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Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Uganda tour

Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Uganda

Overview

Uganda is a top destination to see the rarest primates in the world - the mountain gorilla and chimpanzee. Uganda is blessed with the great weather and the tropical climate making your visit even more rousing and memorable. The top three national parks that come on the list of Uganda are Kibale Forest National Park, famous as the home to chimpanzees. Trekking is the primary way to see these primates. The other one that comes on the list is the Queen Elizabeth national park; a safari park famous for its big cats and other wildlife. And the last and the most famous one is the Bwindi impenetrable national park. This national park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, one has to trek through this dense forest to sight these beasts.



Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
  • Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Kyambura Gorge walk
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Magnificent views of the Rwenzori Mountains



ITINERARY - 8 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe, Uganda

Once you arrive at Entebbe, you will be received by your guide and relocated to the hotel. You will be required to egress the arrival area after you go through the immigration and walk towards the courtyard. You will see your guide holding a sign-board with your name on it when you walk towards the canopy tents. You can spend your day relaxing in your hotel or you go exploring the attractions of Entebbe with your guide.

aerial view of kyambura safari lodge and the surrounding forests near queen elizabeth national park, uganda

Night Stay in Hotel.

Day 2

Trip to Kibale from Entebbe

On day two you will be shifted to Entebbe Airport for an aircraft flight to Kasese Airstrip near Kibale Forest National Park. Once you arrive you will see your guide/driver waiting to relocate you to the lodge. You can also drive directly to Kibale Forest National Park but for this, we will suggest you start your trip early in the morning with some crammed food in advance.

In the afternoon, you can visit Bigodi swamp walk situated close to Kibale Forest National Park. It is well known for its biodiversity and natural vegetation. You can see a variety of wildlife in Bigoti including bush pigs, blue monkeys, baboons, red colobus monkeys, and many more. And if you are the one who loves butterflies then Bigoti will surely catch all your attention as this place is heaven for the showy, enchanting butterflies.

Night Stay in Hotel.

great white pelicans in kazinga channel, uganda

Day 3

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest national park

After having the early morning breakfast we will head towards the most thrilling experience that is chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest national park. The trekking starts with the briefing from the rangers at Kanyanchu visitor center. You can spend only an hour with the chimpanzees. But once you enter inside, be ready to experience lots of fun. You can see chimpanzees looking for food, climbing from trees to trees, fighting with their mates, or sometimes looking at you too! Apart from chimpanzees, you may also see other species like Apalis, African Pitta, Crowned Eagle, Forest Warbler, Black-eared Ground Thrush, Apalis, Warthogs, Hippos, Buffaloes, Forest Elephants, and many-many more. You head towards the three-hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after having the thrilling experience in Kibale Forest National Park.

chimpanzee family in the forest of kibale national park, uganda

Check-in to the lodge.

Day 4

Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park & Experiencing Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

You can do a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. On your safari, you can see a variety of wildlife like Cape buffalo, Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthog, lion, leopard, hyena, giant forest hog, and elephants. Come back to the lodge for lunch, relax for a few hours before heading towards the Kazinga Channel boat cruise.

After doing safari the next thing to do is to experience the Kazinga channel boat cruise. A narrow stretch of water linking Edward and George lake in the western part of Uganda is home to a range of species like hippos, lions, crocodiles, buffaloes, and numerous bird species.

a young male tree-climbing lion yawns while resting in the branches at queen elizabeth national park, uganda

Day 5

Kyambura Gorge: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge is also called the Apes Valley located on the eastern corner of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. While entering into Kyambura Gorge you will marvel into the lush tropical rainforest. You will see the tree canopy in the forest made of dense blocks of plants. You will see a variety of birds in Kyambura Gorge like a falcon, flycatchers, white-naped pigeons, blue-headed Bee-eaters, etc.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Ishasha sector for the wildlife viewing and witnessing the lions climbing from trees-to-trees.

Day 6

Ishasha sector - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Ishasha sector is situated in Queen Elizabeth National Park and is one of the most visited spots. Famous for its tree-climbing lions, and the spectacular landscape that offers direct views of wildlife walking around Savannah grassland. Next day in the morning head towards Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Picnic lunch will be provided on your way to the Bwindi.

Arrive and have a relaxing day and prepare for the next morning marvelous experience that is gorilla trekking.

Day 7

Gorilla Trekking: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The most captivating thing to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is Gorilla trekking. Early morning, you will be briefed by the rangers in the park office before heading towards the trekking. Gorilla trekking provides an opportunity to witness the everyday lives of these gentle, enigmatic primates. The only way to get to know them is to trek in the natural habitat. You are allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour with the gorilla family.

After having the marvelous trekking experience you will head towards the lodge.

rwigi gorilla family in rushaga sector south of bwindi impenetrable forest national park, uganda

Day 8

Back to Entebbe from Bwindi

The Uganda safaris and trekking tour finish on day eight. You will be relocated to the airship for your light craft flight taking you back to Entebbe. You can also choose to drive back to Entebbe, it will be a long 8-hour journey and you will arrive late in the afternoon.

We will advise you to take a flight to have a relaxing journey. Depending on your arrival, you will take an international flight with some sweet Uganda memories.



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