Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna,shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

Kibaale National Park

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Entebbe Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Accommodation and meals park entry fee
Visit to Amabere Boat Ride
professional English driver /guide in a 4WD safari configured Land cruiser. bottled mineral water
NOT INCLUDED
Travel tickets and insurance Laundry
Drinks apart from Water
Tips and any other items of personal nature

 

 

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Day One

Morning pick up from Entebbe Airport. Start the tour with a 4 – 5 hour drive to Murchison falls National Park. Move on to the top of the magnificent falls where you will enjoy your picnic lunch as you marvel at the mighty Nile forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades. The Nile can be viewed at different points up to the Baker’s Summit. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
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Day Two

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a half day game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile. Escorted by game ranger, you may opt for a game walk while trailing animals and studying animal spoors. Game in this area includes Giraffe, Elephant, Harte beest, Lion, Uganda Kob, Oribi and a variety of savannah and woodland birds.
Return to the Lodge and enjoy the peace and quiet at the swimming pool. After lunch, take a boat cruise along the river Nile for game viewing at a close range. This is a paradise of the Hippo and Crocodiles. Retire for Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

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Day Three

Transfer to Kibale National Park. Overnight at Kibale Safari Lodge.
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Day Four

Chimp Tracking in the morning, afternoon tour the Bigodi Swamp Walk an overnight at the Kibale Safari Lodge.
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Day Five

After an early breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Bugungu gate. Here you will view the shores of Lake Albert and drive through and up the escarpment which is part of the western leg of the East African rift valley. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in time for Dinner and overnight at Hippo Hill Lodge
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Day Six

After an early morning cup of tea at 6:30am, depart for a game drive on the northern parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities to view the cats in action. Later, return for breakfast; take another cruise on the Kazinga to see herds of Buffalo, Hippo and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. Depending on the season European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. Afternoon transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the gorilla sanctuary. And spend the night in Kitandara Bwindi Luxury tented camp.
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Day Seven

After breakfast and briefing by park rangers and with picnic lunch, embark on a 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas spent the previous day. On sighting gorillas, you will be allowed a full hour with them. You then retire for dinner and overnight at Kitandara Bwindi Luxury tented camp. But for the energetic, there is a possibility of a village guided walk to experience some of the community tourism projects.
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Day Eight

After breakfast, transfer to Mbarara arriving in time for lunch at the Lake View Hotel. Proceed to Kampala and then to the Airport.
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DEPARTURE