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6 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Wildlife Safari

The 6 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Wildlife Safari will majorly focus on Mountain gorillas  in Bwindi Forest national park. Which is specifically a  home to more than 400 gorillas surviving in the greater Virunga conservation area.

This Park is not only a habitant to gorillas but also to many attractions such as butterfly species, 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds and 27 endemics of the Albertine rift valley, trees, plants, ferns among others. Thus making it a tourist destination because of its uniqueness.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park homes 13 primates whereas Queen Elizabeth National Park  has diverse attractive features such as wildlife, primate’s species, over 500 species of birds. The Park is commonly known for the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector for this reason. Furthermore you will also enjoy sightseeing on a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

HIGHLIGHTS.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale

Bigodi Swampy Walk Experience

Game drive and Boat Cruise Along Kazinga Channel

Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi 

Batwa Community Walk Experience

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day: Pickup from the Airport and Transfer to Kibale.

After an early breakfast, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest via Fort portal. While here you will have a splendid lunch and stunning views from Mountain Rwenzori.

When you arrive at the park, you will continue and straightaway head for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area. And also get a chance to see the lush and terraced tea estates on the way. Have dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury                    Kyaninga Lodge
                      Comfort                  Chimpanzee Guest House
                      Standard                     Isunga Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water  and Fruits throughout

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide to the park headquarters for chimp tracking experience. You will be briefed first about the rules and regulations and thereafter at exactly 8:00am. Start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. But on your way, different birds, flowers and plant kinds will meet your eye.

When you finally meet the chimpanzees, you will enjoy the one hour thrilling moment with the chimpanzees’ face to face. And in addition watch them engage in their daily activities for instance  playing, jumping and feeding among others.

Last but not least, head straight to the lodge in order to have lunch. After lunch, check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. And reach in the evening for the game drive through the park and finally to the lodge for dinner and on the contrary have a pearl night stay.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury        Kyambura Gorge Lodge
                      Comfort          Twin Lake Safari Lodge
                      Standard           Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Day 3: Morning Game drive & Launch cruise

Wake up  very early in the morning and set out for a game drive. Where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes and leopards etc. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head back to the lodge for late breakfast and on the other hand have a later lunch.

In the afternoon, go for launch cruise on Kazinga channel. This is one of the exciting experiences on water. Getting close to see crocodiles, hippos and several bird species among others residing along the banks of the channel. Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and an overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury           Kyambura Gorge Lodge
                      Comfort           Twin Lake Safari Lodge
                      Standard            Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast, drive to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector with a chance to sight the famous tree climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have a brief stopover for lunch  and arrive at the park/lodge in the afternoon. Have a relaxed evening and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury            Buhoma Lodge
                      Comfort           Gorilla Mist Camp
                      Standard            Bakiga Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits  throughout

 

Day 5: Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

This is the major highlight of the safari. After breakfast, your driver guide will take you to the park headquarters for briefing. Remember to carry your passport, packed lunch, enough drinking water. Have the right clothing mostly important good hiking boots. On reaching there by 7:30am, you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking. After which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle.

Trekking usually takes between 3 to 8 hours or even a full day depending on  the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them but however only 1 hour is permitted to watch them.  Later, head back to the lodge, have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the afternoon.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury            Buhoma Lodge
                      Comfort           Gorilla Mist Camp
                      Standard            Bakiga Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Day 6: Transfer Back to Kampala to End the Safari.

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara. And a stopover for photography at the Equator in Kayabwe. You can definitely buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening. And be dropped off at your preferred location either at the Airport or Hotel. Thank you for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations.  And we hope to see you again!, End of 6 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee

Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits Throughout

 

Tour Included

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permit

Park entrance and ranger fees.

Transport with our 4WD vehicle and fuel

Bottled water throughout the safari

Full-board accommodation for four days

Boat cruise fees

Full-board accommodation for five days

Meals including the en-route ones as per the meal plan

Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day the safari ends

Relevant Government taxes

Full-time English-speaking driver

All activities on the itinerary

 

Tour Excluded

International flights

Personal expenses like tips, laundry fees, and beverages, personal insurance

Extra activities not included on the itinerary

Visa fees

Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali except if arranged in advance

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