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7-day Wildlife & Gorillas Tour

Country: Uganda
City: Entebbe
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

You will visit Kibale National park and track the chimpanzees and other primates, you will visit Queen Elizabeth National park and enjoy a game drive and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National park and track mountain gorillas.

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park

You will be picked up by our guide after breakfast and will be given instructions for the trip. You will be transferred to Kibale National park via Fort-portal. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery en route through villages, lush green forests, and hills dotted with tea plantations.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda) Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain) Rweteera Safari Park Budget lodge located just outside Kibale NP Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking – Bigodi Swamp Walk

You will be transferred to Kibale National park headquarters after breakfast for a briefing ahead of the chimpanzee tracking. You will then embark on primates viewing in the forest spending half a day searching for chimpanzees and other primates including Phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blue, Red-tailed and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies, and many small insects. Kibale Forest National park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees with approximately 5,000 chimpanzees living in the wild in Uganda.

After lunch, a visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site in which you will also encounter beautiful flora and fauna. This walk is excellent for viewing different bird species like the Great blue Turaco, Rwenzori Turaco, Narina Trogon, and little Bulbul.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Park Budget lodge located just outside Kibale NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park after your breakfast, which is home to a high concentration of Uganda’s mammals that include tree climbing and savanna lions, elephants, wart hogs, Uganda kob, waterbuck, cape buffalo, hippos, leopards, as well as more than 600 species of birds that include the African spoonbill, pied kingfishers, fish eagles, pelicans, vultures Queen Elizabeth National park is Uganda’s second largest park boast a huge number of hippos and elephants; it also contains the lions, Uganda Kob, warthog, and waterbuck.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons) High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda) Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall) Engiri Game Lodge Budget lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences Meals & Drinks: All meals included Non-alcoholic drinks.

Day 4: Game Drive & Kazinga Channel Boat Safari

You will set off in the early morning after a light cup of coffee/tea for a morning game drive to watch the wildlife in the park including the elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast after.

In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. You will the school of hippos and a variety of other animals along the ride. You may also see buffalo, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a range of beautiful birds.

Main Destination: Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP) Accommodation: Engiri Game Lodge Budget lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences Meals & Drinks: All meals included Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5: Tree climbing lions- transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will be transferred to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the famous Ishasha area, for a game drive searching for the tree climbing lions Lunch will be at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Ishasha.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to Mountain Gorillas. Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce) Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall) Buhoma Community Rest Camp Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

You will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers after breakfast ahead of gorilla trekking. Proceed for gorilla trekking in the forest that may last 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the evening, you may go for a community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala

You will be transferred to Kampala or Entebbe after breakfast with a stopover at the Equator for pictures en route.

Main Destination: Kampala Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour) Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Non-alcoholic drinks 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people 1500 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) Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section) Excluded International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips (Tipping guideline pp per day) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

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