Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to hotel
You will be met by our driver guide at the Entebbe airport upon arrival from your long flight and transferred to your hotel to take a rest, later after diner; you will be briefed about the safari programme. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena (luxury hotel) or KK hotel (Mid-range hotel) or Namirembe Guest House (Budget hotel), Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale. Travel time +6 hours
You will picked up by our driver guide after having your morning breakfast, and be driven to Kibale through Mubende – Fort Portal route while you will be able to view nice looking tea gardens along the way. You will then have a stopover along the way to stretch as you proceed to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight at lodge. Accommodation: Crater Safari lodge (luxury hotel) or Primate lodge (mid-range lodge) or Rweteera Safari Park (budget lodge) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi nature walk
Today you will wake up early in the morning and have breakfast and later you will be transferred to Kanyanchu visitor’s center for briefing at 7:30 am. The tracking takes roughly 2-4 hours depending how close the chimp groups are and you will be given 1 hour to stay and watch the chimps feed, groom and their social life. Later you will return to the lodge for lunch at noon.
In the afternoon, after lunch, you drive to Bigodi bird sanctuary for a swamp walk to experience boardwalks, bird viewing and also spot some monkeys such as red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and colobus monkey and return to the lodge in late evening for dinner and overnight at lodge. Accommodation: Crater Safari lodge (luxury hotel) or Primate lodge (mid-range lodge) or Chimp Nest lodge (budget lodge), Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth NP for boat cruise. Travel Time +3hrs
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey and head for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon safari boat cruise along the Kazinga channel known for having 1000 of hippos to see some of the animals such as the Nile crocodiles, elephants, waterbucks, bush bucks, buffaloes and much more along the riverside and later drive to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay with a brief game drive. The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park is known for the tree climbing lions which do hide in the fig trees. Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Safari Camp or Ntungwe Safari Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Park View Tourist Lodge (Budget), Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Full day Game drive.
After a morning cup of coffee, you will head out for an early morning game drive in search for the early risers such as the lions, elephants, kobs, buffaloes and alongside you will have chance to spot a number of bird species. The game drive may take roughly two hours before you return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will head for search for more tree climbing lions, which do hide and sleep on the fig tree that has made the Ishasha sector so famous of. You as well spot other wildlife that is found in this park before you return for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Safari Camp or Ntungwe Safari Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Park View Tourist Lodge (Budget), Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP – Bwindi (Rushaga): Travel time +4 hrs
After relaxed morning buffer breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the Rushaga sector where your next morning trekking will be conducted. Bwindi is known for harboring the endangered mountain gorillas which has found their home in this great tropical forest. There are as well number of other primates and bird species that can be sited along with gorilla trekking. You will have en route lunch along the way as you travel to Bwindi. Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (luxury lodge) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Bwindi Back Parkers lodge (Budget), Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (luxury lodge) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Bwindi Back Parkers lodge (Budget), Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali airport.
Today after your warm early morning buffer breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer to Kigali airport to catch up with your flight to your home country. End of service!
This safari package includes.
- All airport transfers
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- 1 Gorilla permits, ($600) per person to be paid in advance
- Driver guide allowances
- Visit to Kigali genocide memorial ground
- Community tours
- Services of English speaking driver/guide.
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.