Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)
This 7-day Uganda safari takes you to Kibale forest for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for big game plus tree climbing lions & Chimps, and the Bwindi impenetrable forest for magical Gorilla trekking with a community walk to the Batwa people (pygmies).
Kick it off at Entebbe and make your way to Kibale Forest National Park, where you will go on the fabulous chimp trek. Next, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, for amazing game drives and a boat ride along the biodiverse Kazinga channel. Watch the amazing tree climbing lions after proceeding to the much awaited Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel)
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost
Start the safari with transfer to Kibale Forest National Park in the morning with the target to have lunch in Fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers in the far country side offer us chances of stretching in villages and around tea plantations along the drive as we check in late evening. Have a night in a beautiful area close to a crater lake bordering Kibale Forest.
Early in the morning after taking breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters where you will be
briefed about chimpanzee trekking. By 8:00am, you will be starting your search for the chimpanzees
within the park. These primates are the closest relatives to the human being and they share 98% of their
DNA with that of the human beings. There are also many other primate species which will be seen along
with the chimpanzees and these include; the golden monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, grey
checked Mangabey, red tailed monkeys, the bush babies, and many bird species which include; green
breasted pitta, rumped tinkerbird, yellow spotted nicator, and the green breasted pitta, this park is one
of the great rain forest in Africa and it has the largest community of chimpanzees where by each
community has 1 -100 individuals and each community has a complicated social structure.
In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest
of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting
calls, and then head to the place from which they replied from. Here you can observe them as they feed,
play as well as socializing with each other.
Later in the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi swamp which is also good for watching primates and birds.
It’s mainly maintained by the local people and they earn a living from there. You will enjoy many bird
species here including; the great blue turuco, and many more, the other primate species to view here
include; the baboons, mongoose, otters, bush pigs as well as the bush bucks.
After Breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park with a wide view of some animals en route such as the Elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs among others. Arrive in the afternoon for lunch at your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.
After early breakfast, depart to the beautiful Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee trekking. The reserve is located on a 100m deep gorge, south of Queen Elizabeth Park and Lake Edward. Look out for the birds residing by the riverine swamps and forest such as herons, kingfishers, fish eagles, and much more. Return to the lodge for lunch and then go on the afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi, this area is known for its tree-climbing lions.
In Ishasha we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis and the southern version of Elephants to hopefully get the Lions high in the fig tree branches. Continue the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Here you will experience a change in the landscape from flat savanna, via cultivated hills to jungle covered mountains. (If we reach early we can do a walk and mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers).
Following the morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours. If you have time and still feel strong just head for an optional brief community walk to the local Batwa community. Check out the curio shops, children’s school and also get a chance to explore more about their unique culture and many more. Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.
After morning break fast, park your bags and you will be driven back to Entebbe for your flight back home.