6 Days Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi
Day 01: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, Bigodi Swamp Walk
You will be picked up at around 7:00 am from your hotel by our guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Kibale Forest, about 5 hours drive. Post lunch, you will be taken for Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary walk. Hopefully you will spot the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the shoebill stork. This is nothing to be missed. You will meet some of the primates here, even a chimpanzee at times. Also, bushbucks, mongooses and many more can also be found here. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Lodge.
Day 02 Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning around 6:30 am. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This will take around two and a half hours of drive. You will arrive in the evening. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Engiri Game Lodge.
Day 03: Game Drive and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Transfer to Ishasha Sector.
Your day will begin early by 6:30 am. The sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn, you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big Four”,
You will finish your game drive and return to the accommodation just in time for lunch. After your lunch, you will go for a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward.
You will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.
After the boat cruise, transfer to Ishasha Sector for dinner and your overnight at The River Ishasha Lodge.
Day 04: Game Drive at Ishasha Sector and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You’ll have early morning game drives at Ishasha sector to see the tree-climbing lions, if you are lucky. Post lunch, transfer to Bwindi National park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harbouring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas—roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain-forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.
With a strenuous day ahead, you will check into your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day. Dinner and your overnight accommodation will be provided at: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.
Day 5 Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi Tour.
Have an early morning breakfast and move to the park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. Trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours.
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the gorillas once sited. Afterwards, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda.
It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. You will take a canoe on this lake. Later, dinner and your overnight will be at Safari Resort.
Day 06: Hike around Lake Bunyonyi and Later Transfer to Entebbe
After breakfast, you will hike around different hills and the landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake. After you wards, you will be transferred back to Entebbe with lunch en-route. where tour end!
Cost US$ 2480 p/p
Min of 2 people.
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- Park fees(For non-residents)
- Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water(On all days)
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)