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8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking

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8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking

Uganda is known for its most smiling and hospitable people on 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking. The Stunning lushness of Uganda’s 10 National parks combined with spectacular landscapes creates Africa’s most memorable experiences. This discovery safari takes you to the diverse settings which are now Home to an impressive range of Wildlife. Expect to come face to face with Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and Lions and of course the Big Game animals in Savanna Park. The safari includes a boat ride to enable see crocodiles, Hippopotamus etc.

Safari destinations

Kibale Forest National park

known for being “The Primate Capital of the World” having about 1500 Chimpanzees which gives a great opportunity for Chimpanzee trekking and Habituation, the park is located in Kabarole District. It is also a home to 120 mammal species like warthogs, bushbucks, bush pigs, antelopes, and over 300 bird species like hornbills, black billed turaco, kingfisher, weavers, cuckoos, purple breasted sunbird, and crowned eagle among other bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wild game viewing. Queen Elizabeth National Park dubbed as “The Medley of Wonders”. The park has a variety of offerings ranging from a visit to the Salty lake in Katwe, various mammal species of about 95 like the tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector, the 4 members of the Big 5 like Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions among other species like Antelopes, spotted hyenas, Hippos and endangered chimpanzees. The park also offers over 600 bird species to the birders like the grey crowned crane, handsome francolin, martial eagle, grey crowned heron among others and also an insight of the Nile crocodiles, Giant Hippos at Kazinga channel. You will experience the nature smile of Africa! 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking

Bwindi impenetrable forest National park

For the wonderful and more thrilling mountain gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South Western region of Uganda in Kanungu district. It is best known for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Experience, The Park has almost half of the Word’s population of Mountain Gorillas with a population of about 459 individual mountain gorillas, 21 habituated gorilla families in the different sectors of the park like Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija which gives a great opportunity for Gorilla Trekking g and Gorilla Habituation.

Lake Bunyonyi

The Trip ends at Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxation a place of little birds. The Trip will end at Lake Bunyonyi is located in the extreme border between Uganda and Rwanda and it is known for offering a great rest and relaxation to travelers due to its beautiful and breathtaking views.

 

Day 1: Warm Welcome to Uganda

You will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport by our driver guide with a warm greeting. He will brief you about the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore Kampala City (Capital City) and thereafter you check in at your Hotel. A city tour can be organized at an extra cost if not included on your package. The breathtaking the experience at the Hotel will give you a clear view of day by day African experience and a cool environment. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

Day 2: Drive to Kibale Forest National park

Rise up early morning for a hot breakfast and get ready to hit the road with your driver guide to Kibale Forest National Park. Leave early from Kampala city through the scenic tea plantation to Fort Portal (Western part of Uganda) where you will stop for lunch.

Kibale is particularly alluring to nature lovers known for its excellent chimp tracking and birding, worth also noting having the highest concentration of primates in East Africa of about 13 primates. Such include chimps, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest and blue monkeys. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest. Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee trekking – Bigodi swamp walk

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the park headquarters where you will join other trackers who will have come for the afternoon trek at the ranger’s post.

Chimpanzee trekking

After a short briefing by one of the park officials, you will be allocated a ranger guide who will lead the group into the forest to find the chimpanzees. It is said that there are over 1500 chimpanzees in this forest making it one of the best places for chimpanzee trekking in Africa. During the trek, you will also encounter other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons etc. Birds like Yellow-billed Barbet, Western Nicator, and Superb Sunbird etc.  Upon finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them to learn about their behaviors, social life, how they communicate among others.

Bigodi swamp walk

Later in the Afternoon, you will go for Bigodi Wetland. This wet land is known to have the presence of different monkey species and baboons. You can even spot forest elephants as they sneak to the neighboring gardens from the forest. You will get back to your lodge for lunch and take a rest. In the evening, you will visit the local community and experience their traditional way of life. You can take part in their activities like brewing coffee (coffee experience) and also learn about cultures, food, different herbs and how they use them to treat different diseases. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up early in the morning for a hot breakfast on this day 4 of 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking, afterwards check out of the lodge and get ready to be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is best known for its tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is also famous for its savannah elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, leopards, and waterbucks among other mammals. The park is also home to birds such as pied kingfishers, vultures, and pelicans. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning Game Drive – Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

Wake up early in the morning for a heavy breakfast and proceed for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, and leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the lodge and check out then head to the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable.

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. After the boat trip, you can proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight Stay.

 Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drive through Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Wake up early morning to have a delicious breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive to Ishasha to look for tree climbing lions, other animals like Elephants, Caped buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs among others. Have a short break lunch and later drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park the home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas and one of the oldest forest in Uganda. Upon arrival at the park, you will check into your lodge for Dinner and Overnight Stay.

 

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

On this day 7 of 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking after having your heavy breakfast, drive to the park information center for briefing about the do’s and don’ts to follow during Gorilla Trekking and later start your guided forest walk by a ranger guide to search for the giant endangered mountain gorillas. During your walk, you many encounter other wildlife species besides Gorillas such as chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush pigs, forest elephants, many bird species, butterflies and many others.

The time taken while looking for mountain gorillas depends on the location and movements of the allocated gorilla family. Upon finding them, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour to watch them, take photos, follow their moves and ask your ranger as many questions as possible. Return to the accommodation, check out, and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi  framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day. Dinner and Overnight Stay.

 

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel

Your 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking ends today with a stopover at the Equator. Have a delicious breakfast and get ready to transfer with a stopover at the Equator line in Masaka for photos and experiments of the northern and southern hemisphere. You will then proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight depending on your flight schedule and our team will be very happy to welcome you again.

 

Inclusion

Park fees

Gorilla permits

Chimp permits

All activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

Drinking water

 

Exclusions

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

Personal items

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees