Chimps and Gorillas Tracking Expedition, Uganda – 7 Days Featured

Uganda Chimpanzee
 This is a 7 Days and 6 night Chimps and Gorillas tracking safari deep into the Ugandan forests. Explore Uganda's Kibale Forest National Park where you will encounter chimpanzees followed by a visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will undertake a gorilla trekking adventure will take you deep into the forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas.


Overview

7 Days / 6 Nights Chimps and Gorillas Tracking Expedition, Uganda Trip Highlights

Entebbe Town - Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region - Kibale Forest - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Day 1: Entebbe Town - Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region

Day 2: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region - Kibale Forest

Day 3: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region

Day 4: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Entebbe Town


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Discover the concentration of chimpanzees in Africa at Kibale Forest.
  • Travel deep into the Kibale Forest in search of the chimpanzees that in-habit the forest.
  • Stay at an Eco-Lodge near a large crater the Ndali Lodge.
  • Take a guided tour around the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region, Mahoma Water fall and surrounding areas.
  • Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular place to visit.
  • Track the endangered mountain gorilla deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and get to spend a little time with these incredible creatures.
  • Meet the local Batwa community and learn about their way of life and cultures.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Entebbe Town - Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and after clearing the customs, you will be met by an And Africa Travel representative who will assist you to check in for your flight to Kasese Airstrip. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Ndali Lodge, set in the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region of Western Uganda.

The Ndali Lodge consists of individual cottages with their own private verandas with views and en-suite bathrooms and a spacious airy bedroom. Four-poster beds, draped in mosquito nets and decorated with locally made crafts give each cottage an individual feel.  The lodge's water supply comes directly from the Crater Lake 100m below in the crater with an ingenious pressure system and so no external power is needed and ensures hot water is always available. The camp is lit with lanterns and candles including spectacular chandeliers above the central dining area which provides for a very romantic atmosphere. 

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ndali Lodge


Day 2: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region - Kibale Forest

After breakfast you will depart for the forest for Chimp trekking. Kibale Forest is famous for being home to the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa, as well as a variety of other primates, birds and butterflies. Tracking can be strenuous and could last up to four hours. Upon return you can do the Bigodi Swamp walk or a walk to the craters themselves.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ndali Lodge


Day 3: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities available. Ndali has local guides to take guests out for walks around the 1000 acre farm, to the Mahoma Water fall, and a boat for relaxing contemplation of a large variety of birds, butterflies and primates. Walks will take you around crater rims and through banana and vanilla plantations.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ndali Lodge


Day 4: Bunyaruguru Crater Lake Region - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will have an early breakfast every morning checked out for a 4 hours road transfer to Bwindi National park where you will overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, the perfect luxurious base for an unforgettable gorilla tracking experience.

Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular place to visit. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area.  There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and about 11 kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white Colobus monkey and baboons. Forest duiker antelopes, bush buck antelopes and over 200 species of butterflies are also found in the park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp


Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will start the day with an early breakfast followed by a drive to the starting point where you will meet your tracking guide and receive a safety briefing. Once the gorillas are located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

Bwindi boasts over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo - the "Albertine Rift Endemics". There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk. You will the return to camp after the gorilla tracking for dinner and an overnight. After dinner simply relax and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp


Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you will have the unique opportunity to meet some of the local Batwa's. It is a rare privilege to meet them as only eight of the original Batwa remain and although no one is sure exactly how old they are, they are believed to be between 80 and 110. The walk to their village is spiced with interesting information and anecdotes: the way the locals make banana gin, how they build their homes and the history of the Batwa who have lived in the forest for hundreds of years. The Batwa people are about four feet high and always delighted at new visitors. They will tell you, via a translator, how they hunt, make fires, build houses, use plants for medicinal purposes and even how they bury their dead. Once back at the camp you will have time to freshen up before dinner or enjoy a spa treatment from the mini spa.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp


Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Entebbe Town

After breakfast a delicious breakfast at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp you will be transferred back to Kihihi Airstrip for your morning flight back to Entebbe. Upon arrival at Entebbe you will be met and assisted to connect with your next flight for your onward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast


 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rates Include

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers at the lodges only
  • Teas and coffees
  • Laundry at Gorilla Forest Camp only
  • Park fees
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Community and Forest walk
  • Return scheduled flights from Entebbe / Kasese and Kihihi airstrip
  • Transfers to and from Kihihi airstrip
  • Meet, greet and assist at Entebbe International Airport
  • Concession fees in Bwindi
  • Batwa Cultural Experience
  • A walk and visit to Bigondi wet land
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Cover

Rates Exclude

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Bank charges
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • All optional excursions or activities i.e. spa treatments

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

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Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

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