9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS – GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TREKS – Nature Wild Africa

9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS – GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TREKS

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kibale NP
  • Rwenzori mountains Uganda
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Queen National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Lake Mburo NP

9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS – GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TREKS & SAFARI TOUR

Day 1 – ARRIVE & OVERNIGHT AT ENTEBBE

Arrival at Entebbe Intl’ Airport and be met by our Driver Guide for a warm welcome into Uganda followed by a transfer to Boma Guest House. He will also brief you on your safari ahead of time and advise if best to change monies on this day. Time allowing you will enjoy an Entebbe city tour and return to

Budget – Boma Guest House
Mid-Range – Protea Hotel
Entebbe by Marriot
High End – The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa.

Day 2 – DRIVE TO KIBALE NP via FORT PORTAL  (331kms / 5.5hrs)

Breakfast and thereafter leave Entebbe and drive to Kibale NP via Fort Portal where you will have nice and beautiful views of the Ruwenzori … “Mountains of the Moon” … and via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley, proceed on to check in and have lunch. In the afternoon go for a guided walk in Bigodi wetlands sanctuary, a community-developed and run conservation program. The proceeds from tourism at this site go directly to community members and pay for a day care, supporting sustainable agriculture and other income-generating program. The sanctuary is home to a huge variety of bird and animal species – Birds and mammals in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets. Afternoon at leisure, enjoy the surrounding tranquillity

Budget – Kibale Forest Camp
Mid-Range –
Kibale Cottages
High End – The Primate Lodge.

Day 3 – CHIMPANZEE TREKKING in KIBALE FOREST (Trek time varies with Chimp locations)

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated Chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. This incredibly diverse forest is also a home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon at leisure enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Budget – Kibale Forest Camp
Mid-Range –
Kibale Cottages
High End – The Primate Lodge.

Day 4 – DRIVE FROM KIBALE TO QUEEN NATIONAL PARK (143kms / 2.5hrs)

Breakfast and head towards the South to Queen Elizabeth NP and arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the Park. The Park has several spots of well-maintained game viewing tracks. This park has got over 200 kms of well-maintained game tracks.
In the evening have dinner and overnight at either;

Budget – Pumba Cottages
Mid-Range – Park View Safari Lodge
High End – Mweya Safari Lodge  

Day 5 – AM GAME VIEWING + PM KAZINGA CHANNEL WATER SAFARI – (Water Safari – 2hrs)

Enjoy an early breakfast and leave for a morning game drive in the Park. The best time for game drives is in the morning hours where there are high chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lion and a variety of antelopes and other wildlife you can see. Back at the lodge for lunch and a short while to relax.

In the afternoon have a exciting experience of a Water Safari on the Kazinga Channel: The boat safari lasts for 2 hours and it gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of water-life including yawning hippos, water birds, buffaloes, huge elephants and all that comes to graze and take water at the banks of the Kazinga Channel.

Budget – Pumba Cottages
Mid-Range – Park view Safari Lodge
High End – Mweya Safari Lodge  

Day 6 – GAME DRIVES EN-ROUTE TO ISHASHA SECTOR in the SOUTH of QE NP   ( 75kms / 2hrs)

Breakfast and check out for a transfer with en-route game drive to Ishasha Sector in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth NP. This will also be in search of the tree climbing lions found in the south among other wildlife. Check in at Ishasha Jungle Lodge and lunch. Thereafter an afternoon game drive as far as Ishasha River marking the border line to Congo DRC in this region.

Budget – Enjojo Lodge
Mid-Range –
Ishasha Jungle Lodge
High End – Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 7 – DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP (64kms / 1.5hrs)

After breakfast drive to Bwindi NP with en-route game viewing drive in the Queen’s Ishasha sector.

Arrive at your lodge at Bwindi’s Buhoma side for check in and lunch. Afternoon at leisure with dinner and overnight at either;

Budget – Buhoma Community Camp
Mid-Range –
Engagi Lodge
High End – Buhoma Lodge  

Day 8 – GORILLA TRACKING in BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP (Time to watch the Gorillas – 1hr)

Early morning breakfast and thereafter be transferred to the Park with packed lunches and set off for Gorilla tracking. Enjoy the trek through the forest learning on other environmental attractions and vegetation and as soon as you get to the Gorilla Family, you will spend 1 full hour watching. Learn how the Gorillas live and relate to each other as well as family formations and adaptability. Thereafter trek back to the starting point and be transferred back to your hotel for lunch. Thereafter return back for dinner and overnight at either;

Budget – Buhoma Community Camp
Mid-Range –
Engagi Lodge
High End – Buhoma Lodge  

Day 9 – DRIVE TO LAKE MBURO NP + PM GAME DRIVE/ SAFARI WALK (259kms / 6hrs)

Breakfast thereafter drive to Lake Mburo NP and check in and lunch. In the afternoon head to Rwonyo Centre, the starting point of Nature hikes activities in the Park. Lake Mburo is a natural haven for flora and fauna and the Lake bank teems with animals and birds. Nature guided walks in Mburo are ideal due to the absence of lions and elephants so the whole area is free for walking safaris and all you need is a game ranger guide to take you through the splendid Africa wilderness. Nine of the fourteen magnificent lakes of lake Mburo can be seen when hiking on top of a hill the views are so striking and unforgettable indeed. On walks you see zebras, topi, impalas, warthogs, buffaloes and many more. After the nature walk drive with more game viewing en-route back to either;

Budget – Rwakobo Rock
Mid-Range –
Kimbla Mantana Tented Camp
High End – Mihingo Lodge

Day 10 – DRIVE BACK TO ENTEBBE + DEPARTURE (264kms / 5hrs)

Breakfast and check out for a drive back to Entebbe with a stop at the Equator and lunch. Proceed on to Entebbe Airport for your evening departure flight.