8 days / 7 nights Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & Game drive Ugandan Tour. - 8 Days

Have a thrilling Gorilla tracking experience accompanied with a launch cruise together with a fascinating very fun experience of chimpanzee tracking. Visiting a wetland sanctuary and experiencing the cultural performances will take your breath away of Uganda’s cultural heritage.

Tour code: SON 8

Overview

  • Upclose with the Nankima cultural site.
  • Chimpanzee track in the Kibale forest national park.
  • Trail through Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
  • Visit the crater lakes at Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Evening game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Boat trip on the Kazinga channel.
  • Gorilla track in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Itinerary

Day 1
- Arrive in Uganda.

Our tour guide will pick you from Entebbe international airport and proceed with you to Kampala city where you will be accommodated at a hotel.

Day 2
- Travel to Kibale forest national park.

You will leave with our tour guide early in the morning and head to western Uganda enroute, you will visit a cultural site of Nakima tree which is attached to the Buganda kingdom at a town called Mubende. Proceed to Fort portal town for lunch.

After lunch, you will continue to Kibale forest national park where you will spend a night at your lodge.

Day 3
- Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp walk.

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a chimpanzee tracking adventure in the forest. As you are tracking, you will expect to see other primates such as grey checked mangabeys, along with l’hoest, red colobus and blue monkeys. During this activity, you will be told about the secrets of the forest.

Have lunch at the lodge after which you will proceed to the Bigodi women’s group which will take you on a spectacular walk trail through a papyrus swamp called Bigodi wetland sanctuary. You will end the day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge.

Day 4
- Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the morning, you will go and visit crater lakes after which have lunch. Then in the afternoon, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have a late afternoon game drive and later an overnight at the lodge.

Day 5
- Game drive and boat trip in the park.

Wake up very early before sunrise and set off for search of wildlife, expect to see animals like Elephants, Buffalos, waterbuck, Uganda kob, warthogs, leopards and lions. Thereafter, go back for refreshments at the lodge.

In the afternoon, set off for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George and expect to see animals which come to the water to bath or drink, these include Hippos, Buffalos, Elephants, crocodiles sun bathing and a wide range of attractive birds. Thereafter go back to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 6
- Travel to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park via Lake Mutanda.

In the morning, you will set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, enroute, you will visit lake Mutanda which is one of the beautiful sceneries of western Uganda. You will go through the country sides, bamboo forest as you get a great view of the Virunga Mountains. After which, you will proceed with your journey to the lodge.

Day 7
- Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

We will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast before 8:00am after which gather at the ranger stations for briefing about the gorilla and registration. The ranger guide will then take you through the thicket of the impenetrable forest. The famous gorilla tracking takes place between 2 to 6 hours depending on the gorilla movement.

When they are met, you can stop and relax around these endangered species for an hour and watch them feed and play. Before going for the activity, you are expected to be physically fit and free from any communicable diseases like the common cold. After the tracking activity has ended, you will have packed lunch before returning back to the lodge.

Day 8
- Travel back to Entebbe airport for departure via Kampala city.

After breakfast, you will be driven to Entebbe airport via Kampala city and then follow the departure arrangements at the airport.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Night (s) Budget Mid-range Luxury
1 Bush Pig Fairway Hotel Pearl of Africa hotel
2 Kibale guest cottages Primate lodge Crater safari lodge
2 Bush lodge camp Bush lodge Mweya safari lodge
2 Bwindi backpackers lodge Gorilla valley lodge Gorilla heist lodge
 Persons Budget ($) Mid-range ($) Luxury ($)
1 3661 4286 5650
2 2808 3072 4281
3 2465 2712 3559
4 2346 2578 3368
5 2255 2461 3038
6 2227 2397 2818

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodation in the selected designation or available alternative.
  • Meals in the selected itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the included itineraries
  • 4 WD Safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for good viewing of wildlife.
  • Experienced driver tourist guide.
  • Fuel for the tour.
  • Itinerary mentioned activities.
  • Chimpanzee tracking Permit (USD, $ 200)
  • Gorilla tracking permit (USD, $700)

Exclusions

  • Uganda entry Visa
  • Airline ticket.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses like Optional activities, souvenirs, laundry.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips of all nature.
  • Bar bills.
  • Chimp tracking porter.
  • Gorilla tracking porter.

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8 days / 7 nights Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & Game drive Ugandan Tour.

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