Seven-Day Gorillas and Chimps Fly and Drive

The place to stay: Crater Safari Lodge

This Gorilla tour includesc game viewing inside Queen Elizabeth as well as chimpanzee habituation besides chimpanzees, the forest is in addition home to several other primates like the monkeys. This tour takes you to 3 of Uganda’s national parks: Bwindi Forest, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth. The Queen Elizabeth park prides in a great diversity of African wildlife like elephants, leopards, lions, hippos and buffaloes. In Bwindi to trek the endangered mountain gorillas.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Entebbe

ARRIVAL-15-45 minutes to hotel

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to a restuarant for breakfast hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day ,If time allowing you may go for a city tour. All activities today are at your own cost. You may visit the botanical gardens at a supplement of $10 per person or visit the Uganda Wildlife Educational centre at supplement of $15 per pesrson or go for a cheese and wine sundowner on Lake Victoria at a supplement of $85 per person.

Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early coffee, you will be transferred to the airport at 6am catch a domestic flight to Kisoro Airstrip. The flight takes approximately one hour . You will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the lodge which is 35km away. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, dating back over 25,000 years and contain almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” is home to half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world. After lunch, you can either relax at the lodge or do some optional activities.

Day 3 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins.

Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening at the supplement of $25per person. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow's safari adventure.

You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on supplement of $900 per person. Gorilla Habituation exeperience is where by you trek the gorillas and stay with them for 4 hours instead of 1 hour as its with Gorilla Trekking. Actually you are gone the whole day.

Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside. Your expert driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals. Of course you wont miss seeing the beautiful scenery of the crater lakes.


Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Day 5 - Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, go for a game drive as you get out of the park where you may spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck and explore the range of explosion craters lay in a sequence justifying the work of the earth processes that characterized the area. Visit Crater lakes like Lake Nyamunuka, Lake Murumuli and Lake Kitagata can be seen on this. Later transfer to Kibale National Park. You will arrive at the lodge in time of a late lunch.

Optional:
Canoeing-$25 per person from a group of 2 pax
Biking Safaris (to Kibale forest, crater lake vist, tea estate visits, community visit, ride to track chimps and back to lodge, fort portal visit), Each activity is $25 per pax per day

Crater lake visits-$25 per pax
Nature walks and dont miss the lonely hippo at our crater lake-$15 per pax
Community visits like the schools, farms, meet the local people, local fruit and vegetable market-$20 per pax
Top of the worldhike -$15 per pax
Bush dinner- $50 per pax.

Day 6 - Kibale Forest National Park

Early in the morning, you will set off for Chimpanzee Habituation tracking. You will be led by a forest guide who will help you identify the various tree species, as well as inform you of the various features in the forest.

This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. Book this in time because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go. You will go with a packed lunch since you will spend the whole day with our close cousins the whole day.

Day 7 - End of Itinerary

IF DRIVING- 5-6 HOURS DRIVE

After Breakfast, transfer directly to Entebbe Airport. You catch your flight to your next destination. If time allowing opt to go to the Botanical gardens at a supplement of $10 per person or have a sunset cruise on the waters of lake Victoria at an extra fee of $35 per person or supplement $85 per person for a cheese and wine cruise – this will perfectly end your safari in Uganda.

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Full Itinerary

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