Gorilla Trek, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Tour for 10 Days
Gorilla trekking in Uganda, chimpanzee and Wildlife holiday for 10 days gives you the chance to meet the natural gifts that Uganda is endowed with. This fantastic encounter is a great chance for you to explore nature at its best.
DAY 1 – Excursion to Ngamba and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
Your ranger guide will pick you from your overnight accommodation and drive you to Entebbe Pier for half day Chimpanzee viewing and feeding. You sail on the boat to Ngamba Island which is the closest sanctuary for orphaned, rescued and abandoned chimpanzees that cannot return to there families. Participate in feeding them from the feeding platform and joy the way them compete for the food thrown to them. If you are not tired, take a guided walk through the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where you will see the animals in there exhibits. This is like the summary of all the animals that all Uganda National Parks harbour.
Accommodation: Lake Victoria Hotel/ Hotel Africana/ Boma Guest House/ Namirembe Guest House
DAY 2 – Drive To Bwindi Forest National Park
Early in the morning, your driver guide will drive you to Bwindi National park which is the home for gorilla trekking. Enroute, enjoy a stopover at the equator where you will stand on both sides of the earth at the same time and take photographs. Perform the water experiment too. Although the drive is long, it’s also scenic as you have the chance of spotting rolling hills, monkeys, birds, rivers, ridges and several other scenic spots. Arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge/ Mahogany Springs/ Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Buhoma Community Bandas
DAY 3 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Park
Having taken your breakfast, carrying your packed lunch with you, move to the ranger station for Briefing. You all need to attend this session because the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking are explained thoroughly to the entire group. You also have time to pick a porter before starting your gorilla trek. Walk through the muddy and slippery ground and in case you need to ease yourself, you need to request the ranger to dig a hole for you. Cover the waste afterwards so that this cannot be exhumed by the gorillas. You have a chance of meeting other primates like the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, and a rich avian life. When you get to meet them, lower your voices and take there photographs too. You have to spend just an hour in there presence and return to your lodge
DAY 4 – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After your encounter with the gorillas, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park which is also called the biosphere reserve because of the fantastic natural life that it harbours. Enjoy a game drive on the way through Ishasha sector which is home to the tree climbing lions. This drive is only possible if the road and the bridge are still intact. Other animals you may see include buffaloes, water bucks, bush backs, warthogs, elephants and several others that you may encounter. Get to your accommodation and check in.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jakana Lodge/ Bush Lodge/ Simba Safari Lodge
DAY 5 – Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Rise up early for a Game drive in the Northern sector of the park. You may have the chance of seeing elephants, herds of buffaloes, warthogs, leopards and several others. A number of birds also cross your way including foreign migrant birds from other continents. Both wet and dry Crater lakes punctuate the ground including the ancient Katwe Lake where salt has been mined from the ancient days. Return to the lodge for late day breakfast. After lunch, drive to the pier for a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. This is where most animals congregate to cool off the day’s heat. You get to watch them at a closer proximity and take there photos too. Return to the lodge for dinner and over night.
DAY 6 – Drive to Kibale National park
Early in the morning, enjoy another game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Afterwards, head to Kibale National Park the home of chimpanzee treks. This is a natural forest that is habitat to the closest human cousins. Enjoy a forest walk is you are not tires were you will identify a number of birds, butterflies and natural trees. Dinner and breakfast at
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge/ Primate Lodge/ Chimps Nest Lodge/ CVK
DAY 7 – Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale National Park
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast and get to the ranger station for briefing afterwards briefing chimpanzee trekking. Other inhabitants like olive baboons, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys and avian life entertain your trek. The chimpanzees may get t o see you before you do and hoot at you. Follow them and when you get closer, you will notice a community that feed together and have one Alpha male that keeps hoping from one family to another as if supervising the activities of each family. Return to your lodge
DAY 8 – Drive To Murchison Falls National park
Rise up early in the morning and drive to Murchison Fall National Park. This drive is May take 9 to 10 hours also you need to eat enough food. It is also scenic as you may have the chance of seeing the Uganda Oil wells enroute. Arrive in the evening
Accommodation: Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge/ Simba Safari Lodge
DAY 9 – Game Drive and Launch cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Get up early in the morning for a game drive in the northern back of Murchison falls national park. You may have the chance to see lions, leopards, elephants, bush bucks, warthogs, giraffes to mention but a few. Return to your lodge for late day breakfast.
In the afternoon, be part of the incredible launch cruise that gives you the chance to view the electrifying Murchison falls where the Nile water squeezes through the narrow gorge to produce a thundering sound. Watch the water vigorously fighting to get down the 44meters high gorge and hit the rocks that are 7 meters a part from each other. This is the highlight of Murchison Falls Park.
DAY 10 – Return home
Having enjoyed your 10 day gorilla, chimpanzee and wildlife holiday in Uganda’s jungle, drive back to Entebbe to catch up with your flight back home.
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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