Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari for 7 Days
Gorilla tracking, chimpanzee and wildlife tour for 7 days is a perfect much for your holiday in Uganda. Ngamba Island is home to the orphaned chimpanzees and supporting them is humanitarian.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Entebbe Airport
After disembarking, our safari guide will be ready to receive you, pick you at the airport and drive you to check in at your overnight hotel or freshen up in case you have had an early morning flight. Depending on your time of arrival, you may visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC). Take part in activities like chimpanzee up close, guided walk in the centre, Keeper for the day and so much more or you may visit Ngamba Island and enjoy the company of the orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees or you may relax at your hotel after the long flight.. Get back to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Luxury accommodation: Lake Victoria hotel/ Boma Guest House/ Sheraton Hotel/Imperial Botanic Beach Hotel
Mid range accommodation: Hotel Africana/ Imperial Golf Hotel/ Hotel Triangle/Traveller’s Inn
Budget accommodation: Namirembe Guest House/ Redchillies Hide Away/Gately Inn/
DAY 2 – Fly To Bwindi National park
Early in the morning, you will be picked from your overnight hotel and transported to Entebbe airport or Kajjansi for your flight. Departure for the flights is normally at 8:30 am in the morning and at 2:00 pm in the afternoon so you need to check in earlier. The flights normally take 2 to 4 hours depending on the schedule for the day including the stop overs. Get to Kihihi or Kayonza or Kisoro and our guide will pick you and transport you to your overnight hotel. In case you are not tied you may participate in optional activities like Batwa village walk, forest walk, Birding, visit the Bwindi Hospital, orphanage and several others but these require a small fee. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight:
Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany springs/Engage Lodge/silverback Lodge/ Gorilla safari Lodge
Mid Range accommodation: Lake Kitanda tented Camps/ Gorilla Resort/ Wag tail
Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community Bandas/ Bwindi View Guest house
DAY 3 – Gorilla trekking
Having taken your breakfast, head to the ranger station carry your gorilla trekking gears. Make sure you don’t forget water and packed lunch. The ranger from Uganda Wildlife Authority will brief you about the up coming activity. In case you need a porter, make sure you hire one in advance at a small fee. Get into the forest and search for the gorillas. The time you may take to see the gorillas depends on there movement so you need to be a little patient. You are advised to follow the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking because the gorillas are very keen with intruders. They get to see you before you do so. When in the presence of the gorillas, you need to stand in about 7 meters although they may get closer and touch your hair. Take there photos and avoid staring at them because this agitates them. You are strictly allowed one hour with the gorillas and so you have to utilise it profitably. Get back to your lodge and relax
DAY 4 – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Having enjoyed the company of the gorilla, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On a normal day drive through Ishasha sector which is home to the tree climbing lions, buffalos, elephants and so much more. Enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga National which is the link between Lake Edwards and Lake Gorge. This channel is the congregation ground for both local and foreign birds, herds of buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, Uganda kobs to mention but a few. Get to your lodge.
Luxury accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge/Bush Lodge
Midrange accommodation: Hippo Hill Camp/ Ihamba Lodge/Enganzi Lodge
Budget accommodation: Simba Safari Camp/ Mweya Hostels/Institute Of Ecology
DAY 5 – Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Get up early in the morning for your game drive where you will have the chance of seeing the early risers as they depart there overnight homes and the nocturnal get back to there day hide outs. Drive through the Kob mating grounds where you may get the chance of seeing lions, crater lakes area where you will enjoy the view of both wet and dry craters, view the amazing backdrop of the Rwenzori ranges and so much more. Get back to your lodge for lunch Drive to Kibale National park which is about 3 to 4 hours away from Queen Elizabeth national park.
Luxury accommodation: Ndali Lodge /Primate Lodge/ Kibale Safari Lodge/ Kyaninga lodge/Mountains of the Moon
Mid range accommodation: Kibale forest Camp/Chimps Nest lodge/Chimpanzee Forest guest
Budget accommodation: CVK
DAY 6 – Chimpanzee Tracking In Kibale National Park
Get up early in the morning for chimpanzee trekking. Head to the ranger station at Kanyanchu for briefing. Follow the chimpanzee tracking rules that you are given during briefing. Start the search for chimpanzees and on the way, you may meet other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, vervet monkeys, olive baboons and so much more. Take there pictures and get back to the lodge and relax.
DAY 7 – Drive back to Entebbe.
Having enjoyed your Uganda gorilla, wildlife and chimpanzee flying safari, drive back to Entebbe to catch up with your home bound flight.
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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