See Gorillas chimps and View Game – fun 10 DAYS

Looking to see Gorillas chimps and View Game in Uganda here is the trip for you.

Uganda is renowned for its abundant wildlife which includes to see Gorillas chimps and View Game. With landscapes ranging from savannah to lush forests the animal count is high: over 300 mammal species and more than 1,000 types of birds. This trip is a true adventure into the heart of Africa. Kibale Forest is possibly the best place in the world to track chimpanzees whilst Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopards and elusive tree-climbing lions as well as a huge variety of birds. Continuing on our journey we reach Bwindi where we have the option of tracking through the impenetrable forest for a chance to see gorillas – the mountain gorillas.

See Gorillas chimps and Game – 10 DAYS

See Gorillas chimps and View Game SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS:

  • DAY 1: Drive to Kibale Forest.
  • DAY 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale; visit Bigodi wetlands
  • DAY 3: Optional second chimpanzee trek; to Queen Elizabeth N.P.
  • DAY 4: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth N.P.; boat safari on the Kazinga Channel.
  • DAY 5: Game drive in the Ishasha region of the park then drive to Bwindi
  • DAY 6: Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • DAY 7: Optional second Mountain gorilla trekking.
  • DAY 8: Drive to Lake Mburo N.P.
  • DAY 9 :Game drive; optional game walk or boat safari.
  • DAY 10: Drive to Entebbe and enroute visit Mabamba swamp to search for Shoebill stork

End of See Gorillas chimps and View Game Uganda Safari

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 5581
2 PEOPLE = 4029
3 PEOPLE = 3624
4 PEOPLE = 3421
5 PEOPLE = 3300
Single room supplement = US$121 (Does not apply to one person price)

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Highlights

  • Track chimpanzees and other primates in Kibale Forest
  • Search for the elusive tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth N.P.
  • Spend a magical hour with Mountain gorillas in Bwindi
  • Discover just how friendly and hospitable the Ugandan people are
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DAY 1

Depart in the morning on a road trip to Kibale Forest. The length of the drive does depend, in large part, on traffic in Kampala but should take approximately 6-7 hours. Upon arrival at Kibale Forest you can relax at your accommodation. Kibale Forest National Park is home to 13 primate species. There are 9 diurnal primates, including Vervet, Red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, Red colobus, Black-and-white colobus and Blue monkeys, as well as Grey-cheeked mangabey, Olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds of encountering them are very good.

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DAY 2

After your breakfast in the morning you will go on a forest walk to trek the chimpanzees. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the Grey-cheeked mangabey and the Red-tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well-maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. The order in which we do these activities may vary. After lunch in the afternoon you will explore the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary located in the Magombe wetland. The sanctuary is a major eco-tourist attraction in the Kibale Forest area and is operated by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED), a local community based organisation.

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DAY 3

There is the option of doing a second chimp trek this morning in order to increase the probability of seeing them (due to limited permit availability we recommend you pre-book the second chimp trek). In the afternoon, we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). The drive goes south along the eastern length of the Rwenzori Mountains, on a clear day, you can see the glaciated peaks. Gently descend into The Great Rift Valley and QENP. The park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve, with a total area of 1978 square kilometres. It is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains, but this impressive park also includes within its boundaries leafy rainforests, dense papyrus swamps and natural volcanic crater lakes. As a result it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 species of birds.

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DAY 4

This morning you will explore QENP on a game drive in search of wildlife including elephants, lions, buffalo, leopard, hyena, jackal, topi, kob, bush buck and various others. In the afternoon take a boat trip of about two hours along the Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippos in the world (reported to be about 30,000) and other game with excellent birding.

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DAY 5

Today you will drive through the park to the Ishasha region. You will have a game drive here in search of tree climbing lions and other wildlife. In afternoon head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a World Heritage site, passing through the scenic area known as ‘The Switzerland of East Africa’. The driving today is about 5 1/2 hours (not including game drives).

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DAY 6

For many, coming face to face with a Mountain gorilla is one of the most emotional wildlife experiences possible. Tracking these gentle giants can take anything from under an hour to over six hours depending on where the family is located. The number of permits allocated daily are limited so we recommend early booking. Should the permits for gorilla families close to where you accommodation is booked be unavailable, there are more permits for another area of the park, though this will mean a long drive to the starting point of the trek. The trek itself can be along steep, slippery trails and through the bush so you should be in reasonable physical condition, but the rewards of spending an hour with our close cousins more than makes up for the effort of getting to them.

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DAY 7

Today is a free day and there is the option of getting a second gorilla permit for this day, though due to the limited number of permits, this should be obtained at time of booking. For those who choose not to go on a second gorilla trek, there are other walks which you can do nearby or you can relax at our lodge, reminiscing about the previous day’s encounters.

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DAY 8

Leaving Bwindi forest behind you drive towards Lake Mburo National Park. En route we will stop in Mbarara for lunch. The drive time should be about five – 6 hours (not including stops). Lake Mburo is the only place in southern Uganda where you can see zebra, giraffe and impala and is a great place to try and see leopards. It is also home to over 300 species of birds and offers the possibility of game walks as well as game drives.

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DAY 9

Today we go on a final game drive looking for plains wildlife. The park has a network of game tracks in the eastern part of the park passing a variety of landscapes; acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors. The early morning and late afternoon are the best times to roam the park in search of wildlife. There is also the option of tracking game on foot through the savannah and going on a boat excursion, particularly good for birdlife. You have the option of going on an early morning game walk this morning. Accompanied by a ranger guide, you will walk to a salt lick where many animals are attracted to the salty rocks. At this time of day you may encounter hyenas returning to their dens and hippos retreating to the lake The lake itself is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species, and these can be viewed clearly while on a boat trip. These include crocodiles, hippos and birds such as pelicans, Black crake, heron, cormorant and Fish eagle, but you may also see the rare Shoebill stork if you are lucky.

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DAY 10

Today is our final day and we make our way back to Entebbe and the shores of Lake Victoria. En route back to Entebbe we will visit the Mabamba Swamp (Mabamba Bay Wetland System), which lies about 40 km from Entebbe. This swamp is the perfect spot in Uganda for watching the globally threatened Shoebill stork and the Papyrus yellow warbler. The Mabamba Swamp is said to support over 190,000 birds. Our adventure ends in the afternoon in Entebbe. Those on the group flights will return to the airport in time for their overnight flight.

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of English speaking driver/guide.
  • 1 gorilla permit @ $700 each
  • 1 Kibale Forest chimpanzee permit @$200 each
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Kazinga channel boat cruize
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Transportation by 4 WD safari van plus Fuel expenses.

Excluded

  • Local and international flights
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Drinks, cigarettes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.