Highlights

* Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

* Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park

* Game drives & safari boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo Parks

* Unique cultural encounters & community visits

* Search for the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha

*Save approximately USD $800 per person (sharing) or over $2,000 if travelling solo when you join our group tours*

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe

On arrival into Entebbe you will be greeted by our specialist airport team and assisted to Airport Guest House.

Time permitting, you may wish to organise additional activities in Entebbe.

Overnight: Airport Guest House (Bed and Breakfast)

 

Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park

After a morning safari briefing over coffee, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. There will be a stop on the way at the equator point for photographs and souvenirs.

Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo where many birds are seen as well as hippos and crocodiles and elephants.

Overnight: Rwakobo Rock Lodge (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Enjoy a morning game drive before transferring to Bwindi National Park.

As you journey through the Kigezi Highlands, with terraced farming and mountain scenery you will see why it is often called the “Switzerland of Africa”.

Arrive at the small town of Buhoma on the edge of Bwindi Forest where you stay for two nights.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you will come face to face with the great apes as you trek the mountain gorillas on the wildlife encounter of a lifetime.

After, you may wish to take a walk down to the river, browse the souvenir stalls in Buhoma, visit the local women’s craft group or have a tour of the village school.

There is also the option to take a guided community walk with the BATWA tribe and learn about their fascinating history in the forest (extra cost applies).

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you journey to the southern region of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, known as the Ishasha sector. This part of the park is famous for sightings of tree-climbing lions.

You should reach your lodge in the mid afternoon, in time to relax and enjoy the views of the crater lakes.

Overnight: Parkview Safari Lodge (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Enjoy an early morning game drive where you search for Lions and bush game. If you depart early enough you may even spot a leopard on the move in the early morning sun.

In the afternoon, embark on a shared safari boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which is home a variety of water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and waterbucks.

En-route back to the lodge, enjoy a visit Kataara Women’s Handicraft Centre; a fascinating initiative and a great place to pick up gifts to take home.

Overnight: Parkview Safari Lodge (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park

This morning you will be transfer to the outskirts of Kibale Forest where you stay for one night.

In the afternoon, enjoy a nature walk at the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. This is a wonderful opportunity to view 200+ bird species and 8 varieties of primates, including the black & white colobus monkey, red colobus monkey and vervet monkey.

Bigodi is also a great example ensuring both local residents and tourism benefit economically.

Overnight: Kibale Guest Cottages (Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Today you meet the second of the great apes as you trek the chimpanzees. Although sightings are never guaranteed, Kibale offers the most reliable viewings and it is often possible to get very close to the chimpanzees, as they forage or rest in the open spaces.

After your trek, continue to Fort Portal for lunch before continuing onward to Entebbe.

* Please note that the transfer to Entebbe takes around 6-7 hrs. Please book onward flights departing after 9.00pm to allow sufficient time for check-in.

Tour Code

WBU8(GROUPTOUR)2020

Price

From: USD $3,655 per person (based on two people sharing Jul-Dec 2020)

** Please contact us for pricing on other months or for solo traveller rates.

Tour Dates 2020

5-12th Jan, 2-9th Feb, 1-8th March, 5-12th April, 3-10th May, 7-14th June, 5-12th July, 2-9th Aug, 6-13 Sept, 4-11th Oct, 1-8th Nov, 6-13th Dec

Additional gorilla treks or a safari in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania or elsewhere in Africa can easily be added (at extra cost).

Tour Dates 2021

4-11th Jan, 2-9th Feb, 1-8th March, 5-12th April, 3-10th May, 7-14th June, 5-12th July, 2-9th Aug, 6-13 Sept, 3-10th Oct, 1-8th Nov, 5-12th Dec

Additional gorilla treks or a safari in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania or elsewhere in Africa can easily be added (at extra cost).

Price Includes

 Airport assistance on arrival

 Private transfers and transportation (maximum 7 people per vehicle)

 Game drives in Lake Mburo, Ishasha and Kasenyi Sectors of Queen Elizabeth

 Safari boat cruises on Kazinga Channel

 Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

 1 x Gorilla trekking permit per person

 1 x Chimpanzee trekking permit per person

 Park fees

 Cultural and community visits

 Bottled mineral water in vehicle

 Accommodation

 Meals as listed

 AMREF evacuation insurance is also included – we will evacuate you to the nearest private hospital but you are required to have medical insurance to cover medical bills from that point.

Price Excludes

 International Flights

 Visas

 Travel Insurance

 Meals in Entebbe

 Drinks

 Laundry Service

 Tipping

 Porter Hire

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