7 Day Gorilla TREKKING , Chimpanzee trekking & game viewing  Safari in Uganda

USD $1858pp

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

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


7 day budget gorilla trekking safari overview

This 7-day Uganda safari 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.

7 day budget gorilla trekking safari summary

  • 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

Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel)

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Entebbe - Kibale National Park

Start the safari with 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: Isunga Lodge
  • 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: Isunga Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 3: Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast, 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: Pumba Safari Cottages
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kyambura gorge

After early breakfast, depart to the beautiful Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee trekking. The reserve is located on a 100m deep gorge, south of Queen Elizabeth Park and Lake Edward. Look out for the birds residing by the riverine swamps and forest such as herons, kingfishers, fish eagles, and much more. Return to the lodge for lunch and then go on the afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

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

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: Bakiga 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: Bakiga Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe

After morning break fast, 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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