7 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzee And Wildlife Safari

This incredible safari is much rewarding, It covers Bwindi impenetrable national park and Queen Elizabeth national parks, the two are top destinations in Uganda and one Bwindi Impenetrable is among the top 5 destination in Africa because it is a home to half of the mountain gorillas population and a best destination for birding in Africa. Meet the rare tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth National park. A nice view of lake Bunyonyi the 2rd deepest lake in Africa will make your relaxation more comfortable. You cant afford to miss chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura gorge, enjoy a boat cruise at kazinga channel watching a number of aquatic animals and birds.

per adult from

$3,720

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All activities (unless labeled as optional),Park fees (for non-residents)
    • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade), Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • A professional driver/guide, All transportation (unless labeled as optional), Roundtrips
    • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge)
    • Entry/Admission - Kazinga Channel
    • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Bunyonyi Overland Resort
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
    • International flights
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Tips

  • Day 1: DAY 1: WELCOME TO UGANDA!

    Pass By: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala Uganda
    You will be picked up and welcomed from the airport by a representative of your hotel. He will transfer you to your hotel. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. Activities today are at your own costs. You will stay in a nice lodge with beautiful views on Lake Victoria. The hotel has cozy safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge bar, telephone, fan, balcony with lake-view and a comfortable bathroom.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Over night at Cassia lodge overlooking lake Victoria with well furnished rooms and internet services

    Day 2: DAY 2: DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P.

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
    Start this day with an early morning breakfast, after you will be picked up by one of our knowledgeable guide and set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park on your way you will have a stopover at the Equator have a cup of coffee or tea and watch a water demonstration. After this amazing experience you will proceed to Mbarara where you will have your lunch, stretch and relax then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest National park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including four of the big Five that is the Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo just missing out only the Rhino not for forgetting much more wildlife such as, Uganda Kobs, Warthog and Waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in the park and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo since Kazinga channel is rated to have a big number of Hippos and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine. In the late afternoon you will setoff for an evening game-drive this is more often done in the Northern part of the park in the Kasenyi plain grassland with rich wildlife ranging from the big mammals to the small mammals and not missing out the beautiful savanna birds. Later after the game drive you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend a night. Bush Lodge is located on a unique location and has been designed and handcrafted using local materials, fitted by artisans from the local community. Overlooking Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park it offers private safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Kazinga Channel with breath taking views across the Park . Watch wildlife from your verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of Lions on the distant savannah and grazing Hippos. This is truly Africa!

    Accommodation : Bush Lodge

    Meal Plan : Breakfast,Lunch and dinner

    DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE AND EVENING GAME DRIVE

    Begin this wonderful day with a warm breakfast and setoff for the amazing Chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge. The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering Chimps in their environment. It teaches the visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric underground rainforest including vegetation type, Bird identification, chimps and monkeys ecology. Some of Monkey species include the Black and white colobus monkeys, Red tailed monkey and much more. The fact that it’s a dense forest and lies within the rift valley this inhabits lots of beautiful forest birds such as Narina Tragon and butterflies. After this exclusive experience you drive to Mweya Peninsular where you will have you lunch before you setoff for yet another wonderful activity which is non-other than a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat trip along Kazinga Channel gives the visitors a chance to cruise just a few meters from hundreds of enormous hippos since Kazinga channel is well known for its big number of Hippos Crocodiles sun basking and Buffaloes while Elephants linger along the shoreline.. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. This takes about 2hours from the starting point to coming back. After this marvelous and unforgettable experience you will opt for an evening game drive either to the salt lake of Katwe or to the craters where you will have the great views of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, you later drive back to the lodge where you will have dinner and spend a night.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE AND EVENING GAME DRIVE

