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August 12, 2019

Kidepo and Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari

Written By Akita wild tours and travel

6 Days Kidepo and Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari
Take on this four days’ tour to the northern in Uganda and along the way and during the safari activities you will have sight of the Uganda’s fragmented eco – geographical zones, diminishing rain forests, savanna woodland and grasslands, water bodies (River Nile), semi-arid areas.
Day 1: Drive north of Uganda.
Early breakfast at your hotel of residence then drive to the north passing through towns like Luweero where you will be able to see the luwero triangle and you will be told of its history, Kigumba, Bweyale, Kamudini and Gulu. You will have lunch along the way and then drive on to kitgum town where you will have dinner and rest as you prepare to enter into kidepo valley the following day.

Day 2: A drive to Kidepo Valley Park
Wake early, eat breakfast and drive from Kitgum town to the most silent and rarely visited park though highly bio-diversified Kidepo Valley national park. We will drive and go through the “Karamajongs”one of the tribal communities and cattle-keeping people .then also check out their traditional way of life. You will then enter the park through the Katurum gate in midmorning and see a number of animals like; striped and spotted hyena, the greater and lesser Kudu, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribis plus more others as you reach the Apoka Tourism Information Centre for your lunch meal, followed by an afternoon game drive before settling into the available lodge reserved at for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Explore Kidepo Valleys Wildlife
After breakfast in the morning head for a game drive in the wild to see the early risers, you will drive to Kanangorok hot spring and the Narus Valley, these tracks support animals like elephants, Cape buffaloes, Rothchild’s, Giraffes, Burchell’s Zebras, Cheaters, Lions, Leopards, Guenther’s Dik diks, Common Elands, Bohor reedbucks and Birds species like the Giant Ostrich, Bustards, Secretary birds, Karamoja Apalis plus many more. Following lunch is proceeding to Karenna and Kadepo to view and enjoy the cultural performances by the native Karamajong people. You will then be served dinner and sleep.

Day 4: Kidepo Valley transfer to Murchison
Having had breakfast you will then set off early enough to head to Murchison falls national park through pakwach, the drive will see you through kitgum and then gulu where you will stop for your lunch meal. There after check into the hotel dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Murchison falls national park.
You will eat breakfast and then head for the drive through the northern bank of River Nile entering the park by Tangi gate. The park is covered with Borasses palms, acacia species which is food to elephants and Roth Child’s Giraffes, while on the game drive you will be insight of the elephants, savanna buffaloes, Harte beests, and Uganda kobs, Birds species like African hoopoes, Martial eagles, White backed and Griffon’s vultures. Leopards can be seen close to the delta at which river Nile enters into the Lake Albert. You will also not ot miss the numerous semi- aquatic hippos found at the place where they rest from after they’ve grazed. Back to lodge dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 6: End of Uganda Tour.
Have breakfast then head back to Kampala city passing through masindi town with a stop at the Rhino sanctuary, where you will spend little time then have lunch along the way. Arrival in the late evening to Kampala drop at the hotel or airport.
End of Tour

