wildlife safaris

Uganda best Tour company organizing gorilla tours and trips to Uganda national parks –Bwindi gorilla forest and Queen Elizabeth Park in western Uganda.

Day 1 -Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla National Park

From your place of convenience, our tour guide will meet you and brief you about your tour.  You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south-West of Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge /Mount clouds lodge (luxury), Buhoma cottages/ nkuringo cottages (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas Nkuringo campsite /Virunga Hotel/Golden monkey Hotel in Kisoro (Budget accommodation)

 

Day 2 -Gorilla Trekking

This is the day that you will go gorilla trekking. After being briefed by your guides on this tough adventure, you take with you lunch and the necessary gear to track the Mountain Gorillas in the jungle. This process can take anywhere between a few hours and the whole day depending on the touring group. The guides do a good job to describe the surroundings and the lifestyle of the animals. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge /Mount clouds lodge (luxury), Buhoma cottages/ nkuringo cottages (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas Nkuringo campsite /Virunga Hotel/Golden monkey Hotel in Kisoro (Budget accommodation)

 

Day 3 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park for evening game drive

Have an early morning breakfast before you leave for Queen Elizabeth Park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Jacaka lodge (luxury), King fisher lodge (mid-range), Queen Elizabeth Bush camp /mweya hostels (budget)

 

Day 4 – Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise

Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Jacaka lodge (luxury), King fisher lodge (mid-range), Queen Elizabeth Bush camp /mweya hostels (budget)

 

Day 5- Morning game drive OR Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura godge or Kalinzu forest and Transfer to Kampala/Place of your interest

Morning chimpanzees tracking then take mid-morning breakfast and transfer to Kampala. Lunch on the way

 

The safari includes;

• Transportation by a 4/4 wd vehicle

• Full board accommodation

• Launch cruise along Kazinga channel

• 1Gorilla permit and 1 chimpanzee permit PER PERSON AND TO BE SECURED IMMEDIATELY

• Park entry fees

• Full time English speaking Driver/guide.

• Meals en route

• Game drives

• Airport transfers.

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DAY 1- Transfer to KIBALE NATIONAL PARKS –Evening bigodi cultural walk

From your Hotel, after breakfast, our guide will pick you up and transfer to Kibale forest via Mitiyana-Mubende road. Lunch at Fort portal and continue to Kibale forest.

Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge, a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon"/ Mantana luxury Tented Camp/Rwenzori View Guest House/Ataco Guest house (Medium class accommodation) or Primate Lodge Kibale Banda’s for basic and budget travelers/Kibale forest camp (budget) or Camp at Kibale forest.

 

DAY 2- Morning Chimpanzee tracking

After morning breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee tracking spends about 2-4 hours in the forest.

Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge, a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon"/ Mantana luxury Tented Camp/Rwenzori View Guest House/Ataco Guest house (Medium class accommodation) or Primate Lodge Kibale Banda’s for basic and budget travelers.

 

DAY 3- Transfer to Bwindi forest

Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi gorilla forest via Queen Eliabeth -Ishasha sector arriving in the afternoon for lunch and relaxation.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp Uganda safari lodge (luxury), Lake Kitandara’s tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead /Community Bandas/ Nkuringo camp site (mid-range), Kisoro Guest house (budget).

 

DAY 4- Gorilla trekking

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the park guides. They will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Lunch at your hotel, in evening you may have a cultural traditional dance from the local people.

Dinner and overnight at either Gorilla Forest Camp Uganda safari lodge (luxury), Lake Kitandara’s tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead /Community Bandas/ Nkuringo camp site (mid-range), Kisoro Guest house (budget).

 

Day 5- Transfer to Rwanda

After breakfast fast, drive to Kisoro and cross the Uganda border to Ruhengeri in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silverback lodge(luxury), Mountain Gorilla Nest/Muhabura lodge (mid-range),Kinigi Guest House(budget).

 

Day 6- Gorilla Tracking in Pac De Volcanoes

After early morning breakfast and briefing from the authorities of the park. with packed lunch and water set off for the trekking into the rain tropical forest searching for the habituated Mountain gorilla family. You remain close to the beautiful primates for over one hour, for observation and photography. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silverback lodge(luxury), Mountain Gorilla Nest/Muhabura lodge (mid-range),Kinigi Guest House(budget).

 

Day 7-Transfer to Kigali-Rwanda/ Kampala-Uganda

Morning at leisure, after breakfast, drive to Kigali Airport Rwanda or to Kampala have lunch on the way arriving in the evening.

 

The safari package includes:

• Transportation by a 4wd vehicle

• Full board accommodation

• 1Chimpanzee permit

• 2 Gorilla tracking permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance. Rwanda cost   750$ and for Uganda cost 500$

• Bigodi cultural walk

• Park fees

• Full time English speaking Driver/guide.

