Chimps, Gorillas & Lions 8 Days

from$3,240

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL IN KAMPALA

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a member of our team, for your transfer to a pre-arranged hotel in Kampala City. Arrive at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, or simply opt for a brief City Tour.OVERNIGHT; Fairway Hotel Kampala

DAY 2: DEPART KAMPALA CITY FOR KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning after breakfast, start your journey to Kibale National Park past Mubende and Fort Portal. This journey is composition of scenic views of the Rwenzori Mountains, large green tea estates, the Toro Palace and the people of Fort Portal in Western Uganda and many more attractions to suit your interest.

Arrive at your lodge in Kibale National Park and stay at leisure so as to rejuvenate from the long journey; while at leisure you might decide to take a sundowner walk.

OVERNIGHT: Kibale Forest Camp

DAY 3: ADVENTURE IN THE PRIMATE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

At 795 sq.km, this is home to over 351 tree species some over 200 years old, famous for 13 primate species including Chimpanzees, 70 mammals species & over 375 bird species.In the morning, start of the day with breakfast and get ready for the day’s exciting activities.

First thing, you will go forChimpanzee trackingcombined with an all green forest walk where you will see various bird species (great blue turaco), and more primates like the black and white colobus monkey, you will also view more animals to include bushbucks and mongoose.

Right after this activity, return to your lodge for refreshment and stay at leisure while enjoying your lunch.In the afternoon, pay a visit toBigodi Communitywhere you will be interacting freely with the locals. Then proceed to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a nice spot for birds; to include;African hobby, great blue turaco, Black kite, Swamp flycatcher, Scarlet-chested bird, Grey-crowned crane, Herons, Weaver birds and many more. Later on, in the evening, you will return to your lodge and enjoy your evening amidst the most captivating ambiance.

OVERNIGHT: Kibale Forest Camp

DAY 4: KIBALE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for diverse ecosystems which include sprawling savannah, shady humid forests, sparkling lakes, wetlands and amazing craters. Ideal for big game, primate species to include Chimps and over 600 bird species. It has superb scenic views of Kazinga Channel, the Rwenzori Mountains and crater lakes which are home to a wide variety of birds.

After your breakfast enjoy a leisurely morning, and later on start off your journey to ‘’a medley of wonders’’. On arrival after a stopover atthe equator, you will check into your lodge for lunch, refreshment and leisure.

In the evening go for aDusk Game Drive; experience the various animals towards the night time to include bushbucks, elephants, warthogs, hippos and more. Thereafter, return to your lodge for a dinner and after, you may join a campfire and storytelling.OVERNIGHT: The Bush Lodge

DAY 5: EXPLORE QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Start off the day with a tasty breakfast and then get deeper into the highlights of this amazing park.Dawn Game Drive; explore the park’s flora and fauna to include elusive bird species and a wide variety of animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, waterbucks, Kobs, warthogs and many more. Don’t miss out the scenic views of the crater lakes like Nyamunuka which is medicinal to the animals.

Katwe Community; discover the people and their culture where you will learn about salt mining by the local means from Lake Katwe and interact with the local people and share cultural experiences. After here, return to your lodge for a lunch and leisure in preparations for the afternoon activities.

Launch cruise; this is the main activity after lunch where you will spot a number of birds like; the African fish eagle, pelicans, flamingos, Hammerkop, egrets, the African fin foot, pied kingfishers, marabou storks, vultures, kites and many more, together with animals like hippos, buffalos, warthogs, crocodiles, waterbucks and more as most of them visit to water and cool off. This boat cruise is spiced up with stunning views of the Mweya peninsular and a local fishing village along the lake shores. Visit Mweya Museum;after the boat cruise, with this visit you will learn more about the parks history, animals, physical features (crater lakes formation) together with the parks future prospects.After the day’s activities, you will return to your lodge and enjoy asundowner leisure.

OVERNIGHT: The Bush Lodge

DAY 6: TRAVEL TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you will have a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Southerly Ishasha Sector, this will offer you a chance to see the tree climbing lions as this is the only place where can be found. On arrival, check into your lodgeand recuperate from the journey.

At 331 sq.km, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half the world’s mountain gorillas, over 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species, 400 plant species, 63 tree species, 120 mammal species & 27 frog species. Here is the chance to meet and interact with the shortest people (Batwa) of the mountains.

OVERNIGHT: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

DAY 7: GORILLA TRACKING DAY| OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing at exactly 8:00am and tracking will commence in the next 30 min after registration and briefing by the ranger guides.

Gorilla tracking is a very captivating and unforgettable experience which more than repays the effort needed to reach Bwindi. This starts at 8:30am and can last a few hours to a whole day depending on where the gorillas were left the previous day. After gorilla tracking, return to your lodge and have your lunch.

In the evening you may opt for a community tour where you will meet and interact with the shortest people (Batwa) of the mountains; learn about their way of life such as; hunting skills, medicinal knowledge, child upbringing, cuisines, art and crafts and many more interesting aspects.

OVERNIGHT: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

DAY 8: TRAVEL BACK TO KAMPALA CITY

After an early breakfast, depart Bwindi for Kampala. You will have a lunch stop-over in Mbarara & then proceed to Masaka stopping at the Equator; for a photo opportunity. After this equator moment, proceed to Kampala city and upon arrival check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

OVERNIGHT; Fairway Hotel Kampala

DAY 9: DEPARTURE DAY/BRIEF CITY TOUR

On this final day of your safari, enjoy a brief tour of Kampala citywith visits to; the highlights of the city such as the Buganda palace, Uganda museum, Nakaseromarket, all the historical monuments, the largest craft village and temples. You will later be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to check in for your next home departure flight. END OF SAFARI

PRICE: 2 pax:3240 USD per person sharing

Single: 4750 USD per person sharing

Tour highlights:
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drives in QENP
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • Bird watching (various species)
  • Cultural encounters & interactions
  • Scenic views& stunning sunsets
  • Kampala city tour
  • Optional activities
PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Full Board Meals & mineral water on safari
  • 8 night’s accommodation
  • All park entry fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Gorilla & Chimp Permits, game drives
  • Ranger Guide on safari
  • All ground transfers
  • Services of an English–speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the round trip
PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Meals & snacks outside accommodation
  • En Route–lunches & snacks
  • Optional activities
  • Medical & travel insurance
  • All drinks alcoholic & nonalcoholic
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities

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