8 Days Uganda Adventure safari in Kibale Forest NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi Gorilla Tracking and Lake Mburo National Park
The Tour itinerary.
You will be picked up from the airport and driven to western Uganda through the green countryside of Fort Portal which lies in the shadow of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Right after your lunch break, you will have a guided walk around the crater lakes area. You will visit the “Top of the World” which has amazing views of some crater lakes in the region, Kibale forest and mountain Rwenzori.
You will later be driven to your lodge for dinner and spend an overnight at:
Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Safari Lodge/ Primates Lodge (Luxury)
Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House Rweteera Safari park(Mid range)
Chimps Nest/Isunga lodge (Budget).
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Chimpanzee trekking and an onward transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast you will be driven to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzee trekking. The guides will provide you with Dos and Don’ts in the forest and as well as detailed info of the primates available. You will likely encounter other primates like the Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys as well as birds and butterflies. You will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park after Lunch. There will be a Game drive on the way to your Lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana (Luxury),
Park view Lodge / King Fisher, Katara Lodge (Midrange)
Simba Camp (Budget).
Meal Plan B, L & D
You will have an early morning Coffee/Tea before going for a morning game drive. The big game is known to be in abundance at this hour because the mornings are cooler. You will encounter a variety of the wild like elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs, lots of birds and some rarer animals.
You will visit the Kichwamba Escarpment which overlooks the Western Rift valley for a nature or community walk and in here lies Queen Elizabeth National Park. This walk will also give you a glimpse of how of the rural people live their lives by participating in community activities like crop harvesting and brewing of local gin.
After Lunch we shall go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and George. You will have chance to view lots of animals and birds like hippos, buffalos, elephants, kingfishers, marabou storks and so on. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park so you cannot miss out. You will be returned to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay as above.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
You will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with a game drive through Ishasha to look out for the tree climbing lions. Depending on how you feel after arrival, you will go for a walk within the Bwindi community.
Dinner and your overnight stay will either be at the Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)
Engagi Safari Lodge or Silverback Lodge (Midrange)
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas (Budget).
Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
This is the day you will go tracking the gorillas. You will have breakfast at 7:30 am before you head out for briefing with the ranger guides which starts at 8 am. Carry enough water, packed lunch, rain jacket, gloves, insect repellent and nit forgetting good hiking boots. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to one of your once in a lifetime experience where you get to witness these beautiful and amazing primates. The tracking may take between 2 and 9 hours depending on the group you have been assigned and mind you it will be worth every step you take on this hike. Depending on the time you finish or how your body feels, you can spend the afternoon on a community walk/nature walk or just reading a book.
Dinner and overnight stay is as stated above.
Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Right after breakfast is served, we shall drive via Mbarara on our way to Lake Mburo National Park. We shall enter the Park through the Western Gate at Sanga where the game drive will begin. The Park is located on a series of swamp-fringed lakes known for their rich birdlife, notably the secretive African finfoot. The green acacia woodland surrounding the lake harbours dense populations of Zebra, Warthog, Buffalo, Impala and various other grazers, including the last surviving Ugandan population of Eland, the largest of African antelope.
You will arrive at the Lodge in time for lunch and later have an afternoon rest.
You will have your dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)
Mantana Tented Camp (Midrange)
Arcadia Cottages (Budget).
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You will have a morning game drive before going for a Boat ride on Lake Mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animals and plant species which you will view while on your boat cruise. There are some hippos and birds like African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Herons, cormorants, fish eagles and so much more to see.
Later return to the lodge for your Dinner and overnight stay as mentioned above.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
After breakfast you will proceed to Kampala or Entebbe with a quick stop at the Equator.
You will arrive in Kampala or onwards to Entebbe to catch your flight.
You will have your overnight stay at Serena/Golf Course Hotel /Protea Hotel (Luxury)
Grand Imperial/Boma Guest House (Midrange)
Red Chilli (budget).
Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast
End of Tour.
The package includes:
Transportation by 4x4WD safari vehicle.
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo
One Chimp tracking permit per person in Kibale Forest National Park
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
All Park fees
Services of English speaking Driver / guide.