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7 Days wildlife Chimpanzee and Mountain gorilla trekking Uganda Wildlife

1000$ per person

This 7 days wildlife Chimpanzee and Mountain gorilla trekking Uganda Wildlife safari will take you to Kibale Forest national park in the western part Uganda for chimpanzee tracking, Bigodi swamp walk. Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife sighting, boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, Kasoga community and searching for the tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector, continue with your Uganda safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park for the breathtaking endangered mountain gorilla trekking, visit lake Bunyonyi for canoeing and conclude your 7 days with A visit to Lake Mburo national park for night game drive to search for nocturnal the wildlife species, horseback riding in the wilderness and wildlife sighting.

Day 1; Entebbe airport / Kampala City – Drive to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi sanctuary swamp evening nature walk.

On your arrival at Entebbe international airport or after breakfast at your hotel, you will be met by your safari driver guide from Africa Adventure Vacations Ltd for meet and greet, be briefed about your 7 Days wildlife Chimpanzee and Mountain gorilla trekking Uganda Wildlife and the leave your hotel to Kibale Forest national park the Africa’s capital of Primates with 13 primate species including the intelligent chimpanzees with over 1500 individuals which put the park in the first position to have the highest concentration of Chimpanzees in Africa. Your visit to Kibale Forest national park will expose to explore a number of primates such as Bush babies / Demidoff Galago, Olive Baboons, Black and White colobus Chimpanzees, Potto, Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Uganda red colobus, Grey Cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey, Red tailed monkey, De Brazza’s monkey, a variety bird species, butterflies and a lot of trees and beautiful flowers. On your drive to Kibale Forest national park, you will have an en-route stop at Fort portal city to have lunch thereafter proceed with your journey to check in at your reserved lodge, relax and later in the evening go to Bigodi sanctuary swamp for an evening guided nature walk. Bigodi Sanctuary Swamp is found at the edges of Kibale National Park managed by a community development effort, it is a home base to over 200 bird species including the crested crane and elusive Great Blue Turaco, a favorite feeding ground for 8 primate species such as Blue monkeys, Olive baboons, Grey cheeked mangabeys, the rare L’Hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, , black and white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys and other mammals include mongooses, wild pigs, antelopes and otters plus many others which will make your walk so remarkable. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Crater safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Rwetera Safari Park (Budget)

Meal Plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2; Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga community tour

This day have your heavy morning breakfast, leave the lodge and go to the park information center to join other visitors to be briefed about the dos and don’ts to follow during chimpanzee tracking and then start your guided forest walk to search for the Chimpanzees. In the course of searching for chimpanzee, you may encounter other primates such as Olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkey, many bird species and other mammals and your guide will be able to give you much information about everything that you will encounter which will make your walk so exciting. When you meet chimpanzees, you will have a maximum of following them, taking photos and asking as many questions as you would want. After spending an hour with chimpanzees, return to the park information center to relax, enjoy your refreshments and pack lunch and later drive to Queen Elizabeth national park the home to approximately 95 mammal species, 600 recorded bird species and the popular Kazinga channel which inhabits the highest population of hippopotamuses in Africa. A visit to Queen Elizabeth national park will let you explore 4 mammals of the big five family include Capped buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, 10 primate species, hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, numerous bird species and other mammals. On your arrival at Queen Elizabeth national park, check in at your booked lodge, relax and later go to Kasoga community for an evening community walk to interact with local people around the park, get involved in their activities such as fishing using local method, Marine activities, art craft making and many other community activities that will make you know how local people do their daily work without the use of modern technology and machines. Dinner and an overnights

Accommodation options; Pumba Cottages (Budget) Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 3; Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat launch – Evening game drive

Have breakfast and leave your lodge very early in the morning to Kasenyi plain for the early morning game drive to search for the wildlife species of the park both mammals and bird species. This morning game drive will give higher chances to catch the big predators of the park when they are still on the hunt such as Lions, Leopards, Spotted hyenas, Civet, Serval cats and Genal before going back to their hiding thickets. In the morning, you will have a greater opportunity to meet all mammals and bird species when they are still very active searching for what to eat and others exercising to stretch their muscles. Your driver guide will enable to see huge Elephants, herds of caped Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Topis, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Giant forest hog, some primates and many others. After your adventurous morning game drive, have a short break to relax, have lunch and then go for your afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Kazinga Channel is water stream of about 32km which connects Lakes Edward and George and it is one of the major park water supply where most of the park mammals drink water and swim. Kazinga channel harbors plenty of aquatic animals such as the highest number of hippopotamuses in Africa, numerous Nile crocodiles and many water birds that made it the paradise for bird lovers. After your boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, have a short break to have refreshments and later go for your evening game drive which will be specifically to search for the big cats of the park this is because they are so active during evening hours and on a lucky day, you may meet them in action of hunting. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Pumba Cottages (Budget)

Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 4; Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning game drive to Ishasha sector – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

Wake up very early in the morning to enjoy your heavy breakfast, check out and drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in southwestern part of Uganda with an en-route mid-morning game drive through Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park to search for the tree climbing lions that are normally found in the huge big trees where they hide themselves after. The tree climbing lions can only be found in Tanzania and Uganda whereby Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth national park is the best place to explore them throughout the year. After exploring trekking lions in Ishasha sector, have lunch and then continue with your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is a home to half of the world’s remaining population of Mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home 120 mammal species, 350 bird species, 27 frog species, 220 species of butterflies, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species. It is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa with many plants and tree species that provides a cool environment to a variety of wildlife species. On your arrival at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park, check in at your reserved lodge dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Mahogany springs (Luxury), Silverback Lodge/Bakiga lodge (Mid-range), Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 5; Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain gorilla trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

This is at have your heavy fantastic breakfast, with all your bags already packed in your vehicle and your packed lunch ready, check out and go to the park information center to meet other visitors and UWA ranger guides for the pre-trekking briefing about the guidelines to follow during mountain gorilla trekking in the impenetrable forest then get a group and start your guide forest walk by the UWA ranger and guide to search for mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Besides mountain gorillas, you may encounter some other wildlife species such as chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, bush pigs, many bird species and butterflies and your guide will be able to give you information about everything that you encounter that will make your walk so adventurous. The time taken during mountain gorilla trekking is not known but is expected to be between 30 minutes to 6 hours and it highly depends on the movements of the gorilla group that you are tracking. So, to go for mountain gorilla trekking you have to be strong, physically and ready to walk long distance in case gorillas are far. However, even when you are not strong or able to walk a long distance, it is possible to do mountain gorilla trekking by hiring porter to carry. When you meet mountain gorillas, you will have a maximum of one hour to stay with them, take as many photos as you would want and asking questions about them and the forest. After spending an hour with mountain gorillas, return to the office information center to pick your certificate, relax, enjoy your packed lunch and refreshments the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi to relax while canoeing or swimming. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Birdnest Resort (Luxury), Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range), Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Budget)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 6; Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat ride – Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Evening nature walk – Night game drive

After having your tasty breakfast, go for your morning boat riding on Lake Bunyonyi to visit some of the most interesting island in Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 beautiful islands and each of them has a unique interesting story such as Akampene Island (Punishment Island) which was used by the Kiga community around the lake to punish all girls who were found pregnant before marriage by isolating them there to death. This Island is very small with one tree and in the middle of the lake so these girls would die of hunger once taken there. After exploring Lake Bunyonyi, return to your lodge to check out and start your drive to Lake Mburo national in western Uganda. Up on arrival at the park, you will check in at your reserved lodge, have lunch, relax and later go for your evening guided nature walk around the park where you will be able to encounter many of the park wildlife species such as the beautiful Zebras, Impalas, Elands, waterbucks, warthogs and many bird species. Lake Mburo national park is the best park for a guided nature walk because of its having few predators, return to your lodge to meet your driver and go for an adventurous night game drive to look for the mammals and bird species which are not easy to spot during day time such as Leopards, the spotted hyenas, Bush pigs, Bush babies, African rock python and others. There are higher chances to spot Leopards during night game drive at Lake Mburo national park. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Rock Lodge (Mid-range and Budget)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 7; Lake Mburo national park – Horseback riding – Driver back to Entebbe International airport

Rise up early in the morning, have simple breakfast and go for your horseback riding adventure safari. Lake Mburo national park is the only park where can go for wildlife sighting in the park while horse riding. Horseback riding will give an outstanding experience to see some wildlife mammals from a closer distance like Zebras, Elands, Impalas because they will not be running away from you as you can be doing a game drive in a vehicle and it is part of environmental conservation because there is no air and noise pollution caused as its when using a safari vehicle. After your horseback riding, go a mind morning game drive to search for more mammals mostly those during your night game drive and horseback riding safari such as Rothschild giraffes, Elands, Bushbucks and many others. Later return to your lodge to have full breakfast, check out and start your drive back to Entebbe international airport with an en-route stop at Kayabwe equator landmark to watch water experiment which elaborates the movement of forces on the northern and southern hemispheres and at the imaginary line. Take memorial photos, have lunch, shop some souvenirs and then proceed with your drive to Entebbe international airport to meet your return flight.

Meal plan; Breakfast / Lunch

 

The package includes;

  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport for 7 days in 4×4, air-conditioned and pop up roof safari vehicle (Safari Land cruiser /Safari van)
  • Professional English speaking driver guide for 7 days
  • Fuel for 7 days
  • All government taxes
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water
  • 1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee trekking permit per person
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Game drives as shown in the itinerary
  • Horseback riding
  • Boat riding on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Guided evening nature walk
  • Night game drive
  • A visit to Kayabwe equator landmark
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp nature walk

The package excludes;

  • Accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Laundry and Telephone services
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips

 

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