Welcome to Fort Portal

As the heartland of a verdant tea-growing area, Fort Portal enjoys a pleasantly mild year-round climate, while its central location makes it a very convenient base from which to explore the area, meaning that many travellers intend just to stay overnight but end up staying here for several days.

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$800 Day Trips & Excursions

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda

ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest National ParkPass By: AIRWAYS TOURS & TRAVELS, Entebbe, Central RegionHave breakfast and then drive to Kibale. The northern route is shorter and faster and has a distance of about 300km with a tarmac road going to Fort Portal and also a distance of 36km on murram to Kanyanchu. Lunch will be enjoyed en-route in Fort Portal town and proceed to Kibale forest national park where on arrival, you may visit the Crater Lakes around and continue to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee forest guest house.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Chimpanzee forest guest house.Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & Nature walkStop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast, you will go for briefing by the ranger guides about the dos and don’ts of Chimpanzee tracking and later head into the forest in search of these elusive primates. Kibaale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.The Forest’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primates including monkeys and baboons coupled with chimpanzees. After tracking the chimpanzees, you will return to the lodge to refresh and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi wetland for a guided nature walk where you will expect to see various bird species and a number of beautiful butterflies. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Chimpanzee forest guest house.Day 3: Back to Kampala Pass By: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast, you will enjoy a leisurely drive back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala or at Entebbe airport for your onward flight and that will be end of this 3 Days Kibale forest Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$2500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wilderness Camping Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Fort Portal. Visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike and transfer to Kibale National ParkDay 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Semliki National Park in the afternoonDay 3: Primates Trek in the Semuliki Valley National ParkDay 4: Transfer from Semliki National Park to Queen Elizabeth NPDay 5: Do morning wild game viewing and afternoon Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorgeDay 6: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth NP to Bwindi National Park via IshashaDay 7: Gorilla Trekking and relax at the lodgeDay 7: Transfer to Bwindi to Lake BunyonyiDay 9: Transfer to Kampala with a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center and Uganda Equator crossing

$18000 Cultural & Theme Tours

13 Days Best Of Uganda Wildlife Safari

Arrival: Pick up at Entebbe airport at 20:55 and transfer to your Lodge in Entebbe or Kampala.Day1; Kampala/Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino SanctuaryAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your Lodge in Murchison falls national Park, stop over along the way for snacks/ lunch at your own cost and the visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. 2; Murchison falls (Game drive & Boat cruise)Early morning, start the game drive to view giraffes, elephants, buffalo, lions and many other animals. After lunch, spend an afternoon of Game Viewing on the river, you will be able to view crocodiles, hippos and various birdlife as well as an up-close view of the waterfalls and rapids bellow..3; Murchison Falls – Kibale rain forest (Chimps) National ParkAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to Kibale Forest. Stop-over in Fort Portal for lunch and quick break. Arrive at your Lodge/Camp in the afternoon..4; Kibale Chimpanzee trackingAfter an early breakfast, short transfer to Kanyanchu visitor area at 8am for Chimpanzee trekking. After a quick briefing you will be guided by park rangers into the forest to view the chimpanzees, and other primates such as the black and white Colobus monkeies.5; Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Q.E.N.P), arrive in at your Lodge/camp in the afternoon.6; Queen Elizabeth (Game drive & Boat cruise)After breakfast, transfer to Ishasha sector of the Park. Arrive in the afternoon, and check in at your lodge/ camp, enjoy dinner and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. 7; Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sectorEarly morning for a special game drive to view the tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for meals and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 8; Ishasha – Bwindi Gorilla National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Arrive at your lodge/Camp in the afternoon in time for lunch.. 9; Gorilla Tracking (Buhoma)After an early breakfast, report to gorilla briefing point at 7pm. A park ranger will brief you before you set off deep into ancient forest to view the Gorillas. .  10; Buhoma – lake BunyonyiAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your lodge at Lake Bunyonyi. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.11; Lake Bunyonyi (Boat/pygmy visit) & relaxationIn the morning after late breakfast, you go to the boat ride to the island. Here you choose whether to have an island walk, visit the pygmies..12; Bunyonyi – Kampala/ Entebbe or Kigali (Rwanda) Intel AirportIn the morning after breakfast, you board the jeep to your Airport.

