- About us
|Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Hotel/Lodge
|The Boma GH/Cassia Lodge
|Entebbe/Kampala – Kibale Forest NP
|Kibale Forest Camp
|Kibale Forest NP (chimpanzee tracking & walk Bigodi swamp)
|Kibale Forest Camp
|Kibale Forest NP – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
|Kitandara Camp/Ruhija Safari
|Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (gorilla tracking)
|Kitandara Camp/Ruhija Safari
|Bwindi Forest NP – Entebbe Airport (departure)
Meal Plan B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Day 1: MEET AND GREET
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our company representative who will warmly welcome and transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Overnight at The Boma Guesthouse or Cassia Lodge
Day 2: TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we take a long drive as you enjoy the beauty of an African country side over hills, down valleys, through villages and trading centers with lunch en-route to Kibale Forest. The journey takes 5 hrs. Lunch and in the afternoon you will the Amabere ga nyinamwiru and the caves in Canon Apollo. You will also do a guides hike in the crater lakes before returning to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Today wake up to an early morning chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest that is arguably Africa’s largest surviving hardwood forest. The forest is home to 13 primate species namely chimpanzees, Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk as well. As you will notice locating the chimps will be done by listening to their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. Then you will get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt. In the afternoon have Lunch with KAFRED (Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development) community group. Later we will take a walk in the Bigodi Swamp for a chance to see a variety of primates, birds and other bush animals like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Day 4: TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE N P
After an early morning breakfast you will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will drive through the Ishasha sector in search for the tree-climbing lions. Nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig trees of Ishasha. This game drive en route will expose you to some of the animals that you might miss seeing while in other areas. Arrival in Bwindi will be late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (Buhoma) or Gorila Safari Lodge (standard)
Day 5: GORILLA TREKKING (BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP)
Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight in Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (Buhoma) or Gorila Safari Lodge (standard)
Day 6: RETURN TO KAMPALA
Have an early breakfast before embarking on your return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced cultivated rows. Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the imposing long horn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief stop here for you to take photographs. We will be in Kampala in the evening in time for your night flight back home
End of Services provided by Palms Travel
We have got Comfortable 4WD vehicles that are specifically designed with large windows, comfortable seats, and large open roof so that you don’t miss that special moment on your safari. Our Land Cruisers offer seats for 5-6 people to ensure that everybody has a window seat and that luggage can be stored well. Besides the Land Cruisers, we also own several 4WD minibuses which take up 20 people to cater for those groups that would like to travel together and not in separate small vehicles.
– A 4×4 safari vehicle driven by an English speaking driver/guide.
Exclusive use of vehicle.
– Back up vehicle
– Mountain bikes
We know the guide is the key to a great safari. we also have a team of highly Qualified and professional in house tour guides that speak fluent English, French, Spanish and Germany. They have an extensive knowledge of the country, its culture,flora and fauna. They know the hidden places of unparalleled beauty. Above all, they are sensitive to your needs and will take care of you meticulously. You will notice that within a short period of time, they will not only be your guide but have become
Uganda has a wide range of standards when it comes to places to stay – from five star hotels and first class luxury lodges to rustic bush camps and guesthouses. We carefully select the most suitable accommodations for your itinerary, based on location, facilities, atmosphere and personal touch. But no matter how different in style and location these accommodations might be, they all have one thing in common: a genuine warm and hospitable welcome that a visitor to Uganda is entitled to experience!
So it is important for the client let us know the category of accommodation they wish to stay in.
All activities and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
A 4×4 Van driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
Mineral water on route except during meals.
Pick up and drop off at the airport.
All transfers as per the itinerary
All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
International flights in and out of the country.
All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc
Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport.
Medical and travel insurance
Tips, telephone expenses, etc