The 9 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari Tour takes you on Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Forest National Park, Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee Tour in Kibale Forest National Park.
The 9 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari Tour starts from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. These parks offer incredible Safari Adventure experiences to all kinds of travelers that transfer to Uganda for Safaris.
Day 1: Arrival then transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you are picked up by our company driver guide/ representative who transfers you to the stunning Bwindi Forest National Airport. You follow the route via Masaka-Mbarara town with a lunch en-route at Agip Motel then later proceed to the Park known prominently for the amazing Mountain Gorillas. On reaching the Park proceed to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Engagi Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Silver Back Lodge. Meal plan: H/B.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park Headquarters for briefing about the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then later in groups of 8 with a ranger guide penetrate the forest to track the Gorillas for 3-5 hours and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking numerous photos to keep for memories. After trekking the Gorillas proceed to the headquarters for you Gorilla Trekking Certificate. Dinner and Overnight. Engagi Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Silver Back Lodge. Meal plan: H/B.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park a journey that takes you about 4-5 hours with en-route views of Mountain Rwenzori in a distance. On reaching the Park transfer to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mweya Safari Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Bush Lodge, Meal plan: F/B.
Day 4: Kyambura Gorge Walk and Boat Ride Kazinga Channel
Rise before the sun and drive to Kyambura Gorge for a thrilling Chimpanzee safari. Your guided walk may last 3-5 hours and in addition to seeing the chimps, the trip may yield sightings of the colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed and velvet monkeys, and other primates. Lunch, after head to Kazinga Channel for the afternoon launch cruise at the Kazinga channel where you may see a variety of wildlife, bird species including Flamingoes and aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge, Meal plan: F/B.
Day 5: En-route Game Drive and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Have breakfast, after look out for early grazers and hunters. These include hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, water buck and stripped jackal, and of course the several warthogs. Visit the saline explosions for the locally mined salts, the processes and people involved. See the role of women in this activity plus the risks at hand. Return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park through Fort-Portal. Drive along the scenic beauty of the Rwenzori ranges and the stretch of savanna grasslands. Admire the smoke from the Bakonjo homesteads and the glittering tiny iron sheet-roofs on the steep Rwenzori ranges. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndali Lodge/ Primate Lodge / Kibale Safari Lodge or Chimp Nest. Meal plan: F/B
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Walk
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees then later transfer to the starting point i.e Kanyanchu Visitor’ s Center where you leave from to penetrate the forest to track the Chimpanzees for a 2-4 hours and when you meet them take numerous photos to keep for memories. Dinner and Overnight. Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Kibale Safari Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day 7: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up early have breakfast then with packed lunch proceed to Murchison Falls National Park with en-route views at the green vegetation, birds, undulating terrains. After a while driving, you reach Murchison Falls National Park and transfer to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Barker’s Safari Lodge. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Cruise along Victoria Nile
Wake up early have breakfast then transfer for a Morning to mid day Game Drive along the various tracks in the Park and this offers you views of various wildlife animals like Giraffe, Small antelope, lion, Leopards, elephant, Uganda kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, duiker, wart hogs etc. After the Game Drive break off lunch then later transfer to the Banks of Victoria Nile to board an afternoon Boat Cruise that offers you views of the bottom of the falls, Hippos, crocodiles, birds i.e herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagle. Dinner and Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Barker’s Safari Lodge. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 9: Departure to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport
On this day before you leave the park, take a drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. After transfer to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport to board your flight back home.
This safari includes
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
Kyambura gorge walk
Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
Airfare to Uganda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the programme.