Best of Uganda Safari for Emma Lyle

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The 7-day tour involves both gorilla & chimp trekking, Kibale NP is famous for harboring 13 primate species including the chimps, olive monkeys, vervet monkey, white and black colobus monkeys and many more. Visit Queen Elizabeth NP which is famous for variety of wildlife species including the tree climbing lions as well as the Kazinga channel which connects both Lake Edward and Lake George. Bwindi NP is famous for mountain gorillas and it contains a total number of 340 individuals.

Day 1- Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, leave for Kibale NP. You will also pass through the traditional villages and you enjoy the vegetation cover here which is ever green. Have a good time and also take some photos, approach fort portal and enjoy the foot hills of the Rwenzori mountains and then continue to Kibale NP.

This forest is 1100 -1600 m above sea level and it contains both montane and lowland forests with 13 primate species including the chimpanzees and monkeys including the red colobus monkeys as well as the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys. The Park was gazetted in 1932 and established in 1993 to protect the then increasing number of animals and vegetation.

The other species of animal species found in the park include; 250 tree species, 325 bird species, 13 primate species, 60 mammal species, and 14 wild fields. On you’ arrival at the park, you will visit the scenic crater lakes region and get chance to check out the terraced tea states or Visit Bigodi swamp, dinner and overnight at.

  • Budget – Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range- Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp
Day 2- Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
  • After breakfast, head to Kibale Forest with our packed lunch to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the branches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and, on the plants, as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well, Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimps. Approximately 5,000 chimps live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! This almost a full day activity with them learning their behaviors, after get back to you’ lodge
  • Budget – Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range- Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp
Day 3- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Early in the morning after breakfast, you might opt for a nature walk in Kibale forest or decide to drive directly to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes 3 hours and you will pass through fort portal and arrive at the park in the lunch hours, on your arrival, check at the lodge and enjoy your lunch as you prepare to enjoy a game drive with in the park, you will view many animal species including the birds, elephants, lions, buffalos, kobs, antelopes and many more.
    Queen Elizabeth is mainly famous for the many wildlife species and the kazinga channel which connects Lake George and Lake Edward. The Park covers an area of 767 sq. miles and it’s a home to many bird species as well as crater lakes. After the game drive, return to your lodge for an overnight and dinner.
  • Budget – Engiri Game Lodge/Tembo Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range- Elephant Hab Lodge/Bush Lodge
Day 5- Game drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to towards the south of the park through the great shinning Savannah vegetation, do a game drive within the park, get chance to view many animal species including; the antelopes, kobs, water buck, warthogs, elephants and many birds. Before transferring to Bwindi impenetrable national Park On your arrival at the park, check in at the lodge, dinner and overnight at

  • Budget – Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Mid-range- Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Bakiga Lodge
Day 6- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early morning breakfast around 6:30 am you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing on the do’s and don’ts during gorilla tracking and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour.

It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. You will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. dinner and overnight at the accommodation at:

  • Budget – Bunyonyi Safari Resort
  • Mid-range- Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Day 7- Boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi and later to Kampala

After breakfast It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free this takes 2 hours, The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

After the Boat ride you will start you’ journey back to Kampala, you will have a stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch and at the Equator for photos. You might also opt to visit the museum here and after proceed to Kampala reaching late afternoon.

What’s included in this itinerary?

What’s not included in this route?

  • International Flights,
  • Hotel fees while in Kampala,
  • Visas and covid tests,
  • Personal expenses like;
  • beers,
  • tips given to staff,
  • cigars,
  • and laundry,
  • any other extra activity not mentioned above