Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safaris – 8 Days, Visit Lions, Chimpanzee & Gorillas

Overview

This safari is going to allow you trek two of the apes that have a lot of character that has semblance to that of humans that’s the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable the chimps I n kibale national park, plus the ones in kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park. During this tour you will also see various wildlife, birdlife and the aquatic life too. You will also engage in a community walk to see the locals.


What to Carry for your 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
· Camera and charger
· Sunglasses
· Light and heavy clothes
· Hiking boots
· Binoculars (if available)

Day 1: Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Kampala.

As soon as you reach at Entebbe international airport, meet and be greeted by our company safari guide who will then welcome you and carry your luggage to the car there after drive you to the hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation;

Budget:Forest Cottages (budget)

Mid range: Cassia Lodge

Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast at your hotel and then head towards fort port while here you will have your lunch break as you also stretch up and then proceed through the scenic hills of kibale as you have a view of the agriculture that the locals people tend to earn a living from. On arrival at kibale national park which will be I the evening you will check in dinner and sleep over at;

Accomodation;

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House(budget)

Kibale Forest camp (mid-range)

Primates Lodge(luxury)

 

Day 3: Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Tour

Endeavor to wake early enough right in time to have your morning meal, thereafter head to kibale headquarters for the briefing before you engage in trekking the chimps. You will then head to the forest and begging your search the time spent in the search will depend on the movement of these amazing creatures, then when you find them you will proceed through observing them carefully as they do their daily activities among which is feeding playing caring for their young ones and a lot more, take pictures if you choose as you enjoy the moment.

While in the forest you will also have sight of other primates like the managabeys, pottos, colobus monkeys, bush babies and a lot of others. After all that head back to the hotel freshen up have lunch and head for your last activity which in this case will be the Bigodi swamp walk, this will also provide you with sights of the bird species in the swamp and more plant cover plus some other primates.at the end of the activity head back to the lodge for dinner and nights rest.

Accomodation;

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House(budget)

Kibale Forest camp (mid-range)

Primates Lodge(luxury)

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Breakfast then embark on a three hours eventful drive heading east of Rwenzori mountains .You will then reach Mweya right on time for your lunch meal .Thereafter proceed for one of the most rewarding activities which is a boat ride along the kazinga channel where you will be in sight of the aquatic wildlife and the some of the birdlife in Queen Elizabeth national park. After the activity you will head for dinner and overnight stay at;

Accomodation;

The Bush Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages (budget)

Elephant Hab Lodge(mid-range)

Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury)

 

Day 5: Game drive & Chimps Tracking in Kyambura.

Early morning breakfast then head for a game drive to see the animals as they rise up, you will the lions and other animals feed on the small ones mostly the antelopes, you will be in position to see a lot of wild animals. Take closer looks as you also take pictures, there after head for your lunch meal and then the afternoon activity which will be chimp trekking in kyambura Gorge or you could alternatively engage in a forest walk in maramagambo forest upon your choosing and the quoted prices.

Accomodation;

The Bush Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages (budget)

Elephant Hab Lodge(mid-range)

Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury)

 

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Serve breakfast after you have woken up and head to the car to be on the road as you head to Bwindi impenetrable passing through the Ishashas sector of Queen Elizabeth national park you will be in view of a variety of animals species among which you will find the tree-climbing lions, Uganda Kob, Topi, Elephants, Buffalos and a lot more. You’re expected to reach late in the afternoon since it will take you some few hours to get there. While at the park check in and then have late lunch, you can proceed for a community walk if you feel like it, then dinner and overnight at;

Accomodation:

Broad bill camp(budget) o

Gorilla Haven Lodge/ Ichumbi Gorilla lodge(mid-range)

Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury)

 

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will wake up, serve early breakfast and then drive to the park headquarters for briefing before you embark on your search for the rare mountain gorillas in the forest. You will then penetrate through the forest to begin your search and the time frame taken in the forest during g the search will depend on the movement of the gorillas. When you finally land on them as you follow the instructions from the briefing you will have a full hour to observe the gorillas and take photos definitely without a flash light because it affects them.at the end of the overwhelming activity of meeting the cousins to human you will then head to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxing evening and boat ride before retiring.

Accomodation;

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort Lodge(mid-range)

BirdNest Lodge(luxury)

 

Day 8: Depart for Kampala.

Prepare to drive to Kampala immediately after your breakfast meal. you will have lunch en-route and you will reach the city in the evening hours. Check in at either Sheraton hotel of Serena for dinner and overnight depending on the reservation.

End of Tour

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees

Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary

Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)





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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
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Queen Elizabeth NP Top attractions

Elephant and buffalo are very common, and lion is surprisingly easy to spot. There are many interesting antelope species such as Uganda kob, topi, and bushbuck. Hippo and crocodiles are common in Kazinga channel. A troop of a chimpanzee has been habituated for tracking and nine other primate species are found, including the black-and-white colobus monkey. Giraffe and zebra are absent.

Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all-year-long, but wildlife viewing is best done from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons).

However, this scenic park is at its most beautiful in the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December. April, May, August and September are very wet months and during that time, the rain might interfere with your safari.