This 6 Days (5 Nights) Luxury Uganda Gorillas Chimps and game safari you will visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy two unrivaled ape watching experiences; mountain gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. You will also enjoy game viewing in the savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park
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You will start your Luxury Gorillas Chimps and game safari by flying from the Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Upon reaching Kihihi, our guide will transfer you to the lodge. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the local communities that live adjacent to the forest. After dinner, retire for the night, lulled to sleep by the sounds of one of Africa’s most incredible natural environments.
Today marks the climax of Luxury Gorillas Chimps and game safari Go for mountain gorilla trekking, to see gorillas one of the most exciting wildlife safari experiences in the world. The Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi are part of a worldwide population of just 700 individuals. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to either one of three habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allowed a few privileged visitors to interact with them in the wild. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and information from the previous day to locate the group’s whereabouts. Because of this, the time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. This is one of the world’s truly memorable experiences – a look into one of these magnificent creatures’ eyes brings home the bond that exists between them and us. It also brings home the poignant fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that our presence here contributes to ensuring their continued survival. Tracking the mountain gorillas is an awe inspiring experience and as you come across them in their forest surroundings all thought of fatigue disappear! The hour is often over all too quickly, and we slowly make our way back to camp to recount the day’s adventures.
This morning you will transfer by road to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a rich bio diverse area in Uganda. Your accommodation today we be in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth Park, a place known for hosting the tree climbing lions. Ishasha sector is dominated by acacia woodland and scrub land and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. Have an evening game drive to catch with the late grazers that normally feed in the evening. during your game drive be on the look out for the tree climbing lions that hang within the fig trees as they always shelter from the hot sun.
On day 4 of Luxury Gorillas Chimps and game safari, go for a morning game drive in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on your way to the Mweya peninsula. Have lunch at Mweya. Look out for interesting wildlife that include elephants, buffaloes, hyena etc. The Ishasha sector is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch, drive to Mweya. Enroute, you are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal and of-course the several warthogs.
Early breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Kyambura Gorge for for chimpanzee tracking experience within the gorge, a renowned place that host the wild chimpanzees. After lunch, you will go for a 2 Hour Boat Cruise along the Kazinga channel, a water channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. during this launch trip you are going to see plenty of hippos both in the water and also grazing hippos, elephants to come to banks of the channel to dink, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal and of-course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge to relax or if time allows a game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Dinner and overnight
On the final day of Luxury Gorillas Chimps and game safari you will enjoy a final game drive looking for wildlife including elephants, leopard, hyena, and many more that inhabit this park. Afterwards your driver guide will transfer you to the Mweya Airstrip from where you will catch your scheduled flight back to Entebbe. The return flight from Mweya makes another another beautiful memory of this trip. The huge vistas that open up on your one-and-a-half-hour journey belie Uganda’s small size. Connect with your international flight out of Entebbe or drop off at the hotel in Entebbe or Kampala
Children below 15 years are not allowed to trek the gorillas.
A gorilla permit must be purchased before the trip is confirmed.
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