Day 1 : Entebbe

On arrival into Entebbe Airport you will be greeted by our specialist airport team and assisted to PAPYRUS HOTEL for a stay of one night.

Time permitting, you may wish to visit the Botanical Gardens which are a short taxi journey from the hotel.

Overnight: PAPYRUS HOTEL

Included

Airport assistance, transfer, accommodation and breakfast.

Excluded

International flights, visa, lunch and evening meals, drinks and any other services not listed.

Day 2 : Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer with your guide 4-5 hours south west stopping at the equator for photographs and souvenirs. Your journey continues passing through local communities and the rolling plains of Ankole before reaching RWAKOBO ROCK LODGE in Lake Mburo National Park.

Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo where many birds are seen as well as hippos and crocodiles.

Overnight: RWAKOBO ROCK LODGE

Included

Transfers, accommodation, all meals, park fees, bottled water in vehicle, game drive and boat cruise.

Excluded

Drinks, tipping, laundry service and any other services not listed.

Day 3 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Enjoy a morning game drive before transferring to the Bwindi National Park.

Your journey takes you along the Kigambira loop through a wooded wilderness with scattered thicket where bushbucks and bush duikers are often sighted.

As you pass through the Kigezi Highlands, with terraced farming and mountain scenery you will see why it is often called the “Switzerland of Africa”.  Arrive at Buhoma where you stay for two nights.

Overnight:  MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE

Included

Accommodation, game drive, transfers, all meals and park fees.

Excluded

Drinks, tipping, laundry and any other services not listed.

Day 4 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the majestic mountain gorillas in Bwindi.

You will join one of only a handful of Gorilla tracking groups sent out each day in the Forest (each group has a maximum of 8 people).

After the trek you may wish to take a walk down to the river, browse the souvenir stalls in Buhoma, visit the local women’s craft group or have a tour of the village school. There is also the option to take a guided community walk with the BATWA pigmies and learn about their fascinating history in the forest.

Overnight:  MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE

Included

Transfers, 1 x gorilla trekking permit per person, packed lunch, transfers to cultural projects as required, all meals and accommodation.

Excluded

Porter hire, tipping, massage services, drinks and any additional activities or services not listed.

Day 5 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer through the countryside passing through traditional homesteads and farms to the southern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, known as the Ishasha sector, famous for its rare tree climbing lions. Regardless of whether you are lucky enough to see the lions, the area is still scenic and sightings of elephants are regular.

Ovenight:  PARKVIEW SAFARI LODGE

Included

Transfers, park fees, bottled water in vehicle, all meals and accommodation.

Excluded

Drinks, tipping, laundry service and any other services not listed.

Day 6 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Enjoy a morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat.

In the afternoon, join the safari boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is home a variety of water birds, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and waterbucks. On the way back to the lodge, visit Kataara Women's Handicraft Centre; a fascinating initiative and a great place to pick up gifts to take home.

Ovenight:  PARKVIEW SAFARI LODGE

Activities and Services

Included

Transfers, game drive, park fees, boat cruise , all meals and accommodation.

Excluded

Drinks, tipping, laundry and any other services not listed.

Day 7 : Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer around 3 hours to the outskirts of Kibale Forest where you stay for one night at Kibale Guest Cottages. In the afternoon, visit Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary for a 4.5 km guided nature walk along pathways and boardwalks ; Bigodi is home to more than 200 bird species and 8 kinds of primates - look out for the wild coffee too!

Overnight:  KIBALE GUEST COTTAGES

Included

Transfers, all meals, accommodation and Bigodi wetland entrance fee.

Excluded

Drinks, tipping and laundry service.

Day 8 : End of Itinerary

Enjoy another encounter with the great apes as you trek in one of the best locations for chimpanzee sightings: Kibale Forest.

The chimp trekking activity lasts approximately 3-4 hours, after which you continue to Fort Portal for lunch and a chance to change before continuing onwards to Entebbe.

* Please note that the transfer to Entebbe takes around 6-7 hrs. Please book onward flights departing after 9.00pm to allow sufficient time for check-in.

Photo credit (M.Easton - Gorilla Safari Company client) Kibale Chimp

Included

Breakfast, transfers, 1 x Chimp Trekking permit per person and lunch.

Excluded

Porter service (payable direct), drinks, tipping, evening meal , onward arrangements in Entebbe, International flights and any other services not listed.

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