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7 Days Bwindi Gorilla & Kibale Chimps Trekking & Wildlife Safari

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  • Safari Route: Kampala – Kibale - Queen – Bwindi – Mburo – Kampala

    This 7 Days Bwindi Gorilla & Kibale Chimps Trekking & Wildlife Safari will take you to Kibale National Park for Chimp tracking and nature walk in Bigodi swamp, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives in Kasenyi and Ishasha for climbing lions, and Boat cruise on Kazinga channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Experience, Lake Mburo National Park for Evening Game Drive and Guided Game walk, and Equator

    Safari Highlights

    • Chimp tracking in Kibale
    • Nature walk in Bigodi swamp
    • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks
    • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
    • Batwa Experience
    • Guided Game walk
    • Equator
    • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

    TOUR DETAILS

    Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park

    You will depart Kampala after breakfast and head westwards to Fort Portal town. The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale. You will have an opportunity to do community walk around Kibale forest national park. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.

    Accommodation:

    Budget:  Chimpanzee Guest House/Rwetera Safari Park

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 2: Chimp tracking and nature walk in Kibale Forest

    After breakfast you will report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre (Park Headquarters) at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules for tracking the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. The trek takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates & animals as well as birds.

    You will return to your booked lodge for lunch and a short rest after which you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles.

    Later, you’ll be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving late in the evening and checking into your booked lodge.

    Accommodation:

    Budget:  The Bush Lodge Tents /Mweya Hostel

    Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    After your morning breakfast, you will have an early morning Safari Game drive where you will see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck among others. You will return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

    It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful, with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight will be spent at your reserved lodge.

    Accommodation:

    Budget:  The Bush Lodge Tents/Mweya Hostel

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha sector

    You will after breakfast transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see tree climbing Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes. After, then you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

     

    Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable and Batwa Experience

    Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. 

    Later in the afternoon, you will go for a guided community walk to experience the livelihoods of the local communities. you will take  visit a traditional herbalist to see how he prepares native medicine to treat a wide array of human ailments, see a black smith manufacturing local tools used in everyday life and see how local beer is brewed using local methods. You will also be entertained by the traditional dances offered by the community. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

     

    Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an Evening Game Drive

    Early in the morning, you will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. In the evening, you will go for an evening game drive. This little park hosts a variety of animals, that is to say 68 mammal species, including a large number of Impalas, zebras, Uganda kobs, duikers, bushbucks, topis, buffaloes, leopards, spotted hyenas, Defassa waterbucks, warthogs, oribis. The wide variety of birds species including finfoots, malachite kingfishers, pied kingfishers, African fish eagles, Rüppell’s long-tailed starlings, blue-headed coucals, tambourine doves, hammerkops, pelicans, herons, cormorants, red-faced barbets, grey crowned cranes, papyrus yellow warblers and even rare shoebills.

    Accommodation: Eagles Nest Camp/Sky Blue Hotel

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 7: Guided Game walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.

    Early morning, you will go for a game walk to explore the early risers in the park like zebras, giraffes, impalas, Uganda kobs and many more.

    Later, set off for Kampala/Entebbe Airport with a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will arrive at the airport for your departure flight. End of Uganda Safari

    No Accommodation:

    Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

     

    Requirements for this Safari:

    • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
    • Uganda Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking permits – You can apply and secure these on line but experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee
    • Travel &Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
    • Physical fitness

     

    Price includes:

    • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
    • 4WD open roof safari vehicle
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Chimpanzee trekking permits (1 per person)
    • Game drives
    • Boat trips
    • Gorilla trekking permit (1 per person)
    • English Speaking Driver/guide.
    • Community visit fees
    • Guided nature walks
    • Airport pick up and drop off

     

    Price excludes:

    • Other drinks apart from bottled water
    • Laundry
    • International flights
    • Tips to local guides
    • Accommodation upgrade
    • Personal Insurance
    • Telephone expenses
    • Pre and after safari accommodations and meals
    • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
    • Cigarettes
  • Country tour Uganda
    City of excursion Bwindi National Park
    Languages spoken by the guide en English
    Duration of the tour 7 Days
    Creation Date Monday, 06 January 2020
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