LIONKING WESTERN UGANDA SAFARI, 8 DAYS

Summary of the trip:

the 8 day trip brings you to the Uganda Western safari; 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 you to Kampala for an overnight on 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 lodge (FB)

Day 3:

- Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park After breakfast, go for a chimpanzee tracking experience and in the afternoon transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with mysterious view of the mountain of the moon. On our way, we pass on the equator famous for photo. 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 4:

Queen Elizabeth National Park Early morning game drives experience in the national park, with aim of seeing animal 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 bird. Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi game lodge / Bush lodge (FB) High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Day 5:

Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park 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 drive) 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 6:

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 7:

Bwindi National Park - 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 8:

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 and chimpanzee permits per person per tracking 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 International Airport Optional activities, Personal natures and tips