EXTREME ADVENTURE                                                                          GORILLA TREKKING

The adventure starts in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, South Africa.

A choice of accommodation to suit your budget or personal requirements (sea view, funky or a private house for a group)

Day One: Arrive

Day Two: Walk up Table Mountain, abseil down or maybe even a bungee jump from the Cable Car

Day Three: Surfing around the Peninsula. Beginners will go for lessons with an expert.

Day Four: In the early morning mount your hired Harley Davidson and take a long ride around the Peninsula

Return for a boat cruise to Clifton and go water-skiing… maybe even spend the night on-board dropping anchor in the protection of a secluded cove.

Day Five: Wine tasting in the winelands. Drive into the mountains to go swimming in the mountain streams and enjoy a South African Barbeque (braai)

Day Six & Seven: 2hr Drive to Grootbos Lodge for Great White Shark Cage Diving

Our coastline offers a marine experience like no other. Of the 350 Southern Right whales that visit the southern coast, up to 160 make Walker Bay their home from June to December. The cliffs of De Kelders, right at our doorstep, offer the best land-based whale viewing in the world. Breaching, tail-slapping and lob-tailing, the whales make the bay a constant hub of activity. Watch spellbound as mothers, calves and energetic bulls come to within 30 meters of the rocky shoreline.

The whale whisperer, a custom built whale-watching boat, will take you on a marine big five adventure. See 50-ton Southern Right Whales only meters from your boat (the size of up to 12 elephants!). Travel to the island refuge of huge sea bird colonies and nesting grounds of the rare African Penguin. Admire the underwater antics of a 60 000 strong Cape Fur Seal colony. Watch dolphins play in the wake of your boat and be amazed by the awesome spectacle of a great white shark breaking the surface and transfixing you with an unblinking stare.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.

Day Eight & Nine: Drive back to CT and fly to Namibia – Palmwag Reserve

Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve in northwest Namibia, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast - few places on the planet can offer this level of privacy and wilderness experience.

This desert reserve has a number of fresh water springs that support healthy populations of animals including desert adapted Back Rhino and Elephants as well as large populations of the rare Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, Giraffe, Oryx, Springbok and Kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park with over 100 Lions, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyaena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present.

Desert Rhino Camp has eight large East African-styled "Meru" tents each with an en-suite bathroom comprising hand basin, flush toilet and a classic bucket shower that is filled with hot water whenever needed. The tented dining room offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains. Welwitschia (ancient desert adapted plants) plants dot the plain in front of the camp. The primary activity is rhino tracking which is usually by vehicle until a sighting is made by trackers and then on foot. Guests can also enjoy full day outings, with a picnic lunch, on the reserve.

Desert Rhino Camp is a joint venture between Wilderness Safaris and the "Save the Rhino Trust" - a non-profit conservation organisation that has been working in this area for 20 years. The Trust has been singly responsible for helping to ensure that these rare, desert adapted black rhino survived the slaughter that went on throughout other parts of Africa in the 80s and 90s. Today this population of black rhino is growing in numbers and the area boasts the largest concentration of rhino anywhere on the planet outside of a national park. Community game scouts who were employed by the Trust to help with the patrolling and monitoring all these years are now seconded to the camp and are the trackers and guides. A portion of every guest's revenue goes to the Trust.

Day Ten & Eleven: Charter to Xigera area, in Botswana.

Xigera Mokoro Trails, Okavango Delta

We fly by light aircraft to the water-filled paradise of the private Xigera area, within the Moremi Game Reserve. Xigera is the ultimate Delta experience, with serene waters flowing through innumerable channels around remote islands and a profusion of plant and animal life.

There is no better way to experience the Okavango than to travel through it by mokoro, walking and camping out on a vegetated island - all essential elements of the Xigera Mokoro Trails experience. The experience is aimed at exposing the permanently flooded inner Delta, in the serene waterways and on the islands of trees and bush. Our guest tents are lighter here than the rest of the safari, with a gauze main frame, thus enhancing the views. Due to its remote location on an island, equipment is aimed at necessary comforts with "disco" stretcher-styled beds.

Activities include mokoro and walking safaris on inner remote islands, which enable up-close encounters with an excellent diversity of birdlife (including Pel's Fishing Owl), frogs and a myriad of game species, some specially adapted to water, such as the rare sitatunga and the familiar red lechwe. Walking activities vary in length and duration through the seasons, especially in the months when the Okavango is at peak flood (June, July and August) where they become shorter as more islands become flooded.

