Bwindi Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Tour for Hayley Smith

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This 6-day safari will take you to the western part of the country that is gifted with various wildlife species and beautiful sceneries. Bwindi forest is home to mountain gorillas and over 340 individuals have made this park their home, also to Queen Elizabeth NP which known for its diverse wildlife species like tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water bucks, and chimps. Kibale NP is home to 13 species of primate such as the chimps.

Day 1- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Our driver guide will meet you in Entebbe at 7:00 am and will drive west of the country to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park having a stopover at the drum makers center called Mpambire and also at the Equator to take photographs, proceed via Mbarara town which is endowed with beautiful landscapes, also you will see various rolling hills with terraces, it is such a great journey with all this sights. Upon reaching the park check in at the lodge of your choice and just relax there the whole evening as you get ready for the next door. Diner and overnight at

  • Budget- Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Community Rest Camp
  • Mid-Range-Trekkers Tavern/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.
Day 2- Gorilla trekking & Community walk- Bwindi Impenetrable

Have breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch where you will be briefed by the professional Park rangers. By 8:00 am you will be accompanied by the park rangers as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas. You might need a walking stick if you are not physically fit enough also considering using potters to carry your luggage just in case you have and you pay them a small amount of money for labor. Trekking may take between 2 and 8 hours and the moment to you see and start interacting with the gorillas only one hour is given to you.

After trekking, return to the lodge to unwind and later in the evening take a walk-in various community such as in Batwa community where you will interact with them and learn a lot from them before you retire at the lodge.

  • Budget- Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Community Rest Camp
  • Mid-Range-Trekkers Tavern/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
Day 3- Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector

Enjoy your breakfast and after transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through the Ishasha sector which is home to tree climbing lions. The park has a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and many others. When you arrive have lunch at the lodge and go for a late afternoon game drive where you will be able to see the above animals and many more together with birds. Have dinner and an Overnight at

  • Budget- Tembo Safari Lodge/Engiri Game Lodge
  • Mid-Range-Bush Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge.
Day 4- Game drive & a boat cruise- Kazinga Channel
  • Today you will be very early as you will have breakfast at 6:00 am after which you will immediately start off the game drive, why you have to be early is because you will be able to see the morning risers like the lions, solitary buffaloes, kobs, elephants etc. It is such a great and exciting time as you can easily see these animals closely. Later head back to the lodge for lunch as get ready for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is home to various species like birds such as malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, and animals like crocodiles, elephants, hippos and many more. Basically, cruising on the Kazinga is one of the most eye-catching activities in the park. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Budget- Tembo Safari Lodge/Engiri Game Lodge
  • Mid-Range-Bush Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge.
Day 5- Morning game drive, visit to the baboon cliff & Departure to Kibale

Have tasty breakfast and have a morning game drive and also visit the baboon cliffs where you will be introduced to amazing and beautiful sceneries. Have lunch at the lodge and embark on your journey to Kibale forest national park which is home to Chimpanzees; it is approximately a 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Arrive in the evening and have dinner and spend an overnight at

  • Budget- Kibale Forest Lodge/Rweteera Safari Park
  • Mid-Range-Chimpanzee Forest Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp/Turaco Treetop
Day 6- Chimpanzee trekking & transfer back to Entebbe

The amazing day is this; have breakfast early enough, leave the lodge for the park headquarters with enough bottled drinking water, where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. After briefing, embark on trekking through the forest at around 8:00am guided by an armed park ranger. Nothing is as amazing as having time with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. You will also see other primates like golden monkeys, grey checked Mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, bush babies, among others; you will also spot a number of birds.

Afterwards leave the park and drive to Kampala via Mubende, where you will be in line to see beautiful scenic views found in this area. You will enjoy lunch still in Mubende and thereafter continue to Kampala. Your driver guide will either leave you at your accommodation facility in Kampala or take you to the Airport in Entebbe just in case you are having your flight back home.

What’s included in this itinerary?

  • Professional driver guide (English speaking)
  • Transport (a 4WD vehicle)
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Touring (park entry fees and photography)

What’s not included in this route?

  • Visas and International flights
  • Hotel fees in Kampala especially those on the eve of and and the night after the trip
  • Extra activities especially those not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (laundry services, tips, beverages/drinks)