6 Days are enough for your best of Gorilla Safari, Queen Elizabeth Tour & Chimpanzee tracking experience. With our professional safari touch to combine your interests of visiting the Gorillas in Bwindi with the best of Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park , zeroing it up with chimpanzee tracking at Kibale. We ensure and exclusive memorable experience as you discovers what the gorillas and chimps are, what they feed on and how they adapt to the environment. The vast game life at Queen Elizabeth is remarkable including the Boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel for a variety of Birdlife enhancing your true African Safari
Day 1: Kampala-Bwindi
Our guide/driver picks you at 7:00 am from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara (283 km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari visiting the local communities. Dinner and overnight at the booked lodge. Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Bwindi-Queen Elizabeth
After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and shrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park Meals and overnight at the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. Leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. After boat cruise drive to Kibale National Park via Kasese town for an overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale
An early morning visit after your breakfast inside Kibale Forest National Park, reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa for chimpanzee trekking starting at 8.00 am. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is informative, enjoyable and excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. After lunch, go for the Bigodi Walk an initiative of the local community. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of its birdlife including the rare shoebill stock Meals and overnight at the booked lodge. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. . Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 6: Kibale-Kampala/Entebbe
After your breakfast, take a hike to the crater lakes of Ndali an amazing experience for sightseeing and the best scenery in Uganda or many they have regarded it to as a million dollar view. Later after proceed to Kampala with lunch en route. Meal Plan: B-L. End of service
The safari package to include:
- Transportation by a 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
- One chimpanzee permit
- Birding Bwindi
- Igongo Cultural visit
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Two Game drive
- Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
- Guided primate walk along Kyambura gorge
- Park fees
- Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
- Enroute lunches
- Ranger guide fees
- crater tour
However, the package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.