08 Day Gorilla + Chimp Safari - Uganda

Uganda - ADVENTURE GALORE

Please Note: This safari can be shortened to 04 days to include Gorilla tracking only…

Day 01 NAIROBI - ENTEBBE – MBARARA 



Early morning departure from Nairobi on the schedule flight to Entebbe. Met on arrival and immediately depart for Mbarara (app 5 hrs drive) on reasonable all-weather roads. Stop at the craft village at the equator for pictures and shopping. Lunch, dinner and overnight at
Mbarara

Day 02 MBARARA - BWINDI 

After early morning breakfast, depart for Bwindi through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the "Little Switzerland of Uganda". Arrive at Bwindi in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp.

Day 03 BWINDI - GORILLA TREKKING 

Early breakfast then depart with picnic lunches, drive 30km to the briefing point. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours one will hike. It may be 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you get the gorillas.

For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. Later return for dinner and overnight at your Hotel/camp.

Day 04 BWINDI - QUEEN ELIZABETH 

Early breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is rich in wildlife and its a birdwatchers paradise!
Arrive through the famous Ishasha Sector, in anticipation taking photographs of the tree-climbing lions. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 05 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK 

At 6:30am, depart for a game drive to the northerly parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunity to see
the cats in action. Later return for breakfast. Take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is a link between the two lakes
George and Edward. Look for solitary Buffalo, Hippos and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. Lunch, dinner and
overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge OR Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 06 QUEEN- KIBALE NATIONAL PARK 

After breakfast, you may choose the option of exploring Kyambura Gorge Wildlife Reserve at extra $30.usd per person OR Maramagambo Forest Walk at no extra fee.

In Kyambura, you’ll drive through grassland area, suddenly coming across an amazing gorge of tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Hike into Kyambura River Gorge for an unforgettable experience trekking chimpanzees, you may see them or not but it's a rewarding experience not only to see the chimpanzees, but also to the beautiful river valley that houses numerous bird and butterfly species.

In Maramagambo, you will walk through the typical Savannah Forest, one of the biggest in Uganda rich in Birds and many other forest Dwellers. You will be introduced to Caves that have became a Habitat and breeding place for Bats which attract the Giant Rock Pythons that come to feed on them. You may be so lucky to spot them basking under the sun after feeding.

Then transfer to Kibale National Park, a home of Primates! Lunch, dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House.

Day 07 KIBALE CHIMP TREKKING/ PRIMATE WALK.

Breakfast early, and then start your early morning primate walk. This park boasts the highest number of primate species in Africa, and among the many you will see Chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus monkey, and Grey cheeked Mangabay's. Return for lunch at your 

accommodation and then have an afternoon jaunt to the Bigodi Swamp. This place is good for birders and butterfly lovers.
Dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House.

Day 08 KIBALE - KAMPALA

Explore the region, which has many crater lakes, and later proceed to Kampala with lunch enroute. Arrive in Kampala and on arrival, dropped off at the Entebbe airport for your return flight to Nairobi.

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