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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 a home to more than 400 gorillas surviving in the greater Virunga conservation area. This Park is not only home to gorillas but also a quite number of 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. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, which homes 13 primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park, which has diverse attractive features such as wildlife, primate’s species, over 500 species of birds. The Park is also known for the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. 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 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/ Entebbe to Kibale Forest via Fort portal and having great views; you will have lunch in-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Have diner and an Overnight stay.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp | Isunga Lodge

Midrange: Chimpanzee Guest House | Turaco Treetops

Luxury: Kyaninga  Lodge | Papaya Lake Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & 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 around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. Along you will also be able to spot other primate species, birds, mammal species such as Forest elephants. When you finally find the chimpanzees enjoy the one hour thrilling moment with the chimpanzees’ face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Later, go back to the lodge have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse amount of wildlife. You will reach in the evening game drive through the park to the lodge.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Bush Lodge

Mid-range:  Twin Lake Safari Lodge| Elephant Hub Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 3: Morning Game drive & Launch cruise

Wake 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, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs and leopards. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head back to the lodge for late breakfast and 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 close and school of hippos, you also be able to watch elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, several water bird species among others. Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Bush Lodge

Mid-range:  Twin Lake Safari Lodge| Elephant Hub Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast drive to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector with a chance to the tree climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; 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:

Budget: Bakiga Lodge |  Ride 4 A Woman

Midrange: Engagi Lodge | Agandi Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water 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 due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them.  Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Bakiga Lodge |  Ride 4 A Woman

Midrange: Engagi Lodge | Agandi Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water 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 also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening. thank you for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations, we hope to see you again!!

Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Things 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

 

Things 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

 

TOUR COST:

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Rate per person in luxury accommodation as per the itinerary $ $
Rate per person in mid- range accommodation as per the itinerary $ $ $ $
Rate per person in budget accommodation as per the itinerary $ $ $ $

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