12 DAY PRIMATE, GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI
- Chimpanzee, golden monkeys, bush babies in Kibale national park
- An exciting boat cruise across Kazinga channel with a marvelous view of hippos and water birds
- The popular tree climbing lions across the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth
- The famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lava damned lake in Africa
- The only home for eland antelopes in Lake Mburo national park
- Finally the Equator crossing kayabwe for photo moments
Day 1: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
You shall be warmly welcomed by our guide upon arrival at Entebbe international airport and driven to Entebbe/Kampala for an overnight stay, however some activities may be suggested at a cost incase time allows between arrival and dinner time depending on the clients preference. Dinner and overnight stay at Airport guest house.
Day 2: Transfer to Fort portal
Start off your second day by having an early morning breakfast and after head southwest of Uganda for Kibale national park, which is approximately a 5 hour drive while enjoying the scenic view of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley during your travel. On reaching the beautiful town of Fort portal, you shall indulge on a city tour, visiting caves, cultural site like the breasts of Nyinamwiru traditionally known as "Amabere ga Nyinamwiru" and even hike to the crater lakes. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Chimp view guest house or Kibale forest camp.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk at Bigodi
After enjoying a delightful breakfast, head to Kibale national park headquarters for briefing about chimpanzee tracking and then slope into the forest looking for chimpanzees while there, you shall be able to view primates like chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, the bush baby among other primates and their other ways of living. Enjoy your packed lunch and after go for a swamp walk in bigodi wetland sanctuary where you shall see other primates like baboons, grey checked mangabeys, red tailed monkeys, the wetland also has beautiful flora and fauna with about 138 bird species. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Chimp view guest house or Kibale forest camp.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Evening game drive
Wake-up call from the beautiful sounds of birds in the park, Enjoy an early morning breakfast and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park with famous wildlife like hippos, buffaloes, elephants, kobs, a number of bird species not forgetting the famous tree climbing lions spotted clinging on old fig trees within the ishasha sector. Have a mouth watering lunch at the lodge and later have an evening game drive. Freshen up, enjoy your dinner and an overnight stay at the Bush lodge.
Day 5: Game drive and afternoon launch cruise at Kazinga channel
Wake up to a hearty breakfast and head for a game drive. The park supports 4 of the big fives that is; lion, leopard, elephant and buffaloes besides that there are spotted hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kobs, warthogs not forgetting birds most of which are found in the Albertan rift valley. The park also has the highest bio-diversity rating in the world from savanna to rain forest, later have lunch and head to mweya for a jetty boat cruise in the afternoon at kazinga channel a habitat to Nile crocodiles, hippos, bird species among others. This is one of the most preferred activities because it gives you a great view of the birds and mammals. Kazinga channel connects lakes Edward and George as well as acting as the drinking point for numerous animals in the park. Have dinner and an overnight stay at the Bush lodge.
Day 6: Game drive within Ishasha for the Tree climbing lions
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and set off to the Ishasha sector home of the popular tree climbing lions. You shall first stop over to the lodge for a mouth watering lunch, check-in and hope the safari van for an afternoon game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Spend time enjoying the view of the park and the lions clinging on the fig trees, later dinner and over night stay at the river lodge.
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park
Enjoy a warm breakfast and have a game en-route in the Ishasha sector in search of the tree climbing lions (Optional) this will give you such an amazing experience as you can see the tree climbing lions hanging on the old fig trees. Other animals like the kobs, elephant's buffaloes amongst others may be spotted, later head to Bwindi Impenetrable national park have lunch upon reaching the lodge, relax and have personal time, later dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After your delicious breakfast with packed lunch, you shall go for briefing at the park head quarters about gorilla tracking, after hike into the forest in search of the fascinating mountain gorillas. Get a chance to look at their deep rare eyes, the way they feed among other interesting things about the ancient apes that are endangered in the world. Gorilla tracking can take up to 8 hours depending on the kind of weather and where the gorillas are at that particular time. Bwindi features a minimum of 400 gorillas in which 12 gorilla groups are habituated for trekking, there are 4 regions from which one can trek that is; Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo, and Rushaga. Have dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi famously known as "The little Switzerland of Africa"
After breakfast you shall have a scenic view of Kabale and feel the cool temperatures during transfer to lake Bunyonyi, the cool temperatures have awarded this area as the Switzerland of Africa because of its resemblance to the Swiss Alps, have lunch at the lodge and go for canoeing on lake Bunyonyi the second larva dammed lake in Africa with 29 small islands. The lake is completely free from Bilharzia and has numerous bird species like the black rump buttonquail, cattle egrets, pink-backed pelican, papyrus gonolek and so much more. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Bunyonyi view gorilla packers.
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Wake up to a beautiful morning and a treat to delicious breakfast, after embark on a journey to Lake Mburo national park passing through the impressive landscape of South-Western Uganda. The park is famous for large population of zebras, dickers, bush bucks and band antelopes, a variety of forest bird species can also be viewed during the game drive, nature walk and boat cruise. You shall have lunch and a tour to the museum for more exclusive information about the ankole people. Dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo rock lodge.
Day 11: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast and lets go for the morning game drive. The landscape is beautiful and exposes you to beautiful animals like zebras, antelopes and also other bird species then go the lodge for a yammy lunch then head back to the park and enjoy the boat cruise as well as aquatic animals. Dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo rock lodge.
Day 12: Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe Airport
During travel make a stopover at the Uganda equator crossing Kayabwe for an amazing photo shoot moment making 77Km to Kampala. Note that the transfer to Kampala or Entebbe international airport depends on the clients' travel ticket.
The package includes;
- Airport transfers
- 1 chimp permit per person
- Park fees (non residents)
- Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo national park
- 1 gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid in advance
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
- Primate walk in kibale
- Accommodation and all meals included plus drinking water(other drinks not included) as in the itinerary
- Car hire and transportation by 4WD safari vehicle
- Game drives
- Services on an English speaking guide/driver
- All taxes/VAT
The package excludes; Air fares(from/to home), visas, insurance, soft or alcoholic drinks, porterage or laundry, mineral water excluding that offered in the vehicle, any meals, accomodation and tours not included in the itinerary(before and after the tour), tips to local guides and finally items of personal nature.
Please note: The changes to Safari destinations can be adjusted depending on the client (customized), accommodation facilities and a number of days to spend so please feel free to make adjustments if necessary during the booking process otherwise changes can not be made during the process of the safari unless otherwise. Thank you!