Safari Over View
These 6 days 5 nights safari will enable you mix the love of gorillas with that of chimps in the most gifted parks for primate watching that’s bwind impenetrable forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and kibale forest national park.
Day 1: Transfer to bwindi impenetrable national park
Meet and greet with our elephant safari company tour guide/driver who will get you briefed about the safari and later start your journey by 7.30am to the south western part of Uganda. First Stopover at Mpambire a local community known for making local drums and crafts admire and buy yourself souvenirs, after proceed to the equator crossing, stopover for photography as well as taking snacks. We will continue with our journey to mbarara for lunch from here, Proceed south to Buhoma viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa. Arrive in the late evening for leisure at your booked accommodation as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s most exciting activity that’s gorilla tracking. 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 2: Gorilla tracking
Have a morning breakfast and then after the guide will escort you to the park headquarters before 8.00am to receive a short briefing from the park wardens and ranger guides about gorilla tracking, after the ranger guide will take you to the forest to begin the activity possibly the most fascinating activity done on earth.
Gorilla tracking is unpredictable it can go from from a half or full day in jungle searching for them as meeting them depends on where they spent the last night from., you are remained to come with tracking gears such as strong shoes or gumboots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, insect repellents, bottled water and sometimes packed lunch. Ounce gorillas are met you will forget all the troubles you’ve gone and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with these giants while studding their behaviours, as well as taking as many photos as you can (you are reminded that flash cameras are not allowed) Each encounter is different and has its own rewards. Other primates like chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkey among other can also be met during 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, and also how they have managed to leave in the area 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) mahogany springs, Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Gorilla Resort Bwindi/ Gorilla Mist Camp, (budget) wagtail safari camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Travellers Rest Hotel, Gorilla Valley Lodge or Buhoma Community Campground
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
This morning after breakfast we shall leave bwindi and head to Queen Elizabeth national park, we shall pass via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park a famous place for housing the rare tree climbing lions, lucky visitor may spot them sited on tree branches. Carry out a game drive for an opportunity to watch various species of animals such as buffaloes, elephant, various species of antelopes, warthogs leopard among other,enjoy lunch at the ishasha river Camp and then after drive in time to arrive at Mean Peninsular in the northern part of the park to kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and George. Go for a boat cruise for more chance to view various species of wildlife, games expected to see include schools of hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes and elephant will be seen along the shoreline plus various species of birds that live and feed on the lake like the fish eagle among others. After check into your booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay at Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge (luxury), kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge samba safari Lodge (midrange) Engazi lodge, Hippo Hillo Lodge, Simba safari camp (budget)
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and later transfer to Kibale forest national park
Wake up early in the morning for a cup of tea or coffee and then after you will be transferred to Kyambura Gorge at 8.00am for chimp tracking probably the most interesting activity done at the park. Other primate species will also be seen during chimp tracking such as black and white colobus monkey, civet monkey, baboons, and red tailed monkeys among others. After we shall proceed to kibale forest national park a well-protected park that houses over 13 species of primates coupled with chimpanzee the closest relative of man. Check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight. Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (midrange), chimpanzee Forest Guest House (budget)
Day 5: Chimp tracking and Bigodi Wetland sanctuary
This morning after a cup of tea/coffee report at Kanyanchu the park headquarters offices before 8:00am for a short briefing about chimp tracking, after head to the forest to begin the search; possibly it can go from 1-6 hours in the jungle meeting them depends on where they spent the last night from. Chimps are fabulous fun to watch when playing on fruitful trees.. Ounce you meet chimps you strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour observing their behaviours as well as taking as many photos as you can. You will also see other primate species like the Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, among others, after the activity get back to the lodge for lunch.
In the evening you will go for another activity at Bigodi an excellent wetland sanctuary for viewing various species of primates, and bird lovers will get an opportunity to spot various species of birds among which include the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle and many forest animals like elephant, buffaloes, and warthogs among other. Come back at the lodge for Dinner and an overnight at Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (mid-range), chimpanzee Forest Guest House (budget)
Day 6: Departure
This day is reserved for departure with en route stopover at any interesting place.
End of Safari
The safari package costs include
- 4x4 Ground transportation and fuel
- Airport transfers
- Full time English safari driver guide and all his associated expenses
- Accommodation and meals as per Itinerary for the agreed dates
- 1 gorilla permit per person
- 2 chimp permits
- Game drives and Launch cruise
- 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