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    $3885 p/p in USD
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Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Independent, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Get ready to explore the wonders of nature with this safari, ranging from chimps and tree climbing lions to the gentle giants of the rain forest, the mountain gorillas. You will also learn more about the unique people and culture of the Batwa pygmy as well as game drives and a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. We will also take you through the highlights of Kampala City with a visit to a local craft market for souvenir shopping prior to departure.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, 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, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Elephant, Buffalo, Antelope, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Bush Buck, Black & White Colobus
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Village Visit
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe

Highlights

  • Boat cruise
  • Game drives in QENP
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • Bird watching (various species)
  • Cultural encounters & interactions
  • Scenic views & stunning sunsets
  • Kampala city tour
  • Optional activities

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 3,240 per person

What's Included

  • 8 night’s accommodation
  • Full board meals & mineral water on safari
  • All park entry fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Gorilla & chimp permits, game drives
  • Ranger guide on safari
  • All ground transfers and fuel
  • Services of an English–speaking driver guide

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Meals & snacks outside accommodation
  • En route lunches & snacks
  • Optional activities
  • Medical & travel insurance
  • All drinks alcoholic & nonalcoholic
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of our team for your transfer to a pre-arranged hotel in Kampala City. Arrive at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, or perhaps opt for a brief city tour.

Overnight: Fairway Hotel Kampala

Early in the morning after breakfast, start your journey to Kibale National Park past Mubende and Fort Portal. This journey is a composition of scenic views of the Rwenzori Mountains, large green tea estates, the Toro Palace and the people of Fort Portal in Western Uganda and many more attractions. Arrive at your lodge in Kibale National Park and relax at your leisure to rejuvenate from the long journey. While at leisure you might decide to take a sundowner walk.

Overnight: Primate Lodge or Similar

At 795 sq km, Kibale National Park is home to over 351 tree species, some which are over 200 years old, as well as its famous residents – 13 primate species including chimpanzees, 70 mammals species and over 375 bird species. In the morning, start off the day with breakfast and get ready for the day’s exciting activities.

First thing, you will go chimpanzee tracking combined with an all green forest walk where you will see various bird species including great blue turaco, other primates such as the black and white colobus monkey, and other animals like bush buck and mongoose. After this activity, return to your lodge for refreshment and stay at leisure while enjoying your lunch. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Bigodi Community where you will be interacting freely with the locals. Then proceed to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a nice spot for birds which include African hobby, great blue turaco, black kite, swamp flycatcher, scarlet-chested bird, grey-crowned crane, herons, weaver birds and many more. Later on in the evening, return to your lodge and enjoy an evening amidst the most captivating ambiance.

Overnight: Kibale Forest Camp

After your breakfast enjoy a leisurely morning and later start off your journey to ‘a medley of wonders’. On arrival, after a stopover at the equator, you will check into your lodge for lunch, refreshment and leisure. In the evening go for a dusk game drive; experience the various animals towards the night time including bushbucks, elephants, warthogs, hippos and more. Thereafter, return to the lodge for dinner, enjoy the campfire and storytelling.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for diverse ecosystems which include sprawling savannah, shady humid forests, sparkling lakes, wetlands and amazing craters. It’s home to big game, primate species including chimps and over 600 bird species as well as superb scenic views of Kazinga Channel, the Rwenzori Mountains and crater lakes with a wide variety of birds.

Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge or Similar

Start off the day with a tasty breakfast and then get deeper into the highlights of this amazing park. On a dawn game drive explore the park’s flora and fauna which includes elusive bird species and a wide variety of animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, waterbucks, kobs, warthogs and many more. Don’t miss out the scenic views of the crater lakes like Nyamunuka which is medicinal to the animals. Afterwards discover the people and their culture of the Katwe Community where you will learn about salt mining by the local means from Lake Katwe and interact with the local people and share cultural experiences. After here, return to your lodge for lunch and leisure in preparation for the afternoon activities.

A launch cruise is the main activity after lunch where you will spot a number of birds like the African fish eagle, pelicans, flamingos, hammerkop, egrets, the African fin foot, pied kingfishers, marabou storks, vultures and kites together with animals such as hippos, buffalos, warthogs, crocodiles, waterbucks and more which visit the water to cool off. The boat cruise is spiced up with stunning views of the Mweya peninsular and a local fishing village along the lake shores. Afterwards visit Mweya Museum to learn more about the park’s history, animals, physical features (crater lakes formation) together with the parks future prospects. After the day’s activities, return to your lodge and enjoy a sundowner.

Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge or Similar

After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you will have a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Southerly Ishasha Sector, which will give you a chance to see the tree climbing lions as this is the only place where they can be found. On arrival, check into your lodge and recuperate from the journey.

At 331 sq km, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half the world’s mountain gorillas, over 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species, 400 plant species, 63 tree species, 120 mammal species and 27 frog species. There is the chance to meet and interact with the shortest people (Batwa) of the mountains.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Similar

After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing at exactly 8:00 am before tracking commences at 8:30 am after registration and briefing by the ranger guides. Gorilla tracking is a captivating and unforgettable experience which more than repays the effort needed to reach Bwindi. The tracking can last a few hours to a whole day depending on where the gorillas were left the previous day. After gorilla tracking, return to your lodge and have your lunch.

In the evening you may opt for a community tour where you will meet and interact with the shortest people (Batwa) of the mountains; learn about their way of life such as hunting skills, medicinal knowledge, child upbringing, cuisines, art and crafts and many more interesting aspects.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Similar

After an early breakfast, depart Bwindi for Kampala. You will have a lunch stop-over in Mbarara & then proceed to Masaka stopping at the Equator; for a photo opportunity. After this equator moment, proceed to Kampala city and upon arrival check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Fairway Hotel Kampala

On this final day of your safari, enjoy a brief tour of Kampala city. Highlights of the city include the Buganda palace, Uganda museum, Nakasero market, all the historical monuments, the largest craft village and temples. You will be transferred later to Entebbe International Airport to check in for your departure flight.

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