17- Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Rhino Trekking And Game Viewing Safari
Product Code: 9781-654724
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls,Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • •  Nshenyi Cultural Village
  • • Kibale Forests.
  • •  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Tour Code
9781-654724
Duration
17 days
Departure City
Entebbe
End City
Kampala
Tour Type
Unassigned
Language
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Entebbe

Arrival and Airport pickup

Hotel: Friends Hotel, Prestige Hotel or Standard or similar

Kent safaris’ representative/ guide will warmly receive you upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, drive you to your city/town hotel to get Itinerary briefings. rest, have dinner and an overnight stay.

Visiting Attractions

  • Entebbe Entebbe
  • Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 02
Mbarara

Lake. Mburo National Park

Hotel: Acacia Lodge, Mihingo Safari Lodge or Standard or similar

0800hrs: Wake up to early morning breakfast before we set off for our road trip to western Uganda, with Lake Mburo National Park as our destination.
• Boat safari ride on Lake Mburo
• An evening game drive to wrap up our day
• temporary stops at places of interest; Equator mark and Mpambire Drum makers
• Lunch break at Igongo cultural center
• A memorable visit to museum with artefacts that depict the culture of the people of Western Uganda

Visiting Attractions

  • Mbarara Mbarara
  • Lake Mburo National Park Lake Mburo National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 03
Mbarara

Game viewing drive and Safari boat trip

Hotel: Acacia Lodge, Mihingo Safari Lodge or Standard or similar

Wake up very early before Dawn for a morning game viewing drive in the savannah plains.
• Tracking big cats like; Lions and Leopards, Hyenas, Elephants, herds of Buffaloes and small games like antelopes, Topis and Impalas (keep in mind that Lake Mburo National Park is the only park in Uganda with Impalas)
• Return for Breakfast after the Game Drive
• Lunch break
• Safari boat trip on Lake Mburo
• A brief evening game drive once again (optional)

Visiting Attractions

  • Mbarara Mbarara

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 04
Ntungamo

Nshenyi Cultural Village

Hotel: Nshenyi Cultural Village Guest house or Standard or similar

• Breakfast
• Checking out of the lodge and the park for Nshenyi Cultural village in Kitwe
• Cultural tour (experience the lifestyle and culture of the people of Western Uganda)
• Lunch

Visiting Attractions

  • Ntungamo Ntungamo

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 05
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forests

Hotel: Buhoma Safari Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp or Chameleon Hill Lodge or similar

• Breakfast
• Cultural experience (visiting schools, local market, Batwa pottery makers,
• An epic safari road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forests for mountain gorillas trekking

Visiting Attractions

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 06

Gorilla trekking

Hotel: Buhoma Safari Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp or Chameleon Hill Lodge or similar

• Be at the Checkpoint by 0800hrs for briefing from experienced gorilla trackers about trekking the mountain gorillas
• Ultimate mountain gorilla trekking experience. The activity takes a minimum of two hours and a maximum of 6hours, but kindly note that it is not advisable to carry cameras with flashlights during the trekking as they may discomfort the gorillas which may incite them against humans
• Return to the lodge for relaxation
• Engage in fraternal activities with the Batwa Community (optional)

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 07

Bwindi Impenetrable Forests/ Batwa cultural experience

Hotel: Buhoma Safari Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp or Chameleon Hill Lodge or similar

Wake up to another cultural experience of the ‘Batwa’ people as a perfect way of relaxing the muscles after gorilla trekking. Batwa people are mainly hunters and are the first settlers in the forests. Their cultural lifestyle, iron making, pottery and basket weaving are some of the activities and experience a traveler to Bwindi forests shouldn’t miss out.

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 08

Lake Bunyonyi

Hotel: Bunyonyi Resort or Standard or similar

• Breakfast
• Check out of Bwindi Forests
• Recreational activities and adventure to cushion your holiday plan
• Bird viewing, cognizant of the fact that this amazing lake ‘Bunyonyi’ gets its name from its character of having many birds of different species
• Canoeing, fishing, traditional dance and music, among other activities

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 09
Kasese

Queen Elizabeth National Park (The Medley of Wonders)

Hotel: Parkview Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Simba Safari lodge and UWA Cottages or similar

• A peculiar view of Tree ‘Climbing’ lions of Queen Elizabeth national park in Ishasha
• Another memorable game viewing drive and wildlife experience

Visiting Attractions

  • Kasese Kasese
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 10
Kasese

Wildlife and Game viewing drive experience

Hotel: • Breakfast • A game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in anticipation of lions, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, hippos, antelope species, warthogs and many other animals. The Kasenyi Track is one of the most excellent game viewing areas in Qu or similar

