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    $2370 p/p in USD
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Oasis Safaris

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

The safari is perfect for primate and wildlife lovers. Track both mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest as well as enjoying a game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its wealth of wildilfe and abundant birds.

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:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Antelope, Ugandan Kob, Giraffe, Topi
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe (or Kampala)

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 3,020  for single travellers

From USD 2,520 per person based on 2 or more travellers

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking
  • Transport to/from Kampala or Entebbe

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Personal expenses

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

You will be picked up from the airport by a representative from Oasis Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on your time of arrival you can explore Kampala city. You will stay in Forest Cottages, which has safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge, bar, telephone and fan, designed in harmony with the environment and aiming to fully immerse guests in a forest experience.

Journey Time: 1 hour
Accommodation: Forest Cottages
Meal Plan: BB

Today you will begin your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. After about 6 hours’ drive, you stop for lunch in Mbarara town. Have time to walk around town, observe local life and/or visit the Ankole cattle statue. Then you drive a further 4 hours to Brode Bill Forest Camp in the middle of the forest, calm and peaceful with a fantastic view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The camp gives you a warm bottle and fireplace to warm yourself during the harsh conditions in the forest.

Journey Time: 10 hours
Accommodation: Broad Bill Forest Camp
Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people, this is the highlight of their tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts mountain gorillas as well as 5 other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 bird species. The gorillas tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla’s habitat. En route your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours up to as much as 8 hours before you return. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Journey Time: 2–8 hours
Accommodation: Brode Bill Forest Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner

Today after breakfast, your guide will drive you and your party northwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector for an afternoon lion game drive in the open savannah on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. You will search for the typical tree climbing lions found only in this part of the country – it’s an impressive sight to see them lying on tree branches. Drive to the Bush Lodge, an excellent base for safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, built along with ecological principals, the bandas designed and spaced in such a way to maximize privacy and enhance the safari aspect of the lodge. It is also affordable and authentic. Expect a great outdoor safari atmosphere, a close to nature experience with excellent food and friendly service.

Journey Time: 6 hours
Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, the day starts with an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queen’s mile tracks in the park when you hope to see lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. In the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a good place for bird watching as you will be able to see many water birds like cormorants, pelicans, eagles among others as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants and buffaloes.

Journey Time: 5 hours
Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Take your time and have a good breakfast before you drive northwards via Fort Portal and later on to Kibale Forest National Park with a packed lunch. Optionally, when you get to Kibale, you embark on an evening walk through Bigodi Swamp and view some of nature’s gifts in the swamp. Then drive to the Primate Lodge an exclusive eco-lodge situated in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. The lodge has eight lavish safari tents and seven friendly cottages secretly located in the forest, restaurant and bar serving international and local food and a cultural fire dancing place where evenings are enjoyed.

Journey Time: 6 hours
Accommodation: Primate Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Today you will experience some serious chimpanzee business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world including chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, and Kibale is a perfect place to spot them. An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning or afternoon and you might also see other primate species that live here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour of eye-to-eye contact with them.

Tracking Time: From less than an hour up to about 7 hours
Accommodation: Primate Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (airport), stopping at the equator for the essential snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping.

Journey Time: 7 hours
Accommodation: Not Included
Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch

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