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7-Day Kibaale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi National Parks

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This Safari gives you the highlights of Uganda’s Tourism attractions. Kibaale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks are among the most exciting parks in Uganda. The main focus of this tour is Primates viewing, Eco-tourism, Birding, Big Five and the Gorillas.

Day 1; Early Morning after your breakfast, Travel from your residence to Fort portal Travel takes about 7 hrs. Drive

Early morning after breakfast we will departure from your residence to Fort portal, lying in the shadow of the mountains of the moon. Afternoon, if time allows, a visit to Magombe swamp or Bigodi wetland sanctuary, take guided swamp walk to see smaller animals and primates. Find the rare red colobus monkeys and the Sitatungas. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibaale (https://ugandalodges.com/primate/primate-lodge-photos/) or its equivalent.

Day 2; Chimpanzee trekking and other Primates

After breakfast, proceed for the trekking of the Chimpanzee and other primates including l’hoestes, red colobus, blues, and red tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations on primates and forest flora and fauna. The walk is both informative and enjoyable. Dinners and overnight stay at Primate Lodge Kibaale (https://ugandalodges.com/primate/primate-lodge-photos/) or its equivalent.

Day 3; Early morning travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the Rwenzori Mountain ranges for much of the journey. An attractive game drive with views of the big five animals and others. See the Uganda kob, baboon, lion, elephant, buffalo, hyena, chimpanzees and the giant forest hogs. After the game drive enjoy your lunch as you prepare for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and into Lake Edward passing through the place of the highest concentration of hippos and other animals basking in the waters. The launch cruise is an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge (https://mweyalodge.com/) or its equivalent.

Day 4; Game drives in the park

Early morning game drive after breakfast in the rich ecosystem of tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes, savannah vegetation and volcanic craters home to an incredibly large numbers of wildlife providing an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda cob, topi and bush buck. Two game drives today. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (https://mweyalodge.com/) or its equivalent.

Day 5; Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Drive through the Kigezi highlands popularly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Buhoma. Connect to Bwindi where you will check in at Bwindi Lodge  or its equivalent. Have a relaxed evening as you prepare for tracking of the exciting gentle giants, the gorillas.

Day 6; Gorilla Tracking

Very early in the morning prepare for the gorilla tracking in the Bwindi rainforest. What is more striking is the steepness of the dense forested valleys with numerous animal trails making it accessible to tourists. Passing through numerous forest trails, it creates a clear view of mammals including the endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, and giant forest hog etc. Bwindi is popularly known for its fascinating gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. The time taken varies according to the movements of the marvelous primates. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Lodge  or its equivalent.

Day 7; Travel back to Kampala (About 10 hours’ drive)

Early morning after breakfast, return back to Kampala with stopovers en route to view the attractions along and lunch in Mbarara.

This Marks the end of our 7 days safari/trip

Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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