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6 Days Gorillas Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari

This 6 Days Gorillas Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari will majorly focus on Mountain gorillas, in Bwindi Forest national park which is home to more than 400 gorillas surviving in the greater Virunga conservation area. This Park is not only home to gorillas but also a quite number of attractions such as butterfly species, 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, and 27 endemics of the Albertine rift valley, trees, plants, ferns among others. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, which homes 13 primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park, which has diverse attractive features such as wildlife, primate’s species, over 500 species of birds. The Park is also known for the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. You will also enjoy sightseeing on a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

HIGHLIGHTS.

Day 1: Pickup from the Airport and Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3:  Morning Game drive & Launch cruise

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

Day 5: Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

Day 6: Transfer Back to Kampala to End the Safari.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day: Pick up from the Airport and Transfer to Kibale National Park.

After an early breakfast, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe to Kibale Forest via Fort portal and have great views; you will have lunch en route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Have diner and an overnight stay.

Overnight at

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga Lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide to the park headquarters for a chimp tracking experience. You will be briefed first about the rules and regulations and thereafter at around 8:00 am start chimpanzee trekking through this rainforest as you will be guided by the park rangers. Along you will also be able to spot other primate species, birds, mammal species such as forest elephants. When you finally find the chimpanzees enjoy the one-hour thrilling moment with the chimpanzees face to face and watch them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding, etc. Later, go back to the lodge have lunch, and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse amount of wildlife. You will reach in the evening game drive through the park to the lodge.

Overnight at

Luxury: Elephant Plains

Midrange: Elephant hab lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge.

 

Day 3: Morning Game drive & Launch cruise

Wake very early in the morning and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, and leopards. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head back to the lodge for late breakfast and later lunch. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This is one of the exciting experiences on the water getting close to see crocodiles close to and school of hippos, you also be able to watch elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, several waterbird species among others. Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner, and overnight.

Overnight at

Luxury: Elephant Plains

Midrange: Elephant hab lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast drive to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector with a chance to the tree climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way, you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the park/lodge in the afternoon. Have a relaxed evening and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight at

Luxury: Gorilla heights Lodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Havens Lodge

 

Day 5: Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

This is the major highlight of the safari, after breakfast, your driver-guide will take you to the park headquarters for briefing. Remember to carry your passport, packed lunch, enough drinking water, have the right clothing mostly important good hiking boots. On reaching there by 7:30 am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between 3 to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them.  Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening.

Overnight at

Luxury: Gorilla heights Lodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Havens Lodge

 

Day 6: Transfer Back to Kampala to End the Safari.

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photography at the Equator in Kayabwe you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening.

INCLUSIONS.

  • Gorilla Permit
  • Chimpanzee Permit
  • Bottled Water
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat Rides
  • Cultural Tours
  • Full board meals and accommodation
  • All Activities Mentioned

 

EXCLUSIONS.

  • International flight fare
  • Entry Visas
  • Laundry services
  • Items of Personal Nature like Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks and Liqours.
  • Kampala Hotel Fees

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