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July 21, 2019

4 DAYS MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY EXPERIENCE

Written By Akita wild tours and travel

4 DAYS MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY EXPERIENCE.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the south western Uganda in the district of Kisoro. Mgahinga National Park was established in 1991 and it sits on an area of 33.9km2. This Park Is commonly known for the mountain gorilla and golden monkey safari experience where the golden monkey co- exist with the mountain gorillas, the saying ‘’gold meets with silver’’. Mgahinga is bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Volcanoes National park of Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorillas National park of Uganda do share the Mountain gorillas. Basically our 4 days’ mountain gorilla and golden monkey safaris experience will begin either in Entebbe or Kampala.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SAFARI
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Nature walk
Day 3: Golden Monkey Experience
Day 4: Departure
DETAILED ITINERARY
DAY 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Our company representative, will meet you from the hotel after your breakfast. Exchange words of greetings and embark on the 12-13 hours’ journey to Mgahinga national park with first stopover at Uganda equator where you will have some refreshments and take some memorable photos of you at the equator. Proceed with the journey, with an en-route stopover at Mbarara for lunch at the Igongo cultural Centre where you enjoy African local foods and still you can order international foods. After lunch, continue with the journey to Mgahinga with beautiful view of long horned Ankole cattle, tea plantation, banana plantation, ever green vegetation, rolling hills, local homestead and you will see local people doing their daily work. Upon arrival at park, you will check-in at the selected lodge, have some refreshment as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options; Gahinga safari lodge [luxury], Travellers Hotel [Mid-range], Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn [budget]
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and Nature walk
Rise up at 6:30 am, take bath, take breakfast and pack your trekking gears, enough drinking water and pack sacks/food. Your safari guide will collect you from the lodge and drive you to park’s headquarters where you will be brief on dos and don’ts of endangered mountain gorillas trekking. You will meet up with other travellers and game rangers will divide you into group of 8 people per gorilla family. Drive off to starting trail with accompany of well-armed game ranger who will be communicating with other game rangers who follow the movements of mountain gorillas and they will inform your team where to locate these giants. The trek takes probably half an hour to 8 hours depending on the movements of these endangered gorillas. This gorilla trekking experience is breath-taking, memorable and one of the kind you shouldn’t miss while in Uganda. You will encounter the gorillas and if all is on your side you will also encounter other wildlife like forest monkeys and bird species. After the memorable gorilla trekking experience you will go back to park Office where you will be rewarded with gorilla trekking certificates, return to your lodge for some refreshments and then take a nature walk to see the Batwe people, the caves they stay in, the Bafubira communities who dominate the place. Then go back to lodge and rest for the Night.
DAY 3: Golden Monkey Experience
Wake up very early in the morning around 6: 30am take bath, breakfast and transfer to park office for briefing on the dos and don’ts concerning the golden monkey trekking. You will either take a full day golden monkey habituation or a half day golden monkey trekking preferably. Proceed to the forest in groups of 6 people in search for the golden monkeys, when you come across them you will be given only one hour to enjoy viewing them. After it all you return to your lodge have some relaxation, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Departure
The 4th day marks the end of your 4 days’ mountain gorilla trekking and the golden monkey experience, and you will be transferred back to Kampala or to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your departure flight back to your home country.

THINGS INCLUDED IN THE SAFARIS
Transportation to and fro
Gorilla Permit
Accommodation
Services of English speaking guide
Meals full board
Mineral water
Government taxes
Golden monkey permit
All park entry fees
All other activities as per itinerary
Airport transfers
THINGS EXCLUDED IN THE SAFARI
International Flights
Visa fee
Laundry
Other personal expenses (alcohol, telephone etc.)
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Kids below age of 15 are not allowed to trek gorillas
Book your gorilla permits in advance like two months before the safari
Anyone with any communicable diseases is not allowed to trek

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July 20, 2019

2 DAYS SAFARI TO MURCHISON FALLS

Written By Akita wild tours and travel

Day 1: Depart from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, Boat Trip and hiking top of the falls
By 6:30am you should have finished breakfast to immediately start off your 2-day safari to Uganda’s biggest National Park driving along Kampala-Gulu highway stopping over in Luwero District briefly for refreshments such as oranges, pineapples, passion fruits etc. Once at Murchison Falls National Park drive to the top of the Murchison Falls for hiking, where you get a view of the magnificent Nile squeeze through a narrow gorge of about only 7 meters wide and rapturing into violent waterfalls into a whirlpool about 43 meters below. This sight of the world’s most spectacular waterfall is panoramic and breath-taking.
Then set off for lunch, proceed for the 2:30pm wildlife Launch cruise on River Nile. Something one ought not to miss once at Murchison Falls National Park. Go ahead and take a relaxing ride of about three and a half hours where you get to enjoy up-close sightings of a number of wildlife that lie along the banks of River Nile such as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants, monitor lizards, warthogs, and a cocktail of birds such as African fish eagles, red throated bee eaters, skimmers, cattle egrets not forgetting the rare shoebill stork and others. The boat ride takes you to the bottom of the Murchison Falls for another quite remarkable sight of these wild falls. Return and transfer to your lodge for dinner and take a rest.
Return and transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
*Accommodation; Murchison Tree House [triple Banda] or Fort Murchison lodge [triple Banda] or Parkside lodge Murchison [triple]
*Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
*Travel Time: 5-6 Hours
Day 2: Game Drive, Travel to Kampala
Wake up for early morning breakfast at around 6:00am and set out for an early morning game drive by 6:30am. The timing is appropriate to catch the nocturnal and hunters before they retire to their hideouts. Explore the major game tracks, Queen and Albert for spectacular sightings of wildlife such as elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, Jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, oribis, buffalos, waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests, bushbucks and hopefully the elusive leopards among others.
Four hours after the unforgettable wildlife experience, check out of the park and start off your return journey to Kampala. You will stop over at Kampala/Gulu highway for lunch.
End of the tour
*Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
*Travel Time: 6 Hours
Safari is inclusive of; park entry fees, boat cruise, accommodation, meals full board, transport, hiking fees, water, English speaking guide and ferry crossing fees.

