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7 Days Kibale Chimps, Queen, Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Tour




Safari Overview

Our 7 days combines Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forests and in to Lake Bunyonyi famously known as the Switzerland of Africa. This will gives visitors a rewarding relaxed magical experience and feel of the African taste combing hard adventure ending with the soft day of relaxation at Uganda’s most spectacular scenic Islands of Bunyonyi.
A lot to expect on our 7 days from wildlife Savannah park, do chimpanzee trekking, game safari as well as well as enjoying a boat cruise on the famous Kanziga channel and the most captivating Gorilla trekking adventure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale Forest National Park

After early breakfast at 0800am, take on a half day drive in to Fort Portal through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. A stopover in Fort Portal for lunch at Gardens restaurant, thereafter drive at your Leisure to Kibale with an afternoon crater walk of Nyinambuga. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Primate Lodge Kibale |Mountains of the Moon|Fort Motel
Budget/Low facilities: Chimpanzee Guest House|Chimp’s Nest|Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale –Queen Elizabeth NP

An early morning breakfast ready for a chimpanzee walk in to the jungles of Kibale Forest National Park, reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is informative, enjoyable and excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. After lunch, drive to Queen Elizabeth for a sunset two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular and amazing bird life. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth –Bwindi Forests via Ishasha

An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Proceed to Bwindi impenetrable Forest via Ishasha southern part of Queen Elizabeth for an outstanding game safari to spot the tree climbing lions and other rare wildlife with lunch in Ishasha. Continue to your lodge for overnight stay and dinner Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Gorilla Forest Camp |Buhoma Lodge| Mahogany Springs |Trackers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Engagi Gorilla Lodge |Silverback Lodge |Chameleon Hill Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Buhoma Haven Lodge| Buhoma Community Bandas| Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest
Today is dedicated for Gorilla trekking experience in the jungles of Bwindi. Ready for briefing from UWA guides and rangers tacked in your trekking jungle boots, rain jacket with your walking sticks. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to determine how long it will take you, this can take a heavy hike. The gorilla tracking excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Be ready to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, the floor is always wet. Time permitting after your Gorilla trek in the afternoon you will head for a community foot safari to discover and explore the local community, understanding their ways of life, receive some cultural performances. Overnight stay and dinner at your Lodge Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Gorilla Forest Camp |Buhoma Lodge| Mahogany Springs |Trackers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Engagi Gorilla Lodge |Silverback Lodge |Chameleon Hill Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Buhoma Haven Lodge| Buhoma Community Bandas| Gorilla Valley Lodge

Today is dedicated for a drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale driving through the undulating highlands of southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Islands of lake Bunyonyi. Evening relaxation and sightseeing at the lodge. Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Heritage Safari Lodge |Bunyonyi Bird Nest| Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi Islands

Wake up at your convince ready for a mid morning boat trip to the islands for a guided nature walk, sightseeing and cultural visit to the Batwa Pygmies community to explore their life style and birding along Lake Bunyonyi.

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Heritage Safari Lodge |Bunyonyi Bird Nest| Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala/Entebbe Out

Start off your day with breakfast ready for a long drive back to Kampala with a stopover at your choice of local hotel for your lunch enroute and at the Equator crossing line in Masaka for photography before returning to Kampala or Entebbe Airport arriving very late in the evening Meal Plan B-L. End of service.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

Transportation by a 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
Park fees
Crater tour
Chimpanzee trekking permit per person in Kibale to be secured and paid up in advance
Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi to be secured and paid up in advance
Equator Monument
Two Game drive Queen Elizabeth & Ishasha
Boat rides along the Kazinga Channel & lake Bunyonyi
Batwa cultural experience
Guided nature walk in the Islands
Driver/guide subsistence allowance
Enroute lunches
Ranger guide fees

Exclusions: – International flight ticket expenses, expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, any activities not highlighted in the itinerary cigars, etc.