7 Days from$1500 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group
This superb safari in western Uganda includes chimpanzee trekking, game drives, hot springs, community walks, boat tours and plenty of scenic views. Accompanied by an expert guide, travel in 4×4 open roof cars for the best sightings of wildlife and birds. Accommodation is on full board basis so everything is paid for in advance.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Semiliki National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Antelope, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Topi
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Entebbe
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,500 per person, based on full board accommodation
From USD 1,200 per person for more than 4 people
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Bottled water
- Activities as per itinerary
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Flights to and from Uganda
- Uganda Tourist Visa
- Additional dinner courses (appetizers, desserts)
- Alcoholic beverages, soda, juice, coffee, special beverages
- Souvenirs, crafts etc
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Trek Rwenzori Tours‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Trek Rwenzori Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
When you land at Entebbe airport we’ll be waiting to take you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll drive to Fort Portal (approximately 5 hours) where we have lunch and check in at the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy a walk through town to the Omukama (King’s) Palace, take a nature walk, meet people in town and enjoy a quiet dinner.
After breakfast at your hotel, we drive 26 km to Kibale National Park where we purchase our chimpanzee tracking permits. We will then continue our drive inside the park to Kanyancu where we will register and attend a briefing held by the National Park Rangers under the Uganda Wildlife Authority. By 8:00 am the Rangers will begin leading you to track the chimps through the park for three hours. At 11:00 am your Trek Rwenzori guide will pick you up wherever you are in the park and take you back to your hotel. (Option: we can arrange the chimpanzee tracking for the afternoon if preferred). The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy around Fort Portal and we’ll be happy to arrange any activities that you might like to schedule.
After breakfast at 9:00 am, we’ll pick you up at your hotel and drive to Semuliki National Park. See the amazing pools (‘female’ and ‘male’ hot springs) and have time for a forest walk, primate spotting and bird watching along the way. Enjoy views of the Albertine Rift Valley and the Rwenzori Mountain Lower Ranges. On the way back to Fort Portal from Semuliki National Park we’ll stop over for a visit at the historical and famous ‘Amabere ga Nyinamwiru’ caves and waterfall.
After breakfast we’ll travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Just before reaching the park there’s an opportunity to stop at the Equator for photos and a view of the crater lakes. After paying the entrance fees at the park we’ll begin a 4-5 hour game drive through the park. We hope to see lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, waterbuck, Uganda kobs, antelopes, crocodiles and many species of birds. After lunch in the afternoon we’ll board a boat for a cruise along the Kazinga (2 hours, 41km) before returning to our hotel for the evening. This will be a day to remember!
After breakfast we’ll drive through Queen Elizabeth Park to the Ishasha section of the national park. Check in at our hotel, have lunch and then start a game drive tracking the famous tree-climbing lions. Ishasha has four prides of lions that climb trees daily, which are tracked so that Park Rangers can usually find out where they are. The tree-climbing lions are unique in the world! Other attractions in the Ishasha section include topis, giant forest hogs, water bucks, to name a few.
After breakfast at 7.00 am we start a drive through Queen Elizabeth Park to Fort Portal and have lunch at Mubende. Afterwards we shall continue to Entebbe International Airport, the end of our trip.