6 Days Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari
Our 6 days Uganda safari with Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari is a safari that takes you to three of Uganda’s amazing national parks. You will trek chimpanzees, see animals of the savanna, and go trekking to see Gorillas. 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.
Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari Highlights:
On this Uganda safari, you will trek chimpanzees in Kibale National Park as they search for food in the wild.After that experience, you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the medley of wonders for an encounter with the Big 4.In Queen Elizabeth, you will have a game drive in Kasenyi and a refreshing boat safari on the Kazinga channel, which connects Lake George to Lake Edward.
Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi.National Park
This Morning, you will be picked from your hotel 7.00 am to start your Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari. Proceed to the south western part of the country with a stop at The equator for photo taking and continue to Mbarara for a lunch break. After lunch and a deserved break continue to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Forest is estimated to have half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 live within these boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
The drive is long but enjoyable. Proceed south to Buhoma viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa. Arrival will be in the evening. You will then settle in at your lodge for dinner and over night as you prepare for tomorrow’s event to see gorillas!
Overnight Engagi Lodge (Lunch and dinner)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi
After breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by your guide. You will be allocated guides to track gorillas with, and then will be off to begin your adventure to see gorillas. A briefing from your local guides and then it’s off! The time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek.
Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner.
After you see gorillas you will walk back to your lodge for overnight stay. You will need to carry long pants like light type, sturdy shoes to help you hiking steep and slippery slopes, long sleeved shirts or blouses and garden gloves to protect your bodies from thorns and itching plants. You may not rule out raining on you and at least a rain coat is needed to protect your bodies and any equipment carried along with like cameras. Also carry insect repellents and sun cream
Overnight Engagi Lodge (Full board)
Day 3: Bwindi National park to Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth Park
Today on Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari you will have your breakfast early then head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions and viewing other wildlife like elephant buffalo, hyena etc. Ishasha sector is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest.
After picnic lunch drive to Meweya Peninsular all the way to the northern sector of the park arriving in time at 3.00 pm for boat cruise on Kazinga channel where will view wildlife elephant buffalo, crocodiles, schools of hippos and many bird species along this fascinating channel. After check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight
Overnight Ihamba Resort (Full board).
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National park- Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge where you will see not only the chimpanzee but also other primates like the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys plus baboons. Depart this interesting unique part of the world and head to Kibale Forest National Park another primate concentrated families. Check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight Turaco Tree tops (Full board)
Day 5: Kibale forest National park-chimpanzee tracking
After an early breakfast you will be driven to Kanyanchu park headquarters. With local guides trek chimps Kibale National Park in their natural habitat nestled in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains (the famed mist shrouded “Mountains of the Moon”) Kibale Forest is rich in animal life, including an astonishing 12 species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded, the very localized red colobus and Lhotse’s monkeys.
Another exciting activity on Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari is tracking the chimpanzee our ‘cousins’ is a very interesting experience. The way they feed, climb trees, respond to humans, caring for their young ones leaves an imaginative dream to tell. In the afternoon visit the surrounding- Bigodi swamp eco tourist site or enjoy unique view of crater lakes and other volcanic features. Overnight will be at Turaco Tree Tops (Full board)
Day 6: Kibale – Kampala – Entebbe
After breakfast drive to Kampala or Entebbe via Mubende stopping at interesting forest and swamp spots with lunch on the way.
End of Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Safari.
PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 3985
2 PEOPLE = 2873
3 PEOPLE = 2586
4 PEOPLE = 2443
5 PEOPLE = 2356
Single room supplement = US$251 (Does not apply to one person price)
Included in the safari price:
- Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
- Gorilla permit 1 permit per person @ $700 EACH
- Game drives
- park fees,
- 2 chimpanzee permits
- safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
- Park fees
- Applicable government taxes
- Drinking bottled water while driving on safari
- Beverages and bar bills
- phone calls
- personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc