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Kibale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi

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USD 3,700

/ person
  • 1
  • 7 Days

Marcel Walter

Mapendano Voyages

We are a company aiming to offer the ultimate natural experience in Central and Eastern Africa.

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Kibale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi

This wonderful week-long tour of Uganda by air will take you on an adventure through the famous Kibale Forest, open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the deep jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the majestic mountain gorillas.

ENTEBBE - CRATER LAKES

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check in and transfer to your 07:45am (arrival 10:05am) or 12:30pm (arrival 14:35pm) domestic flight to Kasese, check in time is one hour before the flight. In Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey. Transfer to your lodge, approximate transfer time of 2 hours. The lodge has amazing views of the ancient volcanic landscape, and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond. Enjoy the swimming pool, walk around the lodge garden and grounds or simply relax on the terrace. Read more

Kibale 1 night

KIBALE PARK - BIGODI WETLAND

Spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope. Read more

Kibale 1 night

QUEEN ELISABETH NP

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Drive straight to the park and take a game drive toward the lodge. In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the waters edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle. Read more

Queen Elizabeth Park 1 night

GAME DRIVE AND CHIMPANZEES

Drive to Queen Elisabeth NP along the foothills of the Rwenzoris. The game seen will depend on the season, the Mweya peninsula is good for a variety of animals including elephants; in the Kasenyi plains you will find mostly lion and Uganda cob. Have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which many consider as a highlight of the safari. After the launch trip your driver guide will take you for a late afternoon game drive. The Kazinga channel is a natural channel of 36 km long between Lake George and Lake Edward. The launch trip is the most popular activity at Mweya. From the safe boat you can see elephants, hippo, Nile crocodile and many water birds. The water birds are plentiful along the channel: African skimmers, African fish eagles, cormorants, saddle-billed storks, pelicans, etc. Read more

Queen Elizabeth Park 1 night

GAME AND RAIN FOREST

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to the lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there may be time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village. Read more

Bwindi Forest 1 night

MOUNTAIN GORILLA

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Read more

Bwindi Forest 1 night

FLY BACK TO ENTEBBE

Transfer from Bwindi lodge to the Kihihi airstrip. Leave with the 09:45am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:05pm (arrive at 15:55pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight. Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Fort Portal
Day 3
Location Queen Elizabeth
Day 5
Location Bwindi
Hotel BWINDI LODGE

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Single room supplement (710 USD in high season, 685 USD in low season)
  • Festive season supplement (please contact us)

More information

  • This is a private safari where you go with a guide in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof. Our guides are knowledgeable about the area, nature and culture.
  • Lodges have full board meal plans meaning that there is a set menu served. Please inform us if you have any special diets or food allergies so that it can be taken into account.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Kris de Bardia, France

Gorilla and Chimps tour : a dream trip ! Great tour, great organisation, great vehicle, great countries (Rwanda and Ouganda) and world class quality guide. We got what we came here for (Apes) but got much much more thanks to the flexibility of the management and thanks to our smart and knowledgeable guide. Thanks Mapendano ! :) Read more

Dan FAVRE, Switzerland

EXCELLENT ! I contacted Mapendano a few months before the departure. They organised everything and all was perfect in the communication (answers to my questions were quick and complete). During the trip, I visited twice the gorillas and both experiences were different and complementary. The hotels were excellent, so was the food. Samuel, guide / driver, couldn't possibly have been nicer or more helpful - he felt like an old friend by the end of the first week. He was perfect during the safari drives in the animals parks. We only got little problems with the car (2 flat tires and another problem with the transmission), it was just part of the trip and the lost of time was minimal. I highly recommend MAPENDANO for any trip in central Africa. Read more

Corinne, France

Nous avons eu la joie et la chance de tomber sur cette agence en septembre 2014. Nous avons été plus que satisfaits, vraiment enchantés par le pays et surtout par notre chauffeur guide Jean-Marie Kiguge que je recommande vivement pour ses grandes connaissances mais aussi son service impeccable. N'hesitez pas, avec Mapendano vous êtes entre de bonnes mains. Read more

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