• En route lunches

• Airport transfers.

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, personal insurance, tobacco etc.

Join group budget safaris, camping tours and luxury trips to Uganda’s major national parks both Costumed and Tailor made.

DAY 1: Transfer to Kampala 

On arrival at Entebbe International AirPort, You will transferred to your Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Diner and overnight at Resort Hotel/ Serena Hotel (Luxury),  Botanical beach hotel/ Windsor hotel/ Grand Imperial Hotel (mid-range)

 

DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 

Begin the spectacular drive north-west through Masindi town to Murchison falls national park arriving in time for a picnic lunch at a breath taking site at the top of the falls. Return to your luxury Camp at the Top of the falls for a sun downer. Enjoy dinner by candlelight under the stars and afterwards, lose yourself in the fascinating sounds of the night as you sit around a cracking camp fire. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge (Luxury), Sambya River lodge (Mid-range)

 

DAY 3: Morning Game drive and afternoon launch cruise 

Early morning game drives and afternoon launch cruise. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge (Luxury), Sambya River lodge (Mid-range)

 

DAY 4: Drive to the Fabled Mountains of the Moon , Kibale forest 

Drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal where the fabled Mountains of the Moon are found, through verdant country, passing traditional homesteads, to the Kibale forest arriving in time for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge/Primate lodge (Luxury), Mountains of the moon (Mid-range)

 

DAY 5: Primate Trek/Chimpanzee tracking 

After breakfast indulge in a whole day primate trek. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge/Primate lodge (Luxury), Mountains of the moon (Mid-range)

 

DAY 6:  Drive to Queen Elizabeth - evening game drive 

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park following the Rwenzori Mountain range. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana(Luxury), King fisher lodge/Ihamba lodge(Mid-range)

 

DAY 7: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise 

Early morning game drive, and afternoon launch cruise along Kazinga channel. 

Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana(Luxury), King fisher lodge/Ihamba lodge(Mid-range)

  

DAY 8: Transfer to Bwindi forest 

Drive through the Kigezi Highlands also known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge/Mount clouds lodge/Gorilla safari lodge/Bohoma gorilla lodge (Luxury), Nkuringo cottages/Lake Kitandara tents/Trekkers Tervan(Mid-range)

 

DAY 9: Gorilla tracking 

Early morning, embark on your Gorilla trek and tracking Return to the camp for a much needed rest and dinner after which, sit back to entertainment by local community traditional dancers. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge/Mount clouds lodge/Gorilla safari lodge/Bohoma gorilla lodge (Luxury), Nkuringo cottages/Lake Kitandara tents/Trekkers Tervan(Mid-range)

 

DAY 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Scenery viewing and birding on the lake 

Drive through the Kigezi highlands enjoying the scenery arriving at Bunyonyi by evening. Dinner and overnight at White horse inn/ Bunyonyi safari lodge (Luxury), Arcadia cottages (Mid-range). 

 

DAY 11:  Visit the pygimies with a canoe. 

Morning after breakfast, you will visit the batwa people known as the pygmies.

Dinner and overnight at White horse inn/ Bunyonyi safari lodge (Luxury), Arcadia cottages (Mid-range). 

 

 

DAY 12: Transfer to mburo national park, Visit the Igongo cultural site, Evening game drive 

Drive to Lake Mburo Park having a stopover at Igongo cultural site, lunch in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge (Luxury), Arcadia cottages (Mid-range). 

 

DAY 13: Morning game drive and Evening boat Canoeing  

Go for a game drive, return for a leisurely lunch. Drive to Lake Mburo Park having a stopover at Igongo cultural site, lunch in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge (Luxury), Arcadia cottages (Mid-range). 

 

DAY 14: Morning Depart to Kampala/Entebbe Airport 

After breakfast, depart for Kampala, lunch in Masaka arriving early afternoon for your next flight. 

 

This safari includes 

-Transportation in a 4x4 wheel drive plus fuel 

-Airport transfers 

-Full Board Accommodation  lodges 

-Game drives 

-2 Launch cruise 

-Top of the falls 

-Igongo cultural visit

-Canoeing on Lake mburo 

-Lake Bunyonyi birding 

- Canoeing to see the pygimies 

-1 Gorilla permits  To be secured immediately 

-1 Chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest to BE SECURED IN ADVANCE 

- Ferry crossing 

-An English speaking tour guide 

-Government taxes 

But excludes all other personal expenses like visas, tips, Air time etc. 

 

Cheap gorilla trekking in bwindi forest Uganda can be organized for 3 days in Buhoma –Mubare gorilla family, Rushaga-Kahungye group, Nkuringo gorilla family in kisoro and Bitukura/ Oruzogo gorillas in Ruhija side.

