BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
10 Days Safari from USD5,315 per person sharing

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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TRIP OVERVIEW

Uganda is one of Africa’s newest safari destinations where travellers will enjoy discovering rainforests and endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. This trip is ten days which accord you enough time to immerse yourself in the culture of these vibrant country and make the most of the many activities included in the itinerary.

The adventure begins at Entebbe International Airport, the main entry point to Uganda. Your first visit is guided walk in Bugodi Wetlands Sanctuary in Kibale National Park, then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you  will experience a water safari in Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George, to see hippos, elephants and  buffaloes. Bird watching will be an added advantage.

 Main highlight of the trip – thrill of coming face to face with giant mountain gorilla silverback in Bwindi Forest, the unforgettable one hour with the primates.

Highlights of the Trip

  • 10 Days Safari
  • Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest National Park
  • Gorilla trekking in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • View of Rwenzoris Mountains
  • Boat Safari at Kazinga Channel
  • Nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Crossing the Equator
  • Birdwatching at Bugondi Wetlands Sanctuary

What's Included in this Safari

  • Overnight at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Kampala on bed and breakfast  
  • Full board accommodation on safari (The Primate Lodge – 2 nights, Mweya Safari Lodge – 2 nights, Ishasha Wilderness Camp – 1 night, Buhoma Lodge – 2 nights, Mihingo Lodge – 1 night)
  • Private 4WD vehicle with experienced guide throughout the safari
  • All parks and conservancies entry fees
  • Gorilla Tracking permit in Uganda
  • Golden Monkey permit in Rwanda
  • All Airport transfers
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance

The Rate Excludes

  • International flights
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Pricing

  • All rates are based on US Dollars
  • Rates are per person sharing a double room
  • Pricing serve as a guide, request for the best and most current rates
  • Single supplement may apply

Wildlife you are likely to see in this safari

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort - Kampala, Uganda

Welcome to Uganda! You shall arrive at Entebbe International Airport where we will welcome you and privately transfer you to Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Kampala.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort

 

DAY 2: The Primate Lodge - Kibale National park

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park via Fort Portal where you will have nice views of the Ruwenzoris, “Mountains of the Moon”. Proceed to the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley and check in at The Primate Lodge where you will have lunch. In the afternoon go for a guided walk in Bugodi Wetlands Sanctuary, a community-developed and run conservation program. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Primate Lodge

DAY 3: The Primate Lodge - Kibale National park

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated Chimps. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. This incredibly diverse forest is also a home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Primate Lodge

DAY 4: Mweya Safari Lodge - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, head towards the South to Queen Elizabeth National Park and arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the Park. This park has got over 200 kms of well-maintained game tracks.
In the evening have dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY 5: Mweya Safari Lodge - Queen Elizabeth National park

Enjoy an early breakfast and leave for a morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Early morning is the best time for game drives as there are better chances of seeing animals before they go under the bushes for cover from the sun. Back to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon have an exciting experience of at Water Safari on the Kazinga Channel. The boat safari lasts for 2 hours and gives visitors the opportunity to see hippos, water birds, buffaloes, huge elephants and all that comes to graze at the banks of the Kazinga Channel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY 6: Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Queen Elizabeth National park

Check out for a transfer with en route game drive to Ishasha Sector in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This will also be in search of the tree climbing lions found in the south among other wildlife. Check in at Ishasha Wilderness Camp for lunch. Thereafter, an afternoon game viewing drive as far as Ishasha River marking the border between Uganda and Congo DRC. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

DAY 7: Buhoma Lodge - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast drive to Bwindi National Park with en-route game viewing drive in the Queen’s Ishasha sector. Check in at Bwindi’s Buhoma Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

DAY 8: Buhoma Lodge - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning breakfast and thereafter be transferred to the Park with packed lunches and set off for Gorilla tracking. Trek through the forest and as soon as you get to the Gorilla Family, you will spend 1 full hour watching. Learn how the Gorillas live and relate to each other as well as family formations and adaptability. Thereafter trek back to the starting point and be transferred back to the Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

DAY 9: Mihingo Lodge - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park and check in at Mihingo Lodge. In the afternoon head to Rwonyo Centre, the starting point of Nature hikes activities in the Park. Nature guided walks in Mburo are ideal due to the absence of lions and elephants so the whole area is free for walking safaris and all you need is a game ranger guide to take you through the splendid Africa wilderness. Nine of the fourteen magnificent lakes of Lake Mburo can be seen when hiking. The views are so striking and unforgettable. After the nature walk drive with more game viewing on the way back to Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge

DAY 10: Kampala, Uganda

Check out after breakfast and drive back to Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator crossing where you will have lunch. Proceed on to Entebbe Airport for the departure flight.

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