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8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari

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8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari

This 8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari will show you the best of what Uganda has to offer. The trip features a grassland savannah, tree-climbing lions, gorilla and chimp tracking. Other wildlife, and a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. You will stay in some of Uganda’s finest luxury lodges.

Safari destinations

Kibale Forest National park

known for being “The Primate Capital of the World” having about 1500 Chimpanzees. Which gives a great opportunity for Chimpanzee trekking and Habituation, the park is located in Kabarole District. It is also a home to 120 mammal species like warthogs, bushbucks, bush pigs, antelopes, and over 300 bird species like hornbills, black billed turaco, kingfisher, weavers, cuckoos, purple breasted sunbird, and crowned eagle among other bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wild game viewing. Queen Elizabeth National Park dubbed as “The Medley of Wonders”. The park has a variety of offerings ranging from a visit to the Salty lake in Katwe, various mammal species of about 95 like the tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector, the 4 members of the Big 5 like Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions among other species like Antelopes, spotted hyenas, Hippos and endangered chimpanzees. The park also offers over 600 bird species to the birders like the grey crowned crane, handsome francolin, martial eagle, grey crowned heron among others and also an insight of the Nile crocodiles, Giant Hippos at Kazinga channel. You will experience the nature smile of Africa! 8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari

Bwindi impenetrable forest National park

For the wonderful and more thrilling mountain gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South Western region of Uganda in Kanungu district. It is best known for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Experience, The Park has almost half of the Word’s population of Mountain Gorillas with a population of about 459 individual mountain gorillas, 21 habituated gorilla families in the different sectors of the park like Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija which gives a great opportunity for Gorilla Trekking g and Gorilla Habituation.

Day 1: Arrival and Pickup from Entebbe International Airport

You will arrive at the Entebbe International Airport and be warmly welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the 8-Days Uganda Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari and you will be transferred to your hotel in Kampala. If times allows you can do a city tour depending on the time of your arrival, you will explore the vibrant and chaotic city of Kampala. You’ll discover historical and political sites including the ancient tombs of the Kabakas, where the Buganda people laid their kings to rest, or the Bahai Temple.

Eat out: Kampala is a town full of culinary wonders. You can stray out from your hotel to taste some of the eclectic cuisine of the region including Kampala’s delicious Indian food. Dinner and Overnight Stay.

Day 2: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Rise up early morning for a hot breakfast and get ready to hit the road with your driver guide to Kibale Forest National Park. Leave early from Kampala city through the scenic tea plantation to Fort Portal (Western part of Uganda) where you will stop for lunch. Kibale is particularly alluring to nature lovers known for its excellent chimp tracking and birding, worth also noting having the highest concentration of primates in East Africa of about 13 primates. Such include chimps, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest and blue monkeys. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest. Dinner and overnight stay. You will stay at a wonderful lodge, Turaco Tree Tops with spacious rooms and amazing views. The Journey takes about 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and Overnight Stay.

 

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee trekking – Bigodi swamp walk

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the park headquarters where you will join other trackers who will have come for the afternoon trek at the ranger’s post. After a short briefing by one of the park officials, you will be allocated a ranger guide who will lead the group into the forest to find the chimpanzees. It is said that there are over 1500 chimpanzees in this forest making it one of the best places for chimpanzee trekking in Africa. During the trek, you will also encounter other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons etc. Birds like Yellow-billed Barbet, Western Nicator, and Superb Sunbird etc.  Upon finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them to learn about their behaviors, social life, how they communicate among others.

Later in the Afternoon, you will go for Bigodi Wetland. This wet land is known to have the presence of different monkey species and baboons. You can even spot forest elephants as they sneak to the neighboring gardens from the forest. You will get back to your lodge for lunch and take a rest. In the evening, you will visit the local community and experience their traditional way of life. You can take part in their activities like brewing coffee (coffee experience) and also learn about cultures, food, different herbs and how they use them to treat different diseases. Dinner and Overnight stay.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up early in the morning for a hot breakfast, afterwards check out of the lodge and get ready to be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is best known for its tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is also famous for its savannah elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, leopards, and waterbucks among other mammals. The park is also home to birds such as pied kingfishers, vultures, and pelicans. Dinner and Overnight stay.

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Lion and Leopard Tracking and Afternoon Boat Ride along the Kazinga Channel

The day begins with an early morning safari drive through the vast landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Accompanied by expert guides and trackers, you’ll embark on a thrilling expedition to locate and observe lions and leopards in their natural habitat. Queen Elizabeth National Park is renowned for its thriving populations of these majestic big cats, and the experienced guides will share their knowledge about their behaviors, habitats, and conservation efforts.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a relaxing yet captivating boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. This 40-kilometer-long natural channel connects Lake George and Lake Edward, creating a haven for diverse wildlife. The boat safari offers a unique perspective, allowing you to witness an abundance of aquatic and terrestrial species along the shores.

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning Game Drive Out to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Wake up early in the morning of day 6 of 8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari for a heavy breakfast and proceed for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, and leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the lodge and check out then head to the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after that experience, upon arrival at Bwindi, you’ll check into the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla trekking – Batwa Cultural Encounter

On this day after having your heavy breakfast, drive to the park information center.  For briefing about the do’s and don’ts to follow during Gorilla Trekking and later start your guided forest walk by a ranger guide to search for the giant endangered mountain gorillas. During your walk, you many encounter other wildlife species besides Gorillas.  Such as chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush pigs, forest elephants, many bird species, butterflies and many others. The time taken while looking for mountain gorillas depends on the location and movements of the allocated gorilla family. Upon finding them, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour to watch them, take photos. Follow their moves and ask your ranger as many questions as possible.

Later in the Evening, you will visit the Batwa community who were the early inhabitants of the ancient Impenetrable forest before it became a National park and also a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992 and learn about their social ways of life, how they hunt for food in their ancient ways, visit a Batwa homestead to watch how they dance and also hear ancient legends and their folk songs and then you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel

Your 8-Days Uganda Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari ends today with a stopover at the Equator. You will have a delicious breakfast and get ready to be transferred with a stopover at the Equator line in Masaka for photos and experiments of the northern and southern hemisphere. You will then proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight depending on your flight schedule and our team will be very happy to welcome you again. Thus this is the end of 8 Days Uganda Safari Luxury and Big Five Wildlife Safari.

 

Inclusion 

Park fees

Gorilla permits

Chimp permits

All activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

Drinks

 

Exclusion

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

Personal items

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals