6 day safari to Kibale, Queen elizabeth and Bwindi national park

Day 1

You will be transferred to Kajjansi Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Fort portal Airstrip. Your safari guide will warmly welcome you with a cold drink and drive you to Kibale Forest National Park for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Overnight at a luxurious Ndali Lodge/Budget Rwenzori View Guest House (FB)

Day 2 

Following breakfast, you will be driven Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth is a host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. It boasts one o the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Almost 100 species that include Hippos, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and the elusive giant forest hog. The primates include Chimps, Black and white Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. After checking in and having some time to relax, you will go for an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge.

Overnight at a luxurious Mweya Safari Lodge/budget Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 3

This morning we will leave for the 08.00am chimpanzee  trekking in Kyambura Gorge. Expect to see various primates most especially Chimpanzee of different species, Black and white Colobus monkeys and other animals like antelopes, hyenas, Lion and many others in the middle of savanna grassland. This gorge is a home of very many bird species.

In the afternoon, you will go for a game drive to the Kasenyi Area of the Park. Here you will be able to see numerous elephants as well as water hog, lion, hyena, Uganda kob, waterbuck and bushbuck as well as the salt lakes.

Overnight at a luxurious Mweya Safari Lodge/budget Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 4

After breakfast, we will depart by road for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Here we will take lunch by the Ishasha River and try to find the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before continuing on to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

Overnight at a luxurious Gorilla Resort/budget Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 5

Go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring moment. Imagine coming less than 5 metres close to these primates. It won’t be easy but it certainly will be worth it.  Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

If you have the energy in the afternoon, you will go for a village walk to see how Ugandans live!

Overnight at a luxurious Gorilla Resort/budget Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kayonza Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Entebbe Airport.

Quotation

Quoted price includes;

  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla tracking @$500 each
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Boat ride
  • Game drive where possible
  • Accommodation and meals
  • chimpanzee tracking and trekking, wildlife safaris, kazinga channel boat trip, gorilla tracking. 

Excludes;

  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodge.
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