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8 Days Land Mark Chimpanzee Trekking, Queen Elizabeth Park and Gorilla Tour

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13
8 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Entebbe
Kampala -> Kibale Forest

The Summarized, 8 Days Land mark tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Entebbe to Kampala
  • Lake 2: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Kibale to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 6: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Day 7: Bwindi National Park Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 8: Bwindi to Kampala to Entebbe

DAY 01: ARRIVAL – TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Serena Kampala Hotel or Cassia Lodge or ken Rock Hotel for an overnight and dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 02: KAMPALA – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit.

Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility) or Mountains of the Moon (Mid Lodge) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 03: KIBALE CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Headquarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting.

The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps in the afternoon you will go for a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp- to see unique flora and fauna.

Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge or Mountains of the Moon or Chimps Nest. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 04: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Begin your morning with a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal, thereafter drive to drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge Banda.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge Bandas.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 06: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must! Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park.

Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 07: BWINDI GORILLA TREKKING

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m. with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort.

Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 08: BWINDI – KAMPALA – ENTEBBE

Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

End of Tour.

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 nights’ Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4*4 safari vehicle with popup roof famous for off-the-beaten-track Big 5 Safaris
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit – $600 per person
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Community visit fees
  • Pickup and Return airport transfers

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & Domestic flights (if not mentioned above)
  • Personal insurance and baggage insurance
  • Visa fees wherever applicable.
  • All drinks & meals unless stated above.
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
  • All tips and porterage.
  • Laundry, massages and other personal expenses e.g. mini-bar & telephone unless otherwise stated

Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities.

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