8 DAYS GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

Uganda is a land teeming with wildlife. This 8 days wildlife safari will take you to the most popular tour spots in the country. You will be taken to Bwindi impenetrable forest to do gorilla tracking tours which is a number one tour attraction for tourists visiting the Uganda.

You will then proceed to Queen national park which is Uganda’s most popular park where you will do a game drive, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge before proceeding to Kibale forest national park which is has the highest density of primates in the country with over 13 species.

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL
  • DAY 2: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 3: GORILLA TRACKING
  • DAY4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH
  • DAY 5: GAME DRIVE
  • DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 7: CHIMP TREKKING
  • DAY 8: KAMPALA

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

On arrival at the airport, you will be picked and taken to your proposed Hotel in Kampala. If your flight arrives in the morning you can change your currency to the Ugandan local currency and then go for a city tour in Kampala. You can visit some exciting places with the help of your driver/guide. These may include; Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, museum and many others. Dinner and overnight at Acadia Cottages /Hotel Africana.

Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Take breakfast and depart to Bwindi, which is around an 8-hour drive. With a stop at the craft village at the equator and shopping, we continue to Mbarara for lunch and later pass through the beautiful evergreen mountain country that is, the “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Arrive at Bwindi late in the evening for dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Tented accommodation (Luxury) or Buhoma community Bandas (Basic).

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

DAY 3: GORILLA TRACKING

Early morning after breakfast, you will go with your packed lunch for a briefing at 08:00 before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to know how many hours you will take in the process. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. An encounter of these gentle giants will be your most exciting experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. After an encounter of a group of gorillas some with silver backs, one can say “a sight of Gorillas has made my life time tour”
Later return for dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Tented accommodation (Luxury) or Buhoma community Bandas (Basic).

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

DAY4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH

After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is rich in wildlife and also known as a birder’s paradise! Arrive through the famous Ishasha Sector, in anticipation of rewarding your cameras by seeing the tree-climbing lions. Check in this evening at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari Lodge for luxury or Institute of Ecology for basic accommodation

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

DAY 5: GAME DRIVE

At 06: 00, depart for a game drive in the Northern parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action. This early morning game drive in the park, provides excellent opportunities to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography. Bird watching and game viewing is wonderful. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species recorded making it a magnet for bird watchers. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari Lodge for luxury or Institute of Ecology for basic accommodation.

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

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you may choose to explore Kyambura Wildlife Reserve driving through grassland area. Pass by the astonishing gorge of the tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an extra ordinary experience tracking chimpanzees. It’s a lucrative experience not only to see the chimpanzees, but also to see the gorgeous river valley that houses numerous birds and butterfly species, then transfer to Kibale National Park, a proclaimed home of Primates. Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge (Luxury) or Primates Lodge Kanyanchu.

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

DAY 7: CHIMP TREKKING

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for chimpanzee tracking. This park is known for the highest number of primate species in Africa. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. 2-3 hours search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge or Primates Lodge Kanyanchu.

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

DAY 8: KAMPALA

Adventure the region, which has many crater lakes, and later proceed to Kampala with lunch en route. End of Tour.

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