Pantanal, South America

Dates:     TBA

Where:    Pantanal, South America

Days:        10 days

Hosts:       Howie    727-276-0400

                  J.W.        903-714-5360

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HIGHLIGHTS
Howie, Stacie, and J.W. be by your side every step of the way through this incredibly exciting travel experience. Enjoy close encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, lions and so much more African wildlife.  ​ 

This 8 day Ugandan wildlife safari offers exceptional gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest, chimpanzee trekking through the Bigodi wetland in Kibale Forest, and lion tracking and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park.

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth & launch cruise
Day 5:  Lion & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 6: Mountain Gorilla trekking
Day 7: Transfer to Kampala – night life
Day 8: Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Hotel
After arriving at Entebbe international airport, Uganda, meet your driver guide and transfer to your hotel in Kampala. Rest and prepare for a long drive the next day.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest

After a cup of coffee, check out and set off to Kibale Forest national park. Stop in Fort portal for a lunch break and later proceed to Kibale Forest. Check in enjoy the beautiful forest views from the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house, Primates Lodge

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi Wetland
Wake up early, have breakfast and transfer to Kanyanchu information center for registration and briefing about the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. You will thereafter hike into the jungle to meet your closest relatives, the chimpanzees. Embrace and enjoy the human characters of chimpanzees, take pictures, capture videos and learn about their lifestyles. Return to the lodge for refreshment and in the evening join a nature walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary a home to primates and birds. A nature walk gives you a fresh feeling of a natural forest with the sweet melodies of birds singing up in the trees. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee guest house, Primates Lodge.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park - Game viewing
Arise early, have breakfast, check out and transfer to either Queen Elizabeth. In the evening, join a boat cruise in the national park. In Queen Elizabeth national park, a lunch cruise is done at Kazinga which connects lake Edward and George. Then dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Lion tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
In the early morning, transfer to Kasenyi plains for experimental lion tracking for research about the lifestyles of lions in the park. The 3 hours experience rewards you with a great understanding of lions, how they feed, live, hunt and general lifestyles. you will see other animals like elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, impalas, elands, warthogs, and Uganda kobs in the park. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and wait for hot lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

 

Day 6: Mountain gorilla trekking
Wake up early, have breakfast and with your packed lunch transfer to Bwindi Forest. Register with the park and join a briefing about the rules and regulations of mountain gorilla trekking. At 8:00am, hike into the jungle to meet the gentle giants. The hiking time before meeting gorillas in uncertain depending on where gorillas will be located that day. After finding the gentle giants, spend an hour in their presence. Observe how each gorilla plays a different role in the family just like in human home. After an hour with gorillas, hike back and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

 

Day 7: Island tour in Lake Bunyonyi
Today, you will explore the islands of Lake Bunyonyi. After breakfast, embark on a boat cruise to different island of Lake Bunyonyi. These include the punishments island where pregnant unmarried bakiga girls would be taken and left to die in isolation, Bucuraniko island which means upside down, Bushara, Bugara and Akampene island. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

 

Day 8: Departure
Have breakfast and transfer to Entebbe international airport for your connecting flight.
End of the tour.

 

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Howie    727-276-0400

Stacie    917-553-4125

J.W.        903-714-5360

Tour Inclusions

  • Mountain gorilla permit

  • Chimpanzee permit

  • Lion tracking

  • Park entrance fee

  • Bottled drinking water

  • Full time English speaking guide

  • Ground transport

  • Accommodation and meals

  • Government taxes

Tour Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Driver guide tip

  • Porters fee

  • Visa fees

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Inbound and Outbound flights

  • Personal expenses: ie phone calls and shopping

  • Cameras and batteries

Receive Tour Brochure

Howie    727-276-0400

Stacie    917-553-4125

J.W.        903-714-5360

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