Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

ACTIVITY

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking

Duration

7 days 6 nights

AMOUNT

$2272

7 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

Overview

The Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari is the best adventure to the travelers offering them the best parts of Uganda with its beautiful and adorned landscape, so diverse it allows lions to lounge and mountain gorillas to abound. Explore the best destinations in Uganda including Kibale National park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park and Lake Mburo National Park.

On this 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari you will encounter our close cousins the chimpanzees, the endangered mountain gorillas, the famous tree climbing lions and enjoy game drives in protected national parks with various wildlife.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Kibale Forest
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Tree Climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and L.Mburo
  • Game Drives
  • Nature Walk in Bwindi Forest
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
  • Canoe excursion on L.Bunyonyi

Detailed Itinerary

Scenic drive to Kibale Forest

With an early morning,you will begin Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari with your driver guide picking you from the airport and transferring you to Kibale National Park with an enroute Lunch in Mubende. Kibale is 5 – 6 hours drive from Kampala. The park is popular for its primates’ population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.

You will arrive in the evening and just check into your accommodation, relax and later enjoy your dinner as you await the next day’s activity.

Accomodation:

  • Luxury: Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge
  • Mid range: Isunga Lodge/ Kibale Forest Camp
  • Budget: Rweteera Safari Park/ Chimp’s Nest
Boat Cruise

Have an early breakfast and set off to the park headquarters where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed on your Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari  to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest with experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking and once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour in their presence as you take pictures with them.

After the trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park for  an adventure with the wildlife and the amazing birdlife of the this great park and conduct an amazing boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Accomodation:

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Gorge Lodge
  • Mid range: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/ Ishasha Jungle Lodge            
  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp/ Pumba Safari Cottages
Bwindi Impenetrable

Enjoy an early morning game drive for game viewing of  the predators as they return from hunt alongside Elephants, Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Bushbucks, kobs, spotted hyena, lions, and hippos. After our picnic lunch in Ishasha and after searching for the climbing lions, head to Bwindi Gorilla National Park for evening nature walk to Munyaga Waterfalls.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid Range: Silverback Lodge/ Buhoma Haven
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Broadbill Forest Camp
Bwindi Forest

After an early breakfast with a packed lunch, you will head out for the most important activity of your Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari. Proceed for the morning briefing at the park headquarters before we embark on one of the most exhilarating experiences in life.

After you encounter the gorillas, you will be allowed one hour with them as you take Pictures alongside memorizing these great unforgettable moments.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid Range: Silverback Lodge/ Buhoma Haven
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Broadbill Forest Camp
Canoe Excursion

After any early breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi before driving through the gently sloping hills and terraced landscape as you savor the unique and amazing panoramic views of Lake Bunyonyi. This area is referred to as the “Switzerland” of Africa.

In the afternoon, you will head out to conduct a canoe excursion on the lake to Bushara Island which offers another great opportunity for bird watching and sightseeing.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Birdnest@Bunyonyi Resort/ Bunyonyi Overland camp
  • Midrange: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort/ Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
  • Budget: Heritage Lodge Habuharo/ Bushara Island Camp
Lake Mburo

After breakfast, we set out on a 4 hour drive to Lake Mburo National Park where we will go on a game drive in search of eland antelope, zebra, impala and many acacia- associated birds. We will also visit some of the lakes within the park where hippos, crocodiles and variety of water birds will be seen. After lunch, we crown off the afternoon with a boat ride on the lake.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp
  • Midrange: Rwakobo Rock Lodge/Mburo safari lodge
  • Budget: Rwonyo Camp/ Eagle’s Nest Camp

Your driver guide will drive you from Lake Mburo to Kampala onward to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight  as you complete your Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari and bid the country farewell.

End of Safari

Inclusions

Chimpanzee Trekking permits

Gorilla Trekking permits

Park activities

Park entrance fees

Ground transportation

Comprehensively insured vehicle

Driver – guide allowance

Exclusions

Visa

International air fares

Activities/ services not included in the itinerary

Alcoholic drinks/ wines

Laundry and any service of personal nature.

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