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July 11, 2019

3 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Written By Akita wild tours and travel

3 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
The 3 day’s gorilla tracking Safaris will take you to the volcanoes National Park which is the home of the beautiful mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys. This wonderful tour will start with Kigali Tour. Here you will be taken around to see the various historical sites such as the king’s palaces, local markets, the genocide sites, convention centres and many more. The 3 day’s tour starts in Rwanda and ends there.

TRIP BREAKDOWN
1-Transfer to Kigali and touring the local places
2-Gorilla Tracking
3-Departure

Detailed Itinerary
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO THE VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK AND CITY TOUR
The Akita tour guide/driver will pick you up, upon arrival at Kigali International airport or from the hotel. You will exchange words of greetings and get comfortable with each other and set off. You will start with the Kigali city tour where you will visit the Rwanda genocide site, convention centres, Kings Palace and Rwandan local markets. After city tour, go for lunch in any of the Tourist Hotels or Restaurants, try some local foods or order for International foods. After enjoying your lunch, set off for a 2 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park, you will pass by the rolling hills, green thick ever green vegetation and here you can see the local people doing their daily work.
Accommodation options Da Vinci Lodge [budget], La Bambous Lodge [midrange], Mountain Gorilla View Lodge[Luxury]
Meal: Lunch
Duration: 2 hours

DAY 2 MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING
Rise up very early in the morning, take breakfast and after breakfast, pick your trekking equipment’s, enough drinking water and packed lunch then set off with the safaris guide/driver to the park headquarters for briefing on rules and regulation of gorilla trekking by game rangers before commencing the journey. At 8:30 am, You will drive to the starting point and the game ranger will lead the group into the jungle in search our closed relatives the mountain gorillas. You go into the jungle with well-armed game rangers for security purposes and finding the endangered mountain gorilla species depends on where they slept previous night and you may take the half an hour to six [6] hours to find the mountain gorilla family assigned to you because they are mobile.
After meeting the gorillas, you will be allowed to spent only 1 hour with them, you will have a chance to see them eating/searching food, breastfeeding the young ones, playing, the silverback guarding the family. After all these you drive back to the parks headquarters to receive your trekking certificate. Head back to the lodge and have some refreshment and after you will visit Ibyawacu cultural village for some historical experience. You will enjoy cultural dances, traditional wedding, cultural songs and storytelling by the local people.
DAY 3 DEPARTURE
You get up take some breakfast and depending on your flight schedule check out of the lodge and transfer back to Kigali International Airport where you can catch up with your flight back home or if you don’t flight we will transfer you back to your hotel in Kigali.
End of the Tour.
Bookings information
To make gorilla tracking trip bookings with Akita Wild Tours and Travel, please contact our travel consultants through whatsup +256-704736693 or through our office line +256-414583058 or send us an email at tours@akitauganda.com
What is included in the safari
Gorilla permit

Accommodation
English speaking guide/driver
Meals full board
Mineral water
Transport to and from,
City tour

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