    Stop At: Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
    Begin this wonderful day with a warm breakfast and setoff for the amazing Chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge. The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering Chimps in their environment. It teaches the visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric underground rainforest including vegetation type, Bird identification, chimps and monkeys ecology. Some of Monkey species include the Black and white colobus monkeys, Red tailed monkey and much more. The fact that it’s a dense forest and lies within the rift valley this inhabits lots of beautiful forest birds such as Narina Tragon and butterflies. After this exclusive experience you drive to Mweya Peninsular where you will have you lunch before you setoff for yet another wonderful activity which is non-other than a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat trip along Kazinga Channel gives the visitors a chance to cruise just a few meters from hundreds of enormous hippos since Kazinga channel is well known for its big number of Hippos Crocodiles sun basking and Buffaloes while Elephants linger along the shoreline.. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. This takes about 2hours from the starting point to coming back. After this marvelous and unforgettable experience you will opt for an evening game drive either to the salt lake of Katwe or to the craters where you will have the great views of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, you later drive back to the lodge where you will have dinner and spend a night.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
    Enjoy the boat cruise at kazinga channel that connnects two lakes (L. Edward and L. George) plenty of aquatic animals and birds can be seen here
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend over night at Bush Lodge with a fascinating view of the Park

    well furnished rooms and delicious meals

    Day 4: DAY 4: GAME DRIVE IN KASENYI AND ISHASHA FOR TREE CLIMBING LIONS AND LATER CONTINUE TO BWINDI

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
    Start this day with a delicious breakfast and set off for the classic African safari in the Kasenyi tracks, the North Kazinga and the Ishasha sector offers virtually guaranteed Buffalos, Antelopes and Elephant sightings, along with warthogs. Ishasha sector is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national which is famous for the tree climbing Lions. The fig trees of Ishasha hide Lions ready to prey on the Herds of unsuspecting Uganda Kobs. Since Queen Elizabeth was classified as an Important Birding Area by Birding International, Queens great variety of habitats means it is home to over 600 species which is the greatest of any East African National Park. After this rewarding experience you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, check in Buhoma Community Lodge where you will have dinner and spend an overnight.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buhoma community lodge, with well furnished rooms, continental cuisines and a nice view of Bwindi forest

    Day 5: DAY 5: GORILLA TRACKING

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
    Today is the big day; prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindis gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Tracking is a captivation and unforgettable experience which more than repays the efforts needed to reach Bwindi and to trek through the forest. Gorilla tracking can be challenging and needs one to be reasonable fit before undertaking to venture into the activity. Gorilla tracking starts at 8:30am and lasts from a few hours to a whole day depending on where the Gorillas where left the previous day. Though Gorilla tracking is the main attraction, the forest is also endowed with 120 species of mammals, 364 species of birds, 202 species of Butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns and many other endangered species. It is a UNESCO designated world Heritage Site popular for Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees, the two great African apes listed as endangered animals in the IUCN Red Data Book. After this memorable experience you will be driven back to the lodge where you will relax, have dinner and spend an overnight
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Over night at buhoma communiyt lodge

    Day 6: DAY 6: DRIVE TO LAKE BUNYONYI AND RELAX

    Stop At: Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Plot 1 Kazooba Road, Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Uganda
    Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then depart for Lake Bunyonyi which literally means a place of very many birds. This lake is the Africa’s second deepest Lake with about 900 meters. This is situated in the south-western part of Uganda and has about 29 islands amongst these include the Punishment Island. This is a beautiful place with beautiful sceneries accompanied by good historical attachments. While on this lake you can opt to do a boat cruise around the lake and visit all the 29 Islands and enjoy the cool breath of the lake. Later relax at the lodge as wait for diner and spend and overnight.
    Duration: 20 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Over night at Bunyonyi Overland Resort, his resort has an incredible view of lake Bunyonyi

    Day 7: 7 DAYS OR TRANSFER TO KAMPALA EARLY IN THE FOR MORNING TO ENTEBBE AND FLY OUT

    Pass By: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala Uganda
    After an early breakfast at the lodge, we will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping. Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala or Entebbe, please let us know.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up all our clients from the Entebbe international airport and from all boarder entry points
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bird's Nest Safaris

Activity ID: V-135535P4

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