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  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This Uganda safari takes you in search of Africa’s great apes; chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzee, red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest monkey, blue monkey, grey mangabey and black-faced vervet monkeys while neighbouring Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary has over 130 species of birds, butterflies, primates and the rare semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope. Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with its wealth of wildlife on game drives and a boat cruise.

K1024 Baby Gorilla
Elephants Fighting In Water
Baboon Mum And Baby (2)
Old Hippo In Water
Fliying Birds
Birds Of Uganda
K1024 Mountain Gorilla

General Information

  • 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, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Antelope, Birds, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Baboon, Forest Pig
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Village Visit
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe

Rates - Per Person USD (based on mid-range accommodation)

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 3226 Year Round 2 From USD $ 522
USD 2674 Year Round 4 From USD $ 522
USD 2566 Year Round 6 From USD $ 522

What's Included

  • ‍7 overnights in the desired hotel category
  • 7 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 7 x dinner
  • Transfers in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 Gorilla Permit, 1 Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  • Game drives and nature walks
  • Entry fees to all the national parks
  • All boat rides
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • AMREF Emergency-Evacuation cover

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks/ alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals
  • Tips

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

After your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, your guide will greet you and take you to your guest house. This small town at the shores of Lake Victoria has just 70,000 inhabitants and a beautiful botanical garden. Get ready for your journey and enjoy a traditional, fruity cocktail.

Overnight at The Boma (B&B)

Today we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park in Western Uganda, an incredibly diverse forest that is home to over 13 species of primates including chimpanzee, red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest monkey, blue monkey, grey mangabey, black-faced vervet monkeys, baboons, pottos and bushbabies.

We will spend the night in a lodge run by a Ugandan-German family. Here you can relax by the pool and in the beautiful garden landscape and end the evening at the campfire.

Overnight at Kluges Guestfarm (HB)

After breakfast, we will report to the Ranger Headquarters of Kibale Forest National Park at 8 am then set out to find the chimpanzees living here. It’s great fun to watch these active apes play and romp in the fruit trees. The experienced ranger will introduce you to the various family members of the chimpanzee family and show you many more inhabitants of the forest. As you walk through the forest on small trails, you will be told how the locals use the woodland plants, for example to combat some diseases. The elusive forest elephant, which is smaller and has more coat than its brother from the savannah, lives in the Kibale Forest. Sometimes other mammals such as buffalo, large forest pigs and various antelope species can be admired.

n the afternoon, we will visit the neighbouring Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Cleverly constructed walking paths guide you through the papyrus that grows above our heads. With over 130 species of birds, colourful butterflies, eight species of primates and the rare semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope, this area is a showpiece of responsible tourism.

Overnight at Kluges Guestfarm (HB)

Your driver will drive you through Kasese towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is at the foot of the Rift Valley. From time to time even the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains can be seen on the horizon. The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth consists of several dozen craters. With more than 600 species of birds, the Queen Elizabeth National Park offers even greater variety than any other national park in Uganda. On the way to the lodge, you can also observe a large variety of wildlife such as elephants and keep your eyes open for the hard-to-find leopards! Today’s accommodation is high above the Kichwamba Ridge and offers breathtaking views across the bottom of the Rift Valley. While the foothills of the Rwenzoris are in front of you, the eight mighty Virunga volcanoes rise to the other side.

Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge (HB)

Start your day early in the morning and get ready for a morning game drive. A well-known route leads through the Kasenyi sector, which is famous for its lions, elephants, antelopes, warthogs, baboons and sometimes even hyenas can be admired here. If you are very lucky, you will discover the big forest pig, Africa’s largest pig. Keep your eyes open! After your safari, head back to your lodge for a few hours at the poolside and for lunch.

In the afternoon we continue on a boat safari right through the Kazinga Channel, which connects the two lakes Edward and George. This will surely be one of the highlights of your trip! The Kazinga Channel is located in the centre of Queen Elizabeth and many different animals gaze on the fertile shores of the canal. Your guide will show you many different species of birds including some special species such as the brown-headed scissor beak or the great white pelican. Hippos swim by the water’s edge, giant Nile crocodiles are sunning themselves and elephants come down to drink. The boat ride through the Kazinga Channel offers a truly brilliant opportunity to take some great close-ups.

Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge (HB)

Today we drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and on the way take a short game drive through Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the vast plains of the Ishasha, you will find a famous inhabitant, the tree-climbing lion. Although a sighting is not guaranteed, the large low-hanging fig trees of Ishasha offer far better chances to see the lions than in the rest of Africa.

After a few hours in the car, you can take a relaxing afternoon walk in the village of Buhoma (your home in Bwindi) and visit one of the many craft markets. Or you can visit the native Batwa tribe which lives in the middle of the forest. Your accommodation is elevated and from there you can overlook the breathtaking beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The view is impressive and the best possible place for a well earned cocktail after your tour today.

Overnight at The Haven (FB)

Get up early for your gorilla tracking and have a well-balanced breakfast in preparation for the day. After the registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger Station and a briefing, the gorilla tracking starts. Once you’ve located the gorilla family you’ll be asked to leave all your belongings behind and slowly approach these gentle giants only armed with your camera. The guide interprets the behaviour of the animals for you. Females and their young ones, young males and even the dominant silver back can be seen feeding, playing and interacting with each other or just relaxing. You will never forget this experience with the gorillas. They are surely very curious to see you. You have exactly one hour with them before you return to base station. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to see the Batwa, the indigenous people of the forest, dancing and showing their skills in plant interpretation and hunting.

Overnight at The Haven (FB)

On the way to Entebbe (or Kampala), we stop to enjoy our picnic lunch and take photos at the equator. After a farewell dinner, your guide will take you to Entebbe International Airport. Revive the great impressions of Africa and recap your amazing trip recap. We hope to see you back soon in Africa.

 

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