7 days One Amazing African Week
Looking for something special? Watch for chimpanzees and 12 other primate species in Kibale Forest and have a glimpse of the mysterious papyrus gonolek in Bigodi Swamp. Visit the mating grounds of the Uganda kob in Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy watching hippos and other wildlife during sailing the Kazinga Channel.
Get excited by observing a full-grown mountain gorilla silverback and his family during gorilla tracking in the afromontane forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To complete this exciting trip, enjoy a late afternoon game drive in Lake Mburo National Park to look for impala, plains zebra and topi and have an early morning game drive/walk.
What has this trip has to offer?
- Staying in the beautiful accommodations of Nature Lodges.
- You can choose “Lazy” camping (the tent is ready and fully equipped, showers and toilets are shared) or a room in the Lodges.
- All accommodation is on Full Board basis.
- All transport is in 4WD Landcruisers with a pop-up roof and for everybody a comfortable window seat.
- Guaranteed visit to world famous mountain gorillas (included in the price, this is US$ 600).
- Chimp tracking in Kibale National Park (include in the price).
- Visit to the savannah parks Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
- In these parks gamedrives and boatrides.
- See hundreds of bird species, lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, Ugandan kobs, 13 primate species, etc.
Day 1: To Kibale NP
Early in the morning we will leave for Kibale Forest NP. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will stay sleeping with the sounds of the tropical rainforest.
Driving time: ± 6,5 hours
Day 1 and 2
Budget Tour: Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Kibale Forest Camp
Day 2: Chimp walk and Swamp walk
At 8.00 am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale NP is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).
Day 3: To Queen Elizabeth NP
Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth NP. Via Fort Portal we reach at around midday, The Bush Lodge Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. On the program is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see many animals from the waterside.
Driving time: ± 5,5 hours
Budget Tour: The Bush Lodge – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: The Bush Lodge
Day 4: To Bwindi Impenetrable NP
In the morning we leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest.
Driving time: ± 8 hours
Day 4 and 5
Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest
Comfortable Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest
Day 5: Gorilla tracking
This is the day of gorilla tracking. From Gorilla Valley Lodge it is 30 minutes by car to Nkuringo/Nshongi/Mishaya/Kahungye group in South Bwindi. At 7:45 am you will be at the Offices of Bwindi Impenetrable NP for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek after finding the gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour. All visitors are expected back to the starting point by 7:00 pm. Being physically fit is recommended
Day 6: To Lake Mburo NP
Early in the morning we will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. In the park we will go on an early evening/late afternoon game-viewing drive if staying in Luxury accommodation. If staying in budget accommodation this afternoon will be for the village/cultural walk.
Driving time: ± 5,5 hours
Budget Tour: Mburo Eagles Nest – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Mburo Eagles Nest
Day 7: To Kampala
After an early morning gamedrive and a late breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. After Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for lunch, photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight.
Driving time: ± 5 hours
Return flight or an extra night in our Airport Guesthouse for just $ 82 Double / $ 70 Single (including BB and airport transfer).