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BEST OF THE WEST

DISCOVER THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WESTERN UGANDA

TOUR OVERVIEW
9 days
       
Entebbe, Uganda - Kigali, Rwanda
       
Fully Accommodated 
               
Safari Vehicle, Boat
              
8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Uganda Is Named The ‘Pearl of Africa’ For Good Reason.

 

Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Tree Climbing Lions, The Nile River, 5000 Meter Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Big 5, Volcanoes and Friendly Locals - All in One Country. 

 

The Best of The West Is Designed to Highlight All Major Attractions in Western Uganda And Offers All-Inclusive Activities That Are Both Unique to Uganda

And Africa As A Whole.

FROM USD 2,845

TOUR SCHEDULE

DAY 2 - ENTEBBE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK


Today we head directly West to enjoy a perfectly condensed bucket list of experiences.

Our journey will be through many local villages and towns, meandering through luminescent green tea plantations, volcanic crater lakes and the towering Kibale Forest, the perfect home for East Africa’s primates. We will stop for lunch in the bustling town of Fort Portal. This afternoon, we will be guided on a walk in the Bigodi Swamps, famous for its unique fauna and flora. The swamp is a network of paths and boardwalks giving you the opportunity to see eight different primate species, colorful birdlife and many small unique creatures. The walk will be guided by a qualified ranger allowing you to learn and enjoy the complex wetland. Our lodge for the night will be alongside the Kibale National Park. Included Highlights:
  • Volcanic Crater Lakes
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Similar




DAY 3 - KIBALE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK


This morning we will enjoy a major highlight of the trip - The chimpanzee tracking experience! The tracking will take place in Kibale National Park, one of Uganda's prime destinations for chimpanzees. We will be guided by a local ranger into the indigenous forest in search of these intelligent apes. The hike also offers opportunities to see many birds, primates and other creatures. Once we have located the group of chimpanzees, we will spend a full hour in amongst the family. We will observe them as they feed, groom, play and create sounds that resonate across the forest. After the morning chimpanzee experience, we will enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch and be treated to some of Uganda's local delicacies. Once refueled and refreshed, we will drive between the volcanic crater lakes and along the base of the Rwenzori mountain range. Known as the ‘mountains of the moon’, these massive mountains rise to 5,109 meters above sea level. During the scenic drive, we will be crossing over from the Northern Hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere. Tonight's accomodation will be alongside The Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Included Highlights:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park

  • Local Ugandan Lunch

  • Volcanic Crater Lakes and Rwenzori Mountains

  • Equator

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: The Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Similar




​DAY 4 - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - KAZINGA CHANNEL


Today we enjoy breakfast overlooking The Queen Elizabeth National Park. From our lodge, we will drive to the Mweya Peninsula for a midday two-hour boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. The channel is famous for its close sightings of hippo, crocodile, buffalo and elephant. We then head off on an afternoon safari in the Kasenyi Plains. This area is home to massive herds of the local Ugandan Kob - the perfect meal for the prides of lion that follow. Today’s safari offers beautiful photographic opportunities due to the mighty Rwenzori mountains creating a perfect backdrop.

Included Highlights:

  • Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari - Kasenyi Plains

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Similar




DAY 5 - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - ISHASHA


Today we head for the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Once we reach the Southern Sector, we will enjoy a safari along the Ishasha plains. The area is famous for its tree climbing lions and occasionally we may even find the elusive leopard. Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive along Maramagambo Forests
  • Ishasha Safari – Tree Climbing Lions
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Topi Lodge or Similar




DAY 6 - QUEEN ELIZABETH TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST


Today we will head for the mountains. The scenic drive takes us past lush green tea plantations and through the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is home to over half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. The drive today climbs above 2,500 meters in altitude. A big contrast in relation to the previous days low altitude savannah plains. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cultural tour of the local Batwa Pygmies. A nomadic tribe that was removed from the forest by the Ugandan Government due to gorilla and conservation efforts. This tribe has a unique way of life and a rich cultural heritrage. All of this, we will learn during the cultural experience. This evening, we enjoy a dinner overlooking the impenetrable forest.

Included Highlights:

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Batwa Pygmy Cultural Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similar




DAY 7 - GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST


Today is the day! Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After meeting your qualified rangers, you will begin your jungle trek in search of these extremely rare Mountain Gorillas. The trek is in a beautiful lush rain forest filled with many interesting animals and birds. The qualified guides will answer all your questions and keep you safe on this memorable journey. Once you have located the gorillas, you will have a full hour to enjoy being in amongst the family. The full gorilla trekking experience is dependant on the gorillas location and can be anything from one hour up to a full day. Either way, it is special knowing you are tracking their wild movements. This evening we enjoy a dinner overlooking the forest while sharing photos and stories of the unbelievable experiences from the day.

Included Highlights:

  • Gorilla Tracking Full Day
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similar




DAY 8 - LAKE MUTANDA TO KIGALI


Today we will enjoy a scenic drive towards Kigali - Capital city of Rwanda. We will be driving past lakes, rolling hills, local markets and villages.

We will make a brief stop at Lake Mutanda, a beautiful lake offering views over the Virunga Massifs.

From here cross the border into Rwanda, The Land of a Thousand Hills.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Museum.

Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive Uganda to Rwanda

  • Lake Mutanda

  • Kigali Genocide Museum

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accomodation: Pili Pili Boutique Hotel or Similar




DAY 1 - ENTEBBE


Your AfriVenture begins! As soon as you touchdown at Entebbe International Airport, a private transfer will take you to your lodge in Entebbe. Depending on your time of arrival, you may explore the tropical lake town of Entebbe or simply relax before the real action begins. This evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner accompanied by your AfriVenture guide. This will be your time to get excited and informed of the adventures to come. If you have a late arrival, we will arrange that you have a late transfer and be briefed the following morning. Included Highlights:

  • Entebbe
Meals Included: Dinner Accommodation: ViaVia Entebbe or Similar Optional Activities – Mabamba Swamps, Lake Victoria Boat Trip, Botanical Gardens, Boda Boda Tour and much more.




DAY 9 - KIGALI


Today, we will enjoy breakfast and say our goodbyes.

If you are flying out today, we will transfer you from the lodge to Kigali International Airport.

Please enquire about any additional services, we would be more than happy to help!

Meals Included: Breakfast





INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
✔️  Entebbe
✔️  Lake Victoria
✔️  Volcanic Crater Lakes
✔️  Bigodi Swamp Walk
✔️  Kibale National Park
✔️  Chimpanzee Tracking
✔️  Equator Visit
✔️  Queen Elizabeth NP Safari
✔️  Kasenyi Plains & Mweya Peninsula
✔️  Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
✔️  Ishasha Safari - Tree Climbing Lions
✔️  Batwa Pygmy Cultural Experience
✔️  Bwindi Impenetrable NP
✔️  Gorilla Tracking
✔️  Lake Mutanda
✔️  Local Food Experiences
✔️  Rwanda
✔️  Kigali Genocide Memorial
 
AFRIVENTURE

Cape Town, South Africa

info@afriventure.org

+27 73 168 0048

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