8 Days Kibale, Queen, Bwindi And Bunyonyi National Park Safaris.
The 8 days Kibale, Queen, Bwindi and lake Bunyonyi safaris takes you to Kibale national park where you will see the chimps and various species of monkeys. This also takes you to the Queen Elizabeth national park and the Kazinga channel which are re-known for their diversity of wildlife, bird life and picturesque geographical features.
It also take you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for Gorilla trekking and lake Bunyonyi for the boat rides where you get the opportunity to spot some water birds and wildlife and to enjoy cultural exposures.
8 Days Top Uganda Safari Parks Tour Highlights;
- -Chimpanzee tracking in kibale national park.
- – Game drives in the Queen Elizabeth national park and lake Mburo
- – Boat cruise in Queen elizabeth national park
- – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park
- – Nature walks in the Bigodi swamp
- – Equator experience
This safari includes the following;
- -Transport by 4×4 min van with apop up for easy viewing.
- – Gorilla permit($700) per person
- -Game drives
- -Driver and aguide.
- -Game ranger fees
- -Entrance fees at the park
- -Accommodation as listed in per itenerary.
- -Fuel for the trip
- -Chimp permit.
- -Meals as per itinerary.
- – All activities in the itinerary.
However this safari excludes the following; personal expenses like phones, Tobbaco, porter, passport,visas and others.
Detailed Tour Plan for the 8 Days Top Uganda Safari Parks
DAY 1. Arrival in Uganda.
You will be picked at the airport by our safari guide and driver who will transfer you to the hotel in Kampala booked for you. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel. Accommodation: Luxury; Serena hotel Kampala Mid range; Anderita beach hotel Entebbe Budget; Gately inn Entebbe. Meal plan; Dinner.
DAY 2. Travel to Kibale forest national park.
You will depart from Kampala going westwards to Fortportal town. This journey takes around 4-5 hours. You will have lunch in Fortpotal and then continue with your journey heading to kibale. Here you will go for either community walk or visit the beautiful crater lakes region for aspectacular view.
Dinner and overnight will be served at the lodge reserved for you. Accomodation; Luxury: Ndali lodge/ Primate lodge/ Kibale forest/Kyaninga lodge. Midrange: Mountains of the moon/ Kibale forest camp. Budget: Rwenzori Travellers/ Chimpanzee forest guest house. Meal plan; Dinner.
DAY 3. Chimp tracking and Nature walk in Bigodi swamp.
You will wake up early in the morning and take your breakfast. Then by around 8:00am you be at kanyanchu tourist center for the briefing on how to track chimpanzees. The park is only accessible by foot and this gives you agreat oppotunity to also see other primates and animals as well as different bird species, butterflies and other insects.
There after you will return to the lodge for lunch and later in the evening you will go for anature walk in bigodi wetland to see different birds and monkey species. Later you will travel to the Queen elizabeth national park following the mystical mountain Rwenzori ranges. Accomodation; Luxury: Ndali lodge/ Primate lodge/ Kibale forest/Kyaninga lodge. Midrange: Mountains of the moon/ Kibale forest camp. Budget: Rwenzori Travellers/ Chimpanzee forest guest house. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
DAY 4. Game drive and Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park.
You will wake up very early in the morning at around 6:30am for the game drive.Along the game drive you will be able to experience wild natural animals like the big five elephants, leopards, Bush bucks, Buffalos, lions, Antelopes, waterbucks as well as birds.
And then after you will return to the lodge for the breakfast and relax untill you eat lunch. In the evening you will be able to go for evenning boat cruise along the kazinga channel which connects lake George and lake Edward where you will be able to spot water animals in the close range like Buffalos, crocodiles,Hippos and elephants bathing on the channel banks.
You will also be able to spot different bird species. Dinner and overnight will be at your booked lodge. Accomodation includes; Luxury: Mweya safari lodge, Katara lodge. Midrange: Bush lodge(in rooms), Simba safari lodge(in rooms), Buffalo safari lodge and Ihamba safari lodge. Budget: Kazinga safari lodge, simba safari lodge(in tents) and Bush lodge in tents. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
DAY 5. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
You will wake up early in the morning at around 7:30am for the breakfast then go to the bwindi impenetrable forest park headquaters for some briefing and then set off for gorilla trekking in the thick forest. The forest is very lively and gorilla trekking lasts of about 2-8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the gorillas once sited.
You will return to your lodge for relaxation the whole day. Accommodation; Luxury; Mahogany springs lodge/ Buhoma safari lodge/ Rushanga gorilla safari lodge. Midrange; Gorilla safari lodge/ Gorilla resort bwindi / Silver back lodge / Chameleon hill lodge / lake Mutanda resort. Budget; Buhoma community rest camp / Ruhija gorilla friends camp / Travellers rest hotel kisoro / Gorilla valley lodge. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
DAY 6. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
You will after your breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. You will drive through the beautiful part of the Country which is normally refered to as the Switzerland of Africa mainly because of its unique cool weather despite of its being near the Equator.
This lake is said to be one of the beautiful places in western Uganda. lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa of about 900 meters deep. It has places which are considered to be the safest places for swimming which are Bilihazia free.
Bunyonyi means little birds and as the name suggests, there are also many bird species around the lake. You will have acanoe ride on this lake and explore 4-7 of the 24 islands on this lake teaming with different Bird species and willd animals.
Accomodation includes; Luxury: Mweya safari lodge, Katara lodge. Midrange: Bush lodge(in rooms), Simba safari lodge(in rooms), Buffalo safari lodge and Ihamba safari lodge. Budget: Kazinga safari lodge, simba safari lodge(in tents) and Bush lodge in tents. Meal plan; dinner.
DAY 7. Hike along the Lake
The landscape around Lake Bunyonyi is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. This morning you take a 2-3 hour walk along Lake Bunyonyi [14 Kms] to enjoy different viewpoints of this beautiful place.
You will go through the villages of the local people to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride.
You will also hike to the most popular view point on the hills to see the exceedingly beautiful scenery of this part of the country. In the afternoon you will start the return journey to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon for a well deserved resort. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel of your booking
DAY 8. Departure.
You will wake up very early in the morning for breakfast and then start up your journey to Kampala reaching in the evening to catch up with your flight. If time allows you can also visit any craft shop in Kampala to buy some crafts.