7 Days Chimpanzee Tracking and Gorilla Tour

Tour Summary

7 Days Chimpanzee Tracking and Gorilla Tour enables you to visit and enjoy the great Uganda jungles. While in Kibale forest you have an opportunity to meet the chimpanzees and other primates including a variety of beautiful birds. Heading to Queen Elizabeth in the next days, this brings you closer to nature; you will have to spot the big four including the lions, Leopard, Bufallo and the Elephants.

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  • Safari Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
  • Departure Dates: Daily departures
  • Places of Visit: Kampala, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Bwindi Forest National Park

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale National Park
After breakfast, the driver guide will pick you and proceed to Kibale National Park passing thourgh through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta. On arrival you will have an afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit.

Dinner and Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge or Similar

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Kibale headquarters, where you will have a short briefing. Afterwards set off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The walk will be guided to offer you the information about the forest, the chimpanzees, primates and other organisms within the forest. Other animals to be spotted include Colobus monkeys and Grey cheeked Mangabeys

After the chimp trekking in the afternoon go for a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp- to see unique flora and fauna.

Dinner and Overnight at Kyaninga or similar lodge

Day 3: Kibale National Park Queen Elizabeth Park
After breakfast, you will have a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal; afterwards drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy en-route game viewing and sightseeing

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Park
On this day you will enjoy game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park where big game can be seen in abundance. More than 600 bird species have been recorded here. After lunch enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge or a similar lodge

Day 5:  Queen Elizabeth Park - Bwindi Forest National Park
On this day you will drive though one of the most east Africa spectacular scenery the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes which is the habitat for the mountain gorillas. You will have a visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge. Have a mini game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. The afternoon will be spent on foot around the local communities living around the park.
Bwindi Forest National Park is a highland rain forest a habitat to primates and exotic birds

Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge or a similar lodge

Day 6: Bwindi Forest National Park - Gorilla Trekking
On this day, you will have an early morning breakfast, to give you the energy for trekking. After breakfast proceed to the trekking starting point which starts at 0800hrs with a short briefing from Uganda Wildlife Authority. Ensure to carry all the requirements you may need for trekking such as drinking water, rain jacket, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guide who will be assigned to you will lead you into the jungle in search of the shy primates. You will be put into groups of a maximum of 8 people. Remember to carry your lunch boxes and all the required gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

Mountain Gorilla Tracking takes between one to six hours depending on where the gorillas are located. In the afternoon you will proceed for a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk will give you the opportunity to interact with the people living around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is another way of supporting the local people directly.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge/ (Lodge) or Bwindi View Lodge / Buhoma community Bandas (Budget)

Day 7: Bwindi Kampala/Entebbe
After lunch, check out and depart for Kampala. You will have an en-route lunch, with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima.  Drop of at the airport to catch your flight back home or reserved hotel.

Flying option
For clients who would like to fly instead of the long hours drive can opt to fly from Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe. The flight takes approximately 2 hours. One can fly from either Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe

Flight schedules:
From Kihihi to Entebbe Departing 0945 arriving 1125
From Kisoro to Entebbe Departing 0910 arriving 1125
OR with an afternoon flight Departing 1405 arriving 1555

Let us know you choice option and we will book your return flight from Bwindi


 The tour cost can change depending on the type of accommodation used or a client request to make the safari a memorable experience.

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Package Includes

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
  • Chimp permits
  • One Gorilla permits per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Park fees
  • Boat trip in Queen
  • Game drives
  • Primate Walk in Kibale
  • Community visits in Bwindi
  • Services on an English speaking Driver/guide

Package Excludes

  • International flight to Uganda
  • Visas or Insurance
  • Tips to local guides
  • Laundry
  • Soft or alcoholic, drinks or mineral water (excl. water in the vehicles),
  • Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated

 

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