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Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

From $3,500/pp

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From $3,500/pp

Uganda

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8 days

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Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Welcome to your Ultimate Uganda Safari, including Wildlife, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tracking experiences. During this 8 Day adventure you will have the privilege to visit four of Uganda’s ten National Parks! This trip will give you an opportunity to encounter outstanding nature with fantastic views. You will encounter a number of animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park as you do your morning Game Drives. An afternoon Boat Cruise is also included at The Kazinga Channel, this connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Another opportunity to spot a different array of water animals! A real treat of this Safari is the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking in Bwindi National Park - a once in a lifetime experience!

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Welcome to your Ultimate Uganda Safari, including Wildlife, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tracking experiences. During this 8 Day adventure you will have the privilege to visit four of Uganda’s ten National Parks! This trip will give you an opportunity to encounter outstanding nature with fantastic views. You will encounter a number of animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park as you do your morning Game Drives. An afternoon Boat Cruise is also included at The Kazinga Channel, this connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Another opportunity to spot a different array of water animals! A real treat of this Safari is the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking in Bwindi National Park - a once in a lifetime experience!

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After meeting your knowledgeable able and experienced Guide in Kampala, and after a quick briefing of the exciting activities planned, you will begin the drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Your first stop will be at The Equator Crossing Point, located in Kayabwe. This being the perfect photo opportunity to begin your trip, having one leg in the Northern Hemisphere and the other in the Southern Hemisphere!

Thereafter, you will proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, to check in at the hotel and relax for the evening. Enjoy a traditional African dinner, and a Nature Walk for the adventurous.

Start your trip with the perfect photo opportunity at The Equator Crossing Point!

Activities

  • Equator Crossing Point
  • Nature Walk

Accommodation

Bird-Nest Lodge

Day 2

Morning Game Drive & An Afternoon Boat Cruise

An early breakfast to fuel you for the drive to the jungle in search of our Wild Residents, awakening from their nights rest. This Game Drive will reward you with a number of opportunities to spot a variety of animals, like Buffalo, Leopard, Warthog and many others.

Lunch will be served at the hotel, giving you time to prepare for an afternoon on the water. Your Boat Cruise will give you the chance to witness many animals either in the water or drinking at its edge.

The best of both worlds - A land based Safari in the morning followed by a water based safari in the afternoon

Activities

  • Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise

Accommodation

Bird-Nest Lodge

Day 3

Bwindi National Park Gorilla Trekking

After an early hearty breakfast, you will begin the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, stopping for an authentic lunch en-route at selected Restaurant.

Driving on these snake roads of The Kigezi Region, is another great experience as you will be enjoying the unique views of The African hillside, banana plantations and the friendly local people welcoming you to Uganda. On arrival at the hotel, it's time to relax and recharge for the adventure that awaits you.

Travelling the unique snake roads of The Kigezi Region, witnessing the ever changing beautiful landscape

Activities

  • Transfer To Bwindi

Accommodation

Rushaga Gorilla Haven

Day 4

The Ultimate Gorilla Tracking Experience

Expect an early departure, after a delicious breakfast, to The Gorilla Tracking Briefing Point. Here you will discuss the details for your Trekking experience. After the briefing, you will set off to meet the Beautiful Giants in the forest. Relish in these moments, spending time with our closest human cousins. A packed lunch will also be provided for you to enjoy on route or in the forest.

After your incredible day tracking The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, expect perfect views of The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from your balcony.

The Ultimate Gorilla Trekking experience, truly breathtaking moments to be cherished

Activities

  • Gorilla Trekking

Accommodation

Rushaga Gorilla Haven

Day 5

Evening Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start your 3/4 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, after satisfying your hunger with a mouth-watering breakfast. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy the outstanding views and unique fragrance of the African bush.

Spend your evening on an exciting Game Drive, giving you the chance to spot some of our Nocturnal and shy animals. After this activity, you will return to the hotel for dinner, sharing stories and rare sightings.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park to enjoy a unique evening Game Drive

Activities

  • Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Night Game Drive

Accommodation

Engiri Safari Lodge

Day 6

Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise

After early morning breakfast, drive to Kasenyi Plains for the best African classic Safari experience, engaging all your senses with the beautiful scenery of The Rwenzori Ranges and Crater Lakes. Numerous wild animals call these areas home, as well as many varieties of Birds such as The Grey Crowned Crane and The Southern Red bishop.

