7-Day Safari Sighting Primates, Big Games and Birds

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19
7 Days
Availability : As you Plan
MABAMBA SWAMP
LAKE BUNYONYI
Min Age : NA
Max People : Private Tailored Safari

Overview


Arrive early enough to explore the Entebbe Botanical Garden and overnight in the booked accommodation. Transfer to Kibale Forest NP with detour shoebill stork sighting in Mabamba Swamp. Expect chimp trekking in Kibale Forest. Exit to Queen Elizabeth where you will enjoy the big game sighting and boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Transfer to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. After gorilla trekking, proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and sightseeing. Return to Entebbe.

Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari into the Pearl of Africa that the Fond Memory will not be forgotten so soon.

Fun: Launch/boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, game drive, chimp and gorilla trekking, sighting birds.

Bragging Right: Close up encounter with the chimps and gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat, touring the Pearl of Africa.

My trip at a glance
Day and Date Destination Attention Accommodation Meals
Day One Entebbe Airport | Botanical Garden
  • Arrive, tour Entebbe Botanical Garden and overnight in the booked accommodation.
Lake Victoria View Guesthouse Lunch, Dinner
Day Two Mabamba | Kibale Forest  NP
  • Go shoebill stork sighting and proceed to Kibale Forest NP.
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day Three Kibale NP  | Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Go chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Queen’s game drive and afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area.
Broadbill Forest Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six Bwindi NP | Lake Bunyonyi
  • Go gorilla trekking Bwindi and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven Entebbe Airport
  • Depart Bunyonyi for your outbound flight in Entebbe Airport.
Not Provided (Unless requested) Breakfast, Lunch
My trip Step – by – Step

Day 1:  Arrive, tour Entebbe Botanical Garden and overnight in the booked accommodation.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a Home to Africa Guide/driver who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your booked accommodation. In case you had an early landing in Uganda, you may opt to visit the Entebbe Botanical Garden.

Entebbe Botanical Gardens is one of the places around Entebbe where you can spot many species of birds e.g. orange tufted and red chested Sun birds and orange weaver. There is a small ruminate patch of rain forest where Guereza Colobus and vervet monkeys can be observed next to Great Blue and Ross’ turacos, and Diederik Cuckoos, Woodland Kingfisher, Black and white casqued horn bill and splendid starling.

It is also a place of tranquility and peace, a feast for the eyes and there is notable absence of people and you simply immerse in nature, the sounds of birds breaking the stillness of the moment.

Day 2:  Go shoebill stork sighting and proceed to Kibale Forest NP.

You will have your breakfast at the accommodation and then depart for Kibale Forest National Park. The park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.

En route, you will detour for the shoebill stork sighting in Mabamba swamp. This is one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill. The bird is easiest seen in the morning when they stalk their main prey, the mudfish or frogs, but may be spotted all day. They may stand absolutely still for long periods awaiting the movements of their prey and then suddenly strike with a marvelous speed. It’s fascinating to watch the behavior of this elusive and endangered bird firsthand in their natural habitat. You will thereafter continue to Kibale Forest NP.

Day 3:  Go chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Today you will experience some serious primate business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them.

You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystem which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes make it the ideal habitat for classic big gameten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. You will arrive in time for your dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.

Day 4:  Queen’s game drive and afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the park during which you will see Lions, Elephants, Leopard (if you’re lucky), Cape bushbuck, Cape Buffalos, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob, among others. Return to your accommodation and have your lunch.

In the afternoon you will go for a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Day 5:  Transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area.

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!

Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda, harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.

Day 6:  Go gorilla trekking Bwindi and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.

Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Day 7:  Depart Bunyonyi for your outbound flight in Entebbe Airport.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect enroute stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and may be buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport.

We do recommend for a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Inclusion Exclusion
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  •  Applicable park entrance fees.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Laundry.
  • Water while on safari.
  • Airfare
  • All launch or boat trip as per itinerary.
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
  • Gorilla trekking permit USD 600 per person.
  • Chimp trekking permit USD 150 per person.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity.
  • All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  •  All kinds of drinks except water.
  • And all government taxes/levies.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.

Our Pricing

Travelers Price/Person Discount From Base
Solo Traveler 2786 Base Price
2 Persons Sharing 2049 26.45%
3 Persons Sharing 1940 30.37%
4 Persons Sharing 1781 36.07%
5 Persons Sharing 1750 37.19%
6 Or More Persons Sharing 1668 40.13%
Inclusion Exclusion
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  •  Applicable park entrance fees.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Laundry.
  • Water while on safari.
  • Airfare
  • All launch or boat trip as per itinerary.
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
  • All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
  •  All kinds of drinks except water.
  • And all government taxes/levies.
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