Day 1- Transfers from Kampala to Bwindi gorilla forest

The safari begins and ends from Kampala or Entebbe At 8:00 am you are picked from your hotel or residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala ) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and birds, valleys, hills and swamps filled with papyrus. You can also spend your afternoon having a walk around the village and seeing the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge/Gorilla safari lodge/Mount clouds (luxury),  Lake Kitandara campsite/Buhoma community cottages/Nkuringo cottages/Gift of nature lodge (Mid-range) Ruhija, Nkuringo campsites/the Community Banda's/Nshongi campsite (Low budget/basic accommodation).

 

Day 2-Gorilla trekking

Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but it is well worth the effort.

Dinner and over night at Bwindi lodge/Gorilla safari lodge/Mount clouds (luxury),  Lake Kitandara campsite/Buhoma community cottages/Nkuringo cottages/Gift of nature lodge (Mid-range) Ruhija, Nkuringo campsites/the Community Banda's/Nshongi campsite (Low budget/basic accommodation).

 

Day 3-Transfer to Kampala

Have an early breakfast and drive to Kampala , then Entebbe , with lunch En route and stop over at the drum makers arriving Kampala early evening.

Approximate distance from Kampala is 550 Kms.

Approximate transit time is 9-10 Hrs.

 

This safari package includes:

-Transportation by a 4wheel drive vehicle

-Full board accommodation

-One Gorilla permit per person to be secured immediately

-Park fees

-An English speaking Driver/guide.

-Meals

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking.

A combined Uganda primate safari to Kibale forest and Bwindi national park to track gorillas and chimpanzees. CHEX is another adventurous activity in Kibale forest.

Day 1 -Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla National Park

From your place of convenience, Our tour guide will meet you and brief you about your tour.  You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south-West of Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge /Mount clouds lodge (luxury), Buhoma cottages/ nkuringo cottages (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas Nkuringo campsite /Virunga Hotel/Golden monkey Hotel in Kisoro (Budget accommodation)

 

Day 2 -Gorilla Trekking

This is the day that you will go gorilla trekking. After being briefed by your guides on this tough adventure, you take with you lunch and the necessary gear to track the Mountain Gorillas in the jungle. This process can take anywhere between a few hours and the whole day depending on the touring group. The guides do a good job to describe the surroundings and the lifestyle of the animals. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge /Mount clouds lodge (luxury), Buhoma cottages/ nkuringo cottages (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas Nkuringo campsite /Virunga Hotel/Golden monkey Hotel in Kisoro (Budget accommodation)

 

Day 3 – Transfer to Kibale forest for Bigodi cultural walk

Have an early morning breakfast before you leave Kibale park. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge/Primate lodge (luxury), Mountains of the moon (mid-range), Kibale camp site/Nest(budget)

 

Day 4 – Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Kampala

Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge/Primate lodge (luxury), Mountains of the moon (mid-range), Kibale camp site/Nest (budget)

Morning chimpanzees tracking then take mid-morning breakfast and transfer to Kampala. Lunch on the way

 

The safari includes;

• Transportation by a 4/4 wd vehicle

• Full board accommodation

• Bigodi cultural walk

• 1Gorilla permit and 1 chimpanzee permit PER PERSON AND TO BE SECURED IMMEDIATELY

• Park entry fees

• Full time English speaking Driver/guide.

• Meals en route

• Airport transfers.

From your Hotel in Kigali or near Park des Volcanoe, Our safari guide will pick you very early in the morning, then drive to Volcanoes National Park arriving on time at 06:00 am for registration and briefing about Gorilla trekking adventure.

Later drive to the trekking start point at base of the Virunga Mountains accompanied by armed game rangers, move into the jungle to in search of the amazing creatures the mountain gorillas.

The trek might take between 2-6 hours depending on your trekking ability and the gorilla family you will visit.
Our safari guide will wait for you at the base of the virunga volcanic mountain ranges until you finish trekking, and then drive you back to your Hotel.

1 DAY GORILLA TREKKING -RWANDAThis safari includes:
-Lunch
-Park entrance fees
-1 Gorilla Permit to be booked in advance
-A 4x4 safari car, with fuel, with a knowledgeable English speaking guide.

But excludes Airfare to Rwanda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the programme.

Arrive at Entebbe international airport. You will be met by a representative from Katona tours who will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 1: City Tour

Arrive at Entebbe international airport. You will be met by a representative from Katona tours who will transfer you to your hotel. Embark on the city tour and visit prominent places like: Namugongo matyres shrine, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Makerere University, Kasubi tombs, Iteso cultural dance near Kasubi, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Kabaka's lake, shopping arcades in town and craft shops including National theatre. Dinner and overnight stay at your Hotel of a good standing

Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi
Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala and have a stopover at the equator for photographs, Proceed to Bwindi via Mbarara where you have a stopover for lunch and then proceed to Bwindi but have another stopover in Kabale. Arrive at Bwindi National Park in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at the luxurious Gorilla Resort Camp (High-end), Lake Kitandara Camp(Mid-range)/Basic Buhoma community bandas.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
After breakfast, we drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. This park is known for the highest number of primate species in Africa. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. 2-3 hours search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge or Kanyankyu ecological site.

