9 Day Source of the Nile River, Bwindi, Kyambura Gorge & Kibale Primate Safari Uganda

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrival day, Entebbe:

Arrival day in Kampala/Entebbe. You will be met by a representative of African Sunfun Safaris and be transferred to the Nr 5 Boutique Hotel Entebbe where you will stay the next two nights.

Accommodation: Nr 5 Boutique Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: None.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Entebbe International Airport [EBB].
  • Road transfer to Nr 5 Boutique Hotel Entebbe.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • Pre-departure briefing by your guide. 

  • Overnight at Nr 5 Boutique Hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: : Kampala/Entebbe to Jinja source of the Nile River:

After breakfast head to visit religious shrines like Bahai Temple and Namugongo Uganda martyrs shrines before heading to Jinja source of the nile for Lunch and boat cruise on the Nile and return in the evening to check in at the hotel.

Accommodation: Nr 5 Boutique Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: FB - Bed & Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Nr 5 Boutique Hotel Entebbe.
  • Road transfers to and from Kampala - Jinja.
  • Visit Bahai Temple and Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrines.
  • Lunch.
  • Boat Cruise on the Nile River.
  • Overnigght at Nr 5 Boutique Hotel Entebbe.

Day 3
Day 3: Kampala/Entebbe – Ndali Lodge, Kibale National Park:

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 10:05 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 14:35 pm) domestic flight to Kasese, check in time is one hour before the flight. In Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Ndali Lodge, approximate transfer time of 2 hours. The lodge has amazing views of the ancient volcanic landscape, the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond. After your journey enjoy the swimming pool, walk around the lodge garden and grounds or simply relax on the terrace.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

O/N Ndali Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge.

Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Nr 5 Boutique Hotel.
  • Road transfer to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Scheduled flight with Aeroling to Kasese Airport.
  • Meet and Greet your guide.
  • Road transfer to Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park.
  • Dinner and overnigt at Ndali Lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest Reserve

Spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls.

In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope.

O/N Ndali Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge.

Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Ndali Lodge.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest (Permits and Park fees included).
  • Lunch at Ndali Lodge.
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.
  • Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

Day 5
Day 5: Kibale Forest Reserve to Queen Elizabeth/Kyambura Gorge Lodge:

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route, take a short walk in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and take in the views of this magnificent mountain range. Alternatively, drive straight to the park and take a game drive. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets.

Time permitting, visit the Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative and its coffee processing station or the wetland reserve to spot birds. Both projects were set up and are run by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT).

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 2 hours.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Ndali Lodge.
  • Breakfast at Ndali Lodge
  • Short walk in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains.
  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • Visit the Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative.
  • Dinner and overnigt at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 6
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Reserves :

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the water's edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.

Also in Kyambura Gorge you can visit various community projects from the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) including: Women’s Coffee Cooperative Tour, Reclaimed Wetland Tour, Bee-Keeping Fence Visit, Omumushaka Dance Group Performance, Empundu Playground Visit and much more.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking  at Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest.
  • Lunch at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 7
Day 7: Kyambura Gorge - Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest Park

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

You can also visit the Bwindi bar a VSPT project located just 3 minutes from the lodge. They serve chilled drinks and delicious snacks at pocket friendly prices. A few minutes at Bwindi bar will give you an insight in what life in Bwindi Community is like.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Isasha Sector.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • Visit Bwindi Bar.
  • Dinner and overnigt at Bwindi Lodge

Day 8
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Park

After breakfast we transfer from Bwindi lodge to the Kihihi airstrip. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25 am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

Please book return flights departing after 8:00pm.

Accommodation: None.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Bwindi Lodge.
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Transfers to Kihihi Airstrip.
  • Scheduled flight with Aerolink to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • End of Tour.

Day 9
Day 9: Bwindi Park to Entebbe. End of Tour

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea!

Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge. Included Meals: FB - Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks. Included Highlights:
  • Breakfast at Bwindi Lodge.
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Park (Gorilla Permit and Park Fees included).
  • Transfers to and from starting point.
  • Lunch at Bwindi Lodge.
  • Activities such as Batwa Tribe Tour etc...
  • Dinner and overnigt at Bwindi Lodge

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking Expedition
  • 7D-SON/G/C/NWS/2019
  • 7 Days/6 Nights
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Standard Lodges
  • Transfers, Hiking, Game Drive, Boat cruises, Culture
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