9 days Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Lions Safari

See some of Uganda’s top wildlife spots on this safari: Queen Elizabeth National Park for chimpanzee tracking and to find the tree-climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for the amazing experience gorilla tracking and Lake Mburo National Park for great game viewing on a morning or evening game drive.

per adult from

$4,603

NZD

Duration

9 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Accommodation x 8
    • English speaking guide/driver
    • All entrances
    • All Park entry fees
    • Airport pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Mburo National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
    What's excluded :
    • Tips for the guides
    • Third party/health insurance/Travel insurance
    • Souvenirs
    • Visa Processing
    • Flight bookings
    • Air Ticket
    • Gorilla permit
    • Chimpanzee permit

  • Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

    Stop At: Kampala, Uganda
    Our experienced drivers/guides will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel for the night.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at ICU Guesthouse

    Day 2: Kampala city tour

    Stop At: Kampala, Uganda
    In the morning after breakfast, our guide will pick you up for a tour around Kampala. Visit places such as Gadafi Mosque, Uganda Museum, King’s Palace, Bahai Temple, Kasubi Tombs and many others. You will then go for a local lunch before being transferred back to your hotel to get ready for the next day’s journey.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend another night at ICU Guesthouse

    Day 3: Transfer to Fort Portal

    Stop At: Fort Portal, Uganda
    In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel for the drive to Fort Portal in the western Uganda region. Stop on the way for a Ugandan snack (Rolex), then proceed to Fort Portal for lunch. Continue to the hot springs and, if time allows, go to the crater lakes before heading to the hotel.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend a night at Turraco treetops

    Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    In the morning after breakfast, you start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing by the Equator, a cement factory and Mountain Rwenzori on the way. On arrival at the park, you can decide to do either a boat cruise or an evening game drive. Spend a night in the park.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend a night at Engiri game lodge and campsite

    Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking at Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    Early in the morning you set off on your chimpanzee tracking activity, with the chance to seeing other animals while tracking the chimps within the park. Afterwards drive to Ishasha for the night as the guide goes through the activity for the next day, a game drive to find the climbing lions and other species.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend a night at Enjojo lodges

    Day 6: Game drive to find Climbing Lions

    Stop At: Ishasha, Uganda
    Go on a morning game drive to find the climbing lions as well as other wildlife. After the game drive, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to get ready for the next activity, which is gorilla tracking the following day. Spend the night at Bwindi.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Spend a night at Bwindi guesthouse

    Day 7: Gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the starting point for gorilla tracking. There will be a briefing as you’re given groups/tracking team. Gorilla tracking might take up to 8 hours so you will be provided packed lunch. Afterwards, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up and prepare for departure the next day.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Another night at Bwindi guesthouse

    Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

    Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
    In the morning, set off to Lake Mburo National Park where you can do either an evening or morning game drive depending on your preference. Spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Leopard Camp rest

    Day 9: Drive back to Kampala / Airport

    Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
    Early in the morning, we shall decide either to go for a morning game drive or to drive back to Kampala. We shall have lunch on the way preferably at the equator, and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Kampala, Uganda
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick them up from any place they want to be picked upAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • When tracking the chimpanzee and gorillas, you should be having some level of fitness because it involves some hiking while tracking the gorillas and chimpanzees
    • You should have walking/hiking shoes, jacket/sweater, hat on this Safari
    • The official currency in Uganda is Ugandan shillings. US Dollars are widely accepted which are printed after 2006.
    • You should be 15 year and above to do this Safari
    • Solo Travelers can join this Safari
    • Wildlife permits (Chimpanzee and Gorilla permits) are not included
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Dark Hills Uganda

Activity ID: V-178726P9

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