Uganda Gorrila Safaris



Lipi Adventures  invite you to take on a safari to Uganda. With several years of experience in Uganda Safaris and travel, we know where all the great and unusual safari attractions are and how we can offer you an excellent safari adventure in Uganda.

Whether you wish to tour independently on a variety of carefully planned itineraries in various destinations , or as part of an escorted safari group where all planning is done for you, just sit back and relax, we have a number of Uganda tour packages and Rwanda Safari packages that include Gorilla safaris Queen Elizabeth tour, safari to Murchison Falls and trips to other National parks and game reserves in Uganda.

We understand that you want to have the best of your wildlife safari vacation to Africa. That is why we concentrate on quality service delivery also noted by our countless Clients over years! Its because of our standards that we are Members of different travel organizations including the Association of Uganda Tour Operators, Africa Travel Association, Association of British Travel Agents, Japanese Association of Travel Agents, and many others.

We are specialists in mount trekking/climbing, gorilla tracking, sightseeing expeditions, game drive safaris, chimpanzee trekking, and guided nature walks, adventure explorations, bird watching safaris and so much more.

A memorable Uganda safari that is great value for money, filled with fun and uniqueness awaits you! Your dream vacation holiday starts here and now!

 

3 days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kibale Forest

 

Duration : 3 Days (2 Nights)

Parks to Visit : Kibale Forest National Park

When to go : Any Time (for private safaris).

Activities : Chimpanzee Tracking, Bigodi Nature Walk

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Kibale Forest National Park
Head to Fortportal via Mubende from Kampala. You will have lunch enroute. After lunch, have a Bigodi Swamp walk in bid to view the birds and monkeys that inhabit the swamp. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge, Rwenzori View Guest house /Primate Lodge Cottage

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will also see the Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Black faced Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge, Rwenzori View Guest house/Primate Lodge Cottage

 

Day 3: Departure.
After a morning breakfast, head to Kampala. You will have an enroute lunch and a stopover at the Equator to take some photos, arriving late evening in Kampala late evening.

 

End of the Safari

Rates offered on request

5 Days Gorilla Tour - Bwindi Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Bwindi Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

You will be welcomed and picked from your hotel in Kampala very early in the morning. He will drive you towards the west from Kampala and have a stop over at the equator for photographs. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive En route may be ventured with encounters of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Take pleasure in the unique evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through almost certainly the uppermost deliberation of schools of Hippos and many animals may be observed drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with over 550 resident species. Dinner and over night at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 2:

Take a cup of coffee and embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and look ahead to see Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots many small animals and birds. Proceed to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, animals such as the waterbucks, elephant, buffalo, kobs, antelopes, can be encountered along the road. Relax around the Resort camp as you wait for dinner and over night at the luxurious Gorilla Resort camp.

 

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Safari.
There is an early morning access into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is famous for the intriguing gorillas. The time taken to track these gorillas is unpredictable but an encounter of these primates is a worthwhile. The adventure of spending time with and scrutinizing these gentle giant gorillas is a peculiar, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting reminiscences of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are introverted and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they play and interact. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort Camp.

Day 4

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park and enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip along the Lake Mburo. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented camp.

 

Day 5
The morning game drive will take you along the lakeshore track and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways; the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo and eland, and Oribi and topi are easy to approach. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings. Carruther's Cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced Go-away bird. You will then have lunch en route and proceed to Kampala.

 

 

Price

No. of clients

2 clients

4 clients

Price-Luxury

$1,710 per person

$1,530 per Person

Price-Budget

$1,590 per person

$1,380 per person

 

The above price includes;

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drive
  • Boat trip
  • Accommodation and meals

But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodge.

 

 

7 days:Gorilla Safari

This tour starts from Kampala/ Entebbe, visiting the mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, or Congo and game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Top or local hotels and lodges are used throughout, and transport is by customized 4x4 vehicles.

DAY 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Drive through the scenic country sides of western Uganda, via the beautifully placed Kigezi hills with nice terraces through the “scenic little Switzerland” of Uganda with good views of this beautiful evergreen area. You will have your lunch en route and arrive late in the evening at Bwindi national park for dinner and overnight at Luxurious Gorilla resort camp or Buhoma Community bandas.