• Breakfast
• A game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in anticipation of lions, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, hippos, antelope species, warthogs and many other animals. The Kasenyi Track is one of the most excellent game viewing areas in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and a birders’ haven at the same time
• An unforgettable experience of the amazing savannah grassland that is home to many White and Abdim’s Storks in a season, lesser numbers of Wooly-necked and the spectacular Saddle-billed Stork
• A great number of Raptors, including the Brown Snake Eagle and Grey kestrel
• Lion kills that attract up to six species of vulture including Egyptian, Reppell's Griffon and the enormous Lappet- faced, Senegal, Crowned and African Wattle Plovers are very common in the short grassland
• Lunch
• A 2-3hour boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The channel is a natural magnet for water birds Along the channel you will see birds such as Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Open-billed Stork, Black Crake, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squacco Heron, White-faced Whistling and Knob-billed Ducks, African Fish Eagle, Spur-winged and African Wattle Plovers, Water Thick Knee, Swamp Flycatcher, African Jacana, Malachite, and Yellow-backed Weaver.
• A cruise along the Mweya peninsula that acts as a migrant trap for the Albertine Rift Endemics.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kasese Kasese

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 11
Kibale

Kibale Forests National Park

Hotel: Primate Safari Lodge, Ndali Crater Safari Lodge or Rweteera Safari Lodge or similar

• Breakfast
• A visit to Lake Katwe Salt mining site before leaving Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale
• Another interesting road trip through the Rwenzori Mountain ranges on the way to Kibale forest National Park

Visiting Attractions

  • Kibale Kibale
  • Kibale National Park Kibale National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 12
Kibale

Chimpanzee Trekking

Hotel: Primate Safari Lodge, Ndali Crater Safari Lodge or Rweteera Safari Lodge or similar

• Breakfast
• Chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking
• Kibale’s 795KM2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda
• Kibale National Park is habitat to different species of wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees
• Lunchbreak
• A visit to Bigodi wetland for nature walks and bird viewing
• A visit to / sight viewing of Tea shambas (estates)

Visiting Attractions

  • Kibale Kibale

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 13
Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Paara Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge or Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or similar

After Breakfast, we check-out of Kibale forests to embark on our road trip to Murchison Falls National Park
• Amazing thunderous strong falls that roar in a shallow gorge
• A drive to the ‘Top of the Falls’ before checking in to the lodge

Visiting Attractions

  • Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 14

Murchison Falls Game experience

Hotel: Paara Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge or Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or similar

• Breakfast
• Game drive where you will spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others.
• Afternoon lunch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the Nile river
• Streaming hippos and serried ranges of crocodiles along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 15
Nakasongola

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Hotel: Amuka Safari Lodge or Standard or similar

Trekking for Rhinos is another holiday experience any traveler shouldn’t miss especially those interested in Big 5 safari sightings. Rhinos faced extinction in Uganda, and therefore, the love of the Big 5 saw Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary opened up as a wildlife orphanage home to raise up numbers of Rhinos before they are reintroduced into the National Parks.

Visiting Attractions

  • Nakasongola Nakasongola
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 16
Nakasongola

Rhino Trekking at Ziwa

Hotel: Amuka Safari Lodge or Standard or similar

• Breakfast
• Wild trekking for the Rhinos with experienced game ranger from the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Photography after tracking the Rhinos
• Lunch break and relaxation
• Afternoon swamp walk in search of the elusive Shoe-bill stork and other birds

Visiting Attractions

  • Nakasongola Nakasongola

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 17
Kampala

Drive Back to Kampala, City tour and or Return flight

After an early morning breakfast then board a car back to Kampala for a city tour, if time allows, then drive back to the airport for departure.
• Winding up our 17-days safari holiday / tour of Uganda
• Driving back to Kampala for a city tour
• Driving straight to the Airport, in case your return flight is on this day, to avoid flight delays.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kampala Kampala
  • Kampala Imaging Centre Kampala Imaging Centre

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
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Pick-up Details / Transfers
Kent safaris’ representatives pick up all our Travelers/Clients from the airport and transfer them to the hotels for Itinerary briefings. All transfers are handled by Kent Safari Tours
after Immigration and custom clearance ,follow the exit doors towards waiting and pickup area our representative with meet and greet service is waiting for you.
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12:00 AM ~ 11:55 PM Central region Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport
End Location
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12:00 AM ~ 11:55 PM Central region Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Gorilla permits and all Park fees
  • Meals per itinerary
  • English speaking guides /Drivers
  • 4WD Safari Vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Emergency evacuations (AMREF)

Package Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cigarettes and Alcohol
  • Souvenir
  • Gratuity
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made within:

  • Cancellation made more than 27 days prior to departure, Refund 100% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 18 days to 26 days prior to departure, Refund 75% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 9 days to 17 days prior to departure, Refund 50% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 8 days prior to departure, No refund
Please Note:
Incase of any concellation of the trip, the traveler has to let us know one month before the trip and refund is made according to the rules abiding the package.
Special Notes
  • Vegetarians and those with special diet notify us on the Booking note such that our team pay close attention and Gorilla permit worth $ 600 per person is Non - refundable. In case of cancellation, kindly notify our office such that our team can reschedule your trip and confirmation is subjected to availability.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.
  • If any of the attractions are closed due to Covid-19, the guide will arrange the itinerary based on the actual situation on the tour date. Please understand. Thanks.

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5% will be discounted to more than 6 people travelling at once.
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