Tour Overview

Safaris is majorly is for wildlife lovers of Uganda’s big game and the many primates including gorillas, chimpanzees, black-and-white colobus monkey, red colobus, gray-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. A visit to Kibale forest national park lowland tropical rain forest, tropical deciduous forest, marshes, grasslands and crater is home to 13 different species, including 9 diurnal primates. Over 250 butterfly species and 350 bird species have been recorded.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve has more than 300 gorillas – roughly half the world’s population. Other primates’ resident here include chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus monkey, red colobus monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey and blue monkey. Other animals found here include Elephant, giant forest hog and duiker and over 345 bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park is an excellent destination to find the big game i.e., elephants, leopard, buffalo, lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, topi and the shy sitatunga. Over 600 of Uganda’s 1067 recorded bird species are found here – one of the highest figures for any single protected area in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park has over 300 gorillas- roughly half the world’s population

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Wakiso District

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will proceed to clear with immigration and custom formalities. Thereafter, met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale

Early morning breakfast, carry picnic lunches drive to Kibale Forest Reserve (approximately 6 hours) via Mityana and Fort Portal, in a breathtaking landscape that forms the Albertine western Rift Valley. Your driver guide will make a few stop-overs to relax, and for sightseeing as you pass the verdant countryside, traditional homesteads and farms. Check in and spent the evening at leisure.

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3: Kibale – Chimp trek + Bigodi swamp walk

Breakfast then enter the forest in search of the cheeky chimpanzees as well as other primates. Later go for a swamp walk in Bigodi. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Depart after breakfast and drive via Kasese to Queen Elizabeth National Park (approximately 3 hours), check in at Mweya Safari lodge. Late afternoon game drives returning to the lodge before dusk for dinner and overnight

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning game drive in Kasenyi area, within Queen Elisabeth National Park, look out for the lions, buffalos, elephants, and large numbers of Uganda Kobs and other antelopes. Return to the lodge for breakfast, and afternoon at leisure. At 14. 00 hours, go for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to look out for the hippos, crocodiles, great herds of buffaloes, and lots of water birds.

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve.

Depart early after breakfast, 07.00hrs to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Northern Bwindi) – approximately 4 hours’ drive. Bwindi Impenetrable is home of the endangered mountain gorilla. Lunch at the lodge.

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 7   Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve – Gorilla trek in Bwindi.

Breakfast, carry your packed lunch, followed by a short transfer to Bwindi National park headquarters where you will meet up with excellent local guides, rangers and trackers, who will brief you on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. Thereafter, hike into the forest. Return to the lodge, evening at leisure.

Meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve – Entebbe.

After breakfast transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for a scheduled flight departing at 0945hrs arriving Entebbe at approximately 11.25hrs. Connect to your onward flight.

Meals included; breakfast.

Tour Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions;

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Entebbe on Bed & Breakfast and Full Board on safari.
  • Exclusive transport in custom-made 6 -seater safari land cruiser.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth as indicated.
  • Shared scheduled boat cruise at Kazinga channel.
  • Gorilla/Chimp permit (Quoted separately)
  • Scheduled one-way flight Kihihi to Entebbe – baggage allowance is 15 kg in soft bags.
  • Unlimited bottled mineral water in the safari vehicles
  • Emergency medical evacuation by flying doctors – all hospital bills to be settled by the client directly.

 

Exclusions;

  • Any other meals and beverages, other than specified.
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Personal, baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the “inclusions” listing above.

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