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Arrive Africa Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury

Tour Overview

AA Safaris brings a safari which reveals Uganda’s flora and fauna beauty. Discover its diverse wildlife visiting Kibale National Park, home to many primate species, Queen Elizabeth National Park, with its wealth of game, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for memorable mountain gorilla encounters. You start in Uganda and end in Rwanda.

Mountain Gorilla

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking 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, Blue Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Oribi
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Boat Cruise, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Kigali
  • Minimum age:
    15

Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: Road trip to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Game drive and boat ride
Day 6: Visit Lake Mutanda and Bwindi Forest
Day 7: Mountain gorilla trekking
Day 8: Travel to Kigali

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 4,771 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide
  • Daily activities and excursions as per itinerary
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure

What's Excluded

  • International flights & visas
  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs)
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

An AA Safaris tour driver will receive you happily at Entebbe airport and drive you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria as you drive by the open Ssese beach and see street markets with fresh fruits and vegetables along the way to Kampala. While at your hotel, you can explore the capital city of Uganda in which you are in. There are many activities like boda-boda rides, visit Nakasero market and Uganda museum (please note that the expenses of the optional activities and transportation this day is at your expense).

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Set off this morning for Kibale Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest south of Fort Portal, home to the highest density of primate species. Hiking into the forest is the most rewarding activity of your time spent here. Arrive at your hotel and relax ready for the next day.

There are large numbers of chimpanzees in Uganda so they are easily sighted. An experienced park ranger will take you into the forest and follow these primates as they play, hunt, and go about their daily routine. After lunch, go on a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which has butterflies, reptiles, 200 bird species as well as eight primate species. There’s an option to have lunch in the community as you visit outside the park and eat as you learn about their culture or get immersed in it through joining in on their arts and crafts making, entertaining with music and dance, folklore.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is very scenic, combining bushland, savannah plain lands, forests and wetlands with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park, that connects to Lake George and Lake Edward thus attracting wildlife and birds to it due to the water it offers for survival. This park has one of the largest hippo concentrations in the world. Enjoy an evening game drive or a night game drive.

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Breakfast before daybreak so you start the game drive early during the “golden hours” to enjoy watching the savannah land inhabitants such as elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs and antelopes wake up. Later on enjoy and relax with an afternoon boat ride when the sun is hot so that the Kazinga Channel turns into a drinking spot for many animals, especially crocodiles, hippos and buffalos that immerse themselves in the water to cool off. The animals are often undisturbed by boats so you can take photos of them up close. You can opt for a hike in the Kyambura Gorge which is also named ‘valley of apes’ because the geological feature is home to several primates such as vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons and red-tailed monkeys.

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Allow the lush vegetation to enchant you as it wraps around the hills on the slopes of Kisoro as you drive south-west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Explore the volcanos and reach Lake Mutanda’s calm waters. The lake is surrounded by islands and has hilly terrain around it with lively human inhabitants who co-exist with the wild game and birds.

Uganda has 50% of the world’s total population of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas that live in the Bwindi Forest. They are currently 13 gorilla families in Uganda and you get to track one. Meet the park ranger at the park headquarters who will be your guide on this encounter. The walk into Bwindi Forest will be through well-maintained walkways but dress appropriately because the forested slopes are often muddy and slippery and have tangled vines depending on how deep into the forest you have to trek to meet the gorillas. When the family is seen, you will watch them in silence as they play, hunt, groom and eat.

Mountain Gorilla

Take a swim in the lake or go for a morning bike ride then after breakfast set off for the Uganda- Rwanda border. Drive through to Kigali International Airport for your flight or perhaps extend your stay in Kigali.

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