Day Twelve & Thirteen: Charter to Linyanti – Savuti Camp.

Savuti Camp is famous for it’s Woodpile Hide where you will experience close encounters with large herds of elephants.

Savuti Camp is situated in the Linyanti Reserve along the Savuti Channel in northern Botswana. The camp is built about 17 kilometres 'downstream' from the source of the Savuti. The channel stopped flowing in 1980 and what was a Hippo-filled river, is now wide, open grasslands.

Savuti Camp is a comfortable camp providing accommodation in 7 walk-in tented rooms with en-suite facilities. Each room is raised off the ground on wooden decks. The camp has a thatched dining area, bar and plunge pool, all on raised wooden decks. There is also a curio shop and a boma area. There is a waterhole close to camp and this attracts large numbers of animals that guests can view from the camp.

Activities include game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers, hides (including the woodpile hide located at the waterhole in front of the camp), night drives and walks with an armed guide. Wildlife in the area includes all of Botswana's big animals and is one of the best areas in the country to see predators.
There are also good concentrations of plains animals in the area.

Day Fourteen: Charter to Kasane and transfer to Victoria Fall

The adventure for the day will include a Bungee Jump

The day will end with a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River

Day Fifteen: White water rafting down the Zambezi

Acclaimed as the wildest one-day whitewater run in the World, the Zambezi River is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet!

If you don't immediately associate the terms "Stairway to Heaven" and "Oblivion" with adventure then you haven't experienced Zambezi Whitewater!

Day Sixteen: Charter to Mana Pools, Zimbabawe

MANA CANOE TRAIL

This safari is perfect for adventurous travellers, allowing guests the closest possible encounters with wildlife on one of the greatest rivers in Africa. This thrilling experience traverses the Mana Pools National Park, through the heart of Mana Pools and along the Zambezi's shoreline, canoeing past more than a thousand hippo on the way! Each night is spent camping on the banks of the Zambezi River, finishing 65km downstream and many adventures away from the start. Encounters with animals, whether on canoe or on foot, are up close and awe-inspiring. The Trail is for reasonably fit guests and is led by an experienced guide. Support vehicles and staff assist guests and set up camp each day.

FEATURES OF THIS SAFARI

One of the most exciting ways to safari in Africa, for guests with a sense of adventure. Abundant up close wildlife viewing; spectacular birding. Strong and stable Canadian canoes enhance experience and comfort. A wonderful sense of being close to nature in the heart of Africa. One of the best walking areas in southern Africa, including awe-inspiring 'on foot' interactions with elephant.

Day Seventeen: Full day canoeing and walking, Mana Pools.

Day Eighteen: Full day canoeing and walking through Wilderness zone, Mana Pools.

Day Nineten: End canoeing, transfer to Ruckomechi airfield for flight out.
Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa and overnight in Johannesburg

Day Twenty: Charter to Thonga Beach or Rocktail Bay, on the East Coast of South Africa

Day Twenty One:

Full day of diving and ocean experiences

Day Twenty Two: Charter to JHB for flight home 

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BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley covering 331 sq. kms, Bwindi Impenetrable NP is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa, supporting a large number of plants and animals not found elsewhere. About half the world's population of mountain gorillas reside in BINP. There ae estimated to be only 720 Mountain Gorillas alive today in forests of the Albertine Rift Valley. The vegetation, as the park's name implies, is composed of tropical rainforest with dense undergrowth.

This rugged terrain makes hiking in search of gorilla strenuous work. Visitors who trek should be prepared for up to 8 hours of hiking. Good physical condition is required. A maximum of only 8 permits per day per family, with 6 groups habituated, are available for advance booking. Kindly confirm tour requirements as far in advance as possible to help avoid disappointment.

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain covered varies with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.
 

3 Day Itinerary
Price: $1575-00 per person sharing

Day 01: Depart Kampala 0700 hrs: Drive through to Bwindi. (09 hr) Optional activity of Village Walk available today or tomorrow.

Day 02: Gorilla Tracking

Day 03: Return to Kampala. (09 hr).

