7 Days Chimps, Gorillas and Wildlife Experience
This 7 days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari strikes a perfect balance between wildlife and nature. The wildlife safari and chimpanzee trekking takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience, then to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. It also takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of Mountain Gorillas. Later to Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation, which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. En route Entebbe, you will visit Lake Mburo. Lake Mburo National Park is known for wildlife viewing, bird watching, boat ride and guided nature walk.
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Kibale National park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 3: Morning Game Drive and evening Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth and Kazinga Channel
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi through Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Do participate in Gorilla tracking Experience and transfer to Bunyonyi
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo national Park for evening Boat cruise
Day 7: Do Morning Nature Walk in Mburo and Transfer back to Entebbe.
Depending on your location in Kampala, you will be picked up by our company representative/ driver who will drive to Kibale national park– the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Arrive in the park in the afternoon for lunch in fort portal town, then go for a 2-3 hours nature walk in Bigodi wetland before you proceed to your lodge in Kibale. Dinner and overnight
After breakfast you will go for chimpanzee trekking with your packed food and water. Meet your guide at the head office then enter the rainforest to start searching for the chimpanzee, this will take 2-5 hours to find the chimpanzees. On seeing them, you will spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees while taking pictures. Later afternoon, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and relax at Lodge, Overnight at your Lodge.
Very early morning, meet your guide for a game drive and spot a good number of wildlife including Elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, Buffaloes and all species of antelopes. Return to the lodge and have lunch.
After enjoying your lunch at the lodge, go for your boat trip along the Kazinga channel for yet another wildlife/bird watching experience as you cruise on lake Edward/George. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above
After a heavy breakfast, Embark the vehicle and head to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking, you will reach here in afternoon and participate in Batwa pygmies dances and culture. later relax at your lodge and prepare for the most stunning hiking experience.
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.
After an early breakfast, transfer to lake Mburo National Park arriving their in lunch hour or late, register and proceed to the Boat cruise in Lake Mburo, the boat will take approximately 2 hours, return to Lodge and relax.
The park is open to all visitors who intend to do guided nature walking safaris and is usually conducted along with an armed park ranger guide, the guided walks take you to the salt lick presumably the best places for numerous wildlife. At the salt licks, wildlife/ animals parade themselves to enjoy the taste of the salty licks made of up of water and soil. Another nature walk starts from 7:00am and runs for 2 hours, this takes place at the western part of Lake Mburo, guaranteeing you encounters with the hippos coming out of the waters as well as the hyenas returning to their dens, giraffes and millions of zebras, after this amazing activity you will go back to the lodge and have lunch, later transfer back to Entebbe or Kampala and that's where our beautiful safari ends.
- Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
- Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.
- Chimp tracking permit in Kibale.
- Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.
- A professional driver/guide.
- 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.
- All Taxes and VAT.
- Meals as per itinerary.
- Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- International flights.
- Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
- Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
- Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.