Uganda, Africa
Location
8 Days
Duration

Chimpanzee Trekking, Queen Elisabeth & Gorilla Tour

Welcome to Uganda, Africa!

ROUTE: Kampala, Kibale National Park, Queen Elisabeth, Bwindi, Kampala

DURATION: 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale
  • Nature walk to the Bigodi swamp
  • Visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and safari, game drive and viewing
  • Bwindi National Park – Gorilla Trek
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Kampala: Cassia Lodge
  • Kibale National Park: Mountains of the Moon Lodge
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: Enganzi Lodge
  • Bwindi: Chameleon Hill Lodge
DELUXE:
  • Kampala: Serena Kampala Hotel
  • Kibale National Park: Kyaninga Lodge
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: Mweya Safari Lodge
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides / safari guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Arrive Kampala

Upon arrival at airport in Uganda, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Kampala – (D)

2

Day 2 Kampala - Kibale National Park

Activities:

  • Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains.
  • Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

3

Day 3 Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale

Activities:

  • In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees.
  • The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies.
  • After tracking the chimps in the afternoon you will go for a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp- to see unique flora and fauna.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth Park

Activities:

  • Begin your morning with a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal.
  • Drive to drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing en route.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth Park

Activities:

  • Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park!
  • After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi

Activities:

  • Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas.
  • A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must!
  • Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions.
  • Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds.
  • The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Bwindi National Park - Gorilla Trek

Activities:

  • Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 08:00 with a briefing from the UWA staff.
  • Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc.
  • The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for.
  • Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Bwindi - Kampala/Entebbe

Activities:

  • Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch en route with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima.
  • Proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. – (B, L)

Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Uganda, Africa
Area: 241,038
Population: 37,101,745
Capital: Kampala
Language(s): English (official), Ganda or Luganda, other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Currency: Ugandan shilling - UGX
Time Zone: UTC + 03 (East Africa Time)
Electricity: 240 V
Country Code to Call (Uganda, Africa): 256


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