5 Day Itineraries

GORILLA TRACKING & QUEEN ELIZABETH NP Five days, four nights
DAY 01 To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( 9 hrs):
DAY 02 Gorilla tracking
DAY 03 To Queen Elizabeth NP ( 5 hrs) : Evening game drive:
DAY 04 Sunrise game drive : Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel.
DAY 05 Forest walk with chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge : To Kampala.
PRICE: $1895-00 per person sharing

LAKE MBURO & GORILLA TRACKING Five days, four nights
DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Visit Equator and Stop at Mpanga Forest. Afternoon game drive.
DAY 02 Sunrise Safari Walk in search of hyenas. Afternoon boat cruise and visit to fishing villages. Short evening game drive.
DAY 03 To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( 7 hrs):
DAY 04 Gorilla tracking
DAY 05 Return to Kampala. (9hrs)
PRICE: $1935-00 per person sharing

LAKE MBURO NP, GORILLA TRACKING & QUEEN ELIZABETH NP Five days, four nights
DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Afternoon game drive and boat ride.
DAY 02 Early morning walk. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (6 - 7 hrs):
DAY 03 Gorilla tracking
DAY 04 To Queen Elizabeth NP ( 5 hrs) : Afternoon boat ride and short. Evening game drive:
DAY 05 Sunrise game drive : To Kampala.
PRICE: $1975-00 per person sharing

LAKE MBURO NP, GORILLA TRACKING & Ishasha Section QUEEN ELIZABETH NP Five days, four nights
DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Afternoon game drive and boat ride. (3 hrs):
DAY 02 Early morning walk. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( 6-7 hrs):
DAY 03 Gorilla tracking
DAY 04 To Queen Elizabeth NP Ishasha Sector ( 2 hrs) : Game Drive in search of tree climbing lions. Evening game drive:
DAY 05 Sunrise game drive : To Kampala. Stop at Equator
PRICE: $2075 per person sharing


6 Day Itinerary
PRICE: $2850-00 per person sharing

LAKE MBURO NP, GORILLA TRACKING & Ishasha and Main Sections QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
Six days, five nights

DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Afternoon game drive and boat ride. ( Transit time 3 hrs):
DAY 02 Early morning walk. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( Transit time 6-7 hrs):
DAY 03 Gorilla tracking
DAY 04 To Queen Elizabeth NP Ishasha Sector ( Transit time 2 hrs) : Game Drive in search of tree climbing lions. Evening game drive:
DAY 05 Sunrise game drive : To Queen Elizabeth NP main section. ( Transit time 1 – 2 hours): Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel and short evening game drive.
DAY 06 Sunrise game drive or visit to Forest in search of Chimpanzees. Return to Kampala. Stop at Equator.


7 Day Itinerary
PRICE: $3220-00 per person sharing

LAKE MBURO NP, GORILLA TRACKING & Ishasha and Main Sections QUEEN ELIZABETH NP with KIBALE FOREST
Seven days, six nights

DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Visit to Equator. Afternoon game drive and boat ride. (Transit time 3 hrs):
DAY 02 Early morning walk. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( Transit time 6-7 hrs):
DAY 03 Gorilla tracking
DAY 04 To Queen Elizabeth NP Ishasha Sector ( Transit time 2 hrs) : Game Drive in search of tree climbing lions. Evening game drive:
DAY 05 Sunrise game drive : To Queen Elizabeth NP main section. ( Transit time 1 – 2 hours): Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel and short evening game drive.
DAY 06 Sunrise game drive. Proceed to Kibale Forest NP. Afternoon Swamp Walk. (Transit time 2 – 3 hours):
DAY 07 Morning walk in Kibale Forest in search of Chimpanzees. Return to Kampala.


8 Day Itinerary
Price: $3550-00 per person sharing


LAKE MBURO NP, GORILLA TRACKING & Ishasha and Main Sections QUEEN ELIZABETH NP with KIBALE FOREST
Eight days , seven nights

DAY 01 To Lake Mburo NP. Visit to Equator. Afternoon game drive and boat ride. (Transit time 3 hrs):
DAY 02 Early morning walk. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ( Transit time 6-7 hrs):
DAY 03 Gorilla tracking
DAY 04 To Queen Elizabeth NP Ishasha Sector ( Transit time 2 hrs) : Game Drive in search of tree climbing lions. Evening game drive:
DAY 05 Sunrise game drive : To Queen Elizabeth NP main section. ( Transit time 1 – 2 hours): Evening game drive.
DAY 06 Morning visit to chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge. Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel and short evening game drive
DAY 07 Sunrise game drive. Proceed to Kibale Forest NP. Afternoon Swamp Walk. (Transit time 2 – 3 hours):
DAY 08 Morning walk in Kibale Forest in search of Chimpanzees. Return to Kampala.

 

 


 

 

         
 

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