Tour overview

8 Days Uganda Safari To Bwindi, Queen and Kibale National Park

An 8 Days Uganda safari to the famous Ugandan game parks; Bwindi which is a famous spot for the endangered mountain gorillas, queen Elizabeth which is also prominent for its tree-climbing lions and Kibale a hub for the stunning chimpanzees. An 8 Days Uganda tour to these picturesque parks will leave you with great memories.

Items to bring for the 8 Days Uganda tour to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale National park

  • Small daypack
  • Mosquito repellent (containing DEET)
  • A rain jacket
  • A jumper/sweater for chilly evenings
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Long-sleeved top and trousers for Gorilla tracking
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking boots / Flip flops
  • Spending money
  • & of course, don’t forget your camera!

Brief itinerary for your 8 days Uganda tour to BWINDI, QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND KIBALE NP

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game drive/ Launch cruise

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale NP

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking

Day 8:  Departure

Included

  • The cost of ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • All game drives
  • Boat trip

Not Included

  • Flight Fares
  • Visa fees
  • Airport taxes
  • Expenses on Items of a personal nature like Laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping and any extra expenses

Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide from Gorilla Safari Experience who will then drive you to your lodge/hotel in Kampala.

*Accommodations:
Cassia lodge:
Fairway Hotel

*Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
*Travel Time: 20 – 30 mins drive (From Airport to Hotel)

Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest

Your safari guide will meet you and go off for Bwindi impenetrable forest National park. This picturesque drive takes approximately eight hours and therefore the drive takes you through the grasslands of Ankole, outstanding for its long-horned Bos taurus (cattle). Continue through the highlands of Kigezi with their magnificently terraced hills usually referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.
Here you will have lunch break and chance to stretch your legs. Continue with the journey through striking vista sighting the volcanic Virunga Mountains on a clear day. Arrive in Bwindi National Park in the evening. This park is the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. There are also a wide diversity of primates to see including the blue and red-tailed monkeys in this dense green forest. You take an early sleep to be able to wake up early the following day for your tour.
*Accommodations:
Luxury Mahogany springs
Midrange Kitandara Tented camp
Basic Buhoma community Bandas
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 8-10 hrs

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest

Very early in the morning after an early breakfast and guides briefing, hit the road for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be arduous, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfy boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on earplugs for those who feel itchy with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be produced accessible by the park rangers for those who need one. Return to the elated camp to save a drink from the meeting with mates.
If you have the energy, go for village walks, see how local people live, visit the medicine man!
*Accommodations:
Luxury Mahogany springs
Midrange Kitandara Tented camp
Basic Buhoma community Bandas
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We will leave early for Queen Elizabeth National Park with our packed lunch. We're going to drive through Queen Elizabeth's southern industry known as Ishasha, prominent for their tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park conservatory. Among other species, we'll see buffalo, topi and hippo. It is a tremendous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha.

After checking in and having some time to loosen up, we will head for a late afternoon game drive. Elephants, hippos, waterbucks, warthogs and others are often spotted.

*Accommodations:
Luxury Mweya Safari lodge
Midrange Kyambura game lodge
Basic Ihamba lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 5 hrs

Day 5: Game drive/ Launch cruise

After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive on to the undulating plains where you can view Lions, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo and Elephant as well as many of the other mammals of the park. Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters favor these regions to select just a few. This is a beautiful drive through Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savanna down to Albert Lake where the Albert Nile heads north to Sudan.
In the afternoon, a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the chance to view wildlife up close: hippo’s puff and spray measly feet away from the boat, buffalo loiter in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to a collection of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this magnificent afternoon, a slow drive back to the Lodge.
*Accommodations:
Luxury Mweya Safari lodge
Midrange Kyambura game lodge
-Basic Ihamba lodge:
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale NP

Following breakfast and a morning game drive, we will depart to Kibale Forest National Park. We will leave the park via the Northern Crater Area, with gorgeous lake and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley; this is truly the most spectacular scenery in the park. We will then continue to Fort Portal town arriving in the late afternoon.
*Accommodations:
Luxury Ndali lodge
OR
Kyaninga Game lodge
Midrange Primates lodge Kibale
Basic Chimpanzee Guesthouse
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking

A relatively early morning begin to report at 08.00am to the steward station in Kibale National Park to monitor accustomed chimps – these funny monkeys, closer to humans than any other living creature, are great fun to watch as they bicker and play in fruit trees. There are more than 13 species of primates in the incredibly diverse forest, including red Colobus monkey, the rare L'Hoest, blue monkey, grey manufacture, pottos, black-faced vervet monkeys, baboons and bush babies. A network of dappled forest trails provides plenty to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 recorded species including the ground thrush of the endemic Prirogrine. The indefinable forest elephant, lower and more hairy than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally to the park's advanced portion, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen antelope species.
If you have energy in the afternoon, you will go for a guided stroll in Bigodi Swamp to look for various species of birds such as the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other exceptional species, as well as discover the fruiting trees that attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.

*Accommodations:
Luxury Ndali lodge OR Kyaninga Game lodge
Midrange Primates lodge Kibale
Basic Chimpanzee Guesthouse
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast we will head off to Kampala arriving in the afternoon.
Meal Plan: Half Board (Breakfast & lunch)
Travel Time: 7 hrs.

END OF 8 DAYS SAFARI TO BWINDI, QUEEN ELIZABETH AND KIBALE NP