Highlights

Map The beauty of being in the capital of the Pearl of Africa combined by a life time adventure to the nation’s second biggest national park and standing as the eyes capture the scene of the waters of the Kazinga Channel Africa’s biggest concentration of Hippos, Kibale the primate capital of the world gives you a chance to be in the presence of 13 species of primates recorded if lucky, you will continue to visit Uganda’s smallest National Park to which another wildlife family of giraffes have been added to enhance visitors’ experience. Expect to experience and get educated on the predators of the channel as well as glance at some bird species of the area.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
  • Places: Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park
  • Experiences: 5
  • Ages: 10 - 55+
  • Starting Point: Entebbe
  • Ending Point: Kampala
Introduction

Once a forest threatened by human encroachment, today Kibale National Park dazzles with sky- hugging trees and 13 primate species including chimpanzees that have even earned it the title of the primate capital of the world’’. A safari to this 795sq km jungle is nothing less of amazing bush bash adventure to see how man’s closest cousin with a 98.4% DNA match survives in this land of extremes. It is home to some of the Albertine endemic birds over 300 species have been recorded some which include the Green Breasted Pitta which is a very rare bird that travellers find interesting other activities include chimpanzee habituation experience which is a whole day spent with the chimpanzees from the time they wake up until they make their beds for the night, bird watching looking for over 300 bird species recorded, day and night nature walks in search of the famous nocturnal like the serval cats, cultural heritage in the Bigodi community and nature trails especially the Bigodi Wetland walk and children’s activities.

Day

You will be met on arrival by your driver / guide who will warmly receive and welcome you and will transfer you to your accommodation.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at A) Airport Guest House (B&B) Upgrade to B) Bomah Guest House, C) Serena Lake Victoria Hotel.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to Fort Portal the land of the craters. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest king.

  • Dinner and overnight A) Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

Today you will spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope.

  • Dinner and over at A) Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge Standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

Today, your driver/guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s second largest national park. You will enjoy journey as you pass through scenic crater lakes. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive for your first introduction to the hidden gems in the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Simba Safari Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Ihamba safari Lodge, C) Mweya safari Lodge.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 135km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to catch up with a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in the park. In sight you have possibilities of encountering gigantic elephants, lions, buffalos, warthogs and antelopes. return to the lodge for lunch, after which you enjoy the two hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife that majorly include; hippos, crocodiles and the wild game drinking on the channel side like elephants, water backs, buffaloes just to mention but a few. From the boat, do another game drive along the channel track in search of more game as head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Simba Safari Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Ihamba safari Lodge, C) Mweya safari Lodge.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

You will transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s the only national park in Uganda where you can have a safari on foot. There has been an addition of tallest savanna animal (the giraffe) added to its endemic impalas. You will have a game drive as you enter the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at Eagles Nest, (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Mantana Tented Camp, C) Mihingo Lodge
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

You will walk up early and have a guided safari walk with a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast before you return to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight back home.

  • End of Advanced Adventures of services.
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30pm

What's included

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle

  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a twin/double room

  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle

  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks

  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program

  • AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance

  • VAT for upcountry hotels and lodges

  • Exclusions
    • International flight

    • Chimpanzee Trekking permits in Kibale Np

    • Visa (USD $50)

    • Meals and drinks not mentioned above

    • Items of personal nature

    • Tips

    The price for the trip

    Note: The given rates are subject to change. Accommodation and activities can only be guaranteed after confirmation and payment of the requested deposit. The final price will be dependent on the facilities available at the time of booking. We can always offer suitable alternatives should any of the facilities not be available. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions for more information and our website. www.advanced-adventures.com

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