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10 Days Unforgettable Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda

Kampala, Kampala District, Central Region, Uganda

Memorable Safari in Uganda

Looking for a memorable Ugandan safari experience? Let Love Uganda Safaris take you as you enjoy real African encounter! Experience these exclusive primate safaris; gorilla and chimpanzee tracking vacations! This fascinating safari is one of a kind, full of adventure, fun, relaxation, and typically nature-oriented. You'll enjoy the outdoors in the African wild, and immerse in a different cultural environment with very warm and friendly people.

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Maximum group size: 8 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Kampala
  • Children policy: Children under 10 years old is not allowed on this tour and children under 15 years old need to be supervised.
  • Park fees are included

Meet the guides

Israel
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Highlights

  • 4 game drives and 2 boat cruises
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking session
  • Explore Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Included park entrance fees, chimpanzee and gorilla permits
  • Transport on a four-wheel drive Land Cruiser vehicle
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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8 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
18:30
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

You can choose to stay at the budget, mid-range, or luxury accommodation as specified in the itinerary. The accommodation is based on full board with all meals included.

For the budget accommodation, you will be staying at Common Lens Inn on the first night, Red Chilli Rest Camp on the second and the third night, Rwenzori View Guest House for the fourth and the fifth night, Simba Safari Camp for the sixth and the seventh night, and Broadbill Forest Camp on the eighth and the last night.

For the mid-range accommodation, you will be staying at Cassia Lodge on the first night, Pakuba Safari Lodge on the second and the third night, Kibale Forest Camp for the fourth and the fifth night, Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge for the sixth and the seventh night, and Bakiga Lodge on the eighth and the last night.

For the luxury accommodation, you will be staying at Lake Victoria Serena Resort on the first night, Paraa Safari Lodge on the second and the third night, Primate Lodge (luxury cottages) for the fourth and the fifth night, Mweya Safari Lodge for the sixth and the seventh night, and Gorilla Safari Lodge on the eighth and the last night.

The accommodation is only booked at the time of confirmation of the tour - alternative accommodation shall be booked in case a property is not available at the time of confirmation. Some lodges offer spa treatments but on request and subject to a surcharge. Some lodges will experience blackouts, however, this is quite rare.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer to the lodge for overnight and relaxation

You will arrive in Uganda at the main entry point Entebbe International Airport (EBB), where you will be warmly welcomed by one of the experienced company representatives to transfer you to the lodge and followed by retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Common Lens Inn
  • Mid-range: Cassia Lodge
  • Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Day 2: Pick up and transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning at 08:00, your guide will be waiting for you to embark on this long day trip to Murchison Falls National Park, arguably the largest park in the country, the most beautiful as it overlooks the hanging escarpments of the great western rift valley, and a home to the most powerful falls in the world. You will traverse through the rolling hills of Nakasongola as you head to Masindi town for lunch stop.

Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where you will be welcomed by baboons, warthogs, and other primates playing freely amidst the road to this amazing park as you drive through Budongo forest. Upon reaching the park, you will proceed to your place of residence for check-in, dinner, and relaxation. At the night, you might have a chance to view the nocturnal animals that graze at night including the warthogs that usually roam the place. The optional activity for today is visiting the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route for white rhino tracking experience

Accommodation

  • Budget: Red Chili Rest Camp
  • Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3: Early morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise on Nile River

You will wake up very early in the morning to go for a morning game drive where you will have a chance to spot early risers and nocturnal species before they return to their hideouts. This is the most beautiful national park in Uganda and this is because it hosts four to five of the Big Five and it is also the home to one of the most beautiful and powerful falls in the world so far.

You will traverse the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park before returning later to the lodge for breakfast. The 3,893 square-kilometers park is home to a range of animals and you will have a chance of viewing some of the park’s residents including lions, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, antelopes, buffalo, and elephants. For the birders, you will enjoy them as these areas support the secretary bird and the black-chested snake eagle, to name a few.

In the afternoon, you will go for a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile thunders through a small seven-meter gorge plunging 43 meters into the Nile on the way to Lake Albert. Lots of bird diversity can be spotted and numerous animals resting and drinking water along the banks of the Nile. The most common ones being hippos, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, and birds include the African fish eagle, yellow-billed stork, Egyptian goose, egrets, malachite kingfisher among others. The launch cruise will take you close to the falls’ base where you will be shown the spot where Ernest Hemingway’s plane crashed during sightseeing tour to Murchison Falls in 1954. You can then get off the boat and go hiking up the side of the falls to the top with your guide who will take you through the history and uniqueness of the Murchison Falls. After this experience, you will be driven back through the woodland sector of the park to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Red Chili Rest Camp
  • Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will pass through the Albertine Escarpments and the verdant countryside, traditional farms, and homesteads for an arrival and late lunch in Fort Portal in the afternoon followed by retire for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House
  • Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Luxury: Primate Lodge (luxury cottages)

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking. Visit the Amabere Ga’nyinamwiru Caves in Fort Portal and the crater area

After breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in the forest with the highest concentration of primates in Uganda like red colobus, black and white colobus, grey-cheeked monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboons, and bush baby. This park has also got wild mammals like forest elephants, forest buffalos, bush pigs, hyenas, duikers, antelopes, and leopards without forgetting 372 species of birds like blue-headed sunbirds, warblers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, and many others.

