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    $3900 p/p in USD
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  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Visit some of Uganda’s top spot for wildlife viewing and gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to mountain gorillas and over 340 individuals have made this park their home as well as around 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species and many more. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its diverse wildlife species including tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water bucks, and chimpanzees. Also over 600 bird species many of these are seen during the game drives, nature walks and boat cruise. Kibale National Park is home to 13 species of primate such as chimpanzees, white and black colobus, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkey, among others and around 300 bird species. There’s no doubt you will have a great and memorable experience during these 8 days!

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, Forest Pig, Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kampala
  • Minimum age:
    15 years

Overview

Day 1: Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park, wildlife viewing
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National P ark
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking & community walk
Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector
Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise – Kazinga Channel
Day 6: Morning game drive, visit to the baboon cliff, departure to Kibale
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
Day 8: Return to Kampala

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 3,900 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Visit to the baboon cliff
  • Bigodi walk

What's Excluded

  • International flights & visas
  • Personal expenditure
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Beyond Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Beyond Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Our driver guide will meet you in Kampala at 7:00 am and you drive west of the country to Lake Mburo National Park having a stopover at the drum makers center called Mpambire as well as at the Equator to take photographs. When you reach the park, have lunch at the lodge and set out for a game drive through the park where you will see different animals including zebras that are found almost everywhere in the park. Later in the evening head to the lodge for dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation Options: Mihingo Lodge(Luxury), Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Eagle’s Nest Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Today at 6:30 am after breakfast begin your journey to the southwestern part of Bwindi Forest, passing via Mbarara town which is endowed with beautiful landscapes and rolling hills with terraces – it’s a great journey with picturesque sights. Upon reaching the park, check in at the lodge of your choice and relax there for evening as you get ready for the next day.

Accommodation Options: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury), Silverback Lodge (Midrange), Buhoma Community Camp ground (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Have breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to the park headquarters with a packed lunch where you will be briefed by the professional park rangers. By 8:00 am you will be accompanied by the park rangers as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas. You might need a walking stick if you are not physically fit enough and/or consider using porters to carry your luggage and pay them a small amount of money for their labor. Trekking may take between 2 and 8 hours and the moment to you see and start interacting with the gorillas only one hour is given to you.

After trekking, return to the lodge to unwind and later in the evening take a walk to various communities such as the Batwa community where you will interact with them and learn a lot from them before you retire at your lodge.

Accommodation Options: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury), Silverback Lodge (Midrange), Buhoma Community Camp ground (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Enjoy your breakfast and after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha sector, which is home to tree climbing lions. The park has a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and many others. When you arrive have lunch at the lodge and go for a late afternoon game drive where you will be able to see the above animals and many more together with superb bird life. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Gorge (Mid-range), Bush iLodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Today will start very early with breakfast at 6:00 am after which you will immediately start off on a game drive. You set off early to see the morning risers like lions, solitary buffaloes, kobs, elephants and more. It is such a great and exciting time as you can often easily see these animals closely. Later head back to the lodge for lunch and get ready for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, which is home to various species like birds such as malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans and animals like crocodiles, elephants, hippos and many more. Basically cruising on the Kazinga is one of the most eye-catching activities in the park. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Gorge (Mid-range), Bush Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Have tasty breakfast and have a morning game drive and also visit the baboon cliffs where you will be introduced to amazing and beautiful sceneries. Have lunch at the lodge and embark on your journey to Kibale Forest National Park which is home to chimpanzees; it is approximately a 2 to 3-hour drive. Arrive in the evening, have dinner and spend an overnight.

Accommodation Options: Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest (Mid-range), Kibale Forest Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Dinner

 

Have breakfast early, leave the lodge for the park headquarters with enough bottled drinking water, where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. After briefing, embark on trekking through the forest at around 8:00 am guided by an armed park ranger. Nothing is as amazing as having time with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. You will also see other primates like golden monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, bush babies, among others; you will also spot a number of birds.

After trekking, return and have lunch at the lodge and go for a walk in the Bigodi wetland in the afternoon. You will meet people that stay there as well as a range of different birds like the great blue turaco and more primates like the bush pigs, otters, baboons among others.

Accommodation Options: Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest (Mid-range), Kibale Forest Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Dinner

After breakfast, leave the park and drive to Kampala via Mubende, where you will be in line to see beautiful scenic views found in this area. You will enjoy lunch in Mubende and thereafter continue to Kampala. Your driver guide will either leave you at your accommodation facility in Kampala or take you to the airport in Entebbe just in case you are having your flight back home.

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