08 Day Best of Uganda, Gorillas, Chimps & Game Fly–In Scheduled Safari

Overview

Tracking endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, searching for chimps in Kyambura Gorge, multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its amazing selection of wildlife – including tree climbing lions, and an optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on the beautiful Lake Victoria are just some of the very best reasons to visit Uganda. (#) With excellent accommodation and professional guides this fully hosted safari through the Pearl of Africa is really something special – please note it is a scheduled safari with set departure dates and a small group departure.

Highlights

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Tracking chimps in Kyambura Gorge – both recognised as top destinations to see primates Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and tree–climbing lions; visit Chimp sanctuary; boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Departures

Scheduled Group Safari,Fly In Safari 

Countries

Uganda

Itinerary

Day 1 Hotel No.5, Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free.

Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest GORILLA TREKKING

This morning, enjoy a wonderful scenic light aircraft charter flight to Kihihi airstrip followed by a drive through local villages and along mountain roads arriving at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage site. Bwindi is one of the richest eco–systems in East Africa and home to over 120 mammals, 345 bird species along with 200 species of butterflies and 160 tree species. The park contains an estimated one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it one of the most valuable conservation sites. Set within the National Park, and just metres away from the headquarters of the gorilla tracking lies Buhoma Lodge offering cozy accommodation in wooden chalets with uninterrupted views of the pristine rain forest.
Day 3: An early start this morning as one of the most captivating wildlife experiences imaginable awaits. Coming face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla is truly humbling and something words cannot aptly describe – the thrill of the hour spent observing these intelligent, gentle giants is well worth the hike to get there! Observe playful youngsters, or perhaps a silver–back will gaze at you, seemingly looking deep into your soul – it’s a humbling experience and one you’ll never forget
Day 4: Today, those with additional pre–purchased permits will head out a second gorilla tracking experience. Other clients have the day free to explore the Bwindi area and optional activities include forest walks to spot other wildlife and some of the bird species, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping

Day 5&6 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our journey continues to the Ishasha Community Uplift project. Immerse yourself in Agartha’s ‘Taste of Uganda’ tour – an informative and interactive experience where you can experience a little of how a rural Ugandan lady lives – watch how local crops are transformed into staple food such as millet porridge and kalo bread. Located in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley – Queen Elizabeth National Park grasslands is home to a wide variety of wildlife including famous tree–climbing lions, elephants, leopard, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. The southern Ishasha area includes the massive Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. Our days are spent on game drives looking out for the huge herds of buffalo, elephant and Uganda kob. finishing off with scenic bush sun–downers including drinks and snacks.

Day 7 Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

We head to the ‘Mweya’ sector of the national park to enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a 32–kilometre long natural channel linking Lake Edward and Lake George. Kazinga’s shores are dotted with herds of lazy buffalo, pods of hippos wallowing without a care, and countless bird species

Day 8 Entebbe

Today is an early with the highlight being your chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. The forest is alive with noise and the chimps may move quickly through the forest canopy jumping from one tree to another, however, if you are lucky, they may be resting on the forest floor or eating quietly. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding walk, in beautiful Ugandan scenery. Later fly back to Entebbe and connect with evening flight

Accommodated

2019 Rates

(Price pp based on twin share)

Low Season: US$3,920

High Season: US$4,225

Single Supplement: Yes - Low season: $325 High season: US$565

Accommodation - Day 1 Hotel No.5 Entebbe
Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 5&6 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7 Mweya Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8 Entebbe – end

Notes: 2021 
Per person sharing
LOW season (April/May/November) USD3920 
High season: (Jan–Mar; June–Oct; Dec) US$4225
including flight Entebbe – Kihihi – Mweya – Entebbe*
Plus: Gorilla permits excluded USD700 /permit
Chimp permits excluded Kyambura USD50

Low Season - 4/1/2021 to 5/31/2021, High Season - 6/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

Group Size

2 to 6