Chimps and Gorilla trekking

8 days—Primate Trekking

$3200-3750 USD

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Safari summary

On this trip you will visit Kibale Forest National park known to have the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Later on go to Queen Elizabeth a biodiversity park known for its crater lakes, abundant flora and wildlife especially the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Lastly you will visit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to half the world’s Gorillas estimated at 440 out of the 880 and Lake Bunyonyi the place of little birds.


About this tour
Custom, tailor-made, private
Moderate activity
Main focus:

Primate trekking

Best months: 
All months

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
  • Cultural visits—orphanages, markets, schools
  • Primate trekking
Countries visited
country.name Uganda
Parks visited
Bwindi Impenetrable
Kibale
Queen Elizabeth
What’s included?
Airport transfers
Private vehicle and driver
Meals
All drinks
Park fees
Accommodation
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Laundry
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
Visas

Itinerary

Day 1

Kibale

Travel to Chimpanzee Capital: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park the primate capital of East Africa. Enjoy the green scenery in the countryside especially the well-kept tea plantations. Check in at your accommodation.

Kibale Forest Lodge

Day 2

Kibale

Chimpanzee tracking and community walk On this day you have the chance to visit the Primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzees are famous primates seen in this place. You wake early for a morning trekking to search for these playful primates. Return for late breakfast. Later on in the afternoon go for birding and a community walk. You can choose to go birding in the morning and chimpanzee tracking done in the afternoon.

Kibale Forest Lodge

Day 3

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth National Park Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the afternoon on time for lunch. Overnight at your accommodation.

Engazi Game Lodge

Day 4

Queen Elizabeth

Game drive and Boat Ride Go for the early morning game drive in the Park in search for the retiring nocturnal animals like the Lions. Enjoy the sight of herds of Buffaloes, Elephants. Return to the lodge for breakfast as you wait for Lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel to view the Hippos, crocodiles and Buffalos. Check into your accommodation. .

Engazi Game Lodge

Day 5

Bwindi Impenetrable | Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest .Explore the village and the native communities. Keep your eyes open for the Tree climbing lions at Ishasha along the way. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 6

Gorilla tracking –a lifetime experience Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by game park officials at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Carry packed Lunch. After lunch go for a community visit to the local communities living around the park to learn about their history, story telling and dances.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

Day 7

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi. After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kabale via Lake Bunyonyi (a place of little birds) with beautiful terraced hillsides. It is the second deepest Lake in Africa. Go for canoeing rides and also visit the legendary Punishment Island that hosted impregnated girls outside wedlock. Overnight at your accommodation.

Lake Bunyonyi Rock resort

Day 8

End of tour-Travel back to Entebbe.

Cassia Lodge

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