Gorilla Trekking : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – UNESCO Heritage Site
Chimpanzee Trekking : Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Game Drive : Queen Elizabeth National Park
Boat Cruise : Kazinga Channel and Lake Bunyonyi
Uganda Equator : Water Experiment in Kayabwe ,Kampala – Masaka Road
Kampala City Experience: Grand Gadhafi Mosque, Kampala Local Market
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to Hotel in Kampala
Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport by your selected Driver guide from BIC Tours Ltd. Transfer to Kampala, the capital City of Uganda. Arrival and check in at the Hotel where you will be accommodated. Dinner at selected Restaurant in Kampala
Overnight at the Speke Resort Munyonyo (Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast)
Day 2: Kampala – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Stopover at the Equator
In the morning, have early Breakfast at the Resort. Depart Kampala city and head southwest to Kabale via Masaka and Mbarara. Stopover at the Equator for water experiment. Stopover for lunch in Mbarara an area known for long horned Ankole cows. After lunch proceed to Lake Bunyonyi driving through beautiful scenery of Ntungamo and Kabale hills. Kabale is a cold place that is referred to as “the Switzerland of Africa” because of its hills and terraces. Arrival and check in at the Hotel where you will be accommodated. Relax at the Hotel as you wait for Dinner
Overnight at Arcadia Cottages (Meal Plan FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Diner )
Day 3- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Trekking Experience & Return to Lake Bunyonyi
Today the Impenetrable forest opens its doors for a sensational Gorilla tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups.
Morning; Enjoy your Early Breakfast at the Hotel. Your Guide will pick your packed lunch and mineral water for your takeaway during the Gorilla trekking Venture. Transfer to Bwindi NP southern sector of Rushaga or Eastern sector of Ruhija. Arrive at the field office for Briefing about Gorilla trekking exercise/process. Your guide will help you register for the Gorilla trekking. Your passport copy will be needed to ensure the right names and address is registered as they will appear on YOUR Gorilla Trekking Certificate.
With the support of specialized Gorilla guide , park rangers and your porter to carry your back bag of your cameras, lunch and water, you will depart for the most incredible experience of a life time- meeting with the gentle Giants of Bwindi. Each Gorilla family can be visited by 8 persons per day. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, depending on where your Gorilla family stayed the previous night before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest and this is the highlight of your trip.
You will spend 1 hour with the gorillas in their natural Environment.
You will enjoy your packed lunch in the jungle before returning to your Lodge. Depart Bwindi NP for Lake Bunyonyi. Arrive and Relax at the Lodge as you wait for your Dinner.
Overnight at Arcadia Cottages (Meal Plan FB: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi Boat Cruise – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast at the Cottages, You will go for and enjoy a morning boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi to learn about the 29 islands on the Lake and watch many bird species around the islands. After transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while through Ntungamo- Kagamba- Ishaka –Kyambura. Stopover for lunch at selected restaurant en-route. Arrival and check in at you Lodge. Evening relax at the Lodge by the Swimming pool or in your room
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Meal Plan: FB ~ Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 – Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Viewing & Boat Cruise.
The day begins early when we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs in the Savannah plains in Kasenyi sector. Here you search for lions, elephants, large herds of buffaloes, an elusive leopard on a lucky day, and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Transfer back to the Lodge for a proper breakfast. Relax at the Lodge before Lunch.
Afternoon: After lunch you go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Expect to see lots of wildlife and many bird species at a close range. This cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Meal Plan: FB ~ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner )
Note: Instead of the morning game drive you can opt for a visit to Kyambura Wildlife Reserve for a guided primate walk. Kyambura is a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rain forest. While following the river at the bottom, you will go in search of chimpanzees and other primates that live in this area.
Day 6- Queen Elizabeth–Chimpanzee Trekking & Transfer to Kampala.
After breakfast at the Lodge, You will head to Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee Trekking. Arrival at field office where your guide will pay for Chimpanzee trekking and be briefed about the chimp trekking process/ activity. Go and enjoy the Chimpanzee in their natural habitat. Depart for Mbarara stopping over for lunch at selected restaurant. After lunch proceed to Kampala via Masaka with a stopover at the Equator for stretching and Crafts shopping
Overnight at Speke Resort Munyonyo (Meal Plan FB ~ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner )
Day 7: Kampala City – Transfer to Entebbe – Out Bound Flight.
Breakfast at the Cottages. Checkout from the hotel and depart for Kampala city. Visit Ghadafi Mosque to view Kampala city from its 333 steps tower or just a local market. Lunch at selected restaurant in Kampala or Entebbe. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for outbound flight. Check in at the Airport in time for your Flight.
END OF YOUR TRIP AND OUR SERVICES
What is included
- Airport transfers
- Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide,
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary based on a double room sharing,
- Meals as described in the program
- Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
- Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
What is not included
- International flight
- Visa (USD $50)
- Gorilla permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Chimp Trekking Experience in Kalinzu
- Optional chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Laundry service