5 Days from$1530 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Budget, Mid Range
See some of Uganda’s top highlights on this safari which encompasses the memorable experience of trekking to find the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife and birds, and enjoying a guided chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest National Park, where you may also see some of the other primate species which live here as well as the fascinating chimpanzees.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Cheetah, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Golden Monkey, Patas Monkey, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Jackal, Oribi, Giraffe, Topi
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Entebbe or Kampala
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,530 per person
- Accommodation & meals
- Ground Transport
- English speaking Guide/driver
- Gorilla permits
- Boat cruise
- Game drive
- Bottled water
- Park entry fee
- Flights & visas
- Tour guide tips
- Personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Bright Safaris Uganda‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview
Today you will be picked by our professional tour guide/driver from Entebbe (or Kampala) after which we embark on the journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a journey that crosses the equator line. This park is known for the rare mountain gorillas which live there. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through local villages and the lush green countryside and hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda. Once you are in the forest, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is one of its highlights. It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns. Accommodation option is Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Today you track the rare mountain gorillas. After a briefing from your ranger guide at the UWA offices you will begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. Keep an eye out for other forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. (NB don’t forget to carry your packed lunch).
It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. You will track one of the gorilla groups that will be near your accommodation in Bwindi depending on availability. After a well-earned trip to the gorillas, you will retire to your accommodation for an overnight. You can rest your tired legs and restorative massage, offered from the gorilla experience!
After breakfast, with our packed lunch, we transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha plains well known for its tree climbing lions. Arrive in Mweya in the afternoon, relax a bit as we have lunch and then proceed to Kazinga Channel, which is a natural link between Lake Edward and Lake George, for a boat cruise to look for wildlife and birds coming to the river to drink.
The day begins early with a morning cup of coffee and then we start our game drive towards the Kasenyi plains in search for the wildlife that includes the elephants, waterbucks, cobs, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, bushbucks, hyenas, lions and leopards among other mammal species as well as a variety of bird life. This park is said to have the highest concentration of bird species compared to any other park in the world with about 612 birds recorded here. We come back to the lodge for breakfast, relax around for a while and then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Check in at Rweteera Safari Lodge or stay in Fort Portal town.
Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your chimpanzee walk. Kibale Forest National Park consists of around 13 primate species and you may be able to see many types of monkeys such as the wonderful red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkey, L’hoest monkey and the amazing chimpanzees. Here you will experience our cousins today for one hour and the trip takes 3-4 hours walk through the tropical rain forest with an experienced guide. Afterwards you return for lunch and then proceed to Entebbe or Kampala for your onward arrangements.