Enjoy your satisfying lunch back at the hotel, before departing to Mweya for your afternoon Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Enjoy 2/3 hours cruising down the channel during this unforgettable and memorable experience, which will take you to Lake Edward to witness local fishermen in action.

This trip's highlights are the Elephants which come down to drink, swim, and play in the water. Several schools of Hippopotamuses also call this channel home while many Crocodiles bask in the sun on the banks. The channel draws in an abundance of wildlife and activity, plenty of beautiful birds to be sotted too!

The Kazinga Channel is a hub of activity, witnessing local fisherman as well as herds of Elephants swimming and playing in the water. An abundance of wildlife to be seen!

Activities

  • Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise

Accommodation

Rweteera Safari Lodge

Day 7

Ultimate Chimpanzee Tracking

Start your morning with a drive to Kibale Forest National Park, stopping at Kanyanchu Chimpanzee Tracking briefing point for information about the trek ahead of you as well as what sights, birds and other animals to be on the lookout for!

Your walk through the most beautiful and tropical forests offers the most outstanding moments, hearing the chimpanzees playing and calling through the forest. You will have the chance to encounter these gentle animals up close. A number of beautiful birds can also be spotted, like The Tinker Bird, The Great Blue Turaco, and many others.

You may also get the chance to see other primates like The Black and White Colobus Monkeys and The Vervit Monkeys.

Chimpanzee Trekking through The Kibale Forest National Park, hear their calls echo through the forest as you edge closer to witness these magnificent animals

Activities

  • Chimpanzee Trekking

Accommodation

Rweteera Safari Lodge

Day 8

Goodbyes & Transfer to Kampala

Enjoy your last African breakfast for this Safari and say final goodbyes as you start your journey back to Kampala. In between the memorable landscapes that surround you, you will stop for a delicious lunch. Drop off at either Kampala, Entebbe International Airport or your hotel can be arranged.

Transfer to Kampala, stopping for a delicious lunch on route, enjoying the beauty that surrounds you

Activities

  • Transport To Kampala

What's Included

Accommodation

All Accommodation as per itinerary

Ground Transport

All Ground Transport and Game Drives as per itinerary

Permits

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Permits as per itinerary

Wifi

Wifi is provided on board

Flights

All International/Domestic Flights to/from Kampala

Meals

All Meals, on a Full-Board basis, as per itinerary

Fees

All National Park Fees as per itinerary

Created by
Keneth Hafasha

I am a Tour and Safari expert, Conservationist, as well as a Wildlife and Nature Lover. Based in Uganda, East Africa, together with my team at Kenlink Tours & Travel, we are able to organise exciting adventures over Easten Africa. Kenlink Tours & Travel is a destination management company (DMC) based in Uganda, arranging Safaris in East Africa, including Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. We are passionate about travel and taking you on your dream adventure!

Uganda is a land locked country located in East Africa, and covers an area of more than 241,000 square Kilometres. With over 1078 bird species, an abundance of Wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and many others. Uganda is also home to a number of primates; like the Chimpanzees - you will have a 95% chance of finding and engaging with them during your Chimpanzee Tracking activity.

More than 51% of the world’s Gorilla population also call Uganda home, most can be found in The Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park, both located in the South Western parts of the country.

We can organise combinations of experiences, including; Wildlife Safaris, Gorilla and/or Chimpanzee tracking safaris, Cultural tours, Hiking Tours, Boat Cruises etc.

Supporting the local communities: Our trips do not focus on profit but more so supporting and uplifting the Local Communities. We do this by assisting orphans, with help of school fees, shelter, medication and others facilities. Conservation: Another target is supporting the Conservation efforts in Uganda, protecting the wildlife, animals and trees that I hold so dear.

I believe that, when you travel to new places, you will be permanently changed by both the new environment and the chance to engage with new people. I love to share in these travel experiences with my guests, to watch them fall in love with my country and its people.

I speak both English and Swahili, but between my team - we can accommodate Tours in French, German, Dutch, Italian and Japanese!

Allow me to take you to the peal of Africa on the ultimate Safari!

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