Uganda Wildlife

Overview

Our 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour takes you to the smallest National Park among the ten we have Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and a boat cruise on the Lake in search for wildlife then to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for Gorilla trekking, and then to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and more game drives and then to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi community walk and thereafter drive back to Entebbe for your flight out. This eight Days Gorilla Trekking Tour starts and ends in Entebbe or Kampala.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Lake Mburo
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Scenic drive to Bwindi
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi Community walk

Itinerary

Day One: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Arrive and have your morning breakfast, then drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at the Equator line for photograph and some informative talks and experiments. Enjoy an en route game drive as you drive to your lodge\hotel for check in and have lunch. After lunch you will have a game drive as you drive to the lake for a boat cruise in search for hippos, Crocodiles and water birds among others.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock, Mantana Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 3-4 hours

Day Two: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Morning breakfast check out, enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park and then Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations and good scenic views. Lunch en route and you will arrive in Bwindi at your lodge in the evening.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day Three: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
On this day you will have your breakfast with your packed lunch ready, drive to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts while on your Gorilla Tracking You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but accessible to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. Once you find them you will spend one hour with them before hiking back to the Park offices where you will be awarded a certificate as a souvenir after contributing to conserve for these great apes.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Four: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning after your breakfast you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and then after you will go an evening game drive in the plains of Kasenyi area the Northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search for savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopards.

Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day Five: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
This morning you will head to back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive and try to find what you could have missed the previous evening. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will drive to the jetty along the Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like: hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and many other wildlife which flop the channel for drinking water.

Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Six: Transfer to Kibaale Forest National Park
After an early morning breakfast, check out of your lodge, drive to the Northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park (kasenyi) area for an en-route game drive in searches the wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats, Savanna birds and deferent species of antelopes such water buck Uganda kobs among others. You will have a lunch en-route and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Kibale Home Stay, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 3-4 hours

Day Seven: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Community walk in Kibale National Park
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing about the dos and the don’ts while in the forest and after you will be taken for your chimpanzee tracking, through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk you may have chances of seeing some of the 13 different primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch you will drive to Bigodi for a community walk where you interact directly with the people neighboring the National park.

Accommodation: Kibale Home Stay, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Eight: Is driving back to Kampala/Entebbe for your flight out. End of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour
This morning after your breakfast you will be transferred back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out and this marks the end of our eight days gorilla Tour.

Includes/ Excludes

Tour Includes

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

Tour Excludes

  • Bwindi Gorilla Permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Kibale Chimpanzee Permit at USD150.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.

Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

ACTIVITIES
Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari

THEMES
Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild

FEATURES
Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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From US $2320
per person (sharing)

  • Single room supplement $180 for a person willing to stay alone in a single room.
  • Price excludes Gorilla permit of $600.00 per person per trek and Chimpanzee Permit of $150 per person per trek.

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