In the afternoon, you will drive nearly 30 kilometers south to the historical caves, locally dubbed “Amabere Ganyinamwiru” - literally meaning the “breasts of Nyinamwiru”. The caves have a rich legendary history. You will enjoy this story as a local guide narrates how it came into existence. Also very close to the caves are the waterfalls which play a very important role in the sustainability of these caves. You will enjoy the scientific explanation of the caves as well.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House
  • Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Luxury: Primate Lodge (luxury cottages)

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will embark on your journey towards the southwestern part of the country to explore the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. This national park is the second largest savannah park in Uganda and the popular due to its history with the Queen of England - Queen Elizabeth II. The park also boasts of being a shelter to Uganda's four mammals (buffalo, leopard, lion, and elephant) and in the evening you will have a community experience along the shores of Lake George to explore the natives' ways of life, canoe experience, etc followed by relaxing in the evening, having dinner, and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp
  • Mid-range: Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 7: Morning game drive. Afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga Channel

After a splendid morning cup of coffee at your hotel, you will embark on the drive across the rolling savannah rangelands of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of wild game. The stretch to the Kasenyi plains, the renown mating ground offers you a lifetime opportunity of encounter numerous families of wild game in a single glance including elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, and kobs along with predators like lions, leopards, and jackals.

The game drive takes three to four hours. You will then return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch before proceeding for a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This boasts to be home to one of the largest concentrations of the hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African eagle, open-billed stork, and pied kingfishers.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp
  • Mid-range: Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Drive through Ishasha Sector

After breakfast, you will embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwestern part of Uganda. You undertake a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of the tree climbing lions. This section of the park is well endowed with the infamous climbing lions together with other wild game that dwell in this woodland part of the park. The tree climbing lions prefer to lie flat on fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun while waiting for their prey. After this encounter, you will proceed on the drive to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge
  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast, you will take a packed lunch, have a briefing by the game guides at the park headquarters, and start your gorilla trail. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience. This encounter takes between two to nine hours and it is the highlight of an Africa exploration safari. You will only have one hour of close contact with these calm gentle apes, take pictures and get acquainted with them. You are free to shoot as many photos as you desire before returning to the starting point.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge
  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 10: Travel to Kampala. Departure

After breakfast, you will embark on the journey back to Kampala, traversing the impressive plain lands in the countryside of southwestern Uganda before getting to Igongo Cultural Center, 12 kilometers past Mbarara town for a traditional sumptuous lunch.

The animals which can be encountered along the way include impala antelope which only exists in this small but rich national park, Lake Mburo National Park, Burchell’s zebra. You will make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for the last photo session as you leave Uganda for memories and continue to catch up with your departure flight through Entebbe International Airport (EBB). This is the end of the tour with Love Uganda Safaris.

Note: Availability of gorilla and chimpanzee permits are only confirmed at the time of booking.

Included excursions

  • A canoe experience along the Lake George
  • Go to Igongo Cultural Center
  • Hike up to the top of the Murchison Falls
  • See the spot where Ernest Hemingway’s plane crashed in Murchison Falls
  • Visit historical Amabere Ganyinamwiru caves

Guides

Israel Kyoyita

Location

This safari will be located in Uganda, exploring Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Uganda is located in East Africa, boarded by Congo to the west, Rwanda to the south-west, Tanzania to the south, Kenya to east, and South Sudan to the north.

Uganda is known to many as a land gifted by nature, and over 80% of her attractions are nature-based, with a renowned population of endangered mountain gorillas, making it a prime attraction in this part of the world. It host to over 400 mountain gorillas, totaling to over 50% of world’s mountain gorilla population situated in the southwestern in Bwindi National Park.

Dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is truly a traveler’s haven, with a great deal of bird diversity, mountains, numerous waterfalls, stunning scenery, verdant forests, and many other attractions.

Unlike many other African destinations, Uganda is generally a unique country and home to various iconic features of world importance. Uganda harbors Africa’s biggest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria which also doubles as the only true source of River Nile. The River Nile is the world’s longest river covering a distance of over 5,100 miles from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea in North Africa. With its shimmering islands, Lake Victoria is a true source of adventure and relaxation along its extensive sandy beaches.

Food

You will be served regular food, based on individual's preference and tastes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You will have a chance to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route for white rhino tracking experience.

What's included

  • 4 game drives
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
  • 2 boat cruises on Nile River and Kazinga Channel
  • Explore Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • A canoe tour along the Lake George
  • A visit to Igongo Cultural Center
  • Hike up to the top of the Murchison Falls
  • See the spot where Ernest Hemingway’s plane crashed in Murchison Falls
  • Visit historical Amabere Ganyinamwiru caves
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • 4WD Land Cruiser vehicle. The vehicle is fully fitted with free unlimited internet to keep you connected throughout the trip, ACs, and a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Fuel / gas
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Meals
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • 9 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities and other activities / services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Visas and all international flights

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 40 days before arrival.
10 days / 9 nights
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Cancellations

The permits (gorillas and chimpanzees) are non-refundable. 

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