Great Chimpanzees wildlife and see gorillas – 7 days

Chimpanzees wildlife and see gorillas in Africa – 7 Days Uganda Safari

This Chimpanzees wildlife and see gorillas safari is a fascinating adventure that starts and ends in Kampala / Entebbe. The safari will take you to the three most interesting destinations in Uganda namely; Bwindi impenetrable national park in southwestern Uganda where you will get to see gorillas face to face, Queen Elizabeth national park where you will be able to see abundant wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, hippos, Nile crocodiles, warthogs among others and Kibale forest national park where you will be able to spend time with the chimpanzees in their natural environment.

Chimpanzees wildlife and see gorillas

Chimpanzees wildlife and see gorillas safari brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, overnight Entebbe / Kampala
Day 2: Road transfer to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking
Day 3:Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 4: Morning game drive/lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park via Ishasha sector
Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day 7: Departure to Kampala / Entebbe

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 4439
2 PEOPLE = 3153
3 PEOPLE = 2840
4 PEOPLE = 2684
5 PEOPLE = 2590
Single room supplement = US$348 (Does not apply to one person price)

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Highlights

  • Have a nights rest in Entebbe before start of safari
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Bigodi Wetlands visit
  • Queen Elizabeth game drives to view plenty of wildlife
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel to view multitudes of hippos
  • Be on the look our for tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector
  • See gorillas in their natural environment
  • visit a local village to interact with the locals
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    DAY 1:

    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your driver guide for the safari who will offer you all the necessary briefing regarding the safari. Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe for an overnight stay.

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    DAY 2:

    On your road trip to Kibale forest western Uganda, you pass by tea plantations, villages and the per-historic Fort Portal town and later arrive at your accommodation in Kibale in time for lunch.

    After your lunch at the lodge, you will also have a chance to tour the community projects which are being financed by the local tourism. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
    Overnight Turaco Tree tops (Full board)

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    DAY 3:

    Enjoy the morning tracking the habituated chimpanzee families within Kibale Forest. It is such a memorable experience going after these chimps in their very natural habitat as they feed, swing about in the trees and play. Although they are hard to see, the forest is filled with sounds of their echoing. In the afternoon you will be able to visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which supports a variety of wildlife including animals, butterflies plants and an array of bird species among which are the uncommon Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco

    After lunch, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On route, take a short walk in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and take in the views of this magnificent mountain range. Alternatively drive straight to the park and take a game drive. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula offers excellent game drives with magnificent views across the water to the Rwenzori Mountains. Mweya is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets.

    Today you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park and on the way you will trek on the foothill of Mountain Rwenzori enjoying the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges. Optionally, continue directly to the park to have a game drive. The wild animals you will come a cross will much depend on the season of the year. But expect to see lions plus numerous Uganda Kobs within the Kasenyi plains.
    Overnight Ihamba Lakeside safari lodge(Full board)

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    DAY 4:

    Kyambura Gorge is an exceptional natural setting that is severely different from that the neighboring grasslands. In this gorge you will get the opportunity to track chimpanzees which are the closest relatives to humans. The chimp families are very mobile so at times finding them may involve trekking for long hours. After lunch enjoy a boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake Albert. The Kazinga is habitat to one of the biggest populations of hippopotami in Africa with numerous elephants, buffaloes and other animals which gather to drink water. The channel also attracts several water birds like the pelicans and the African Fish Eagle

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    DAY 5:

    Today you will proceed to the famous Bwindi Forest driving past the Ishasha region depending of the condition of the road and there you will see the exceptional tree climbing lions. The lengthy drive in adulating landscapes will finally end at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge which overlooks the tall forest tress. Basing on the time of arrival, you may tour around the lodge consuming the spectacular sights of the mountain streams or visit the neighboring villages.

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    DAY 6:

    Following breakfast you will go gorilla tracking in Uganda – Bwindi Forest. This journey takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally see gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. Tracking in the dense forest of Bwindi requires physical fitness as it may last the entire day and sleepy. Optionally there are alternative activities and expeditions in and about the national park.

    You will be guided in this forest adventure by the experienced park guides as you walk in the verdant rainforest which is a habitat to numerous endemic types of birds, butterflies plus uncommon plant life. The walk provides wonderful photographic sceneries and in addition, the well knowledgeable guide will brief you about the forest and its main inhabitants the mountain gorillas. Once the gorillas are located you are allowed 1 regulated hour to watch and photograph the.

    Return to your accommodation after the gorilla trek. If you are not tired from the gorilla trekking experience you can go visit the local villages to learn about their community projects like the Amagara project which helps the resident farmers plus their communities, as well as the Bwindi Community Hospital which began as a health clinic beneath a tree but now offers the basic medication plus educational services to more than 60000 people.

    Learn about the traditional life of the exciting Batwa people (pygmies) who are the tribal residents of this forest. The Batwa were the native residents of Bwindi although today the are no living in this forest but still practice many of their traditional gathering as well as hunting skills.
    Overnight Engagi Lodge (Full board)

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    DAY 7:

    After an early breakfast, you will drive back to the capital Kampala journeying past the rolling green hills and farms. You will have a stop along the way for lunch and the equator, and arrive late in the afternoon in Kampala. We will either drop you off at your booked hotel (not included in the price) or transfer you directly to Entebbe International Airport to catch your departure flight.
    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

    Included

    Gorilla trekking permit
    Chimpanzee trekking permit
    Park entrance fees/ game drives
    Boat cruise fees
    Nature walk
    Professional English speaking driver guide
    Full board accommodation
    Ground transfers (in a 4WD vehicle)
    Vehicle and fuel
    Bottled drinking water
    Alcohol based Hand sanitizer in vehicle

    Excluded

    International air flight tickets
    Visas
    Optional activities not included on the itinerary
    Life insurance
    Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, face masks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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