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Uganda Discoverer - 8 days

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $2340 - $2616
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
8 days beginning and ending in Kampala: Lose yourself in this 8-day Ugandan lodge experience, which will both refresh and excite you. From standing on the equator to enjoying the late African sunset as water laps against your canoe on Lake Mburo; this experience is sure to stay with you. This is a small group, no participation lodge safari with all nights accommodated in permanent tented camps or lodges. Highlights: Lake Mburo, Canoe Ride at Lake Mburo, Bwindi National Park, Gorilla Experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Kibale Forest National Park, Chimpanzee Experience.

Day 1: Kampala - Lake Mburo National Park                                   

After arrival in Kampala on the early morning flight, freshen up and have a meal after which we then immediately drive south westwards, with a stop at the equator to Lake Mburo National Park. This is the only park in Uganda with an entire lake, from which it receives its name. We do a game drive on the way to the lodge followed by a canoe ride on Lake Mburo in the evening.

Accommodation:    Mantana Tented Camp or similar

Meal: 
Dinner:     At Mantana Tented Camp or similar


Day 2: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park                           

After an early morning game drive we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park derives its name from its thick vegetation with an immense variety of evergreen trees, festooned with lianas, epiphytes, which reach great heights in their search for sunlight and is known to host half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. 

Accommodation:    Silverback Lodge or similar 
Meals:    
Breakfast:    At Mantana Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    At Igongo Restaurant or similar
Dinner:    At Silverback Lodge or similar


Day 3:  Bwindi                           

GORILLA TRACKING - this is it, this is the day you have been waiting for! Get up for an early breakfast and off you go on your adventure after the gorillas. Imagine venturing closer than 5 metres to these primates. It won’t be easy, but it certainly will be worth it.

Accommodation:    Silverback Lodge or similar    

Meals: 
Breakfast:    At Silverback Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Silverback Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Silverback Lodge or similar


Day 4:  Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park                       

After breakfast we depart to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. We drive through the Ishasha region of the park famous for its tree climbing lions before we proceed to the lodge for check-in and leisure time before dinner. 

Accommodation:    Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Silverback Lodge or similar
Lunch:     Lunch pack from Silverback Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar


Day 5:  Queen Elizabeth National Park                           

After an early breakfast, we depart for a morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the heat of midday, we stop to enjoy our packed lunch and a rest before we continue on an afternoon game drive followed by a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Afterwards we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:    Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
Dinner:    At Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar


Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP – Kibale Forest National Park                           

For the early risers there will be an optional bird walk this morning. After breakfast, we depart for Kibale Forest where we arrive for lunch at the lodge. The afternoon is spent at your leisure or take a walk around the Crater Lake, with an option to swim, fish etc.

Accommodation:    Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
Dinner:    At Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar        


Day 7:  Kibale Forest National Park                               

An early morning walk in the Kibale Forest is spent tracking the habituated chimpanzees which are the major attraction in this national park. These delightful and sociable apes are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in the trees as they are more closely related to humans than any other living creature. Navigating the network of shady forest trails provides much delight to botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded. In the afternoon, we take a walk through the Bigodi Swamps before returning to the lodge.

Accommodation:    Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar
Dinner:    At Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar        


Day 8: Kibale Forest – Kampala                                 

After a leisurely breakfast, we return to Kampala in time for your evening homeward flight.

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Primate Lodge (Forest Cottages) or similar

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  • Kingfisher Lodge (Kichwamba) or similar
  • Silverback Lodge or similar
  • Mantana Tented Camp or similar

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