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Nearby Kilembe, 12km away in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, is an interesting town to walk through with old mining equipment and company housing.


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$1670 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

5 Days Uganda Primate Wildlife Safari Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Travel to Kibale National Park – explore Magombe swampStop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThis primate – wildlife safari begins at Kibale National Park. Once you arrive at the park, you will visit Magombe swamp, a habitat to eight primate species including; the black and white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, L’hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkeys. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking excursion – nature walk in Bigodi Wetland sanctuary Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park, Fort Portal, Western RegionThe day’s highlight will be a chimpanzee trekking excursion in Kibale forest. You will encounter a habituated chimp family and spend an hour observing its members. A habituation experience is available for anyone desiring to spend the entire day watching the chimpanzees. You will later visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to encounter other primate species in the park. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – boat cruise on Kazinga channel Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionYou will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the morning. When you arrive at the park, you will go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. While on it, you will spot pods of hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes basking in the sun along the water banks. You will crown the day with a guided birding excursion.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Game drive in Ishasha regionStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThe day will begin with a game drive through any of the park’s demarcated game viewing tracks; Kasenyi, the north Kazinga plains and Ishasha region. You will sight numerous wildlife; buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, antelopes, elephants and baboons. While driving through Ishasha, you will spot the famous tree-climbing lions lazily stretched out in massive tree branches.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Explore the Katwe crater lakes region – return to KampalaStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionYour final excursion will be a visit to the Katwe crater region – a mass of lakes formed as a result of volcanic explosions. After the adventure, you will embark on your return drive to Kampala.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$850 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3 Day Best Game Drives and Launch Cruise

ItineraryDay 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park – embark on a birding excursionStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionYour safari will begin when you embark on a drive to the Western region of Uganda – the location of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will make a brief stop at the equator, to take photographs at the monuments, do a couple of experiments and visit the souvenir shop in the area. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and arrive at the park in the late afternoon. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: DinnerAccommodation included: The Bush Lodge (Banda)Day 2: Game drive in the park – boat cruise on Kazinga channelStop At: Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western RegionThe day will begin with a game drive through any of the park’s demarcated game viewing tracks; Kasenyi, the north Kazinga plains and Ishasha region. You will sight numerous wildlife; buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, antelopes, elephants and baboons. While driving through Ishasha, you will spot the famous tree-climbing lions lazily stretched out in massive tree branches. Later in the day, you will go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Lunch & DinnerAccommodation included: The Bush Lodge (Banda)Day 3: Transfer Back to KampalaStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast, you do a morning game drive as you proceed back to Kampala with a stopover for en-route lunch. Your guide will take you to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe. the Journey will take 7 hours and this marks the end of your beautiful Safari.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$2890 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

5 Days Bwindi Gorillas - Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

ItineraryDay 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park – nocturnal game drive – guided nature walkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionYour safari begins when you embark on a drive to Uganda’s most popular tourist destination – Queen Elizabeth National Park situated in the south-western region. The park’s location offers a panoramic view across; dozens of enormous craters, rugged hills, the Kazinga channel, humid forests, savannahs and fertile wetlands. You will embark on a nocturnal game drive before you retire to your accommodation for the night. Before the dusk sets in, you can embark on a guided nature walk in; Mweya peninsula, the shady Maramagambo forest or along the banks of Ishasha river.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Game drive in the park – boat cruise on Kazinga channelStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionYour day will begin with a classic game drive through any of the park’s main tracks; Kasenyi, the north Kazinga plains and the fascinating Ishasha sector. Guaranteed wildlife sightings include; buffaloes, antelopes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, and the tree-climbing lions found in Ishasha. You will embark on a Kazinga channel cruise in the afternoon. You will sight pods of hippos and crocodiles basking at the water banks. Over 60 bird species can be spotted while cruising on the channel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking excursion – explore Maramagambo forest – transfer to BwindiStop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionThe day’s first adventure will be a chimpanzee trekking excursion in Kyambura gorge. The 1-3 hours excursion is your chance to encounter a habituated chimpanzee family and myriad number of wildlife species. In the early afternoon, you will go out to Maramagambo forest to explore the famous ‘bat cave’. As the afternoon wanes, you will set out on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Gorilla trekking excursion – Batwa trail experience Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionYour adventures in Bwindi will begin with a mountain gorilla trekking excursion in the early morning. After a briefing from park authorities, you will hit one of the trailheads and begin your quest for a habituated gorilla family. After spending an hour observing the family and its members, you will have a lunch break and then embark a Batwa cultural experience. You will encounter the Batwa – a tribe of pygmy native forest dwellers.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Final excursions in Bwindi – return to Kampala – end of safariStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionAt the climax of your safari, you can choose to embark on a birding excursion in the morning, or go out for a guided nature walk in the forest, you can also choose to go mountain bike riding in Buhoma area. After concluding your adventures in Bwindi, you will embark on a return drive to Kampala – Uganda’s capital. This will mark the end of your safari.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1105 Kid Friendly

3 Days Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

ItineraryDay 1: Travel to Kibale National Park – guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland SanctuaryStop At: Kibale Forest National Park, Fort Portal, Western RegionThe adventure begins when you embark on a drive to Southern Uganda – the location of Kibale National Park. When you stop in Fort Portal town for lunch, you will use the opportunity to visit to the ‘Amabere ga nyina mwiru’ caves, the Karambi royal tombs and Omukama’s palace. When you arrive at the park, you will take out some time to unwind and then embark on a guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Kanyanchu primate walk – chimp trekking – birding excursionStop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThe day’s main adventure will be the Kanyanchu primate walk. You will embark on a guided quest for the 13 primate species found in the park. The highlight of the excursion however will be a chimpanzee trekking excursion. You will encounter one of the habituated chimp families and then go ahead to see the various monkey species. In the afternoon, you will go for a birding excursion along the boardwalk trail and the various viewing platforms in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The area has over 138 bird species.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Community visit – return to Kampala – end of safariStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionYou will go for a village walk in the morning and then embark on your journey back to Kampala in the early afternoon. You will enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside, the steep terraces, rugged hills and massive tea plantations. Your safari will end when your guide drops you at your choice location in the capital.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1200 Kid Friendly

4 days wildlife safaris in uganda

ItineraryDay 1: Entebbe-Queen Elizabeth-Lake Mburo National ParkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionOur driver guide will pick you from the hotel or Kampala to queen Elizabeth national park, as you travel, you will have a stopover at the Uganda Equator for photography,You will continue and have your lunch at the Igongo cultural centre, Reach in queen Elizabeth national park and have an evening game drive.Your game drive in the evening will allow you to see a number of wildlife like lions, elephants, buffalos, hyenas and others,You will have your accommodation in either of the following lodges,Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: you have your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, as you wait for the next day,Day 2: Take a morning game driveStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western Region You will after breakfast, have a morning game drive then have a trip via katwe crater lake,Through this game drive, you will see the wildlife like lions, buffaloes, forest dogs, water bucks, and the Uganda Kobs,From here, you will have your lunch, and then go in for 3hour boat ride along Kazinga channel at lake Edward, where you will be able to see the hippos as they also swim and play in the water,You will take photos, watch birds at the same time.After all this, you will relax have your dinner and overnight at either of the following,Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Mweya safari lodgeDay 3: Transfer to lake Mburo national park where you will have boat rides, visit the Igongo cultural center,Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara, Western RegionYou will be transferred to lake mburo national park, after your breakfast and this will take you about 3hours driving,As you drive , you will pass by Igongo cultural center, and tour the cultural museum, which collects the tribes of south western Uganda, the old people sculptures, and cows,You will proceed to lake Mburo national park for about 33km from igongo cultural centre,Safari tour in four days.Tour lake Mburo and make it a memory.You will then connect to lake Mburo national park and you will start with a boat cruise,This boat cruise will allow you to have a view at the hippos, crocodiles, and other wild life like giraffe,,Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Eagle's Nest Safari LodgeDay 4: Take a game drive and transfer to kampalaStop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara, Western RegionOn this last day of 4 days safari, you will have a game walk/ drive and then you will prepare to return to Kampala, or your home, or our hotel, or airport for flight.You will on this day take your game walk and see the zebras, leopards, bush bucks and other wildlife,You will prepare and transfer to Kampala, a 3-4 hour drive,This will the mark the end of your safari with Kenlink tours and travel, hoping to see you next time.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: muyenga hotel

$2380 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days gorilla and kibale chimp tracking safari

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Kampala to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala,overnight at Forest CottagesDay 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (490 Kms)We start our trip after an early breakfast and set off from Kampala, travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 9-10 hours. You will have a brief stop at the Equator for an opportunity for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. You will continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills characteristic of this part of the country. You will have a lunch break in Mbarara town and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon hours. overnight at Broadbill Forest CampDay 3: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kasese townThe 3rd day of the Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari sets off after an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the gorillas. Bwindi is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, You will then travel to Kasese town where you will spend the night at Sandton Hotel Kasese.Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi swamp walkAfter breakfast, head to Kibale arriving in the early afternoon. On the Drive to Kibale you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” which you will clearly see on the road to Fort Portal. You will have lunch in Fort Portal after which you will head to the Kibale to visit the unique Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site where you will see uncommon plants and rare bird species such as the Great Blue Turacco, Dinner and overnight will be at Kibale Forest Camp.Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and travel to KampalaAfter breakfast, head to Kibale Forest to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across,You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will set off for Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.

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