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Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Location: Uganda - Gorilla Trek & Safari
Price: from £3,415 pp
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Uganda Wildlife Safari | Chimps |Gorilla Trek

Experience some of Uganda’s best highlights and view exceptional wildlife on this 7 night 8 day Uganda Wildlife safari adventure.Continue on to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and go on an exciting trek to find the African mountain gorilla.

Uganda Wildlife Safari Highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale Forest with the highest concentration of primates in East Africa
  • Cruise on Kazinga Channel just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffalo while elephants linger on the shoreline.
  • Trek in the Bwindi Forest to watch a family of gorillas in their last natural habitat
  • View tree climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • SAFARI ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Arrive Entebbe, Uganda
    1 Night Half-Board in Lake Mburo National Park
    2 Nights Full Board in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
    2 Nights Full Board in Queen Elizabeth National Park
    2 Nights Full Board in Kibale Forest National Park
    Depart from Entebbe, Uganda

  • Uganda: ‘the Pearl of Africa’

    Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
  • ONCE IN A LIFETIME ACTIVITIES

    BUCKET LIST ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

    – White Water Rafting
    – Gorilla Trekking
    – Camping in the wild

  • Wonders of Kibale National Park

    Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda.

    The Park is home to the largest number of our closest living relative, the ENDANGERED chimpanzee, as well as the THREATENED red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.


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Uganda Wildlife Safari | Chimps and Gorilla:

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
After arrival in Kampala on the early morning flight, freshen up and have a meal after which we then immediately drive south westwards, with a stop at the equator to Lake Mburo National Park. This is the only park in Uganda with an entire lake, from which it receives its name. Enjoy a game drive on the way to the lodge.

In the late afternoon embark on a one to two hour boat safari around the lake. Bird viewing opportunities are excellent – for birders, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike.
Accommodation: Mantana Tented Camp or similar
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel time: About 4 Hours

Day 2: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – home of Mountain Gorillas
After an early morning game drive we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park derives its name from its thick vegetation with an immense variety of evergreen trees, reaching great heights in their search for sunlight and is known to host half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Travel time: About 5 Hours

Day 3: Bwindi – Gorilla Tracking
This is the day you have been waiting for! Get up for an early breakfast and off you go on your adventure after the gorillas. Imagine venturing closer than 5 metres to these primates. It won’t be easy, but it certainly will be worth it.

Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast we depart to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig trees of Ishasha.
Accommodation: Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Travel Plan: About 4 hours

Day 5: Game Viewing, Launch cruise – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, we depart for a morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds.
After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs, spectacular birds and more.
Accommodation: Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP – Kibale Forest National Park
For the early risers there will be an optional bird walk this morning. After breakfast, we depart for Ndali Lodge and Kibale Forest where we arrive for lunch. The afternoon is spent at your leisure or take a walk around the Crater Lake, with an option to swim, fish etc.
Accommodation:Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel Time: About 4 Hours

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibale Forest National Park
An early morning walk in the Kibale Forest is spent tracking the habituated chimpanzees which are the major attraction in this national park. These delightful and sociable apes are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in the trees.

Navigating the network of shady forest trails provides much delight to botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded. In the afternoon, we take a walk through the Bigodi Swamps before returning to the lodge.This guided 4.5km circular trail through this small sanctuary is a must for birders, but can be muddy and it is advisable to wear hiking boots. Some of the birds you are likely to see are: – the great blue touraco, papyrus gonalek, various barbets, woodpeckers, blue-throated roller, grey parrot, bronze sunbird, black-crowned waxbill, grey-backed black finch, swamp flycatcher, red and snowy-headed robin-chats, grosbeak…and so the list goes on.
Accommodation:Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar

Day 8: Kibale Forest – Kampala
After a leisurely breakfast, we return to Kampala in time for your evening homeward flight.
Travel Time: About 5 Hours



Lake Mburo Camp is situated in the center of the Lake Mburo National Park and is a classic tented camp in the grand safari tradition. It is set in a commanding hilltop position overlooking Lake Mburo and its surrounding eco-systems.

Accommodation:
Each of the nine guest tents are set on wooden platforms with verandah, twin bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bush shower and toilet. Hot water is provided in the dressing room and for the showers.

Facilities:
The dining and bar facilities are also set on raised wooden platforms that provide stunning views of Lake Mburo.

Kibale Foret Camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest, just outside the southern part of the National Park. It borders the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and is a 10 min drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center.

Accommodation:The camp consists of 7 African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds. Each unit has its own private ensuite bathroom, a dressing room and a bush shower. Seated from your own verandah, the red or black and white colobus can often be observed in the dense camp surrounding.

Facilities:Where better to capture the thrill of a howling black and white colobus or to listen to the wood owl calling his partner, than from the comfort of a spacious, en-suite tent.  Complemented by excellent food and service it forms your perfect base to explore the area.

Located just outside the magnificent Queen Elizabeth National Park and conveniently situated for wildlife viewing and Kyambura Chimp tracking, The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari with unique setting where animals room in and out the camp. It Offers a unique opportunity to experience a safari as it once was in East Africa.

Enjoy This Spectacular setting overlooking Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation:
The lodge currently consists of six self-contained units which are spaciously placed between the indigenous bush. The rooms are made from a fine combination of canvas and local materials, and are built to ensure the best views on the seasonal Kamera River. Each room features its own private en-suite bathroom.

You are a short distance from various places of interest in the park such as Kyambura Gorge and its Chimpanzee tracking, the game tracks, and Mweya for the Kazinga Channel Boat Ride in the afternoon.

Major Tour Activities
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Imaramagambo Forest walk
Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Visit the salt mine
Private walking track
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth
Ishasha tree lion spotting

Situated in the area bordering the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Engagi Lodge boasts uninterrupted views over this green canopy. Built from locally sourced materials by members of the surrounding communities, Engagi blends in with its surroundings and offers a naturally rustic atmosphere that complements the beautiful forest.

Accommodation:
Experience absolute privacy and an exclusive feel at Engagi as there are only 8 cottages, evenly spaced and hidden by the dense foliage.

Each cottage is stylishly furnished, spacious and has either a double bed or two twins. Each cottage has an en suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. The electricity at the lodge is supplied by solar power to minimise the impact on the environment, while the hot water is supplied by wood-burning boilers.

Step out onto your private veranda in the morning and gaze out over the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy your morning coffee or locally produced tea.

Explore this forest as you go on private walking trails around the lodge and down to the nearby river. Pay a visit to the working tea farm on the premises and take a tour of the plantations for a unique insight into one of Uganda’s biggest industries.

Uganda Wildlife Safari

TOUR PER PERSON      
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Inclusive of:
7 Nights in lodges / permanent tented camps with en-suite bathrooms, all transport in a fully equipped safari vehicle, game drives and activities as per the itinerary, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced & registered local guide.

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