8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari

The 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The prime safari activities include the Mountain Gorilla habituation in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable forest, extensive wild game viewing including the unique tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and chimpanzee habituation in Kibale National Park – dubbed the primate capital of the world. Encountering the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats and the chimpanzees, our closest relatives not forgetting a classic wild game like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, Waterbucks, Topis Uganda Kobs among others is very rewarding. The heritage tours to the Amabere caves and the adventurous hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field not forgetting recreational encounters on Lake Bunyonyi combine to generate ultimate Africa safari memories.

Uganda Safari Highlight of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Arrive, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will transfer you to your hotel and after checking in he will brief you about the safari

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Fort Portal. Visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field and transfer to Kibale National Park. Night Forest walk

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Whole day chimpanzee Habituation.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth and have an evening game drive. Have an evening game drive in the Kasenyi sector. 

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do safari game drive & Lions experiential in Kasenyi sector in Company Safari Van. This is done early in the morning and the time frame ranges from 1 to 3 hours, if still interested you will have an extensive game drive viewing other wildlife. You will have lunch at Tembo Restaurant in the Mweya Peninsular. After which you will have an evening Kazinga channel boat cruise. Returning to your lodge for relaxation, dinner & overnight

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park having an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of the tree-climbing lions as well as other wildlife

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Mountain Gorilla habituation experience & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening relaxation. Optional canoe paddle

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe to catch up with flight departure at 18:30hrs. Make a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing water experiments & photoshoots

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Arrive, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will transfer you to your Hotel and after checking in he will brief you about the safari

Upon landing at Entebbe International Airport which is the main gateway to Uganda, you are welcomed by our representative and then transfer to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Victoria

Midrange: Boma Hotel

Budget: Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Fort Portal. Visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field and transfer to Kibale National Park. Night Forest walk

Take breakfast at your place of stay in Entebbe before embarking on the drive in the company of your driver-guide to Fort Portal 340km about 5 – 6 hours’ drive from Kampala. You drive along with the impressive countryside landscapes of Mubende including the scenic Inselbergs. The small towns en route including Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa and Kyenjonjo offers you sights of the rural towns of Uganda. You arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you connect to the Fort Portal Crater Area for amazing scenic views. You tour the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves which are the ancient historical feature that locals believe to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru – the daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of Bachwezi. Nyinamwiru had been denied a chance to breast feed her son Ndahura as her father had been told that the offspring of Nyinamwiru will take over his throne. Though Bukuku worked tooth and nail to prevent the over throw, it was destined to happen and Ndahura became a famous Muchwezi ruler who is credited to have expanded the Chwezi Empire to the areas on northern Tanzania, Rwanda and east of DR Congo while using Uganda as the centre. It is rewarding to listen to such stories being told by the locals themselves.  You retreat from the caves and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you summit the famous Kyeganywa hill to gain remarkable views of the craters including the empty hollows and those that have been filled with water to form lakes including Lake Saaka, Lake Kigere and Lake Bikere. The summit of the hill offers scenic views of the area and distant views of the Rwenzori Mountains beyond. Retreat from the activity and connect to Fort Portal town from where you will drive 26km to Kibale National Park for check-in and relaxation. At 7 pm, you embark on an exciting Nocturnal walk experience gaining chances of exploring the amazing species in the verdant forests of Kibale including the Bush babies, African Civet, Mongoose among others.

Accommodation

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Mainhouse room

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Whole day chimpanzee Habituation.

Connect to Kanyanchu Tourism Center to catch up with briefing at 6 am and then head to the forest of Kibale on the Chimpanzee habituation experience. The Chimpanzee Habituation experience, unlike the Chimpanzee tracking, presents a magical encounter to spend the whole day with Chimpanzees as you explore them to forage, socialize, copulate, much fruit, patrol, make their impressive pant hooting calls from the time they leave their nests up to the time they build the new nests. It is a magical day in the forest exploring other forest wonders including the historical trees that are 55m tall and over 200 years old and the myriad of birds including the Kibale ground thrush that is endemic. You retreat from the activity at around 7 pm to connect back to the starting point and then to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Mainhouse room

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth and have an evening game drive. Have an evening game drive in the Kasenyi sector. 

After a relaxed breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 2 – 3 hours drive enjoying the sights of Rwenzori Mountains – dubbed the legendary Mountains of the moon rising to 5,109m above sea level. Upon arrival in Queen, you embark on an afternoon game drive in Kasenyi sector gaining chances of viewing a range of wild game including Lions, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, waterbucks among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do safari game drive & Lions experiential in Kasenyi sector in Company Safari Van. This is done early in the morning and the time frame ranges from 1 to 3 hours, if still interested you will have an extensive game drive viewing other wildlife. You will have lunch at Tembo Restaurant in the Mweya Peninsular. After which you will have an evening Kazinga channel boat cruise. Returning to your lodge for relaxation, dinner & overnight

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda tour

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda for a morning game drive exploring the park’s rolling savannah landscapes dotted with counts of wild game including the big four of the big five like lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants, antelope species like waterbucks, Kobs, bushbucks among others, jackals among other wild game. The major emphasis will be on the Lion tracking experience in the company of expert trackers searching out for the lions in the wilderness. This is one of the thrilling encounters as it brings you closer to Lions in the wilderness than ever before. The stretch to Kasenyi and the Mweya peninsular offers you the best of these. This takes 3 – 4 hours. You settle for lunch after which you gather at the Mweya jetty to embark on a thrilling boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel. The cruise takes 2 hours with possibilities of encountering the aquatic species such as Nile Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting other wild game that tends to congregate on the channel shores to consume water. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park having an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of the tree-climbing lions as well as other wildlife

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After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Mountain Gorilla habituation experience & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening relaxation. Optional canoe paddle

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After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8 am and eventual start of the gorilla habituation encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla habituation encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of four (4) hours direct viewing of gorillas. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can take up an optional sun set boat cruise on the lake of a thousand islands as it has been dubbed because of its counts of 29 Islands. The cruise presents an evening soothing recreational encounter that is worth exploring and refreshment after gorilla trek adventure. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange:  Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe. Make a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing water experiments & photoshoots

Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe SAFARI

After your early breakfast, embark on the journey back to Kampala 477km about 8 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. The drive will expose you to countryside sceneries and economic activities that have sustained the lives of the local communities for centuries past among which include extensive Banana plantations and cattle keeping. A stop will be made at the Equator crossing Kayabwe 117km to Entebbe for photoshoots and lunch. You will arrive in Entebbe in the evening to mark the end of the tour.

End of the 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari