7 DAYS GORILLA SAFARI

The safari will also take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park whish is located on the savannah plains below the Rwenzori, the park harbours great game which include elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and leopards. From Kyambura gorge track our closest primate cousins- the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. A hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees is another activity that can be carried out in the park.

From Bwindi Impenetrable national park you will track the endangered mountain gorillas from the tropical moist forest. In Bwindi there are four habituated families of the gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and unforgettable experience you cannot afford to miss. Other activities to be carried out include nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids.

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park.
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 4: Kyambura Chimp trek
  • Day 5: The Ishasha Sector transfer to Bwindi.
  • Day 6: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 7: Return trip to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Our safari guide will meet you and brief you about the safari. Then drive to Fort Portal passing via Mityana-Mubende road. Have a stop over in Mubende and visit the Nakayima tree. Have picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibale forest national par arriving late afternoon. Check in and relax at the lodge or explore the nearby Crater Lake. Dinner and Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Mantana Kibale/Forest Tree Campsite.

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest.

Wake up early for chimpanzee tracking. The destination guide will guide you through tree identification, as well as in telling you the different features of the forest. After having packed lunch, take an afternoon nature walk through the Bigodi swamp to see swamp birds, primates as well as some of the community Based projects financed by tourism. Dinner and Overnight at Ndali/Mantana Kibale.

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

Depart for Queen Elizabeth national park located in the foothills of the Mountains of the moon, one of the great mountain ranges of the world. As you continue to the park you may see different animals and birds given that the park has got about 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 4: Kyambura Chimp trek

You will take an early excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Though seeing these mobile chimpanzees is un predictable, the walk is wonderful given the different features of the forest. Alternatively visit the Maramagambo Forest where you will see the bat cave, the blue lake and several primates. In the afternoon take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is blessed with many hippos, solitary buffaloes, and a vast array of birds. You will then have an evening game drive in the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya safari Lodge /Jacana Lodge.

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 5: The Ishasha Sector transfer to Bwindi.

Have an early start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing either via Ishasha, well known for the tree climbing lion, or through an alternative route passing through cultivated expanses. After lunch, go for a nature walk or a community visit. Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma.

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

Following an early breakfast, you will proceed to the forest for gorilla tracking. Encountering the largest and heaviest primates is an adventurous and memorable activity which can’t be easily forgotten. Tracking from Bwindi involves walking up steep densely forested hills; therefore some fitness is required. After having packed lunch take a leisurely nature or community walk if time permits. Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma.

Meal Plan: Fullboard (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included)

Day 7: Return trip to Kampala

After breakfast return for Kampala having lunch enroute.
END OF THE TOUR

Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
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