Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife

Perfect Tour for Primate and Wildlife Lovers

Safari Length

7 Days

Price Guide

From $3000

Best Time to Go

May - October
December - February

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Overview

If it's great apes you want to see then this is the tour for you. Track both Gorillas and Chimpanzees with game drives in-between, taking in Uganda's highlights during this one week tour.

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The safari's on our website are just examples of the amazing itinerary's we offer. Get in touch to tailor make this tour to you.

You Will Visit:
Price based on mid-range style accommodation for 2 people sharing and includes:

All accommodation

All meals as shown in the itinerary

Gorilla and chimp tracking permits

All park entry fees and activities

Experienced guide

4WD safari vehicle and fuel

Drinking water in the safari vehicle

 

Full Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, You will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge. We feel it's best to stay in Entebbe after your flight. If you arrive early there are many excursions available, and great places to eat. Ask your regional expert for more information.
 
Meals Included: none
Mid-Range Accommodation: Boma Guest House
 
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale
After your breakfast, you will spend the day transferring to the national park rich western Uganda, starting with Kibale Forest National Park, stopping on the way for lunch. You should arrive in the afternoon to take in the natural beauty of this area.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner
Mid-Range Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp
 
Day 3: Chimp Tracking
Today you get the chance to get up close and personal with man's closest relative, the Chimpanzee. These special apes are a joy to watch as they go about their daily lives, squabbling and playing in the fruit trees. Upon sighting the Chimps, you will stay with them for one hour. Afterwards, you will go back to your lodge for lunch, then in the afternoon, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, hopefully in time for an evening game drive, depending on how long the chimp tracking takes.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mid-Range Accommodation: Bush Lodge
 
Day 4: Game Drive and Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
Head out in the morning to enjoy the magnificent game on offer in Queen, including 4 of the 'Big 5', many other big game animals and the vast array of birds that live within the park. In the afternoon, you will enjoy one of Uganda's great wildlife experiences, the Kazinga Channel boat cruise, where you can see a vast array of wildlife playing and taking a water break along the shore.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mid-Range Accommodation: Bush Lodge
 
Day 5: Game Drive and Bwindi
Grab a packed lunch from your lodge and spend the day winding south through Queen, where you will get the chance to see the tree-climbing lions that have made this national park so famous. Your eventual destination is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you should arrive in the evening just in time to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and the dense forest.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mid-Range Accommodation: Haven Lodge
 
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking
After an early breakfast, you will set off towards what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your safari, the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting gorillas, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rainforest. Afterwards, you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mid-Range Accommodation: Haven Lodge
 
Day 7: Back to Entebbe
After you breakfast in Bwindi, you will transfer back up to Entebbe for your evening flight home, stopping on the way for lunch, and at the equator for the almost compulsory photo with the sign.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch