8 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING & WILDLIFE SAFARI

his 8 day Uganda tour takes you for a nature tour in Kibale, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$4000
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
8 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This holiday will involve you in different tourist activities such as mountain gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and game viewing.

Tourist activities in this Uganda safari
ü Game drives / wildlife viewing
ü Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest
ü Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
ü Batwaa community cultural experience
ü Boat ride
ü Nature walks

Day 1

·         Pick up from your Kampala Hotel after breakfast

·         Travel to Lake Mburo National park, stopover at the Mpigi Drum Makers and also at the equator for photographs and souvenirs

·         Continue to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for an afternoon boat ride.

·         Overnight stay at accommodation of your choice and budget.(Mantana/Mihingo lodges)

 

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo has a varying landscape of sprawling open plains, acacia

grasslands and marshes, and is home to about 65 different species of

mammals and 313 different species of birds including Uganda's

national bird - the crested crane. Among the animals found at Lake

Mburo National Park includes zebras, impalas, waterbucks, buffalos,

hippos, leopards, crocodiles and a variety of birds.

·         early morning games drives and enjoy the rich biodiversity

·         Return to your accommodation for a late breakfast

·         Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park

·         Check in to accommodation for dinner and overnight. (Buhoma /mahongy springs)

 

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

In the south west of Uganda, 200 kms west of Lake Mburo, this national park is the only forest in Africa where gorillas and chimpanzees occur together. Bwindi is on the edge of the Western Rift Valley and hosts more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas is currently estimated at just over 600. In addition to the gorillas and chimps this ancient rainforest (estimated at over 25,000 years old), is home to approximately 93 species of mammals and over 360 species of birdlife.

·         early morning breakfast

·         Gorilla tracking

·         Lunch

·         Batwa trail/local communities

·         Overnight stay(Buhoma /mahongy springs)

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park

Lying across the equator, Queen Elizabeth National Park, easily the pick of Ugandan Tourism has magnificent views of Lake Edward to the southwest and Lake George to the northeast, both on the floor of the Rift Valley, the snow capped Rwenzori mountains, Mitumbe hills referred to as the center of darkness in Africa because of its varying colours on its many slopes and the Savannah grasslands which support a wide variety of wildlife. The eastern part of the park is characterized with peaceful green escarpments, part of the western rift valley. QENP boasts of one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world with over 600 different bird species and about 100 mammal species. Common Antelopes species include the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. The park also has Buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. About 20 predators are found in the park, including lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others. Of the bird species, unique ones include Expect to see bird species such as the rare shoe bill, Egyptian geese, the yellow billed stork and the white pelicans. Queen Elizabeth National Park is ideal for game drives and boat cruises

·         Breakfast

·         Continue on to Queen Elizabeth National through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector

·         Have a brief game drive in Ishasha,

·         Check into accommodation. (ishasha wilderness camp/jacana lodge)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

·         early morning game drive

·         Return to the lodge for a late breakfast.

·         Afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

·         Dinner and overnight.(bush lodge/Mweya)

 

Day 7: Kibale Forest National park

Kibale forest is home to the largest number of the endangered chimpanzees in Uganda, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare Lhotse’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. The park also hosts over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, green breasted pitta, African pitta, crowned eagle and the black bee-eater. There are a number of impressive mammals including forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats. A keen observer may see some of the reptiles and amphibians as well as a colourful variety of butterflies. Furthermore, over 250 tree species have been recorded. The most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park are the chimpanzees with over 1,450 individuals protected within the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors the unique opportunity to view these great apes in their natural environment.

·         Early morning breakfast

·         Proceed to Kibale forest National park arriving in time for an

·         Afternoon chimpanzee trekking.

·         Overnight (primate lodge/ndali)

 

Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park – Kampala

·         Early morning breakfast

·         Take an optional scenic drive through the crater region

·         Proceed to Kampala

 

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
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Fishing
Fishing
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