Safari to Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Lake Mburo National Parks

Indulge in a package to all four National Parks of Uganda on this 7-day drive in safari. Explore the evergreen Kibale Forest national park and trek to spot chimps. Queen Elizabeth national park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda, home of the famous tree climbing lions. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national park where you will meet more than half of the world’s wild mountain gorilla population. Join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Top off your trip with a visit to Lake Mburo (LM) National Park, one of two Ugandan National Parks where Burchell’s Zebra still occur. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Uganda.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1990 - $5080
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
January - April, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Trek to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest,
Join a guided trek to see a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
See lots of wildlife on game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Visit Lake Mburo (LM) National Park where Burchell’s Zebra still occur

Day One:  Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park

At 0700hrs, check out at your hotel in Kampala and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Estimated transit time is 5 hours with frequent stops to stretch your legs. The drive takes you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life. On arrival, have a Bigodi Swamp Walk.

The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local people geared towards conservation in this area. On this walk you have chances for different bird & butterfly species, primates like black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabeys, etc. There is also a variety of interesting plant species. Accommodation: Ndali Lodge. Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day Two: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you gather at the Kanyanchu headquarters for a briefing prior to the chimpanzee tracking. You spend the morning in the forest tracking the famous primates. The main attraction of Kibale is the high density of primates that inhabit the rainforest. In fact, this forest supports the highest number of primate species in Uganda and one of the highest primate densities in the world. In addition to a large community of chimpanzees, there are 12 other primate species, including red and black-and-white colobus monkeys, l'Hoest's, red-tailed, vervet and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, as well as four species of nocturnal primates. The birdlife is prolific, with approximately 400 species recorded for the area.

After your lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Estimated transit time is 3 hours.  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day Three:  Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth II National Park

Wake-up and prepare to be fascinated on a sunrise game-drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Later after lunch, have an exciting boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel. This offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. You will be privileged to see schools of hippos and Nile-crocodiles sunbathing and opening wide their saw-like jaws. Return to Mweya Safari Lodge for overnight. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day Four:  Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After early morning breakfast, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive takes you through Ishasha section famous for its tree climbing lions. On arrival, check in at Mahogany Springs for your accommodation.  Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day Five:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for an experience of a lifetime. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.  Mahogany Springs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day Six:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

Early morning transfer to Lake Mburo (estimated travel time is 5 hours). On arrival, you have a boat ride on Lake Mburo followed by an evening game drive to end your day in adventurous manner.

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day Seven: Lake Mburo National Park - Equator- Kampala

Today, be adventurous and take a safari walk with an armed Ranger. After breakfast, return to Kampala with an en-route game-drive. Stop along the way at the equator for photographs. Drop off at your accommodation in Kampala in the evening. Meal Plan. Breakfast & Lunch

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Package Includes:

  • Ground Transportation throughout the trip in a private tour vehicle
  • All national park fees and trekking permits
  • Chimp tracking permits
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park guided mountain gorilla trek
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Equator stop
  • Game drive
  • Accommodation  & Meals
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari
  • Lots of fun in the African sun!!!

Not Included

  • Entry visas for Uganda if required.
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  •  Beverages, tips, souvenirs & all items of a personal nature
  • Any deviation from the suggested program
  • All extras NOT mentioned in the inclusive section
  • Any personal insurance covers
  • Airport  arrival transfer from Entebbe to your accommodation in Kampala

Note: Entebbe International Airport is about 40 km from Kampala and your hotel. We can arrange an airport pick / drop off for you (cost USD 80 per vehicle up to 7pax) to the hotel in Kampala. 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Accommodation:
  • Lodge – Ndali Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs & Mihingo Lodge - full board
  • Midrange – Primate Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Silverback Lodge & Mburo Safari Lodge - full board
  • Budget – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Simba Safari Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp & Rwonyo basic campsite - bed & breakfast

Pearl of Africa

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Aug 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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