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8 Days Uganda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Safari

This 8 Days Uganda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Safari tour will take you to Lake Mburo national park, one of the smallest national parks known for other 13 small lakes within the park, it also has the largest concentration of zebras, antelope species, giraffes among other mammal species, Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth national park for a game drive and a boat cruise. It is known for its diverse nature, wildlife including big cats such as lions and leopards, hyenas, antelopes, elephants, cape buffalos, impalas, Elands, Uganda kobs waterbucks, and lastly to Kibale forest national park the primate capital of Africa, known for its 13-primate species, notable ones are chimpanzees.

Highlights:

Day 1: Pickup from the Airport/ Lodge and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and Bwata Community Walk.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Via the Ishasha Sector.

Day 5: Game drive and Launch Cruise.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Kibale National Park.

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk.

Day 8: Drive back to Kampala to End the Safari.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Airport/ Lodge and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Pickup by the company driver guide at the hotel after breakfast and brief you about the 8 days gorillas and game safari and drive through Kampala to lake Mburo national park, stopover at the equator for photography and experiments, proceed to the Park for lunch and an afternoon boat cruise. Expect to see buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and water bird species including the rare African fin foot.  Return to the lodge with an evening game drive through the park with a chance to see a dazzle of Zebras, Giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, impalas, elands and so much more.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget: Mpogo safari Lodge

 

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early morning breakfast, drive through the park exiting back to the road and drive to south western Uganda. The drive is more scenic through farms, green plantation and rolling terraced green gardens up to Bwindi National Park. You will reach in the evening and check in at the lodge, relax preparing for yet another thrilling experience the following day.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange: Bakiga Lodge

Budget: Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

 

Day 3: Gorilla trekking & Community walk

Have early breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch where you will be briefed about your expectations, dos and don’ts and by 8:00 am you will be led in the forest in the company of the park rangers. Remember to carry your packed lunch and have enough drinking as well you may consider having a walking stick or hire a potter in case you have a slight heavy back pack.  While trekking, be vigilant to spot other forest habitants such as forest elephants, birds. Trekking may take long than expected from 2-6 hours depending on how far the gorillas have moved and the moment you find them utilize the hour one given to take photographs. Return to the lodge after, refresh and in the evening, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa live in the community outside the park, they are the first forest people who lived in the forest before eviction and gorilla tourism began. You will learn about their lifestyle, through exhibitions, storytelling and traditional dances.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange: Bakiga Lodge

Budget: Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector

Have breakfast at your own pace, after transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park through Ishasha southern sector of the park. Ishasha sector is known for the adaptive behavior of the lions climbing up into the trees. Besides the tree climbing lions the sector has wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks and many others. When you arrive have lunch at the lodge and go for a late afternoon game drive where you will be able to see most of the mammal species and several birds. Have dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Elephant Plains Lodge

Midrange: Elephant hab Lodge.

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 5: Game drive & launch cruise

After an early breakfast, at 6 am and go for an early morning game drive to the open savannah kasenyi track in the Northern sector of the park. Kasenyi is known for its large concentration of big cats, lions, leopards, antelopes, elands, impalas, Defassa, bushbuck. With luck you will be able to spot all of them, return to the lodge for late breakfast, refresh and have lunch, and later to afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel where two lakes meet.

Kazinga channel has a large concentration of crocodiles, hippos, elephants at the bank of the lake. It is also an inhabitant of various bird such as pink-backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, African fish eagle among others. Basically, cruising on the Kazinga is one of the most eye-catching activities in the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Elephant Plains Lodge

Midrange: Elephant hab Lodge.

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 6: Morning game and crater lake drive & transfer to Kibale Forest national park

After an early breakfast embark on a morning game drive and crater lake drive. Queen Elizabeth national park has a quite number of enormous crater lakes with an eye-catching view good for photography. Have lunch at the lodge and exit the park to Kibale forest national park which is home to Chimpanzees, it is a 3–4-hour scenic drive seeing Rwenzori Mountain ranges and Tea plantation. You will reach the park in the evening check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Primate lodge

Midrange: Isunga lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi wetland walk

After morning breakfast, drive to the park quarters for briefing, remember to carry enough drinking water and packed lunch. After briefing, embark on trekking through the forest at around 8:00am in the company of park rangers. Along you will be able to spot other primates such as grey checked Mangabeys, L’hoest monkeys, bush babies, among others; you will also spot several birds. After trekking, return and have lunch at the lodge and go for a walk in the Bigodi wetland in the afternoon. You will meet different people that stay there also will see different birds like the Great Blue Turaco and more primates like the bush pigs, otters, baboons among others.

Accommodation options;

Luxury: Primate lodge

Midrange: Isunga lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 8: Drive Back to the Kampala to End the Safari.

After breakfast leaves the park and drive back to Kampala via Mubende, where you will be in line to see beautiful scenic views found in this area. You will have en-route lunch in Mubende and thereafter continue to Kampala reaching Kampala in the evening. Drop off at the hotel or airport for departure. The End of 8 Days Uganda Gorillas

INCLUSIONS.

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

 EXCLUSIVES

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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