DAY 1: ENTEBBE (45 minutes drive from the airport)
Arrival of your flight at Entebbe International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed by our tour leader outside customs and immigration hall and transferred to your hotel. Assisted with check in. If time permits, you will have tour briefing at the lobby. Dinner.
THE BOMA GUEST HOUSE (HB: – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
DAY2: ENTEBBE– kibale national park (7 HOURS DRIVE )
Breakfast at the lodge. Check out by 07h30 and depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch will be en route or if possible depending on arrival time at fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers in the far country side offer us chances of stretching in villages and around tea plantations along the drive as we check in late evening.
Have dinner and a night at a beautiful area bordering Kibale Forest.
PRIMATES LODGE (FB; Lunch (en route picnic) , Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
DAY 3 :KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (CHIMPANZEE TREKKING / BIGODI WALK)
A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08h00 to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
After lunch, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets. Return to the lodge in the evening. Dinner will follow at 19h00. Overnight stay. PRIMATES LODGE (FB; Lunch (en route) , Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
DAY4: KIBALE- QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (4 HRS DRIVE)PM GAME VIEWING DRIVE
After Breakfast, depart for QUEEN ELIZABETH National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park. Arrive and check in at the lodge. Lunch.
Afternoon, depart for game drive on the park. Evening, return to the lodge before sunset for dinner and overnight stay.
MWEYA SAFARI LODGE(FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed and breakfast)
DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (LAUNCH CRUISE&GAME VIEWING DRIVE)– ISHASHA (02H00 DRIVE)
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile allows visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks,warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds.
Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi). The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.
The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community.
The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted.
Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge in the mid morning, followed by lunch. Check out.
This afternoon, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo and crocodiles. The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa. Predators as well as nocturnal animals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons for a drink. In addition, a large number of antelopes like the Waterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob also come here to quench their thirst.
Once through, proceed to Ishasha sector with game drive en route. Arrive in the evening and check in at the camp. Dinner and overnight stay.
ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP (FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed and breakfast)
DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH (GAME VIEWING DRIVE in ISHASHA SECTOR)
After breakfast, you will check out and proceed on a full day game drive with picnic boxes. You may also opt to do 2 game drives a day with hot lunch at the camp.
Transfer to the camp in the late afternoon for check in. The evening will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.
ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP (FB – Lunch (picnic), Dinner, Bed and breakfast)
DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH (ISHASHA SECTOR)/ BWINDI NATIONAL PARK ( 04H00 drive)
ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP(FB – Lunch(picnic), Dinner,08h30: After early breakfast at the lodge, check out and depart for BWINDI impenetrable forest and national park. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 and more live within Bwindi boundaries. Bed and breakfast)
Bwindi National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourist. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white Columbus monkeys. The great blue turacos are often seen and even for a non-bird watcher they are marvelous sight.
Arrive and check in, followed by lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or have a massage as you get ready for your trek on the next day.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: BWINDI (GORILLA TREK – BUHOMA AREA ) – unpredictable time/needs fitness
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You will need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park’s 331 sq. kms of montane and lowland forest jungle lies in southwestern Uganda, 540 kms from Kampala. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and accessible only on foot, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa providing a habitat for over 90 mammals (including 11 primates), 348 species of birds (including 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics), 202 species of butterflies, 163 tree species, over 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and other endangered species. Bwindi is however most notable for her 340 Mountain Gorillas, about half the world’s population of this critically endangered primate.
After tracking, come back to the lodge for late lunch. The afternoon will be at leisure to rest and enjoy the amazing scenery.
Dinner and overnight.
BWINDI LODGE ((FB: – Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
Day 9: BWINDI – LAKE MBURO (05 hours drive) BOAT TRIP
Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Depart for LAKE MBURO National Park. Arrive and check in at the lodge. Lunch.
This afternoon, you will proceed on a boatride at the lake.
A boat trip on Lake Mburo is the best way to see the lake and its inhabitants. It is particularly good for water birds (especially Finfoot and Fish Eagles) but you will also come across hippos, crocodiles and other animals coming down for a drink.
The boat trip takes approximately 1½ hours. Lifejackets are available at the landing site also in children’s sizes. The boat is small, holding a maximum of fourteen and has a covered roof.
Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
MIHINGO LODGE(FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
Day 10: LAKE MBURO – ENTEBBE ( 05 HOURS DRIVE) AM GAME DRIVEQ DEPART
Rise early, tea or coffee and proceed for a game drive in Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.
Return to the lodge Breakfast. Check out and drive Entebbe. Arrive at the Entebbe International Airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and proceed to check in for your outbound flight (TBA)
WISHING YOU AN EXCELLENT TRIP
- Meet and greet on arrival
- Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
- Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in itinerary
- Meals as shown (HB – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast,FB-Full board-Lunch, dinner, Bed and breakfast)
- All visits and extra meals where mentioned
- Exclusive use of a 4WD safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Services of a professional and experienced English speaking Uber Luxe safari driver guide
- Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
- All extra meals and activities mentioned in the program
- Park and activity fees and game drives where indicated
- 1 chimp permit (US$ 220.-) per person
- 1 Gorilla permit (US$ 600.- per person
- Emergency Medical Evacuation Services
- Our assistance
- International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
- entry visa fees,
- optional extras whilst in Uganda
- drinks throughout the trip,
- tips and gratuities,
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc
– In case of non-availability, we may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges of similar category.
– Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
– All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel.
TERMS OF CANCELLATION
The parties involved shall agree the specific terms of cancellation on each case.
Under the Uganda Legislation, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges:-
60-46 days prior to arrival: No charge, room release
45-14 days prior to arrival: 10%
14-07 days prior to arrival: 25%
07-03 days prior to arrival: 50%
03 days-to no show : 100%
FORCE MAJEUR CIRCUMSTANCES
In case either party suffers force majeur circumstances (that are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.