LIONKING WESTERN UGANDA SAFARI, 10 DAYS

Summary of the trip:

the 10 day trip brings you the highlights of Western Uganda; where the savannah meets the tropical rainforest. Expect to see the most interesting animals of the savannahs: lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzees The safari brings you to famous national parks of Western Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 1:

Entebbe – Kampala (depending on flight and request) On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to Kampala for an overnight Bed and Breakfast BB Distance: 40km (1hour drive) Medium range accommodation: Cassia lodge /Africana (BB) High range accommodation: Serena Kampala/ Commonwealth Resort (BB)

Day 2:

Kampala– Kibale Forest National Park After your breakfast, depart in direction of Kibale National Park, have a stopover in Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Distance: 350 km (about 6 hours) Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest camp / Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndale lodge/ Papaya (FB)

Day 3:

Kibale National Park Today after your very early, depart for Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, this is a lifetime experience that allows accompany Kibale’s researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their natural. During your tour, expect coming across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05:30 to 6:30, before them throughout the day till they make new nests and the night around 19.00. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest camp / Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB) High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndale lodge/ Papaya (FB)

Day 4:

Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Drive to Katwe fishing village, visit the local mining and arrive at your lodge in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board Distance: 157 km (about 3hours) Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi game lodge / Bush lodge (FB) High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Day 5:

Queen Elizabeth National Park Early morning game drives experience in the national park, with aim of seeing animals like elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky lion and leopard . In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and birds. Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi game lodge / Bush lodge (FB) High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Day 6:

Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable After breakfast, drive through the National Park to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for tree climbing lions. After lunch, game drive in search of the tree climbing lions afterwards we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. Today transfer will depend on the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board Distance: 190 km to Buhoma sector (about 5hours)/ 260 km to NKuringo sector (about 8hours) Medium range accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB) High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB) Top end accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request)

Day 7:

Bwindi National Park Today, the activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board Medium range accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB) High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB) Top end accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request)

Day 8:

Bwindi National Park -Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. On the way, visit the Grace Child home for village and agro tourism; later proceed to your hotel for relaxation Distance: 110 km (about 3hours) Medium range accommodation: Bunyonyi overland resort/ Nature’s Prime Island (FB) High range accommodation: Bird nest / Arcadia cottage (FB)

Day 9:

Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo National Park After breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. As you enter, go for game drive in search for animal like impalas, zebras, elands and many other antelopes. Distance: 210 km (about 3hours) Medium range accommodation: Rwackobo Rock / Mburo safari lodge /Arcadia cottage (FB) High range accommodation: Mihingo lodge / Mantana Tented camp / (FB)

Day 10:

Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe Today, early morning guided game walk in the park for the unique wildlife experience and later, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your flight departure Distance: 350 km (about 5hours) Note: Accommodations shall be based on client selection (high range, Medium or low budget. All lodges have self contained rooms and are selected as per the interest of the client.
TOUR COST

The tariff includes:

Airport transfers Full board accommodation with meals mentioned Ground transportation in modified safari car English speaking Driver/Guide Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience permits per person Entrance fees to the national park and other sites on the itinerary Local government taxes

The tariff does not include:

Air ticket. Tourist insurance health insurance Entrance visas: Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport Optional activities, Personal natures and tips