9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking Safari highlights
Ask our staff about the 9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking Safari. This tour will take you to Jinja to discover the source of the Nile, Kibale for the crater walk and chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, a game drive in search for lions, leopards, and tree climbing lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and many antelopes. End it up with the Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and optional Batwa cultural experience.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to Kampala (2 hours drive)
Upon your arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative and later you will be transferred to Kampala. at Latitude 0 Degree Kampala/ Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo/ Mestil Hotel/ Speke Hotel Kampala/ Dolphin Suites Hotel. Meal Plan or Bushpig Backpack hostel: Dinner.
Day 2: Transfer to Jinja and Visit the source of the Nile (2 hours drive)
After early morning breakfast, you will be driven to Jinja with a stopover at Sezibwa falls a placeowned by the Buganda Kingdom and displays one of Uganda’s hidden cultural treasures. Later on proceed with Zip lining or a guided nature walk at Mabira Forest. Have your lunch here or proceed and have it in Jinja. Take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile. Later in the day, you will be driven back to Kampala. at Latitude 0 Degree Kampala/ Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo/ Mestil Hotel/ Speke Hotel Kampala/ Dolphin Suites Hotel. Meal Plan or Bushpig Backpack hostel: Dinner.
Day 3: Kampala – Fort Portal / Kibale National Park (6 hours drive)
Drive through Mityana,Mubende and Kyenjojo districts along are the community homesteads, tea plantations and forest reserves to Kibale Forest National Park with your lunch en-route. Kibale forest National Park is Africa’s top protected area for primates with more than 1,000 chimpanzees and 13 species of primate. The afternoon may be spent on a hike to one of the crater Lakes which formed during the ancient volcanic activity leaving a breathtaking scenery. Retire at your accommodation facility of choice for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hours drive)
You will be driven to Kanyanchu UWA headquarters for briefing before you are assigned a ranger guide to embark on the real Chimpanzee trekking adventure that starts at 8:00am. Enjoy seeing the closest creatures to human beings and it will take half day enjoying this adventurous activity. It is also an opportunity of seeing other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and butterflies.
Return for lunch before you head for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the scenic views of the block mountains, rift valley floors, forests, the dry and wet crater lakes, the rift valley escarpments and the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Time permitting enjoy an en-route evening game drive before checking in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Queen Elizabeth NP is the second largest national park in Uganda with 95 species of mammals and 600 species of bird. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Lodge/ Elephant Plains Lodge/ Enganzi Safari Lodge/ Buffalo Safari Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 of 9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking Safari: Game drive and Boat safari on Kazinga Channel
Leave your accommodation in the morning. Drive through the vast savannah, and look for your favorite animals, with a help of experienced park ranger. Enjoy observing the animals in vast savannah at the foot of Rwenzori Mountains. You will be able to spot leopards, elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, Topi, hyenas, and big herds of buffaloes, large families of banded mongoose, warthogs, bushbucks and waterbucks. The afternoon will be spent on a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which connects the water flow from Lake George to Lake Edward. The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles, It is also an opportunity of seeing the elephants, Buffaloes and many antelopes on the its shores quenching their thirst and cooling their bodies. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Lodge/ Elephant Plains Lodge/ Enganzi Safari Lodge/ Buffalo Safari Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (6 hours drive)
Have early morning breakfast ready for your second game drive on the Kasenyi plains as you proceed for another mini game drive at Ishasha sector as you keep your eyes on acacia trees for tree climbing lions.This is the second and last game drive at Mweya. If you have missed your favorite in first time, tell them to ranger guide. We wish your good luck. Later you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is famous for its Mountain Gorilla. It has rich ecosystem, 95 species of mammal and 345 species of bird. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Ruhijja Gorilla Lodge/ Agandi Uganda Eco Lodge/ Trekkers Tavern Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas/ Gorilla Valley Lodge or Similar accommodation Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7 of 9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking Safari: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Leave your room and drive to UWA briefing point ready for the Gorilla trek starting at 8:00am. This great ape is endangered and only 1,063 individuals remained in the whole world. Bwindi is a home for its ¾ world population. It takes between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas from the previous day trek. Remember to carry the rain jacket, drinking water, jungle boots and your packed lunch and every moment of the Gorilla trekking is unique and amazing as you watch them playing, eating, coupling, and the youngsters swinging on the tree branches. This is a lifetime experience and incomparable with any other East African adventure. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Ruhijja Gorilla Lodge/ Agandi Uganda Eco Lodge/ Trekkers Tavern Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas/ Gorilla Valley Lodge or Similar accommodation Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala (10 hours drive)
Drive to Kampala with lunch stop at Mbarara. A must visit of Igongo Cultural Museum for the outstanding Ankole cultural history. Proceed with a photo stopover at the Equator as you continue to Kampala. Overnight at Latitude 0 Degree Kampala Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9: Kampala – Entebbe Airport (2 hours drive), end of the 9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking Safari
The morning of the last day is free. Please advise our driver guide the place you want to visit (Kampala city tour or shopping).Please make sure to leave Kampala in time before the departure time of your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast.
The safari package includes;
- Transportation by 4 WD safari vehicle, Fuel expenses
- Accommodation while on safari
- The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
- 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner,
- Park entrance fees
- Community visit
- Game drives
- Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Masks and Hand sanitizers
- Ranger fees
- Kibale Chimpanzee permit
- Zip lining
- Crater walk
- Sezibwa falls and source of the Nile boat cruise
- One gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid in advance
- Lots of fun in the African Sun
- A visit to Igongo Cultural Village
- Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
- Return Airport transfers
Excluded in the Safari are:
Local and international flights, Accommodation in Kampala (day prior to safari departure and on return from the safari), Personal Travel insurance, covid-19 test fee, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.