5

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5 days Uganda Chimpanzee and Lake Bunyonyi Tour

Day to Day Itinerary Details


Day 1: Entebbe to Kibale National Park

Today, you leave Kampala / Entebbe and embark on a journey, driving through the countryside and enjoying amazing landscapes, with a stopover for lunch in Fort Portal town known as the tourism capital of Uganda because of all its attractions. After lunch, leave fort portal for Kibale National Park, one of Uganda’s rewarding destinations to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali- Kasenda crater area, the home to a total of 70 mammal species most famously 13 species of primate, and some of these include; the red-tailed monkey, l’Hoest’s monkey, Blue monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Olive baboon, red colobus, black and white colobus, vervet monkey, and of course the chimpanzee. The park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda.

Stay: Kibale Forest Camp

Approx: 6 hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D

 

Day 2: Chimp tracking and guided swamp walk

Take an early breakfast, and thereafter proceed to the visitor’s reception Kibale, the main hub Kanyanchu reception at 07:30 for a briefing to take a primate trekking adventure in the forest. Kibale’s varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet tropical forests to woodland and savanna. Kibale is famously known for chimp tracking. The chimpanzees live in communities containing 10-100 members. The guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable. After the chimp walk, you will return to the lodge for lunch after taking a 2-3hour fascinating Bigodi swamp walk,  rich in biodiversity and scenic views. The trail is through the papyrus wetland sanctuary. Accompanied by a trained local guide on this walk, you will find different bird species, primates like the blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, and bush pigs among others.

Stay: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: B/L/D

 

Day 3: Game, salt mine, and Boat ride

Take an early breakfast, and after leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps, and Crater Lakes, to the vastness of Lake Edward. En-route visit to the exploration crater lakes situated north of the magnificent Mweya peninsular, these are extinct craters although a few release sulfurous smells. The Drive runs 27km purely beautiful views with plenty of wildlife to see, sights of buffalos, and elephants. The sight of the great western rift valley plus its escarpment, conduct a Katwe tour of Salt Lake for 1&1/2hours and learn about the existing traditional salt mine in all of Africa. It has ensured the survival of the Katwe villagers since the 16th Century by selling the rock and table salt to Uganda and as far as Congo and has resulted in generating income for the community.

16:00 take an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park. Taking this 2hour tour offers visitors the opportunity to see hippos, buffalos, and elephants lingering on the shoreline. On average, 60 bird species can be spotted during the launch cruise.

Stay: Bush Lodge

Approx: 2-3hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D

 

Day 4: “Many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi

Breakfast, and thereafter leave for Lake Bunyonyi, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda; that means a place with “many little birds’’. The place combines the art of water birds and some migratory birds making it ideal for many bird enthusiasts. You will explore a 2hour canoe ride or take a motorized canoe, seeing several islands of this place with each island having its own significant history for example the Punishment Island, where the Kiga brought their unmarried girls whom they found pregnant and these would be forsaken and left for dead. Conclude with a community walk, getting the chance to interact with the locals about the lifestyle and cultures or learn about the Batwa pygmies 3 hours walk-the original inhabitants of the country, they survive on inviting tourists into their community exhibiting how they lived, their herbalist knowledge, performing traditional folk songs and dances for guests.

Stay: Arcadia Cottages

Approx: 3-4hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D

 

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe

Enjoy an early breakfast, and after leave for Kampala/ Entebbe wit lunch en route. You will have a brief stop-over at the equator and have time to take photos at the equator, and buy a few souvenirs, thereafter continue with the drive. This makes it the end of the tour. Depending on your time of departure, our representative from the company will transfer you directly to Entebbe International airport or to a hotel / guesthouse where we have arranged a room day use for those taking late flights.

Approx. 6-7 hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D

End of Tour

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Inclusions

  • All Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • In-cases where warm lunches are not provided you shall have packed lunch
  • English speaking Tour guide/driver
  • Transport 4×4 Safari Land-cruiser or a Safari Mini-van pop-up
  • all listed activities mentioned like Chimpanzee or Gorilla permit (all subject on availability)
  • Park entrance fees as indicated
  • all relevant government tax
  • Drinking water on safari.

Exclusions

  • Single accommodation upon request
  • Domestic flights upon request
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • any soft drinks/alcohol and any personal Items
  • Porter assistance if required for the Gorilla trek US$15
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities or those not included in the program