 

DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Wake up very early in the morning and assemble for briefing from the guides. The later proceed to the forest for Gorilla tracking. The time taken to encounter the gorillas is unpredictable so you are advised to carry packed lunch. On encounter of a family of gorillas, one may be forced to say that it is exhilarating!! You will be privileged to spend some time with the endangered gorillas and after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 3: Game Viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park
After your breakfast you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park. A game drive en route through the Ishasha sector is rewarding with tree climbing lions, bush bucks, antelopes and many other animals. You will arrive for lunch at the lodge. In the after noon, you will be driven to the crater lakes region to view the various crater lakes around the park plus the Katwe salts lake where salt is traditionally mined in the park.
Dinner and overnight at luxurious Mweya safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology.

 

DAY 4: Kasenyi Track - Wildlife Safari
The guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you through the Kasenyi track for a Morning game drive in search for animal like the Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Hyenas and many others and in the afternoon go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see schools of Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of water birds overnight Hotel. FB.

 

DAY 5: Fortportal, Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru
Take break fast and drive to Fort portal. Visit the ‘Amebere ga Nyinamwiru’ caves to view the stalactites and the stalagmite. Then proceed to Kibale National park for dinner and over night at Ndali lodge, Kanyankyu tourist centre or in Fort portal you can stay at Rwenzori view guest house.

DAY 6: Chimpanzee Tracking
Assemble at Kanyankyu tourist centre for a morning chimp tracking and afternoon swamp walk for a variety of primates like the Vervet Monkey, L’hoest Monkey, Black and white and the Red colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboons and many others. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a nature walk around Bigodi swamp to view the various bird species in the park as wait for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

 

DAY 7: To Kampala / Entebbe

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala or the Entebbe for your flight back home.

 



QUOTATION:

No. of clients

2 clients

4 clients

Price-Luxury

$2,790 per person

$2,350per person

Price-Budget

$2,410 per person

$1,910 per person

 

The above price includes;

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Gorilla tracking and permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Boat trip
  • Game drives and other related activities
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges.

 

9 days:Primates Safari

Day 1: NGAMBA ISLAND
Take a visit to the chimpanzees’ island! This day trip includes boat transportation from Entebbe, UWEC visits and viewing of chimpanzees being fed on the visitors’ plat form and viewing of traditional fishing villages. You will be picked up from your hotel in Entebbe in the morning and then take a boat ride to the Island. Upon arrival at Ngamba Island, you will be greeted by the duty caregiver of the Chimpanzees and then after you will be able to view and photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe and return to your hotel for dinner and over night.

Day 2: ENTEBBE - KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Take break fast and drive westwards towards Fort Portal. From Fort Portal we will continue to Kibale National Park for a stay within the tropical forest. With lush tropical rainforest and intriguing diversity of animals, Kibale National park is one of the gorgeous and marvelous forests in Uganda. Certainly, the forest is worth protecting because it is a home to the largest number of Man’s closet relatives the Chimpanzees. This town rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is well know for the many tea plantations. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale/ Ndali Lodge/ Rwenzori View Guest House or for budget your will stay at Sky tree House.

Day 3: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK & BIGODI SWAMP
Today we assemble at Kanyankyu river Camp at 0800 hours as we prepare for the Chimpanzee walk. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. Take lunch and then move to Bigodi swamp for your nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and takes approximately two hours. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and Flora. overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.

 

Day 4: To- QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

In this morning as we drive towards Queen Elizabeth, we will take a visit to the crater Lakes region then after continue to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is a marvelous route with a beautiful panorama via Kasese, with the green valley on the left and the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side. A game drive en route gives you a chance to spot warthogs, waterbucks, and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Institute of Ecology Hostel or Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

Day 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
We begin this day with a game drive to the mating ground of the Uganda kobs along the Kasenyi Miles Track. We search for lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. Take lunch and after go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural water way between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes drinking water along the shores and hundreds of hippos. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6: To - BWINDI

This morning we go for Chimp tracking in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Driving through a grassland area, suddenly, we come across an astonishing gorge of a hundred meters deep, sheltered with tropical rainforest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River and seek for the wild chimpanzees. Depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park and drive via Ishasha sector towards Bwindi. The panoramic route runs through a lush countryside while you pass traditional homesteads and farms. You will arrive at Bwindi in the evening for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas or Gorilla resort Camp.

 

Day 7: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Today after breakfast we go gorilla tracking the main theme and highlight of the safari!!! The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes
Expect to trek as long as the area where the gorillas may be. The time taken to track these primates is unpredictable however. Trekkers will love the tracking in this beautiful eco system. An encounter of these gentle giants of Bwindi with the silver backs is exhilarating! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Observe them closely while they play, eat, and rest. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour..

