12 Days Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking

12 Days Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking

Jambo; Welcome to Uganda the pear of Africa.  If you’ve ever wanted to sit with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat then a Uganda safari will deliver on your expectations. Boasting a very high success rate at finding habituated gorilla family groups in the extraordinary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, gorilla trekking in Uganda has become one of Africa’s most powerful wildlife experiences and such is its success that the gorilla population is actually increasing. On this trip, you’ll have ample time to trek endangered mountain gorillas as well as enjoy abundant game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in kibale national park known as the capital for chimpanzee and Murchsionfalls for the big five. A lot more than just visiting Mount Emancipator! Your trip could be something entirely new for many: It can transform into an adventure which connects all areas of modern life together like never before. The only limit lies on your imagination. Take advantage every day by being able think outside…on purpose, not merely when it makes sense; there are no shortcuts here!

Day 1 – Welcome to Uganda pearl of Africa

Welcome to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa! Here, you’ll find some of the most stunning scenery on the planet – from deep lakes to soaring mountains, and lush greenery as far as the eye can see. And of course, one of Uganda’s greatest natural treasures is its mountain gorilla population – home to half of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you’ll be met by your local guide/driver who will transfer you to your hotel in a private coach. Then it’s time to start exploring everything this amazing country has to offer! enjoying the country’s incredible wildlife up close, or take a dip in one of its many deep lakes. Take your time relax and prepare for the next couple days of travel and adventuring.

Accommodation options. (Forst Cottage, Protea Hotel)

Day 2 – Kampala to Murchison falls national park

We depart Kampala and embark on a journey to explore this fascinating country, starting with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park. As we drive through Luwero and Nakasongola en route to the park, we’ll be treated to views of verdant fields and rolling hills.

After lunch in Masindi, we’ll enter the park and head straight to the top of Murchison Falls. Here, the mighty Nile River thunders through a narrow gorge, plunging 43 meters into a frothing pool below. It’s an awe-inspiring sight that is not to be missed! Afterwards, we’ll drive to dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Meal Plan: B-L-D

Accommodation : Para Lodge | Sambiya River Lodge

 Day 3 – Murchsionfalls game drive and Boat cruise

Early riser today 0630am, after breakfast, will head out for our morning game drive. you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, including elephant, buffalo, giraffe and antelope. And with luck, you might even spot a lion which are seen with increasing frequency!

After lunch, we’ll take a boat cruise on the Nile River for even more incredible views. This is truly an experience you won’t want to miss! The Nile hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.

Accommodation Plane:  Para Lodge| Sambiya River lodge

Meal Plan: B – L – D

Day 4 – Transfer from Murchsionfalls to Kibale national park

We head south towards Kibale Forest National Park after breakfast this morning. Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the much-localised red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. One of the most memorable parts of our trip will be getting to meet and learn from habituated chimps! They are such amiable creatures that it’s hard not be drawn into their world.

Accommodation options. Primate Lodge | Rwenzori View Guesthouse:

Meal Plan: B-L-D

Day 5 – Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest

After breakfast we will embark on what has been called one of Madagascar’s most popular chimp tracking experiences – lasting from 2-4 hrs depending how fast you want things done (and if there are any “fast” insects)! A network of shady trails provides much delight as well; especially when enthusiasts come across plants and butterfly lovers. if you love birds; you are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prigogine’s ground thrush. What’s not to love about a day in the forest? For those who enjoy botanizing or catching butterflies, this is your chance. You’ll have an opportunity for hours of exploration with some great birding opportunities too! Return to your accommodation for lunch. After lunch, take the swamp walk in the Bigodi sanctuary a habitat rich in bird-life some of the most common and sought after being the great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation options. Primate Lodge | Rwenzori View Guesthouse:

Meal Plan: B-L-D

Day 6 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

After breakfast, we will at a relaxed pace make our way out of Kibale area and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We can go on an afternoon game drive for wildlife viewing opportunities such as elephants or lions, kobs, waterbucks and many more.

Meal Plan. B-L-D

Accommodation plan: Elephants Plains| Simba safaris camp| Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge

Day 7 – Game drive and Boat cruise.

We will be up early to head out by 630am.The morning light illuminates the beautiful landscape as you drive through it. The animals are out looking for food or just taking in their surroundings before setting off on an adventure of sorts. We aim to catch the big cates like lions as they hunt their morning kill. Other sights expected include hyenas, cape buffalo, Uganda kob among others. It’s hard not be impressed by how vibrant nature can turn at any moment; nothing seems permanent except maybe humans who keep coming back over years. We will return to the lodge for lunch. After Lunch, we’ll board an eco-friendly boat for what will be one of the most scenic cruises you’ve ever had on the Kazinga channel! Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. We will return to the lodge this evening for dinner and well-deserved rest.

Meal Plan. B-L-D

Accommodation plan: Elephants Plains| Simba safaris camp| Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge

Day 8 – Tree climbing Lions and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Let’s explore this ancient rainforest together! After breakfast, we’ll start in Ishasha sector of the park, where you can see tree-climbing lions. Then we head onto Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to find some great ape friends. Arrive to check in at Buhoma Camp, relax or go for an evening village walk and shopping at the craft market.

Accommodation:  Buhoma| Gorilla valley Lodge.

Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 9 – Gorilla tracking

After an early breakfast get ready for some action-packed trekking before returning back home where hot showers await. The anticipation of seeing gorilla may last from 3 hours up to 8 or more, but it’s worth every minute. You’ll be looking deep into their expressive brown eyes as you enjoy a photo opportunity with these gentle giants who are no longer found only in zoos—they live right outside your door! This evening you could shop for souvenirs at the craft market, go for a village walk and interact with some locals in the community.

Accommodation:  Buhoma | Gorilla valley Lodge – Midrange.

Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 10 – Transfer to lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, will leave the mountain giants and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming – there’s no bilharzia. The lake’s altitude reaches 1,950 meters and it lies in between hills that are 2200-2478 m high with intense cliffs on all sides making this an amazing place to explore! “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” with over 200 bird species have been recorded here

Meal Plan: B-L-D

Accommodation: Bushara Island.

Day 11 –  back to Kampala

After breakfast, we transfer to Kampala with lunch stop in Mbarara and souvenir shopping at the Equator. Depending on your flight time, you will head to the airport for your next flight your desired destination.

Meal Plan: B-L

End of great Primate Experience!


Park entrance fees | Accommodation | meals Listed | Chimp permit | Gorilla permit | Bottled water | Transportation in a 4WD safari wagon | Park ranger fees | Boat cruise | Ferry crossing |Applicable taxes.

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