5 Days Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Tracking
Starts and ends in Kampala
Day 1: Entebbe To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park [Chimpanzee Tracking]
Day 5: Back to Entebbe & Departure
Highlights For The Safari
- Gorilla Trekking
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Game Drive
Early pickup and transfer to Rushaga Sector, in southern end of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s a long journey, you will have several stopovers to take photos and relax. We will have a stopover at the equator for photos, in Mbarara Town (the capital of Ankole and long horned cattle) for lunch and along the route for photos.
Day 2: In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)
After breakfast, we will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking. You will have a general briefing on the behaviours of the mountain gorillas as well as the strict rules that you are supposed to obey. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector, which only welcomes 8 visitors a day to minimize behavioural disturbance and the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting point.
Note:, you are supposed to carry with you repellents, use trekking shoes, and carry a rain jacket since the weather is unpredictable, no flashes are allowed and each person must carry a minimum of 2 litres of mineral water. Since we cannot tell where the mountain gorillas will be waiting for you, you are also requested to take packed lunch (the hike can take from 2hr to 8hr in altitudes exceeding 7.600 feet).
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Np – Queen Elizabeth Np
After early breakfast, we will transfer to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National park. You will enjoy your packed lunch.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Np (A Medley Of Wonders) – Kibale Forest Np
With your packed breakfast, we will go for an early game drive in Kasenyi area. We will spend most of the morning exhausting all our options in the park.
With an amazing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants, over 10,000 buffalos, ten species of primates (chimpanzees, Vervets and black-and-white colobus monkeys, baboons),over 600 bird species and the big Cats (lions, leopards, civets, genal and serval cats); this park guarantees to sight some of Africa’s most iconic species.
We will return to lodge and rest until lunch time. In the afternoon, you go for a 2-3 hours boat trip on a 32-kilometre long natural channel, the Kazinga Channel; that connects Lake Gorge (to the east) with Lake Edward (to the west). This Channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park and a boat tour gives you a chance to cruise just meters from schools of hippos, herds of buffalos and elephants. The boat departs at around 2 pm.
Thereafter, we will drive to your lodge in Kibale Forest National Park
Day 5: Kibale Forest Np (The Primate Capital Of The World) – Ebb Airport – Depart
Early breakfast and transfer at 06:30hrs to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for chimpanzees tracking. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered (including L’Hoest’s, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray– cheeked mangabeys), but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. It is home to a total of 70 mammal species and over 375 species of birds.
After meeting the chimpanzees, we will continue to Entebbe International Airport for your evening departure flight. You will have lunch at a restaurant in Entebbe.
- Park entrance fee as indicated in the itinerary
- Chimpanzee permits as indicated in the itinerary
- A SAFARI VAN driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
- Pick up and drop off at the airport.
- All transfers as per the itinerary
- All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
- International flights in and out of the country.
- All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
- Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc..
- Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). Under the new application process, all visas must be applied online at least two weeks prior to travel: https://visas.immigration.go.ug
- Medical and travel insurance
- Tips, telephone expenses, etc.
TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PACKAGE FROM USD
|LUXURY: 3- 4 PERSONS EACH||…..|
|MIDRANGE: 3- 6 PERSONS EACH||…..|
|BUDGET: 4-6 PERSONS EACH||…..|
Enjoy Your Safari!