8 Days gorilla,chimpanzee and wildlife Safari in Uganda

Nature & Outdoor

Dan T.

Kampala
English, Swahili (Kiswahili) (Native)
8 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 14 people

This 8-day safari begins from and ends in Kampala-Uganda; it will take you to the western part of the country that is gifted with various wildlife species and beautiful sceneries. The main destinations in this safari are; kibale national park,Bwindi Impenetrable forest is home to mountain gorillas and over 340 individuals have made this park their home, also it harbors around 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species and many more.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

at your hotel in kampala or Entebbe airport

07:00

Day 1: Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park-Wildlife viewing

I will meet you in Kampala at 7:00 am and we will drive west of the country to Lake Mburo National Park having a stopover at the drum makers center called Mpambire and also at the Equator to take photographs. When you reach the park have lunch at the lodge and set out for a game drive through the park where you will take a glance on different animals like the Zebras that are found almost everywhere in the park. Later in the evening head to the lodge for dinner and spend a night.

Accommodation option:Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch &Dinner

09:00

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a gorilla tracking

On this day at 9:00am after your breakfast begin your journey to Southwestern part to Bwindi Forest, passing via Mbarara town which is endowed with beautiful landscapes, also you will see various rolling hills with terraces, it is such a great journey with all this sights. Upon reaching the park check in at the lodge of your choice and just relax there the whole evening as you get ready for the next door. Dine and overnight there.

Accommodation options: Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

06:30

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking & Community walk- Bwindi Impenetrable

Have breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch where you will be briefed by the professional Park rangers. By 8:00 am you will be accompanied by the park rangers as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas. You might need a walking stick if you are not physically fit enough also considering using potters to carry your luggage just in case you have and you pay them a small amount of money for labor. Trekking may take between 2 and 8 hours and the moment to you see and start interacting with the gorillas only one hour is given to you.

After trekking, return to the lodge to unwind and later in the evening take a walk in various communities such as in Batwa community where you will interact with them and learn a lot from them before you retire at the lodge.

Accommodation options: Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

08:30

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Enjoy your breakfast and after transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through the Ishasha sector which is home to tree climbing lions. The park has a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and many others. When you arrive have lunch at the lodge and go for a late afternoon game drive where you will be able to see the above animals and many more together with birds. Have dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation Option; Bush Lodge

Meal Plan; all meals

06:00

Day 5: Game drive & a boat cruise- Kazinga Channel

Today you will be very early as you will have breakfast at 6:00 am after which you will immediately start off the game drive, why you have to be early is because you will be able to see the morning risers like the lions, solitary buffaloes, kobs, elephants etc. It is such a great and exciting time as you can easily see these animals closely. Later head back to the lodge for lunch as get ready for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is home to various species like birds such as malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, and animals like crocodiles, elephants, hippos and many more. Basically cruising on the Kazinga is one of the most eye-catching activities in the park. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option; Bush Lodge

Meal Plan; all meals

07:00

Day 6: Morning game drive, visit to the baboon cliff & Departure to Kibale

Have tasty breakfast and have a morning game drive and also visit the baboon cliffs where you will be introduced to amazing and beautiful sceneries. Have lunch at the lodge and embark on your journey to Kibale forest national park which is home to Chimpanzees; it is approximately a 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Arrive in the evening and have dinner and spend an overnight.

Accommodation option; Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Meal Plan; all meals

06:30

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk

The amazing day is this; have breakfast early enough, leave the lodge for the park headquarters with enough bottled drinking water, where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. After briefing, embark on trekking through the forest at around 8:00am guided by an armed park ranger. Nothing is as amazing as having time with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. You will also see other primates like golden monkeys, grey checked Mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, bush babies, among others; you will also spot a number of birds.

After trekking, return and have lunch at the lodge and go for a walk in the Bigodi wetland in the afternoon. You will meet different people that stay there also will see different birds like the Great Blue Turaco and more primates like the bush pigs, otters, baboons among others.

Accommodation Option; Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Meal Plan; all meals

Day 8: Return to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

After your hefty breakfast, leave the park and drive to Kampala via Mubende, where you will be in line to see beautiful scenic views found in this area. You will enjoy lunch still in Mubende and thereafter continue to Kampala. Your driver guide will either leave you at your accommodation facility in Kampala or take you to the Airport in Entebbe just in case you are having your flight back home.

No accommodation

END OF SAFARI

Ending Point

at your hotel in kampala or Airport in Entebbe

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Transport in 4WD safari vehicle

Gorilla & Chimpanzee permits.

Accommodation(Midrange facility)

All meals for the safari

Tour activities including park entry fees.

Driver/guide that speaks English

Bottled water

What‘s not included

International Flights.

Hotel fees while in Kampala( before the tour starts)

Entry Visa to uganda

Personal expenses like; beers, tips given to staff, cigars, and laundry, any other extra activity not mentioned above.

Covid 19 test fees

Important Information

You can ask me for any kind of arrangement, I'm happy to customize your tour to suit your budget and desire. The tour can start anytime you want through out the year

This tour can depart anytime of the year

This tour can can be customised to suit your style and budget

This tour can take someone above 15 years

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$5,280/ per person

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