Chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla Safari Uganda APS EXPKQGB7
7 days (6 nights) Express Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Bunyonyi Safari in Uganda. Day 1
Kampala – Kibale National Park After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park with lunch enroute. Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda. It is home tour closest relative – the endangered Chimpanzee. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species that include the threatened Red Colobus monkey, I’hoesti monkey Blue monkey, Grey Cheeked, Velvet and the Black / White Colobus monkeys. Lunch break then visit Nyakasura where you will be able to see stalagmites and Stalactites that are locally referred to as “Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru”. Dinner and over night stay at Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel/ Fort Motel / Toro Resort. Day 2
Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. This is home of our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary / take on a guided walk around Magombe Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects.
Later drive to Queen Elizabeth Uganda Safari National park. You will drive along the Rwenzori ranges and Savanna grasslands. Queen Elizabeth National park boasts of a variety of big game like; lions, elephants, buffaloes, Hyenas, Hippos, bushbucks, the comical warthogs and rare / elusive leopards.
Check in at the Ecology Institute hostel / the executive Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge that is set on the peninsular over looking Lake Edward and the lush Kazinga Channel that joins Lakes Edward and George. Dinner and over night. Day 3
Queen Elizabeth National Park Before sunrise embark on an early morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely to meet grazing Hippos, lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, waterbucks, the elusive leopard and of course the several warthogs.
Lunch break then drive to the dock on the channel for an afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga channel that joins Lakes Edward and George. It is a waterway that is filled with schools of hippos and elephants, buffalos which can be seen at the banks. There is also a rich variety of birds on the channel. Dinner and over night Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge / Ecology Institute hostel.
Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast check out of the lodge / hostel and drive to Bwindi Forest National park via Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park. This area is famous for the tree climbing lions, which with luck may be spotted on the large fig trees.
This drive to Bwindi takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. Bwindi National park is home of the rare mountain gorillas and other primates. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates that may be seen. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.
Check in at Buhoma Homestead / Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Bandas) for dinner and overnight. Day 5
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast set off early with your guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed world heritage site, its one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number about 600. There is also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight Buhoma Homestead / Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Bandas). Day 6
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kabale (Lake Bunyonyi)
After breakfast, transfer to Kabale where you will have your lunch. Take on an afternoon boat ride to some of the islands on the lake. The boat ride is most likely to yield sightings of rare bird species. Have the evening at leisure as you enjoy the scenic lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and over night at stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort / Arcadia Cottages / Heritage Lodge – Habuharo Island. Day 7 Kabale – Kampala – Entebbe.
After breakfast, return to Kampala with lunch en-route. Along the way you will be able to see banana plantations, undulating hills and the Ankole long-horned cattle. Stop over at the Equator for a photo shoot and at Mpambire local drum makers or any other crafts display centre for souvenirs before proceeding to Kampala.
Chimpanzee Tracking and Gorilla Safari Guidelines
All our Uganda tours begin and end in Kampala. Airport pickups or drop offs are provided at $60 per journey. Accommodation of your choice will be arranged on arrival and if necessary prior to your departure. Executive, mid-range and budget facilities are all available in Kampala and Entebbe. We are more than happy to prepare tailor made itineraries for clients with specific interests or needs. Those that wish to combine certain aspects of our existing tours or wish to spend additional time in certain locations on any of these tours may correspond with us through our online reservations form on this site. Our Uganda Safari Prices for any of our programs will be communicated on request.