Tour overview

Visit three of Uganda’s amazing national parks. Trek chimps in Kibale Forest National Park, see animals of the savanna on game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and trek Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during this unforgettable adventure.

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Start the safari with transfer to Kibale Forest National Park in the morning with the target to have lunch in Fort portal. (If you arrive from abroad the day before a night at a hotel can be added.) A punctuation of stopovers in the far country side offer us chances of stretching in villages and around tea plantations along the drive as we check in late evening. Have a night in a beautiful area close to a crater lake bordering Kibale Forest.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park
Best Time to VisitDecember to February and June to July
High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best WeatherJune to July and December to February (Least rain)
Accommodation:
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

  • Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Chimp trekking experience

Kibale forest national park is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees. During your morning chimps trekking you will see them close and capture shots of our closest cousins in the Jungle in their frenzy exciting moods grooming! Besides the chimps 9 different species of Monkeys are found in this forest, for example red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies. In the forest canopy colored aviation creatures-butterflies and various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo and the superb black bee eater can be spotted. After the trek we start the transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Drive further southwards with the Rwenzori ranges (Longest in Africa) in view or drive through the crater lakes in the hills through to sample out the surprising diversity of Savannah trees and wild life! Reach the lodge and enjoy the impressive view over Queen Elizabeth national park as we sigh and reset fatigue and stress, to point zero.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park
Accommodation:
Elephant Hab Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth

Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park in the cool morning. We go for an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas and many more species that are residents to this park are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland spots as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes. After lunch in the afternoon it is time for the 3pm boat-cruise on Kazinga channel, lasts 2 hours. Here you have the chance to spot hippos, buffaloes, crocodiles and more along the banks of the channel.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to VisitJanuary to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best WeatherJune to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation:
Elephant Hab Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi

Transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi, this area is known for its tree-climbing lions. In Ishasha we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis and the southern version of Elephants to hopefully get the Lions high in the fig tree branches. Continue the transfer to Bwindi Imspenetrable NP. Here you will experience a change in the landscape from flat savanna, via cultivated hills to jungel covered mountains. (If we reach early we can do a walk and mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers).

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Best Time to VisitJune to August and December to February
High SeasonJune to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best WeatherJune to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation:
Gorilla Mist Camp

  • Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have an early breakfast and get redy for the big highlight of this safari. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants, the mountain gorillas, and on this day you get to meet them. You will set off into the forest with a specialized guide, trek through beautiful nature and finally get to spend one hour in the area where the mountain gorillas are. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest Elephants, Statungas and Dikers. After the trek transfer to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

  • Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Transfer to Entebbe

Have an early morning breakfast and embark on the drive back to Kampala with a stopover at equator and lunch in Masaka. Drive back through to Kampala/Entebbe. (If leaving Uganda straight away you can either have a late evening flight or add a night to fly out the next day.).

Main Destination:
Entebbe
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.