5 DAYS KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND BWINDI
African Pearl Safaris gives you a chance to visit 3 of the most liked Uganda National Parks that is Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable NP and Queen Elizabeth National Park. This makes it a combination of Gorilla, Chimpanzee and at the same time a Wildlife safari, with in these few 5 days.
Day 1: Kampala – Kibale National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and over night at Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Evening cultural visit around the crates is amazing. Meal plan: ( B, L, D)
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale – Queen Elizabeth
In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on
chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed. After chimp trekking drive to Queen Elizabeth ready for an evening two hour Boat cruise along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Bufallo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (Lodge Facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge Bandas (Budget Facility) Meal Plan: BF, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Thereafter drive through the Ishasha Sector; this takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. If time allows take on amini game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park.Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Bwindi-Kampala/Entebbe
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute wit stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. Meal plan: (B, L) End of services.
Flying option from Bwindi to save you from long driving
For visitors that cannot hold 9 hours drive from Bwindi back to Kampala or Entebbe, we have a flying option for only 2 hours you will be at Entebbe International Airport. We can fly you from either Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe.
From Kisoro to Entebbe Departing 0910 arriving 1125
From Kihihi to Entebbe Departing 0945 arriving 1125
OR with an afternoon flight Departing 1405 arriving 1555
Let us know you choice option and we will book your return flight from the Gorilla land
The safari package to include:
Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon.
One Gorilla permit per person
One Chimpanzee permit in Kibale
Community walks Bwindi
Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
Two Game drive
Igongo cultural visit
Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
En route lunches
Ranger guide fees
Airport transfers on return if you wish to
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.