Adventurous Uganda Gorillas, Chimps & Game Drive Safari

OVERVIEW

This 6 Day 6 Day Uganda Gorillas, Chimps & Game Drive Safari entails cycling in Mpanga Tea Estates, a visit to Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, hiking the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 – Travel to Kibale National Park
  • Day 2 – Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibaale National Park, Afternoon Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland and Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3 – Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Day 4 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 5 – Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Evening Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 6 – Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, embark on a journey from Entebbe/Kampala to Fort Portal. You will encounter various physical features along the way. Engage in a cycling adventure at Mpanga Tea estates. Lunch will be served en route. Visit the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves for a cultural and natural heritage exhibition. Hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area. Travel to Kibaale National Park. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Basic/Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite/Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 2 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park, Afternoon Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland and Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for briefing. Chimpanzee tracking will commence at 08:00. The chimpanzee tracking experience takes 2-5 hours before chimpanzees can be found. You will spend like one hour in the company of the animals. Return to you lodge for relaxation and lunch. Depart for an afternoon nature walk in Bigodi Wetland. Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Basic/Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 3 – Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Partake in a morning game drive through the park at around 06:30. Return to your lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. Set out for an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Basic/Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 4 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will drive through Isasha sector bestowing on you an opportunity to see the tree-climbing lions. Lunch will be served en route. On arrival, check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 5 – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Evening Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Set off early in the morning for gorilla tracking carrying packed lunch. The ranger-guide will brief you on proper conduct. Tracking gorillas may take several hours but on finding them, you will be allowed one hour with them. Travel to Lake Bunyonyi. Take part in an evening boat cruise on one of the deepest lakes on the continent. A stop will be made for a brief tour of one of the islands. Upon completion of the cruise, return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Resort Camping

Day 6 – Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, you will depart for Entebbe/Kampala. Lunch will be served en route. A stop will be made at Kayabwe for the Equator experience.

END OF TOUR

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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