- Kibale Forest National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- beautiful launch cruise and wildlife viewing
This Safari will take you to Kibale Forest National Park which is known as the primate capital of the world and home to Chimpanzees. In the extreme west, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most bio diversity wildlife sanctuary featuring climbing Lions, Leopard, Hippos, Elephants, and Buffaloes not forgetting the beautiful launch cruise along Kazinga channel will make your safari memorable!
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel
On your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our company driver guide who will brief you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Maries Royale Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, you may take an optional city tour around Kampala.
Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park via Fort portal
You will be met by our driver guide at your point of pick up on the safari and you drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours). Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good "photo opportunities". You arrive at Fort Portal for lunch, then continue towards Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. You make take a walk around the lodge or just relax from the long journey as you wait for dinner and overnight stay at Nyinabulitwa Country Resort or Equivalent
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
Assemble at the park headquarters for briefing and then go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk. Have lunch and relax at your lodge. Later in the day you shall transfer to the Bigodi Wetlands, situated on the eastern edge of the forest. There you shall take a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyinabulitwa Country Resort.
Day 4: Crater Lakes Top of the world hike and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park with an evening game drive.
After having breakfast, prepare yourself for another fascinating nature encounter called crater area hike. The top of the World Hike is a popular activity near Kibale Forest – a three-hour or longer guided walk covering three crater lakes, villages, tea-plantations and a view from the top of the world that takes in 3 crater lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains with the landscape facing the park. This hike is three hours in length and is taken with guides who can explain Village life – the legends of the crater lakes, the tea and vanilla plantations all along the way. Return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will view wild animals en route as you transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Park View Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Game drive in the Ishasha sector (Home of tree climbing Lions).
Have an early morning breakfast and head to the southern part of the park called the Ishasha sector. This is a famous home of tree climbing Lions that are seen resting on Fig tree branches in the afternoon, buffalo herds, African Elephants and Topis. You will have packed lunch for this expedition. Later return to the lodge for relaxation or have an optional walk around the lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Park View Safari Lodge
Day 6: Morning game drive in Kasenyi and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel
You will have an early Breakfast and then get ready for the Big Day. Do a morning game drive expecting to see the early risers, and at least four members of the big Five and other animals like the Uganda Kobs, Water-buck, Warthogs etc. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. You will see a lot of hippos as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalos, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. Dinner and overnight at Park View Safari Lodge.
Day 7: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth national park via Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara
After having breakfast, check out and embark on an exciting road trip back to Kampala with en route lunch in Mbarara. A stopover will be made at the Equator line for experiment and Photography, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Maries Royale Hotel
Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe international airport
After having breakfast at your pace, check out of the hotel and transfer to Entebbe international airport to readily catch your flight back home as you say farewell to the pearl of Africa!!
- Transport 4x4
- All meals
- Boat cruises
- Chimpanzee permit
- Guide fees
- Park fees
- Government taxes
- Water and fruits on board.