley Park.

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