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8-Day Chimps and Wildlife Safari

8 Days

Overview

This is an activity-filled travel package with a significant focus on wildlife. There is a lot to see within a short time, so get ready to encounter chimpanzees and tree-climbing lions! Other activities include a walking safari searching for rhinos, a boat trip, and an optional community cultural tour.

Itinerary

You will drive west to one of Uganda's most loved national parks, Murchison Falls National Park. Here, you will participate in a walking safari, search for white rhinos, and have lunch. Before heading to the lodge, drive to the top of the Murchison Falls, walk to the bottom, and enjoy the fantastic views. This is the most scenic part of the park, as Murchison Falls is the most powerful waterfall in the world!

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today, you will have an early morning game drive searching for elephants, hartebeest, antelopes, and various birds. You can see lions and leopards during one game drive on a good day! After lunch, you explore the Nile River up to the bottom of the falls, where Queen of Africa was filmed in 1951. You can choose to have an extra evening game drive or relax at the lodge.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

After an early breakfast, you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most bio-diverse national park, in preparation for your chimpanzee tracking. You will have your lunch along the way. Depending on the arrival time, you may choose to have an afternoon game drive before or after checking into your lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Inside Queen Elizabeth NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today begins with chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve. After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, where there is an opportunity to see animals like elephants, hippos, buffalos, many antelopes, and a variety of birds as they come to the water to drink. After the boat cruise, you will be transferred to Bulrush River Camp for your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Mid-range bush camp located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

After breakfast, you shall have a game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park called Ishasha. The Ishasha sector is famous for its resident tree-climbing lions. In addition to lions, there are more safari favourites, including leopards, elephants, antelopes, and many bird species. You will have lunch along the way before heading to Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today, you will spend a full day at the spectacular Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Africa. The lake is situated in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. The name Bunyonyi means a place of many little birds. You can take a boat trip to explore the lake, take a village walk or swim there.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park with a game drive on your way in. Lake Mburo National Park is a small savannah park that is heavily populated. Its gives good break from a gorilla safari or even a fresh start for a safari depending on the route plan of your safari. As you drive through the area, it is easy to see zebras, impalas, waterbucks, and so on. Please note that on a good day, you can see a leopard, but better still, during a night game drive that Big Apes Africa can arrange.

Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today begins with coffee and a walking safari into the wild Lake Mburo National Park, searching for wildlife. After the adventure, return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will return to Entebbe with a lunch stop at the Equator.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Cost Includes

  • Park fees
  • (For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits
  • (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water
  • (On all days)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items
  • (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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8-Day Chimps and Wildlife Safari