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8 Days Chimps, Gorillas, and Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Malakai Eco Lodge, 300 meters off the Entebbe road, Kampala, Uganda

Majestic Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda

This amazing safari caters for those who would like to enjoy the magic of wildlife in Lake Mburo National park, the stunning number of birds species on the islands of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, a place referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Of course not forgetting the majestic trip to the gorillas of the impenetrable forest of Bwindi. With all this adventure on this safari, one is assured of an unforgettable experience in their life!

Key information

  • Maximum group size: 26 persons
  • Children policy: The minimum age allowed for participation is 10 years old.
  • Starting point: Entebbe
  • Ending point: Kampala
  • Languages: English, French, German, and Spanish
  • Park fees are included.

Meet the guides

Seruma
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Highlights

  • 5 exciting game drives
  • Gorilla permits included
  • See the gorillas and birds of Uganda
  • See Lake Mburo and Bunyonyi National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks like coffee, tea, and water
  • Transport in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


8 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 26 participants
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodation are as follows:

  • Malakai Eco Lodge
  • Gately Inn
  • Rwakobo Rock
  • Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Program

Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Kampala for overnight

You will be accorded a heartily welcome by a representative of Oikos Safaris. You will then be transferred to your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala depending on your time of arrival.

Oikos Safaris recommends that you stay overnight in Entebbe for night arrivals.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you can explore the vibrant and chaotic city of Kampala. Discover historical and political sites including the ancient tombs of the Kabakas, where the Buganda tribe laid their kings to rest or the Bahai Temple, and more. You can also eat out as Kampala is a town full of culinary wonders. Stay out from your hotel to taste some of the eclectic cuisine of the region including Kampala’s delicious Indian food!

  • Overnight at Cassia lodge or similar on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park. En-route you will get to see the Royal drum makers and have a stopover at the Equator for photographs. Here, you stand a chance to see the area which separates both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. From there, you continue to Lake Mburo National Park where you will overnight at a lodge of your choice.

  • Overnight at Rwakobo rock or similar on full board

Day 3: Game drives in the park

Have breakfast and then head for a morning gave drive where you will get to see the big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find the African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, among others.

  • Overnight at Rwakobo rock or similar on full board basis

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

You wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast and later prepare for your drive to Lake Bunyonyi (place of many little birds) in Kabale, a place referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and is situated close to the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. On a bright day, you might see the magnificent volcano of Mount Muhavura.

  • Overnight stay at Arcadia cottages or similar on full board basis

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will set out for a canoe ride and travel around the surroundings from the water surface as you search for different bird species on the different islands of the lake. Other activities you will get to do include Zip lining, island hoping, nature walks to mentions but a few.

  • Overnight at Arcadia cottages or similar on full board

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you will then be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Goriila tracking. You will get to relax as you get ready for the next days gorilla trekking experience.

  • Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge or similar on full board

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and afternoon optional activities

This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for gorilla tracking. 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.

This forest is home to almost half of the worlds mountain gorillas. The tracking may take between two to six hours but its well worth the effort. There are always park guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the gorillas. In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at the lodge or engage in optional activities like Batwa (pygmyies) community trail, water fall hike, community visits to mention but a few.

  • Overnight at Lake mulehe safari lodge or similar on full board basis.

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe or Kigali for flight home

After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Entebbe or Kigali for your flight home.

Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking is dependent on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are on a very high demand and it is advised that you book them as early as possible.

Included excursions

Zip lining in Bunyonyi

Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi

Gorilla trekking

Park entry fees

Drinking water and snacks while on safari

all game drives in the park

services of a full time English speaking guide/driver

all meals and accomodation as per itinery

Guides

Seruma Robert

Location

This safari tour will start from Kampala and will take you to Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and breakfast are included. Water, tea, and coffee also included. African dishes are available on your request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Batwa trail
  • Eat out at Kampala
  • Kampala city tour
  • Walking safari
  • Zip lining

What's included

  • 5 game drives
  • Boat trip at Lake Mburo
  • Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Daily breakfast lunch, and dinner
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle or van
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver guide
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Local flight from Bwindi to Entebbe for 297 USD
  • Optional activities and bar bills
  • Phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Airfare
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • Driver guide’s gratuity

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Oikos Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

Packages for groups of up to six people are also available:

 

Budget accommodation
  • Group of 4: 1898 USD per person
  • Group of 5: 1803 USD per person
  • Group of 6: 1739 USD per person

 

Medium accommodation
  • Group of 4: 1998 USD per person
  • Group of 5: 1903 USD per person
  • Group of 6: 1839 USD per person

 

Luxury accommodation
  • Group of 4: 2306 USD per person
  • Group of 5: 2211 USD per person
  • Group of 6: 2147 USD per person

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