Day 1: Transfer to kibale forest national park
Elephant safari Ltd tour guide/driver will meet you at your accommodation early in the morning at 7:00am gets you briefed about the safari and later will transfer you to Fort Portal/Kibale. On your way to the park view tea/ banana plantations and many rolling hill and many interesting things on the way. Arrive at the park in time for lunch then after if you have energy, visit the crater lakes region, spend the evening there while viewing these natural wonders being waiting for you to explore, and later come back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at. Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (midrange), chimpanzee Forest Guest House (budget)
Day 2: Chimp tracking and Bigodi Wetland sanctuary
This morning after a cup of tea/coffee report at Kanyanchu the park headquarter offices before 8:00am for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with chimpanzee, after you will be assigned by the ranger guide who will take you through the forest for chimpanzee tracking which is the most interesting activity done at the park. Chimps are fabulous fun to watch when playing on fruitful trees or tree blanches. The time you take to meet the chimps is unpredictable as meeting them depends on where they spent the last night from so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed since tracking may go from 1-8 hours in the jungle, and you are reminded not to forget tracking gears such as strong shoe/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses bottled water.
Ounce you meet chimps you strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour observing their behaviors as well as taking photos. Not only chimps but other primate chimps can also be seen such as the Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey checked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, the list is endless and bird lovers will get an opportunity to spot various species of birds among which include the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little green bull, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle. After the activity get back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation,
In the evening you will go for another interesting safari activity at Bigodi an excellent wetland sanctuary for viewing various species of primates, birds and many forest animals like elephant, buffaloes, and warthogs among other. Dinner and an overnight at Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (midrange), chimpanzee Forest Guest House (budget)
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After breakfast proceed to bwindi impenetrable national park the famous place for housing the rare species mountain gorillas, bird species and very many other species of wildlife. The drive to the park may take about 5-6 hours on the road passing through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park the known place for housing the tree climbing lions and if lucky you may spot them. Have lunch en-route after proceed to the park, arrive in the evening, check into your booked lodge for relaxation as your waiting for tomorrows rewarding activity that’s gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at (Luxury) Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Lake Mutanda Resort (mid-range) Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Gorilla Resort Bwindi/ Gorilla Mist Camp, (budget)Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Travellers Rest Hotel, Gorilla Valley Lodge or Buhoma Community Campground
Day 4: Gorilla tracking
Wake up very early in the morning for a cup of tea/coffee and then after you will be transferred to the park headquarters before 8.00am to receive a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas. After, follow the range guide to the forest to begin the activity possibly the most interesting safari activity done on earth. The walk can sometimes be tough and long with some difficulties since tracking is done in the forest; you are remained to come with strong shoes or gumboots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, insect repellents, bottled water and sometimes packed lunch. Meeting gorillas is unpredictable it can go to half or full day in the jungle searching for them so a reasonable degree of fitness is recommended. But when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, you will forget all the troubles you’ve passed through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with these giants , observing their behaviours, as well as taking as many photos as you can (you are reminded that flash cameras are not allowed on a gorilla safari) not only gorillas but also expect to see other primates like chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkey, civet monkey which will entertain you during the gorilla tracking. After this wonderful moment go back to the lodge for leisure.
If you still have energy this evening go for a community walk to meet the local people around the park (batwa) these people will entertain you through their cultural music and dance and they will also take you through their history, hunting skills farming skills among other. Retire back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at. (Luxury) Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Lake Mutanda Resort (midrange) Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Gorilla Resort Bwindi/ Gorilla Mist Camp, (budget)Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Travellers Rest Hotel, Gorilla Valley Lodge or Buhoma Community Campground
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast we shall drive back to Kampala with en route lunch break at Mbarara and at the equator for photography.
End of the safari
The safari cost include
- 4x4 Ground transportation and fuel
- Full time English safari driver guide and all his associated expenses
- Accommodation and meals as per Itinerary for the agreed dates
- 1 chimp permit
- 1 gorilla permit
- Park entry fees
- All government taxes
- And all activities as listed in the itineraries
But it exclude, flights, Visa fees, Airport taxes, item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages, , and any extra expenses not included above