$2906 Cultural & Theme Tours

Uganda The Pearl of Africa Safari 9 days 8 nights

Day-1 On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to Kampala for overnight. Day 2 Today we visit jinja the former Uganda’s industrial district, discover the source of the Nile river and Bujagali falls among other amazing activities you can take part. Evening drive to Kampala for overnight and dinner. Day 3-The marvelous Murchison falls on the Nile After an early breakfast, leave Kampala heading northwest. Optional: Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch enroute. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, with a brief stop on the top of the falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it squeezes through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in the spray. Dinner and overnight.Day 4 - The boat cruise on the river Nile Today we drive through the Northern part of the park for a game drive and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions and if you are lucky, the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This gives you an opportunity to see the amazing hippos and crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return for dinner and overnight.Countie  Day 4 - Fort Portal in the shadow of the Mountains of the MoonTransfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Lunch enroute. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the famous “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnightDay 5: Tracking The habituated chimpanzees of Kibale Forest National Park Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive in the park and expect to see elephants, monkeys and lots of other animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive back to the pack for the chimpanzee tracking and other primates. The chimps are quite mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but the walk is great adventure. Dinner & overnight.Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National park and The tree climbing lions in IshashaDay 7: The magic encounter with the mountain gorillas and the batwa pygmy trailDay 8: The fabulous scenery of Lake BunyonyiDay 9 is set free for your kampala city tour and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

$2550 Cultural & Theme Tours

Great Primates Uganda Safari, 7 days 6 nights

Day1- On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala city for the overnight.Day 2 - Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through Mbarara, Lunch en-route. Along the way, you will stop over at the equator for photography; you will enjoy the wonderful vegetation, the long horned Ankole cattle and the Ugandan homesteads and farms. Arrival in Bwindi will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight.Day 3 - The encounter with mountains gorillasYour guide will drive you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking where you will be briefed by the Park rangers at 8am. The forest is magnificent as it offers a heavily dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access to tourists. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the terrain and the movements of these marvelous primates. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and the thrill of viewing, observing and photographing them as they interact with one another is a rare and exciting experience. After the gorilla tracking, you will drive to Ishasha for dinner and overnight.Day 4 – Face to face with Tree climbing lions of IshashaAfter breakfast, you drive through the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for the game drive in the open savannah on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. You will search for the typical tree climbing lions found only in this part of the country. It is impressive to see them lying on the branches of fig trees (weather permitting). Lunch en-route. In the afternoon proceedto the Mweya peninsula for dinner and overnight.Day 5 - Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel and Lake EdwardThis day starts with an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens’ mile tracks in the park and you may be able to see lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax at the swimming pool. After lunch, go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a good opportunity for birding, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, and many others as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes. In the evening you proceed to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight. Day 6 - Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi forestToday we are in the forest for the chimpanzee trek. This park has the largest concentration of chimpanzees and other primates in Uganda. Have lunch in Fort Portal and return to Kampala for dinner and overnight. Day 7-This day is reserved for the transfer to the airport for your return flight depending on your flight schedule.

$1778 Luxury & Special Occasions

4 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/ to Bwindi National ParkPass By: Kampala Fair, Kampala, Central RegionOn this first day of your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, our tour guide will Transfer you from Entebbe/Kampala to the Gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi national park with lunch en-route and then reaching in the evening to check in at your selected lodge Where you may either choose to relax for tomorrow's day-long gorilla trekking or take a self-guided walk around the Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Buhoma Lodge.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Buhoma community Rest CampDay 2: Gorilla Trekking Pass By: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionAfter an early breakfast at 6.30am, with the help of our safari guide, you will depart to the park headquarters proceed for briefing by the park ranger guides before starting the Gorilla trek in the steep densely forested and beautiful landscape of Bwindi Impenetrable forest - the park has ever green vegetation which is also very thick due to the frequent rains throughout the year. The actual meaning of gorilla trekking is felt when you encounter with these giant but very gentle Mountain gorillas. It's such the best and amazing experience to Watch Gorillas feed, rest, mothers with babies and the acrobatic youths playing about. This gives the true meaning of wildlife and the best wildlife experience ever! Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Buhoma Community Rest campDay 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National for Game Drive & Boat CruisePass By: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionWake up Early and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park reaching early and check in at your hotel for lunch, after lunch you will go for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is an interesting experience. Variety of animals a viewed while on boat include different bird life on water which include the African skimmer, jacana, rare shoe bill among others .after enjoying the boat trip you will be transferred to your lodge with the help of our safari guide for dinner and overnight at Simba Safari CampMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Simba CampDay 4: Transfer back to KampalaPass By: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAt 6:30 a.m. in the morning, you will leave for game drive, this is the best time to spot hyenas, lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, hippos coming back to the rivers, huge herds of buffaloes and elephants, Ugandan Kobs and crested cranes among others and then return to your lodge for late breakfast and get you packed lunch to enjoy en-route. Transfer back to Kampala as you end your 4 days gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda viewing game en-route with a stopover in Fort Portal or Mubende for your lunch and finally drive to Kampala to catch up your flight back home.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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