8 Days Chimpanzee Trekking, Queen Elizabeth & Gorilla Tour

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport – Kampala Book Now

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to the booked hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Kampala-Kibale National Park

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and overnight at the booked lodge.

Day 4: Kibale National Park –Queen Elizabeth Park

In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on
chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps in the afternoon, you will go for a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp- to see unique flora and fauna. Meals and overnight at the booked lodge.

Day 4: Kibale National Park –Queen Elizabeth Park

Begin your morning with a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal, thereafter drive to drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. . Dinner and overnight at the booked lodge.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Park

Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes
Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Dinner and overnight at the booked lodge.

Day 6: Queen-Bwindi

Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must! Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The
afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight stay at the booked lodge.

Day 7: BWINDI-Gorilla trek

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking
may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Dinner and overnight stay at the booked lodge.

Day 8: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe

Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Chimp permits
  • Boat trip in Queen
  • One Gorilla permits per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Park fees
  • Primate Walk in Kibale
  • Community visits in Bwindi
  • Game drives
  • Services on an English-speaking Driver/guide.
  • AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance

Cost Excludes:

  • Airfares, Visas or Insurance, Tips to local guides, Porterage or Laundry, Soft or alcoholic, drinks or mineral water (excl. water in the vehicles), Items of a personal nature.