Kaara Safari Adventures

5 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife tour

Tour Overview

This 5-day safari begins from and ends in Kigali-Rwanda; it will take you to the western part of the country that is gifted with various wildlife species and beautiful sceneries. The main destinations in this safari are; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to mountain gorillas and over 340 individuals have made this park their home, also it harbors around 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species and many more.
Also, to Queen Elizabeth national park which known for its diverse wildlife species like tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water bucks, and chimpanzees. Also, over 600 bird species many of these are seen during the game drives, nature walks and boat cruise. Kibale National Park is home to 13 species of primate such as the chimpanzees, white and black colobus, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkey, among others and around 300 bird species. In fact, you will have yourself a great and memorable experience during these 6 days!

Highlights

  • Day 1: Kigali to transfer to Volcano Then Bwindi
  • Day 2: Bwindi impenetrable national park for a gorilla safari
  • Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector
  • Day 4: Game drive & a boat cruise- Kazinga Channel
  • Day 5: Morning game drive, visit to the baboon cliff & Departure to Kibale
  • Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking & return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1-3rd April 2023: Transfer to Volcano National Park, Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP(Uganda)

You will be met by our driver guide in Kigali 06:am and we transfer to the park head offices in Kinigi by 7.00am. Join up with the other Golden Monkeys trekkers, meet the ranger guide for a few minutes talk about the activity and the park, and by 8.00am you transfer to the trail head just outside the park. Enjoy great views of the mountain scenery as you start your trek into the park to find the golden monkeys. The golden monkeys live near the edge of the park in the bamboo forests where the ground is relatively flat and easy to trek. Find the monkeys and follow them as they feed, notice how they skillfully pick the young bamboo leaves from the tip of the bamboo tree. They may also move out of the park into the potato fields and how they love the potatoes!
After an amazing one hour with the golden monkeys you will return to the trail head drive back to the lodge for lunch and thereafter head to the border, after clearing we will proceed to Bwindi.
Dinner and overnight will be at
Accommodation:
Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget)
Mid-range – Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Trekkers Tavern

  • Day 2-4th April 2023: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Ishasha

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi Forest for the giant gorillas. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement. Though the time spent to track down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Return for lunch you will transfer to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will reach late evening Dinner and overnight ats:
Accommodation options;
Bushbull River Camp/Topi Game Lodge (Budget)
Enjojo Game Lodge (Mid-range)
Meal Plan; Full Board

  • Day 3-5th April 2023: Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast you will be taken to Ishasha, famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kob, their favorite prey. You could have a chance to spot some tree climbing lions after proceed to you’ lodge, In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight at:
Accommodation Options;
Tembo Safari Lodge/Engiri Game Lodge (Budget)
Bush Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Meal Plan; Lunch &Dinner

  • Day 4-6th April 2023: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park and Bigodi Swamp walk

After breakfast you will go for a brief morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth then head to the scenic Explosion Craters and Explosion Crater Lakes along the Western Ugandan Explosion Crater Lake Trail are one of the Pearls in the Pearl of Africa, have you’ lunch en-routes after transfer to Kibale National Park check in at your lodge for some rest in the evening go for the nature walks at Bigodi swamp where you will do birding there you will spot some bird species, butterflies are abundant and some women cultural group’s activities which are also adventurous to attend it can take you 2/3 hours, after get back to your respective hotel for dinner and overnight at:.
Kibale Forest Lodge (Budget)
Kibale Forest Camp/Turaco Treetop (Mid-range)

  • Day 5-7th April 2023: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast, head to Kibale Forest with our packed lunch to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the branches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and, on the plants, as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well, it boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. Once you locate the chimps, you will transfer to Entebbe via Kampala for an overnight in Entebbe.

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Tour Includes & Excludes

  • Transport in 4WD,
  • Golden Monkey permits
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee permits
  • Accommodation (Full Board),
  • Tour activities including park entry fees
  • Driver/guide that speaks English
  • Bottled water
  • Photography
  • International Flights
  • Hotel fees while in Kampala or Kigali
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses like
  • Beers
  • Tips given to staff
  • Cigars, Covid test & laundry
  • Any other extra activity not mentioned above

$2,080 -$2,200 per person

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  • Authentic Travel Experiences
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