7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

Cost of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

USD $1880pp

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

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Safari overview of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

This 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda takes you to Kibale forest for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for big game plus tree climbing lions & Chimps, and the Bwindi impenetrable forest for magical Gorilla trekking with a community walk to the Batwa people (pygmies).

 

Kick it off at Entebbe and make your way to Kibale Forest National Park, where you will go on the fabulous chimp trek.

 

Next, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, for amazing game drives and a boat ride along the biodiverse Kazinga channel.

 

Watch the amazing tree climbing lions after proceeding to the much awaited Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Safari summary of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

  • You’ll go to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kibale Forest National Park
  • Activities: gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking twice, search for tree climbing lions, game drives.
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day

Day 1: Entebbe - Kibale National Park

On your first day of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda, you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park in the morning with the target to have lunch in Fort portal. 

 

A punctuation of stopovers in the far country side offer us chances of stretching in villages and around tea plantations along the drive as we check in late evening.

 

Have a night in a beautiful area close to a crater lake bordering Kibale Forest.

  • Main Destination: Kibale National Forest
  • Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (Tent)
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 2: Kibale National Park - Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland swamp

Early in the morning after taking breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters where you will be

briefed about chimpanzee trekking.

 

By 8:00am, you will be starting your search for the chimpanzees

within the park.

 

These primates are the closest relatives to the human being and they share 98% of their

DNA with that of the human beings.

 

There are also many other primate species which will be seen along with the chimpanzees and these include; the golden monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked Mangabey, red tailed monkeys, the bush babies, and many bird species which include; green breasted pitta, rumped tinkerbird, yellow spotted nicator, and the green breasted pitta.

 

This park is one of the great rain forest in Africa and it has the largest community of chimpanzees where by each

community has 1 -100 individuals and each community has a complicated social structure.

 

In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest

of the males from other territories.

 

The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting calls, and then head to the place from which they replied from. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socializing with each other.

 

Later in the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi swamp which is also good for watching primates and birds.

It’s mainly maintained by the local people and they earn a living from there.

 

You will enjoy many bird species here including; the great blue turuco, and many more, the other primate species to view here include; the baboons, mongoose, otters, bush pigs as well as the bush bucks.

 

  • Main Destination: Kibale National Forest
  • Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (Tent)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 3: Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast on your third day of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park with a wide view of some animals en route such as the Elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs among others.

 

Arrive in the afternoon for lunch at your lodge.  Dinner and overnight stay at  your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation:  Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP - Game drive and Boat cruise

After a cup of coffee, begin the day with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that may lead you to see bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes, Lions, elephants and many more.

 

You will later return at the lodge for a late breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch.

 

In the afternoon, you will enjoy an afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga Channel for a wide view of yawning hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, various bird species such as red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoe bill stock among others.

 

Return at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

on your fifth day of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda, you will transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi, this area is known for its tree-climbing lions.

 

In Ishasha we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis and the southern version of Elephants to hopefully get the Lions high in the fig tree branches.

 

Continue the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Here you will experience a change in the landscape from flat savanna, via cultivated hills to jungle covered mountains. (If we reach early we can do a walk and mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers).

  • Main Destination: Bwindi National Park
  • Accommodation: Bwindi View Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 6: Bwindi National Park - Gorilla trekking and Community walk:

Following the morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest.

 

You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours. If you have time and still feel strong just head for an optional brief community walk to the local Batwa community.

 

Check out the curio shops, children’s school and also get a chance to explore more about their unique culture and many more. Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Bwindi National Park
  • Accommodation: Bwindi View Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe

After morning break fast on your last day of 7 Day Gorilla trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda, park your bags and you will be driven back to Entebbe for your flight back home.

  • Main Destination: Entebbe
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch  
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

End of tour

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section) 

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees

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