8 Days Chimpanzee, Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

Day one: Arrival Entebbe

 

You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Cassia Lodge Overlooking Lake Victoria/Nateete Bandas. (For those arriving earlier, an afternoon excursion can be planned to the famous tombs of the Kabaka kings, Uganda museum,Bahai temple and Namugongo Martyrs shrine where 22 Christian convicts were killed under Kabaka(King of Buganda)-Mwanga in 1886. (Meal plan: Dinner)


DAY 2 – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

 

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Africa   to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Chimps Nest a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Afternoon Bigodi wetland for birding is amazing. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

DAY 3 – KIBALE/QUEENELIZABETH PARK

 

Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drives to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroot. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge /Katara Lodge perched right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively.
(Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

DAY 4 – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

 

Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge /Katara Lodge perched right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and
Dinner)

 

Day 5-Queen-Bwindi

 

Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. A visit to view Kyambura gorge is interesting! Later, drive to Ishasha sector. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The morning is spent on a game drive around the Ishasha Sector looking for the rare tree African climbing lions. Thereafter drive to Bwindi via the landscape of tea plantations Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge or Ruhija Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

DAY 6 -BWINDI-Gorilla trek
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Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. You may see the gorillas eating, sucking ants from a tree, swinging on vines, playing and sleeping. Do not
forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. It is most rewarding animal-based experience that clients get and others would definitely do it again if given the opportunity. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort.
There is always an option to hire a local porter (highly recommended as it supports the local economy) who will carry your bag and literally, push you up the hills if necessary!   Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge or Ruhija Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 7: Bwindi-Entebbe

 

Return to Kampala in the morning, lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara with stop over at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers   for   a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs. Transfer to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe/Entebbe Airport Guest House (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 8: Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home or to the next destination. (Meal plan: Breakfast) End of services.

 

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