This 8-day Uganda safari takes you from Kampala-Uganda and back again, giving you the chance to explore the country’s western region and its amazing wildlife and scenery. You’ll get to visit Lake Mburo National Park, where you can spot zebras and other animals like antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis, plus hippos, crocodiles and over 332 bird species. Then it’s on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – home of the mountain gorillas, plus 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 346 bird species and 202 butterfly species. After that, check out Queen Elizabeth National Park and its tree-climbing lions, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water bucks and chimpanzees, plus over 600 bird species. Finally, you’ll get to Kibale National Park to look for chimpanzees, white and black colobus, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and vervet monkeys, as well as 300 bird species. Get ready for 8 days of incredible sights and memories!
Our driver guide will meet you in Kampala at 7:00 am and will drive west of the country to Lake Mburo National Park having a stopover at the drum makers center called Mpambire and also at the Equator to take photographs. When you reach the park have lunch at the lodge and set out for a game drive through the park where you will take a glance on different animals like the Zebras that are found almost everywhere in the park. Later in the evening head to the lodge for dinner and spend a night.
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On this day at 6:30 am after your breakfast begin your journey to the Southwestern part to Bwindi Forest, passing via Mbarara town which is endowed with beautiful landscapes, also you will see various rolling hills with terraces, it is such a great journey with all these sights. Upon reaching the park check in at the lodge of your choice and just relax there the whole evening as you get ready for the next door. Dine and overnight there
Have breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch where you will be briefed by the professional Park rangers. By 8:00 am you will be accompanied by the park rangers as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas. You might need a walking stick if you are not physically fit enough also considering using potters to carry your luggage just in case you have and you pay them a small amount of money for labor. Trekking may take between 2 and 8 hours and the moment to you see and start interacting with the gorillas only one hour is given to you.
After trekking, return to the lodge to unwind and later in the evening take a walk in various communities such as in Batwa community where you will interact with them and learn a lot from them before you retire at the lodge.
Enjoy your breakfast and after transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through the Ishasha sector which is home to tree climbing lions. The park has a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and many others. When you arrive have lunch at the lodge and go for a late afternoon game drive where you will be able to see the above animals and many more together with birds. Have dinner and an Overnight.
Today you will be very early as you will have breakfast at 6:00 am after which you will immediately start off the game drive, why you have to be early is because you will be able to see the morning risers like the lions, solitary buffaloes, kobs, elephants etc. It is such a great and exciting time as you can easily see these animals closely. Later head back to the lodge for lunch as get ready for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is home to various species like birds such as malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, and animals like crocodiles, elephants, hippos and many more. Basically cruising on the Kazinga is one of the most eye-catching activities in the park. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Have tasty breakfast and have a morning game drive and also visit the baboon cliffs where you will be introduced to amazing and beautiful sceneries. Have lunch at the lodge and embark on your journey to Kibale forest national park which is home to Chimpanzees; it is approximately a 2 to 3 hours drive. Arrive in the evening and have dinner and spend an overnight.
The amazing day is this; have breakfast early enough, leave the lodge for the park headquarters with enough bottled drinking water, where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. After briefing, embark on trekking through the forest at around 8:00am guided by an armed park ranger. Nothing is as amazing as having time with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. You will also see other primates like golden monkeys, grey checked Mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, bush babies, among others; you will also spot a number of birds.
After trekking, return and have lunch at the lodge and go for a walk in the Bigodi wetland in the afternoon. You will meet different people that stay there also will see different birds like the Great Blue Turaco and more primates like the bush pigs, otters, baboons among others.
After your hefty breakfast, leave the park and drive to Kampala via Mubende, where you will be in line to see beautiful scenic views found in this area. You will enjoy lunch still in Mubende and thereafter continue to Kampala. Your driver guide will either leave you at your accommodation facility in Kampala or take you to the Airport in Entebbe just in case you are having your flight back home.