6 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Wild Encounters: 6-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari.

Embark on an unforgettable 6-day journey through Uganda's heart, where gorilla and chimpanzee trekking adventures lead you into the wild. Discover diverse landscapes, encounter captivating primates, and immerse yourself in the ultimate wildlife experience.

DAY 1. ENTEBBE (ARRIVAL).

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, there will be a meet and greet from one of Kenya Safaris Experiences representatives, and later be transferred to a city hotel for an overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Karibu Entebbe Hotel

DAY 2. ENTEBBE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

After a healthy breakfast, you will have a short safari briefing and later depart for Kibale Forest National Park, the capital world of Primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, and monkeys. A hot lunch will be served at Fort Portal. After lunch, visit Bigodi Swamp – a community project known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. This community project is involved in providing employment for young people through tour guiding. Some of the proceeds go into the establishment of schools and teachers pay for guidance. After this amazing walk, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and a peaceful rest as you get prepared for the next day’s primate adventure in the tranquil forest. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Turaco Treetops Lodge

DAY 3. KIBALE NATIONAL PARK TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park with a picnic lunch, where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, known to be a delightful ape. Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep into tropical forests with streams. of water and abundant wildlife. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp. trek. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them play, groom, and feed. After this amazing experience. You will have a 2-hour drive to Queen Elizabeth where you will have a boat cruise in Kazinga Channel. Kazinga Channel is a 42 km channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. The trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers an excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful, with well over 550 resident species. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Marafiji Safari Lodge

DAY 4. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Today we start our journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi – Mountain gorillas. The journey takes you through the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch, you will Take your well-deserved rest enjoying the beautiful views of Bwindi on the balcony of your lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge

DAY 5. BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK (GORILLA TREKKING)

Today, you will have a walk with the gentle giants of Bwindi, wake up early in the morning, and after breakfast, your guide will take you to the starting point. Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The forest abounds with life-hosting species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals, and trees. Your ranger guide will guide you in conjunction with early trackers to the enormous and rare mountain gorillas deep in the jungles of Bwindi. The normal hiking experience takes anything from an hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish. You only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. After this amazing experience, you will be transferred back to your lodge for a relaxed afternoon, or opt to visit the local community at an extra cost (this can be organized directly on the ground) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge

DAY 6. BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE(DEPARTURE)

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kisoro airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Entebbe International Airport. Depending on your departure flight, you will be transferred for a farewell lunch and later to the airport for your outbound flight. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch End of Safari

Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary and program
  • Transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Driveru2019s allowances and other vehicle expenses
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives
  • Drinking water during safaris
  • Park entrance fees
  • Emergency evacuation cover by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Gorilla Trekking Permits

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Personal items
  • Beers, sodas, wines & spirits
  • Boat ride safari @ USD 30 per person
  • Visit to Maasai village @ USD 30 per person
  • Tips and gratitude
  • International flight tickets

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