Uganda Wildlife Safari Holiday

Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Overview

This 7 days safari takes you to see Wild Uganda for a unique jungle experience that involves chimpanzee Habituation in Kibale National Park.

A game drive at dawn in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park endowed with a diverse ecosystem and a good place to see big game.

Track the gorillas in Bwindi for a memorable life experience. On this safari you stay at well selected mid range safari lodges and the safari starts in Uganda and ends in Rwanda.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale National Park
  • Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
  • Day 3: Kibale National Park –Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Day 4,: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 5: Queen-Bwindi National Park
  • Day 6: BWINDI-Gorilla trek
  • Day 7: Bwindi – Kigali OUT

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale National Park

After breakfast, meet our driver/guide to transfer to Fort portal/Kibal National Park with lunch en-route. Arrive to go for an evening guided scenic walk to the crater Lakes of Ndali and to the “top of the World”.

Meals and over night at Primate Lodge –Forest Cottages (Mid Lodge Facility).

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Today is dedicated to the chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park. Start the day with an early morning breakfast and proceed into the forest with packed lunch before dawn breaks.

Meet your ranger guide for briefing and off to where the chimpanzees built nests the night before. Dawn is just breaking and the chimpanzee community you are going to be with for the rest of the day is rising from their sleep.

Enter the forest with a well charged camera and extra batteries for quality pictures of the chimpanzees throughout the day as you learn to identify the individuals by their body marks,scars and other unique features that make them stand out from the others.

Besides the chimpanzees there are colorful butterflies, plants and trees that will amaze nature lovers.

Meals and overnight at Primate Lodge –Forest Cottages (Mid Lodge Facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale National Park –Queen Elizabeth Park

Begin your morning with a visit to Bigodi wetland for birding to lookout for a variety of bird species in the area including other flora and fauna. Thereafter depart Kibale National Park driving southward into Queen Elizabeth National Park with sightseeing and game viewing en-route.

Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge Safari (Mid facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile takes visitors to spot elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. The game drive lasts up to 4 hours and thereafter return to the lodge for refreshments and breakfast.

After lunch, a two hour boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to encounter hippoptamus, buffalo, kobs, elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitors a chance to see a variety of countless bird species.

Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Mid facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Queen – Bwindi National Park

After an early breakfast leave for Bwindi via Ishasha Sector through the unique western rift valley escarpment with a game drive along the way, in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park.

Dinner and over night at Silverback Lodge (Mid Lodge facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: BWINDI – Gorilla trek

Today is dedicated to the Gorilla tracking experience which begins at 8:00 am with a brief from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers. Please bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable covered walking shoes or hiking boots, sun screen and insect repellent. Wear trousers for the activity to avoid scratches from the vegetation. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the gentle giants group/family you have been booked to visit.

Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 8 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Time permitting, on return from the jungle you will go for a village Walk for a great opportunity to see how the local people live.

This is one of the most delightful moments in Bwindi as you get to meet and learn about the indigenous people, the neighbors of the mountain gorillas. Dinner and over night at Silverback Lodge (Mid Lodge facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi – Kigali OUT

After an early breakfast, embark on the drive from Uganda into Rwanda via Katuna border. You may choose to have an early lunch en-route or have it in Kigali.

Time permitting visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial center thereafter be transferred to Kigali Airport for your out bound flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch End of service

This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by a 4wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • A Chimpanzee Habituation permit per person
  • Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Park fees
  • Bat cave visit
  • A Crater walk in Kibale
  • Bigodi walk & Birding
  • Primate Walk in Kibale
  • A Community visit in Bwindi
  • Game drives
  • An English speaking dr

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.