8 DAYS PRIMATE AND BIG GAME VIEWING SAFARI (KIBALE N.P, BWINDI N.P AND QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P).

8 DAYS PRIMATE AND BIG GAME VIEWING SAFARI (KIBALE N.P, BWINDI N.P AND QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P).

8 Days

This 8 days safari trip takes us to the country’s must see spectacular destinations of primates offering face to face encounter with gentle mountain gorilla at Bwindi impenetratable national park on foot, a home to up to 50% of the world’s largest living primates mountain gorilla.

 At kibale national park, a natural habitat that has one of the highest densities and bio diversity of primates in all of Africa is a home to 13 primate species including 1500 chimpanzee , our closest living relatives.

This safari offers incredible sighting of big game mammals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, warthog, antelope species like water buck, Uganda kobs, topi as well as predators ‘like lions, leopard, serval cats, hyenas at Queen Elizabeth national park along kasenyi savannah rolling plains, kazinga channel shores and ishasha sector for tree climbing lions. Furthermore 2 hour afternoon Boat/launch cruise from mweya jetty along 40km kazinga channel offers incredible sighting of largest concentration of aquatic hippos on earth, crocodiles alongside elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, water birds like yellow billed stork, saddle billed stork, jacana, African shoe bill, African skimmer, black beef eater at kazinga shores.

This safari also features a visit to Lake Bunyonyi Africa’s deepest lake surrounded by 29 islands, Crater lakes and Amabeere caves famous for breast like features and Nyinamwiru Story.

 

 

 

 

Trip Overview

This 8 days safari trip takes us to the country’s must see spectacular destinations of primates offering face to face encounter with gentle mountain gorilla at Bwindi impenetrable national park on foot, a home to up to 50% of the world’s largest living primates mountain gorilla.

 At kibale national park, a natural habitat that has one of the highest densities and bio diversity of primates in all of Africa is a home to 13 primate species including 1500 chimpanzee , our closest living relatives.

This safari offers incredible sighting of big game mammals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, warthog, antelope species like water buck, Uganda kobs, topi as well as predators ‘like lions, leopard, serval cats, hyenas at Queen Elizabeth national park along kasenyi savannah rolling plains, kazinga channel shores and ishasha sector for tree climbing lions. Furthermore 2 hour afternoon Boat/launch cruise from mweya jetty along 40km kazinga channel offers incredible sighting of largest concentration of aquatic hippos on earth, crocodiles alongside elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, water birds like yellow billed stork, saddle billed stork, jacana, African shoe bill, African skimmer, black beef eater at kazinga shores.

This safari also features a visit to Lake Bunyonyi Africa’s deepest lake surrounded by 29 islands, Crater lakes and Amabeere caves famous for breast like features and Nyinamwiru Story.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 : Pick up from airport and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 2: Transfer to kibale national park
  • Day 3 : Chimpanzee tracking, visit Amabele caves and transfer to queens Elizabeth
  • Day 4 : Morning game drive (kasenyi) and Boat cruise (40km Kazinga channel)
  • Day 5 : Transfer to Bwindi National park with enroute game drive in Ishasha sector.
  • Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and evening community walk.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, boat cruise and visit to Community Island
  • Day 8 : Transfer to Kampala with stopover at equator in kayabwe.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kampala following the flight from your country of origin. Land at Entebbe international airport the main gate way to the pearl of Africa where you will find a company representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome to the pearl of Africa. After a short briefing about your 8 days Uganda safari, you will connect to the hotel in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, embark on 315km or 5-6 hours scenic drive passing through tea plantation and lush green country side to kibale national park, home to 13 primates, containing the highest primate density of any area on earth including 1500 chimpanzee, our closest living relatives. Arrive and settle for lunch in the tourism city of the pearl of Africa, Fort Portal, The seat of the ancient kingdom of Toro in the shadows of legendary mountains of the moon (Rwenzori Mountain) after which we shall proceed to kibale for dinner and overnight.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30, meet up with the driver and connect to kibale’s kanyanchu visitor center for briefing after which we will be allocated an experienced guide and start trekking exercise at 8:00 in the forest in search for our closest cousin (chimpanzee) taking about 1-4hours depending on their location boosting chances of spotting other primate species l’hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey and white and black Columbus monkeys. Upon locating chimpanzee, you will have an hour of sighting them feed, play, fight, hunt as you observer their behaviors at close range after which we connect with guide  at the starting point for transfer to the lodge and settle for lunch.

Later in the afternoon check out of the lodge and link up with the guide and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park with a visit to Amabeere caves Famous for sighting breast like features and you will be amused by the Nyinamwiru story. Visit the Crater Lake fields like kigere and wabikere and summit the famous kweganya hills for panoramic views of crater lakes with hollow shape and Rwenzori Mountain. Retreat from the activity and connect to Queen Elizabeth national park along 80km or 1-2 hours along fort portal-mpondwe road enjoying the scenic views of mountain Rwenzori, arriving in the park with thrilling views of wildlife as we connect to lodge for dinner and over night

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a 3-4hours morning game drive in kasenyi exploring queen Elizabeth national park’s rolling savannah landscape dotted with counts of wild game including, elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog, and not forgetting about the birds and primates .

Retreat from the activity and drive back to the lodge for lunch session after which we shall gather at mweya for afternoon 2 hours thrilling boat cruise along the 40km kazinga channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippos in the world, crocodiles ,elephants and buffaloes Basking across the shores of the lake. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30am, connect with the ranger guide and embark on a 3-4hours journey towards ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions resting on fig and acacia tree branches.

After your game drive session, transfer to nearest lodge for relaxation and lunch before proceeding with your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. You will arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, connect to the park head quarters with packed lunch and meet with the ranger guide for briefing, at exactly 8am we embark on the unforgettable trek through the jungle in the company of the ranger searching for the great mountain apes, our closest relatives sharing more than 97 % of our DNA, while on the trek, we are likely to see many different primates like white and black monkeys, L’hoest monkeys. After one hour encounter with the mountain gorilla you transfer back to the park centre for gorilla tracking certificate award, connect to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Later on in the evening embark on a community tour and visit the last remaining members of the Batwa pygmy tribe living harmoniously with great giants of the forest in Bwindi. While at their community, we shall learn traditional forest practices of the hunter gatherer and listen to their stories and attend their cultural dance performances before heading back to the lodge for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 7:00am, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (place of many little birds) Africa’s second deepest lake traversing through the kigezi highlands referred to as the little Switzerland of Africa with stunning surroundings offering impressive spectacular views of the 29 islands. Under take activities like sightseeing and community walks, bird watching. Have lunch at the resort and embark on canoe/ boat cruise on the lake to visit and interact with one of the 29 island communities like Punishment Island Akampande home to unmarried pregnant girls. Return to the lodge for relaxation dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With the aid of sweet melodies of birds that will be singing, we wake up at 6:00 and have early morning breakfast and embark on 473km or 8-9 hours journey to Kampala through impressive country side landscape of southwestern Uganda making stopover for a traditional lunch at Igongo cultural centre for typical African buffet with another stopover at equator point in kayabwe for the water experiment and a photo shoot moment.

Breakfast, Lunch

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

What is the age limit for chimpanzee trekking ?

The age limit for chimpanzee trekking is 15years and above.

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8 DAYS PRIMATE AND BIG GAME VIEWING SAFARI (KIBALE N.P, BWINDI N.P AND QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P).
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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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