Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tour

OVERVIEW

This 8 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tour experience comprises of gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kibale National Park, a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland, hiking the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area and a visit of the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala
  • Day 2 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park
  • Day 4 – Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 5 – Morning Game Drive along the Kasenyi Track, Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel and Evening Game Drive along the Channel Track
  • Day 6 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Travel to Kibale National Park
  • Day 7 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park and Afternoon Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland
  • Day 8 – Hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area, Visit the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala

Our guide will pick you up from Entebbe/Kampala. Check into your lodge for meals, relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Cassia Lodge

Basic/Budget: Buziga Country Resort

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 2 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Kayabwe to have the Equator experience. Lunch will be served en route. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 3 – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, proceed with a packed lunch to the Park Headquarters for briefing at 08:00. Partake in gorilla tracking for 2-8 hours. After you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only one hour with them. Return to your lodge after this excursion for relaxation, dinner and overnight. You will be treated to an evening of traditional dance performance by the locals at your lodge.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 4 – Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Approach the park from the area around Ishasha and this will present you an opportunity to see the tree-climbing lions. Lunch will be served en route. On arrival, check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 5 – Morning Game Drive along the Kasenyi Track, Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel and Evening Game Drive along the Channel Track

Set off for a morning game drive at about 06:30 along the Kasenyi track. The animals you are likely to view are cape buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, etc.  Return to your lodge after for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. After lunch, engage in a 2 hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Expect to encounter a smothering horde of water animals to include crocodiles and hippos. After the boat cruise, head for an evening game drive along the Channel Track. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Basic/Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 6 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Travel to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking. You will not only see chimpanzees but a whole host of bird species. Set out for Kibale National Park. You should be able to see the Rwenzori Mountains with their snow-capped peaks. Lunch will be served en route. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Basic/Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite/Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 7 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park and Afternoon Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland

After breakfast, you will head to Kanyanchu Tourist Centre at 08:00 for briefing. Engage in chimpanzee tracking for 2-3 hours. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the chimpanzees. Return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you will visit Bigodi Wetland to participate in an afternoon nature walk. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Basic/Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite/Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 8 – Hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area, Visit the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, travel to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area. You will hike Kyeganywa Hill to attain an amazing view of the Rwenzori Mountains. Visit the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves. Embark on a journey to Entebbe/Kampala. Lunch will be served en route.

END OF TOUR

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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