7 DAYS GORILLAS AND CHIMPS ADVENTURE

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Safari Overview – 7 Days/ 6 Nights

This 7 Day Gorillas and Savannah Safari will take you to Kibale National park the primate capital of the world where you will track the chimpanzees and many other primates, you will also have a chance to tour Queen Elizabeth National park and enjoy many game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, visit Bwindi impenetrable National park famously known for mountain gorilla trekking. This safari will provide you with a combination of tours that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Here is a proposed itinerary – please get in touch for customisable options.

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Day 1

Safari Overview

Safari Overview

This 7 Day Gorillas and Savannah Safari will take you to Kibale National park the primate capital of the world where you will track the chimpanzees and many other primates, you will also

have a chance to tour Queen Elizabeth National park and enjoy many game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, visit Bwindi impenetrable National park famously known for

mountain gorilla trekking. This safari will provide you with a combination of tours that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Transfer to Kibale Forest and Bigodi Nature Walk

Transfer to Kibale Forest and Bigodi Nature Walk

You will transfer to fort Portal town where you will have an en-route lunch before proceeding to Kibale National Park. After checking into the lodge, you will embark on a guided nature walk through the dense papyrus at Magombe Swamp which is part of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary situated on the edge of Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Mid range: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2

Chimpanzee Trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth   National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day, you will transfer to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters for briefing and afterwards go for trekking of the exciting chimps in Kibale Forest. Once you’ve found your group of chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them, observing their humorous hand gestures and facial expressions, their ear-piercing squeals and their death-defying leaps through the trees. After trekking, you will leave the rainforest and drive south following the Rwenzori Mountain chain to reach the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will take an evening game drive through the explosion crater-lake fields expecting to spot a variety of species such as African elephants, African Buffalos, Uganda kob, topis, bushbuck and troops of baboon.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Mid range: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Day 3

Morning Game Drive

Morning Game Drive

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Kasenyi Plains aiming to spot lions hunting in the morning. Expect to spot elephants, buffalo, warthogs, bushbuck, waterbuck and vast herds of Uganda kobs as you be joined on this game drive by a guide from Uganda Wildlife Authority who is an expert in tracking the lions.

Boat safari on the Kazinga channel

Boat safari on the Kazinga channel

After lunch, you will explore Kazinga Channel on a water safari as the river flows through the heart of the park and connects Lake Edward and Lake George.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation

Luxury:Kyangabi Crater Resort

Mid range: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Day 4

Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha

Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha

Exit Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive. Ishasha is famous for its iconic tree-climbing lions that climb trees to catch the cool breezes. After your game drive, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 5

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters for briefing on the gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00 am. You will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates. The trek length varies depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging from 30 minutes to 7 hours, once you find the gorilla family, you will spend one hour with them, observing them feed, socialize and display their prowess.


Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 6

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park which boasts of a beautiful acacia Savannah terrain and woodlands. On arrival you will embark on a game drive expecting to spot warthog, impala, zebras, oribi, leopard and several savannah bird species some of which include lapwings, hornbills, and cocqui francolin. This park is also home to the eland, Africa’s largest antelope species only found here and Kidepo valley National Park. After dinner, you will set out to explore this park on a nocturnal game drive guided a by a ranger, you will be scanning the savannah with a spotlight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge

Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge

Day 7

Transfer to Entebbe and visit Mabamba Swamp

Transfer to Entebbe and visit Mabamba Swamp

Transfer from Lake Mburo to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. Stopover at the Equator. At Mabamba Swamp, you will set out on the water in a local canoe guided by an expert birder in search for the shoebill. Your guide will then drive you across town to Entebbe International Airport in time for you to check in and catch your outbound flight back home.

    Arrival:


    • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
    • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

    Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest and Bigodi Nature Walk


    You will transfer to fort Portal town where you will have an en-route lunch before proceeding to Kibale National Park. After checking into the lodge, you will embark on a guided nature walk through the dense papyrus at Magombe Swamp which is part of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary situated on the edge of Kibale Forest National Park.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


    On this day, you will transfer to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters for briefing and afterwards go for trekking of the exciting chimps in Kibale Forest. Once you’ve found your group of chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them, observing their humorous hand gestures and facial expressions, their ear-piercing squeals and their death-defying leaps through the trees. After trekking, you will leave the rainforest and drive south following the Rwenzori Mountain chain to reach the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will take an evening game drive through the explosion crater-lake fields expecting to spot a variety of species such as African elephants, African Buffalos, Uganda kob, topis, bushbuck and troops of baboon.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
    Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 3: Game Drive and boat safari on the Kazinga channel


    Enjoy a morning game drive in the Kasenyi Plains aiming to spot lions hunting in the morning. Expect to spot elephants, buffalo, warthogs, bushbuck, waterbuck and vast herds of Uganda kobs as you be joined on this game drive by a guide from Uganda Wildlife Authority who is an expert in tracking the lions. After lunch, you will explore Kazinga Channel on a water safari as the river flows through the heart of the park and connects Lake Edward and Lake George.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
    Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha


    Exit Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive. Ishasha is famous for its iconic tree-climbing lions that climb trees to catch the cool breezes. After your game drive, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
    Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


    Transfer to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters for briefing on the gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00 am. You will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates. The trek length varies depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging from 30 minutes to 7 hours, once you find the gorilla family, you will spend one hour with them, observing them feed, socialize and display their prowess.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
    Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park


    Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park  which boasts of a beautiful acacia Savannah terrain and woodlands. On arrival you will embark on a game drive expecting to spot warthog, impala, zebras, oribi, leopard and several savannah bird species some of which include lapwings, hornbills, and cocqui francolin. This park is also home to the eland, Africa’s largest antelope species only found here and Kidepo valley National Park. After dinner, you will set out to explore this park on a nocturnal game drive guided a by a ranger, you will be scanning the savannah with a spotlight.

    Accommodation Options:

    Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge
    Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge
    Meal plan: Full board

    Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe, visit Mabamba swamp & departure


    Transfer from Lake Mburo to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. Stopover at the Equator. At Mabamba Swamp, you will set out on the water in a local canoe guided by an expert birder in search for the shoebill. Your guide will then drive you across town to Entebbe International Airport in time for you to check in and catch your outbound flight back home.

    Persons Date Price per person
    1 pax Any Date $4,921
    2 pax Any Date $4,675

    Includes


    • Roundtrip airport transfers
    • Park Entrance fees
    • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
    • Services of an English-speaking guide
    • Refreshments like water
    • All accommodation & Meals
    • All activities
    • All Taxes /VAT
    • A professional driver /guide
    • Fuel
    • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
    • Gorilla permit
    • Covid-19 Test arrangements

    Excludes


    • Tips and gratuities
    • All items of personal nature
    • International flights
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Covid- 19 Test

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