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Kampala capital and vibrant city is the Alpha and Omega of this 8-day incredible pearl of Africa primate safari as well as a lasting adventure. Explore the western national parks including beautiful Lake Mburo National Park which sitting at 371 sq km famous for Zebras You also experience the “Primate capital” Kibale Forest National park prominent for harboring 13 primate species including the chimpanzees, the “Medley wonders” of Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife game drives, the tree climbing lions and the Kazinga channel. Enquire Now Furthermore, you will visit the amazing Bwindi impenetrable national park popularly known for harboring the highest number of these gentle giants in the world as well as grabbing most of the gorilla related vacations in Uganda and a variety of Birds. The trip offers you a stay in the jewel of the forest which is surrounded by the lush impenetrable vegetation. Days Uganda Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Itinerary Details.

8 Days Incredible Pearl of Africa Tour

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (TRAVEL TIME +4HRS)

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be welcomed by our guide who will meet and greet you then drive you to your hotel in Entebbe to freshened and later enjoy breakfast before hitting on the road for your Journey to the wild. Following breakfast as early as 6:00 am, our driver will pick you up for a scenic drive to Lake Mburo National Park. While on the journey, a stopover at the drum makers center in Mpambire is epic and unavoidable as well as at the Equator for amazing memorable photographic scenes. On arrival at the park, proceed to check in at the lodge followed by lunch as you prepare for the afternoon game drive experience in search for various animals including the prominent Zebras sighted almost at every point of the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge(Luxury), or Lake Mburo Safari Lodge(Mid-range)

DAY 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (TRAVEL TIME +8HRS)

Following breakfast as early as 6:00, step out of the lodge for your journey to the mighty forest. Your driver guide will drive heading to the southwestern province passing via Mbarara city proceeding through Kabale endowed with beautiful landscapes with various rolling hills cultivated in terraces. This is such an astonishing journey with all great scenic sights. On arrival, ascend to a luxurious lodge that offers the premier panorama of the national park. Your afternoon and evening are all about the incredible view of the forest and your chance to relax before your gorilla trekking. Dinner and overnight Mahogany springs lodge/Trackers lodge (Luxury), Silverback lodge (Midrange), Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget)

DAY 3: ULTIMATE GORILLA TREKKING – COMMUNITY WALK TO THE BATWA

Wake up very early and have your breakfast before heading to the Park offices for a briefing at 8:00 AM. After this, you will be accompanied by armed ranger guides in the forest to search for the Mountain Gorillas. You will pass through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. The time taken to track the Gorillas is unpredictable since it depends on their movements in search for food and shelter. However, it can take from 2 to 9 hours. Upon reaching the Gorillas, you will have one hour with them and this will enable you to sit down and watch them as they interact with each other, communicate and you are also free to take photographs and Videos. Return back to your lodge, freshen up and head out for a community visit to the Batwa pygmies- the early dwellers of Bwindi forest. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4: ISHASHA TREE CLIMBING LIONS – QUEEN ELIZABETH (TRAVEL TIME +5HRS)

Enjoy your breakfast and thereafter drive to Queen Elizabeth national park via the isolated Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. Following the search and sightings of the tree climbing lions, you will proceed for lunch before embarking on your journey to the main parkland where you will have an opportunity to sight a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and many others while on your game drive the next day. On arrival at the park, you check in at your accommodation standing above the Kazinga Channel, and wildlife is regularly spotted from your verandah. Dinner and overnight Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Park View Lodge/ Eganzi Lodge (Midrange), Simba Safari Lodge (Budget)

DAY 5: GAME DRIVE – BOAT CRUISE

Begin your day with a cup of coffee before stepping out for an early morning game drive in the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park to have a glimpse to the early morning risers including the lions and leopards hunting their prey, watch the Impala skipping around as the giraffe makes a lonely journey towards the river, the solitary buffaloes, kobs, elephant herds are seen on the move, and their footsteps send a perceptible rumble across the savannah. It is such a great and exciting time as you watch these animals closely. Later in the day, retire at the lodge for a late breakfast followed by lunch as you get prepared to sail along the wildlife rich Kazinga Channel for an afternoon’s boat cruise which reveal a succession of giants. Elephant herds squirt water on the banks as large hippo pods roll on sandbanks, and crocodiles bathe in the sun. Some hippos escape the water to wander across the savannah, and barge past a series of ungulates also in search of water. This is also a bird haven with a variety of bird including the; malachite kingfishers, pink-backed pelicans, to mention but a few. Have Dinner and Overnight at your lodge in the park. Dinner and overnight Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Park View Lodge/ Eganzi Lodge (Midrange), Simba Safari Lodge (Budget)

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (TRAVEL TIME +5HRS)

Wake up earl and prepare for a tasty African breakfast. Following breakfast, hit on the road for your journey northwards in search for the “Primate capital” Kibale forest national park harboring 13 primate species including the incredible chimpanzees the will wrap up you’re your Pearl of Africa trip. On arrival, proceed to check in at the lodge followed by an evening relaxation as you get ready for the chimpanzee tracking experience the following morning. Dine and slumber at Primate Lodge (Luxury), Isunga lodge (Midrange), or Rwetera lodge (budget)

DAY 7: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING, NATURE WALK IN BIGODI WETLAND

After an early breakfast, have a short drive Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for a briefing, head for a trek in search for chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, the white & black colobus monkeys. The forest is popularly known for having the largest diversity as well as numbers of primates in East Africa. You are also at advantage of seeing many birds and an array of butterflies. After trekking, return and have lunch at the lodge and go for a nature walk in the Bigodi wetland in the afternoon. You will meet different people that stay there as well as spotting different birds like the Great Blue Turaco and more primates like the baboons among others. Dine and slumber at Primate Lodge (Luxury), Isunga lodge (Midrange), or Rwetera lodge (budget)

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE – DEPATURE (TRAVEL TIME +7HRS)

Following breakfast, start your journey back to Kampala via Mubende with beautiful scenic views. Stopover in Mubende for lunch and embark on your journey to Entebbe. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping of souvenirs. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight.

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