08-DAY WILD UGANDA

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Uganda is naturally endowed with varied primates and game and this 8 day Wild Uganda Safari will take your to the prime primates and game safari parks of Kibale Forest National Park-the primate capital of the world for an exciting chimpanzee tracking experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda’s second largest, most diverse and popular conservation area for a spectacular game drive and thrilling boat cruise and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-home to the endangered mountain gorillas for an experiential gorilla trekking experience and Batwa community cultural experience before returning to Entebbe.

 

Tour at a glance

Day 01: Arrival and pick up-Entebbe

Day 02: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 03: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Community Visit

Day 04: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 05: Spectacular Game drive and Thrilling Boat cruise

Day 06: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 07: Full day gorilla trekking

Day 08: Transfer to Entebbe

Tour in detail

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND PICK UP-ENTEBBE

Upon arrival, you will be received by the company representative who will welcome you and assist through customs before transfer to the hotel in Entebbe for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Depending on your level of fatigue, you may have a briefing or choose to have it the following morning as your embark on your safari.

 

Overnight: Two Friends Beach Hotel

Meal Plan: BB

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK-APP. 6-7 HRS DRIVE

After your delicious breakfast, you will meet your guide for a short briefing about your safari if you didn’t have it the previous day. Shortly, you will embark on your scenic journey to the South-western part of the country. You will come across fruit markets, scenery of different topographies and diverse cultures along your journey. You will arrive in Fort Portal, dubbed “the tourism city” for hot lunch. Your lunch will be followed by a short drive to Kibale Forest National Park, arriving for afternoon relaxation and overnight.

Overnight: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Dinner

DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND BIGODI COMMUNITY VISIT- CHIMPANZEE TRACKING TAKES ABOUT 3 HRS

You will have your morning breakfast and drive to Kanyanchu Park headquarters in time for briefing. After briefing about the activity, you will be assigned a particular tracking group and game ranger. Shortly, you will enter the jungle with your ranger who will keep in touch with the monitoring team on ground to easily locate the chimpanzees. Also keep your head out for beautiful forest birds and other forest species. Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will be given ample time to interact depending on their mood as the guide explains to you about their behaviour and that of the entire forest ecosystem. Later, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and prepare for the Bigodi swamp walk and community experience. Among the activities to excite you here include local liquor making, weaving of baskets, cultural dances, and also paying a visit to the cultural doctor. You will drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation and overnight.

Overnight: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK-APP. 3 HRS DRIVE

After your delectable breakfast, you will checkout and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Rwimi. The drive will take you through scenic views of some different crater lakes like Lake Nyinambuga, Kasenda and Kifurukwa, seen along the way. As you approach Kasese town, you will be able to have spectacular views of the mystical Rwenzori ranges during the slow drive. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park for check-in and hot lunch. Shortly, you will head out for an afternoon game drive with chances of seeing some wildlife species such as the African elephants, Uganda kobs among other species. You will later return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 5: SPECTACULAR GAME DRIVE AND THRILLING BOAT CRUISE

Wake up to an exciting day where you will explore the park. Have an early morning breakfast and head out for a spectacular game drive in the Kasenyi plains where you will be exposed to species like African elephants, African Cape buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, leopards and lions. The park also boasts a record of over 600 bird species, most of which you will sight during the game drive. Return to the lodge for hot lunch and shortly take a thrilling boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The 42km Kazinga channel stretch which connects Lake George and Lake Edward will reward you with big herds of buffaloes, school of hippos, Nile crocodiles and different bird species like the rare African skimmers and Lesser Flamingos. After your thrilling cruise, you can choose to have a sundowner at one of the beautiful crater lakes or return to the lodge for evening relaxation and overnight.

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK-APP. 6 HRS DRIVE

Have breakfast at leisure and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will drive via Ishasha sector for its tree climbing lions and multitude of other wildlife species. Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon and depending on your level of fatigue, you may choose to take a guided village walk with a visit to craft shops, local schools, hospital and other village projects or simply sit back and relax at the lodge as you rest for the next day’s experiential activity. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight at: Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 7: FULL DAY GORILLA TREKKING – GORILLA TRACKING TAKES BETWEEN 3-10 HOURS

After an early morning breakfast, you will have your packed lunch ready then drive to the park headquarters for a short briefing before the gorilla trekking activity. After the briefing, you will be assigned a group to track a particular gorilla family. You will be led into the jungle by the ranger who will keep in touch with the monitoring team on ground in order to easily locate the mountain gorillas. The rain forest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access for trekkers. The time taken to find the gorillas depends on the terrain and movement of these fascinating apes. On first sight of the apes, you may get an adrenalin rush however the thrill of spending ample time with and observing these gentle giants is a moving adventure and experience you can never be prepared enough for. You will watch them in their natural habitat playing, feeding, resting and going about their daily life, an experience that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Later return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at: Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 8: TRANFER TO ENTEBBE- APP 8-10 HOURS DRIVE

After breakfast, check out and meet your driver at the lobby, ready to start your return journey to Entebbe via Kampala. You will have lunch in Mbarara with several stop overs at different places of interest. Proceed to Entebbe for an overnight or airport to catch your flight.

End of service.

Overnight: Fly-out

Meal Plan: Breakfast

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 2 PEOPLE = 3000.5$

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE = 2420.75$

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 6 PEOPLE = 2226.208$

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation and meal plan as per
    itinerary

  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 coaster with
    an English speaking safari guide.

  • Activities in the park as per the itinerary

  • Chimpanzee permits

  • Gorilla permits
  • National park fees

EXCLUSIONS

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Phone bills

  • Lunch enroute fees

  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Any personal bills

 

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