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Things To Do In Uganda

Uganda is a very diverse destination with many unique activities that you can do while on a safari. This a complete Guide highlighting the top things to do in Uganda  while on a safari.

Tour Overview

This safari is going to allow you trek two of the apes that have a lot of character that has semblance to that of humans that’s the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable the chimps I n kibale national park, plus the ones in kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park. During this tour you will also see various wildlife, birdlife and the aquatic life too. You will also engage in a community walk to see the locals.

Tour Highlights

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  • Day 1: Airport pick.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park.
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Tour.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura.
  • Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi National Park.
  • Day 7: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking.
  • Day 8: Depart for Kampala.

Activity highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking Kibale and Bigodi Nature Walk
  • Queen Elizabeth Game drive and Kazinga boat cruise
  • Ishasha sector tree-climbing lion viewing
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking and Batwa pygmies cultural encounter

8 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Airport pick up and transfer to your hotel in Kampala

As soon as you reach at Entebbe international airport, meet and be greeted by our company safari guide who will then welcome you and carry your luggage to the car there after drive you to the hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Forest Cottages (budget)
  • Cassia Lodge(mid-range)
  • Kampala Serena Hotel(luxury)

Destination:  Kampala

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have breakfast at your hotel and then head towards fort port while here you will have your lunch break as you also stretch up and then proceed through the scenic hills of Kibale as you have a view of the agriculture that the local people tend to earn a living from. On arrival at Kibale national park which will be in the evening, you will check-in dinner and sleepover.

Accommodation Options:

  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House(budget)
  • Kibale Forest  Camp (mid-range)
  • Primates Lodge(luxury)

Destination: Kibale National Park

Day 3: Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Tour

Endeavor to wake early enough right in time to have your morning meal, thereafter head to kibale headquarters for the briefing before you engage in trekking the chimps. You will then head to the forest and beging your search the time spent in the search will depend on the movement of these amazing creatures, then when you find them you will proceed through observing them carefully as they do their daily activities among which is feeding playing caring for their young ones and a lot more, take pictures if you choose as you enjoy the moment. While in the forest you will also have sight of other primates like the managabeys, pottos, colobus monkeys, bush babies and a lot of others. After all that head back to the hotel freshen up have lunch and head for your last activity which in this case will be the Bigodi swamp walk, this will also provide you with sights of the bird species in the swamp and more plant cover plus some other the end of the activity head back to the lodge for dinner and nights rest.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast then embark on a three hours eventful drive heading east of Rwenzori mountains. You will then reach Mweya right on time for your lunch meal. Thereafter proceed for one of the most rewarding activities which is a boat ride along the kazinga channel where you will be in sight of the aquatic wildlife and some of the birdlife in Queen Elizabeth national park. After the activity, you will head for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Bush Lodge(budget)
  • Marafiki Safari Lodge(mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury)

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura

Early morning breakfast then head for a game drive to see the animals as they rise up ,you will the lions and other animals feed on the small ones mostly the antelopes, you will be in position to see a lot of wild animals. Take closer looks as you also take pictures, there after head for your lunch meal and then the afternoon activity which will be chimp trekking in kyambura Gorge or you could alternatively engage in a forest walk in maramagambo forest upon your choosing and the quoted prices. Then back to Mweya safari lodge or any other for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Serve breakfast after you have woken up and head to the car to be on the road as you head to Bwindi impenetrable passing through the Ishashas sector of Queen Elizabeth national park you will be in view of a variety of animals species among which you will find the tree-climbing lions, Uganda Kob, Topi, Elephants, Buffalos and a lot more. You’re expected to reach late in the afternoon since it will take you some few hours to get there. While at the park check in and then have late lunch, you can proceed for a community walk if you feel like it, then dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Broad bill camp(budget)
  • Gorilla Mist Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla lodge(mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury)

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will wake up, serve early breakfast and then drive to the park headquaters for briefing before you embark on your search for the rare mountain gorillas in the forest. You will then penetrate through the forest to begin your search and the time frame taken in the forest during g the search will depend on the movement of the gorillas. When you finally land on them as you follow the instructions from the briefing you will have a full hour to observe the gorillas and take photos definitely without a flash light because it affects the end of the overwhelming activity of meeting the cousins to human you will then head back freshen up dinner and nights rest at Gorilla forest camp or Buhoma community bandas.

Day 8: Depart For Kampala

Prepare to drive to Kampala immediately after your breakfast meal .you will have lunch en-route and you will reach the city in the evening hours. Check-in at either Sheraton hotel of Serena for dinner and overnight depending on the reservation.

End Of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity
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