 

Day 8: To - KAMPALA
We start the long but worthwhile drive back to Kampala. On our way we will visit the Mpigi Royal Drums Makers and certainly the Equator, take pictures and shop souvenir. With lunch on our way we will reach Kampala by the end of the day. Dinner and over night in your hotel in Kampala

 

Day9: DEPARTURE

Augmented with an experience of a lifetime and etched in your mind memories you will visit the city attractions. Like Namugongo martyrs’ shrine, Kasubi Tombs, Rubaga and Namirembe Hill, and national theatre the Uganda Museum and surely the African Craft Village. Later we will transfer you to the air port for your flight back home.

End of the primate tour

 

 

QUOTATION:

No. of clients

2 clients

4 clients

Price-Luxury

$2,950 per person

$2,650 per person

Price-Budget

$2,550 per person

$2250 per person


The above price includes;

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Gorilla tracking and permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Boat trip
  • Game drives and other related activities
  • Ngamba Island tour
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges, accommodation at the border and any other personal expenses.

14 DAYS GORRILA AND CHIMP TREKKING UGANDA

Day 1

Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to the Boma Guest house for overnight. BB

http://www.boma.co.ug

 

Day 2

Depart after breakfast for Murchison Falls

Spend 2 nights at Paraa Lodge. FB

Afternoon game drives

http://www.paraalodge.com

 

Day 3

Walk to the top of the falls today, enjoy a boat ride on Murchison Falls and game drives

Day 4

Depart after breakfast for Lake Albert

Spend 2 nights at Lake Albert Safari Lodge. FB (Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve)

http://www.lakealbertlodge.com

Day 5

Game drives/walking/birding in the Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Day 6

Depart after breakfast for Kibale

Spend 2 nights at Primates Lodge in the forest cottages. FB

http://www.ugandalodges.com/primate/index.php

Day 7

Chimp trekking

Day 8

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend 2 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge. FB

Afternoon visit the salt lakes

http://www.mweyalodge.com

 

Day 9

Game drives in the park

Afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel

Day 10

Game drives en route to Ishasha

Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. FB

Afternoon game drives in the Ishasha area

http://www.ugandaexclusivecamps.com/ishasha.html

 

Day 11

Morning game drive in Ishasha before heading towards Bwindi

Spend 2 nights at Buhoma Lodge. FB

http://www.ugandaexclusivecamps.com/buhoma.html

Day 12

Gorilla trek

Day

Depart after breakfast for Lake Mburo

Afternoon game drives and boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Overnight Lake Mburo Mantana Tented Camp. FB

http://www.kimbla-mantanauganda.com/index_Page344.htm

Day 14

Return to Entebbe in time for your late afternoon flight out

 

 

Tour price

US$ 5280: Per person twin sharing, minimum of 2

US$ 4580: Per person twin sharing, minimum of 4

US$ 4360: Per person twin sharing, minimum of 6

US$ 4240: Per person twin sharing, minimum of 8

US$ 620: Single room supplement

 

Included in tour price

All tour highlights

Ground transportation an exclusive 4x4 safari Land cruiser
Services of an experienced driver / guide

Bottled water through the safari

01 Gorilla permit per person

Park fees

Meals as indicated

Activities and accommodations as mentioned in the itinerary.

Excluded

Airfare to and from Uganda

Visa to and from Uganda

Airport tax

Travel / Medical / Baggage insurance

All beverages [both alcoholic and non-alcoholic]

Any activity, meal or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary

Tips

Telephone bills

Souvenirs, items of a personal nature

Notes on Gorilla tracking
- Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy this tour. 
- Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years.

- Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will NOT be allowed to track. 
- While possession of a gorilla permit is a guarantee of trekking and sighting the gorillas, the quality of the gorilla trekking cannot be guaranteed. 
- Maximum time allowed with the gorillas will NOT exceed ONE hour.

We strongly recommend the following:
- Rain poncho (lightweight)
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Waterproof trousers
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Leather gardening -type gloves
- Sunscreen,
- Insect repellent and any necessary medications must be brought by you either from your home town or Kampala. 
- Still Cameras and Camcorders are allowed, but bring batteries and film from your home town or Kampala.

On confirmation, please advise the following details:
- Full names as they appear in your passports
- Dates of Birth
- Nationality
- Passport number

 

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