06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS DISCOVER UGANDA SAFARI

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Overview

Discover the best of Uganda with this unique tour! Enjoy the flexibility and personalized service of a small group guided tour with unforgettable primate and wildlife encounters, cultural interactions and overnights in traditional and adventurous safari lodges.

Your safari at a glance:

Day Destination Standard accommodation Superior accommodation Meal plan
1 Arrival in Entebbe Karibu Guesthouse Protea Hotel
2 Lake Mburo NP Rwaboko Rock Mihingo Lodge B-L-D
3 Bwindi NP Silverback Lodge Mahogany Springs B-L-D
4 Bwindi NP Silverback Lodge Mahogany Springs B-L-D
5 Kibale Forest NP Primate Lodge

Standard cottage

Primate Lodge

Luxury cottage

B-L-D
6 Kibale Forest NP Primate Lodge

Standard cottage

Primate Lodge

Luxury cottage

B-L-D
7 Entebbe B-L

 

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

 

Safari Highlights:

  • •Safari walk in Lake Mburo NP • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest • Search of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth NP • Visit to a local primary school • Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Karibu Gues thouse or Protea Hotel Entebbe.

** Note: the airport pick up will be arranged by your guesthouse or hotel. **

Day 2
Entebbe – Lake Mburo NP 6 hours / 340 km

After breakfast we will head southwest to Lake Mburo National Park. On our way we will pass
the UgandanEquator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. In the afternoon we enter Lake Mburo National Park, check in at your accommodation located on the top of a hill and enjoy the wonderful views. After lunch we shall enjoy an evening game drive and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock or Mihingo Lodge.(B-L-D)

LakeMburo is the smallest national park in Uganda and conveniently located in the west of the country. Despite of its size, the area offers amazing scenery. The five lakes are surrounded by forested hills, open savannah, acacia woodland and papyrus swamps. Wildlife includes some special species such as impalas, zebras and the gigantic elands, which are almost nowhere else found in the country. Lake Mburo is an excellent place for bird watching as well. About 315 species are recorded in this area. Besides exploring the network of game tracks by car, guided safari walks and boat rides on Lake Mburo can also be arranged.
New: in July 2015 giraffes were translocated from Murchison Falls to Lake Mburo NP!

Day 3
Lake Mburo NP – Bwindi Forest NP 5 hours / 390 km

Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the African bush! Before breakfast enjoy a guided bush walk with opportunities for a close encounter with Uganda’s wildlife! We shall thereafter return to the lode for a quick breakfast and depart for BwindiImpenetrableForestNationalPark, home of the endangered mountain gorillas.

En route we shall stop atIgongo Cultural Centrefor lunch. The cultural centre illustrates the culture and traditional way of life of the local tribes in this area, including a museum, garden with indigenous trees and plants and traditional homesteads.

Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodgeor Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Day 4
Gorilla tracking

Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!

Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling with the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!

Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge or Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Day 5
Bwindi NP – Queen Elizabeth NP – Kibale Forest NP 7 hours / 450 km

After an early breakfast we head to another tropical rainforest. En route we will pass the vast savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park where we will go in search of the treeclimbinglions.
Enjoy a picnic lunch before we proceed towards the foothills of the “Mountains of the Moon” and finally reach Kibale Forest National Park, for an overnight in the middle of the African jungle.
Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge standard cottagesorPrimate Lodge luxury cottages. (B-L-D)

Day 6
Kibale Forest NP & Bigodi Village

Today the forest opens for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. After a pre-tracking briefing at walking distance from your accommodation, you will start your hike adventure into the forest. Follow the footsteps of a large habituated family of chimpanzees, with over 120 individuals, that has made Kibale one of the best locations in Africa for chimp viewing.
En route your guide will explain more about the forest and the other inhabitants, including other primates and birds such as the blue breasted Kingfisher, black billed Turaco, Pied Hornbill, Chestnut winged Starlings and many more.

Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will stay with them for one unforgettable hour as they continue their daily routine – growling, grooming, feeding, taking care of the young ones and agilely climbing up trees. It certainly is one unforgettable wildlife encounter and the hour is always over too soon.

After your forest walk, return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we transferto Bigodi Village for a community walk that will bring you closer to the local tribe that lives in this area. Accompanied by a local guide, who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle, you will follow the village path and visit a primary school, traditional homesteads and learn more about the crops in the fields.
Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge standard cottages orPrimate Lodge luxury cottages. (B-L-D)

Day 7
Kibale Forest NP – Entebbe 6-7 hours / 410 km

Time to say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa! After breakfast we calmly head back towards the capital city with lunch en route. Look out for the black-and-white colobus monkeys which are hiding along the road. From Kampala we continue to Entebbe where you will be dropped at the International Airport in time for your night flight.(B-L)

Travel tip: Book a day room at The Boma in Entebbe to freshen up and relax (available until 21.00 hr), before you are being transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your return flight!

Cost Includes

  • - Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • - Gorilla permit
  • - Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle (Minibus)
  • - English speaking driver/guide
  • - Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
  • - Meals as described in the itinerary
  • - Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • - Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • - Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • - Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
  • - Detailed map of Uganda
  • - AMREF Evacuation Air Ambulance insurance
  • - VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Cost Excludes

  • - International flight
  • - Visa (USD $100, available upon arrival)
  • - Optional activities
  • - Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • - Items of personal nature
  • - Tips

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06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS DISCOVER UGANDA SAFARI
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