7 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking

Munyinya, Hirwa Gorilla Group

7 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking Tour

7 Days Tailor-made safari | Anyday departure

Highlights

  • Road trip from central Uganda towards the west to Fort Portal and Kibale Forest National Park through beautiful landscapes, people and sceneries.
  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife adventure
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overview

7 days Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking Safari: Uganda’s biggest tourist draw is of course the mountain Gorillas, but these aren’t the country’s only great Apes.

Humankind’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, is found in a number of areas of Uganda. Some of these groups have been habituated to human contact in the same way as the gorillas, and although their more energetic lifestyle and unpredictable nature makes them slightly less approachable, there’s no doubt that hanging out with chimps is one of life’s great experiences.

Allow Wild Discoveries Safaris Uganda to take you on this exciting 7 days Uganda safari and take in the great adventure experience, chimpanzee tracking, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and the amazing wildlife safari in Uganda’s most famous park, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

What is included in the price of the trip

  • Airport Transfers
  • One Chimpanzee Trekking Permit per person
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
  • Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Park Fees & Guide Fees
  • Bottled Drinking Water en-route
  • Meals as specified in itinerary

What to Expect on the 7 days Uganda Tour

This spectacular chimpanzee safari and Gorilla adventure provides 7 days of diverse experiences. By visiting 3 Uganda adventure destinations in the western Uganda, you’ll get closer than you ever could imagine to Africa’s Chimps and wildlife.

Enjoy the exciting Chimpanzee tracking in the African rain forests of Kibale National Park, with an optional full day chimpanzee habituation experience, impressive Game drives in the vast African Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and marvel at the remarkable tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. Queen Elizabeth National Park provides iconic scenes and rare mammals that ignite the imagination.

Each handpicked lodge ensures that you’re always surrounded by Uganda’s wild landscapes, and who knows what will be wandering past as you’re enjoying lunch.

Descend to Bwindi Impenetrable forest to enjoy the Giants (Mountain Gorillas) that share 98% DNA.

These 7 days really offer a dream Primate safari & wildlife tour vacation.

 

Important Information

Departure Point
Hotel pickup and drop off within Entebbe/Kampala

Departure Time
6:30am

Duration
7 Days/6 Nights

View Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01

To Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park. We will have lunch in Fort portal, a town named after Sir. Gerald Portal, a British Special Commissioner for Uganda, whose statue graces the main road of the town. Thereafter we proceed to our overnight accommodation.

DAY 02

Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa.

The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate.

Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few.

So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.

Over night at Kibale Forest Camp/ primate lodge 

DAY 03

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After lunch we travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and enroute we explore the Crater Lake region.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge .

DAY 04

In Queen Elizabeth National Park

We have an early morning game drive in the Park where we expect to see Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas and Waterbucks. 

We return and have breakfast at our lodge. In the afternoon we’ll take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel and you will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as if we are lucky, the rare Leopard prowling. 

There is a variety of bird species especially pelican and Jacana.

Dinner and Overnight at our lodge.

DAY 05

To Bwindi impenetrable forest through the Ishasha Sector

Today we will drive to Bwindi through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

There is an opportunity to view tree climbing Lions, buffalos, topis, hippos and many more species. Thereafer proceed to Bwindi forest.

Overnight at: Silverback lodge /Buhoma lodge

DAY 06

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park!

A morning cup of coffee or tea is recommended before your gorilla tracking safari. We will then head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the gentle Giants.

 You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. 

After tracking you will travel back to your lodge, relax, dine and overnight stay at our lodge.

DAY 07

Return to Entebbe

After breakfast, leisurely drive back to Entebbe, have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos, as well as buy souvenirs.  Thereafter drive to Entebbe/Kampala.

Budget Accommodation

Entebbe:

Kibale: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s).

QENP: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Simba Camp.

Luxury Accommodation

Kibale: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge in Luxury Tents

QENP: Mweya Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge

Bwindi: Silverback Lodge or Buhoma

Safari Costs Include

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
  • Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • One Chimp trekking Permit per person
  • Bottled Drinking Water en-route
  • Meals as specified in itinerary

Our costs exclude:

  • For short trips accommodation on arrival and departure are not included, but can be arranged on request.
  • Flights
  • Visa fees (50 USD)
  • Sodas, beers, wines and other drinks
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Insurance
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ACTIVITIES
Chimpanzee Habituation /  Gorilla Trekking / Forest Walks/ Bird Viewing / Photography / Scenic Drive / Outdoor Adventures

THEMES
Green Savanna Plains / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / Primates

FEATURES
Primates / Rain Forests / Scenic Views

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