8 Days of Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale, game drive and boat ride at Queen Elizabeth and Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Safari Overview

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe – Transfer to hotel

You will be picked up from the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight: Laico/Ariport Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Entebbe – Transfer to Fort Portal (Kibale Forest)

Have breakfast then depart for Fort Portal town where Kibale Forest is. This is the Western part of Uganda with scenic route of tea and banana plantations. There are small lakes and channels around the town.

Arrive in time for lunch and relax the rest of the afternoon.

Overnight: Kyaninga Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking

Arise early for Chimp tracking.

Kibale Forest hosts the highest number of primates in the world. This forest is a perfect place to meet the Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Other species that you will see are monkeys. You will have 1 hour with the Chimp. Return to the lodge and have lunch. Afternoon is spent on leisure or swamp walk around the area where you will meet communities living in the area.

Overnight: Kyaninga Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Kibale – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast then depart for Queen Elizabeth, Uganda’s 2nd largest park which sits on the base of Ruwenzori Mountain ranges and next to Lake Edward and Lake George. The journey to the park is a scenic one.

The park hosts Elephants, Uganda Kob, Gazelle, Warthog, Waterbuck, hippos, bufallos and tree climbing lions. Check in at the lodge and relax.

Overnight: The Bush Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Morning Game Drive & Boat Safari

Have early breakfast at the lodge then head out for a game drive.  During the drive, you will meet Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.

Return later to the lodge for lunch. Relax and later have a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake Edward and Lake George.

Expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of stay in Queen Elizabeth.

After the boat-safari you game drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: The Bush Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: To Lake Mutanda/ Bwindi Forest

After breakfast head to Bwindi, Buhoma region. This is a long ride but very scenic. Arrive in time for late lunch. The rest of the afternoon is spent with relaxation.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Silverback Lodge/Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Valley Lodge or Bwindi Lodge by Volcanoes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Another highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it may take two to eight hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorilla. But it will be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Note: For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes. After trekking, we depart for Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda. This area is often called the ”the ittle switzerland of Uganda” and boasts one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Overnight: Birds Nest Resort at Bunyonyi/Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi – Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

After breakfast, depart for Entebbe or Kampala with lunch stop at the Equator. Arrive in Entebbe or Kampala in evening for either an overnight or departure.

End of safari!

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