Day 4: Cross to Rwanda 
After breakfast, drive to Kisoro and cross the Rwandan Border to Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at mountain Gorilla Nest or Kinigi guest House

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes (PNV)
You will be briefed early in the morning by the guide at Ruhengeri Park headquarters in Pac de volcanoes. The tracking begins at 9:00am.The time spent trekking depends on the movement of these wonderful giants. After the trek drive back to Uganda. Dinner and Overnight at Kabale White Horse inn.

Day 6: Game Viewing in Lake Mburo NP 
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park and enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. The afternoon game drive will take you along the lakeshore track, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo and eland, and Pribi and topi are easy to approach. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and self-guided nature trails. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings, Carruther's Cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced Go-away bird. After the activities in the park drive to Masaka for your dinner and overnight at Brovad Hotel

Day 7: Equator, Royal Drum Makers, Entebbe
After early breakfasts, Head to Kampala and arrive early enough for your lunch, the drive back to Kampala stops at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala by mid-day. Be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Booking budget Tours in Uganda, Tour operators have got different rates for the same Tour package. One has to inquire from several Tour companies so as to compare prices.

DAY 1- From Airport, Transfer to KIBALE NATIONAL PARKS evening cultural walk to bigodi swamp

From your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, after early morning breakfast, the safari guide will pick you and leave for Kibale forest Park. You will have lunch en route. Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge (luxury), Kibale safari lodge/Kibale forest camp safari tents (Medium class accommodation), Kibale forest camp tent/Kibale guest house (budget)

DAY 2- Morning Chimpanzee tracking

This day is for tracking chimpanzees, after breakfast, assemble at UWA offices for briefing then go to the jungle to track chimpanzees for 1-4 hours.Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (luxury), Kibale safari lodge/Kibale forest camp safari tents (Medium class accommodation), Kibale forest camp tent/Kibale guest house (budget)

DAY 3- Transfer to QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK for evening games drive

After morning breakfast at leisure, drive to Queen Elizabeth Park for evening games drive. Expect to see a number of wild life. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge/ Jacana lodge (luxury), King fisher/Ihamba lodge/Twin lake lodge (mid-range), Mweya Hostels/Queen Elizabeth bush lodge (Budget).

DAY 4- Morning game drive and after noon launch cruise on Kazinga channel 

Early morning you will have a games drive in the park. Return to the lodge for Mid- morning breakfast, relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a launch cruise a long Kazinga channel for 2 hours. Lots of different species of birds and hippos to be viewed. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge/ Jacana lodge (luxury), King fisher/Ihamba lodge/Twin lake lodge (mid-range), Mweya hostels/Queen Elizabeth bush lodge (Budget).

DAY 5- Transfer to Bwindi forest (via Ishasha sector with chances of seeing tree climbing lions, if you are issued gorilla permits for Buhoma and Ruhija)

Have breakfast in the morning and transfer to Bwindi forest via Ishasha sector with chances of seeing tree climbing lions. We need to clear gorilla permits for Buhoma or Ruhija in advance. You will later on drive to Bwindi forest arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge/ Bwindi lodge /Gorilla safari lodge (luxury), Silver back lodge/Nshongi gorilla resort/Bakiga Lodge / nkuringo cottages/ trekkers tervan (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas  /Virunga Hotel/Gorilla valley lodge /Gift of nature (Budget accommodation)

DAY 6- Gorilla trekking

With packed lunch after breakfast, assemble at UWA offices for briefing. Gorilla trekking exercise may take 1-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge/ Bwindi lodge /Gorilla safari lodge (luxury), Silver back lodge/Nshongi gorilla resort/Bakiga Lodge / nkuringo cottages/ trekkers tervan (mid-range), Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi view Bandas  /Virunga Hotel/Gorilla valley lodge /Gift of nature (Budget accommodation)

DAY 7- Transfer to Entebbe Airport with a stopover at the Equator

Morning after breakfast, drive back to Entebbe Airport for your next flight arriving in evening. Have lunch en rout

The safari package includes:

• Transportation by a 4wd vehicle

• Full board accommodation

• Bigodi cultural walk

• A Launch cruise on Kazinga channel

• 1 Chimpanzee permit for Kibale forest

• 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance

• Park entry fees

• Full time English speaking Driver/guide.

• En route lunches

• Game drive

• Airport transfers.

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, personal insurance, tobacco etc.