16 Days Chimpanzee, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour, Primates & Wildlife Safari Tours Uganda
The 16 Days Chimpanzee, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour takes you Wildlife Adventuring in Murchison Falls National Park, Semliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale Forest National Park and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park.
The 16 Days Chimpanzee, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park.
Day 1: Pick up-Entebbe Botanical Gardens
Upon your arrival, you will be picked from the Entebbe International Airport by our company driver guide for a transfer to your Hotel. For early arrivals, embark on birding adventure in the Entebbe Botanical Gardens were you will be rewarded with sightings of various bird life.
You will also transfer to visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC). After the experience, transfer to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Lake Victoria Serena hotel, Airport View Guest House.
Day 2: Kampala-Jinja
Today, very early in the morning after your breakfast, you shall be picked from your hotel by your driver guide and drive off to Jinja and enjoy enormous sightings of the magnificent flora and fauna en-route. When you reach Jinja, you will transfer to River Nile to experience White Water Rafting along the different rapid grades for the best. You will transfer back to Kampala for Relaxation, Dinner and Overnight Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Serena Hotel Kampala, Cassia Lodge Buziga.
Day 3: Transfer-Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park along the Kampala-Gulu route for a period of 5-6 hours via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. When you reach the park, you will transfer to the Top of Murchison Falls and here you will spot the vigorous falls hitting rocks, a rain bow descending deep into the water falls, birds of the air flying from one point to another. After the experience, you will transfer to your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Game Drive-Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to experience a morning to Mid Day Game Drive along the various tracks in Murchison Falls National Park and this will reward you with sightings of various wildlife animals wandering around their natural habitat and these include; Uganda kob, Jackson’s hartebeest, water buck, baboon, oribi and elephant, Giraffes, Buffalo etc.
After the game drive, you will break off for lunch then later proceed to the banks of Victoria Nile to prepare to take on your afternoon Boat Cruise which will reward you views at various animals, birds, Hippos and crocodiles underneath the water. Return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Transfer-Semliki National Park
Today after your breakfast you will drive for a transfer to Semliki National Park where you will enjoy sightings of the beautiful scenery of the magnificent flora and fauna on your way. Semliki is the only park where you can enjoy a spotlight game drive in the night. You will enjoy a spot lit game drive that will reward you with sightings of the nocturnal wildlife. Possible sightings may include the nightjars. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge
Day 6: Bird Watching in Semliki National Park
After your breakfast you will go birding in one of the richest areas for birds in Africa and with some of the very best forest birding adventure. Look out for species like the spot breasted ibis, Red Thighed Sparrow Hawk, Crested francolin and Helmet Guinea fowl, Broad -billed Roller, Green Wood-hoopoe, African Moustached Warbler, Marsh Tchagra, Violet-backed, the rapacious Red-necked Falcon and the local Cabanis’s. Later you will enjoy nocturnal bird watching on the geothermal Hot springs at Sempaya and you will be rewarded with views of crepusuilar Flecked Nigh jar, Black Shoulder Nightjar, African Wood and many more. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge
Day 7: Transfer-Kibale Forest National Park
Today after your breakfast you will depart from the park and drive off to Kibale Forest National park. This park is known to be the most accessible with its diverse primate the chimps. Upon your arrival in the park take a forest walk that will take you a round the Bunyaruguru crater region and expose you to some of the park habitant species. Dinner and overnight at Primate’s lodge
Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking-Kibale Forest National Park
Wake up very early in the morning have breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don'ts around the Chimpanzees then later in groups of 8 with a ranger guide, you will transfer to enter the forest to track the rare species of Chimpanzees for a period of 3-5 hours and when you meet them an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking photos. Later after the experience, transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Primates lodge Kibale, Kibale Forest Camp, Ndali Lodge.
Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today after your breakfast leave the Kibale Park for the known Switzerland of Africa with a lunch stopover en route. Enjoy a game drive in the crater lakes region as you enter the park which may reward you with views of animal species like the lion, leopard, buffalo, and the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope and may be the beautifully horned Uganda kob. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Jacana safari lodge
Day 10: Game viewing and Launch cruise
Enjoy a morning game drive in the park after your breakfast. The possible sightings may include elephants, lions, leopard’s kob, oribi giant forest hog, jackals, Defassa Waterbucks, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Lions, Leopards, Cape Buffaloes, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. After your lunch embark on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel and get a chance of seeing the Nile crocodile and hippopotamus as they drink on the shores.
You may further be rewarded with sightings of the water bucks, topis, elephants and many more on this trip. Return for dinner and overnight at Jacana safari Lodge.
Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
This morning, leave for Bwindi Forest National Park through the north of Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector.
You will be thrilled with sightings of the tree climbing lions as they rest on the fig trees besides other en-route attractions. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp,Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Day 12: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park
Report to the park headquarters after your breakfast where a UWA official will take you through the tracking code of conduct. Thereafter proceed to the misty Impenetrable forest for a hilarious Gorilla Tracking experience under the guidance of an armed ranger.
The thrill of encountering these giant primates gives a lifetime memory in the Pearl of Africa. Later in the day after your gorilla hike, take pleasure in a guided community walk, it will insight you in Bakiga life and culture. You may get a chance of visiting the brewers, homesteads, blacksmith with in the vicinity of the park neighborhoods. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Today after your break fast depart from Bwindi Forest National Park and drive to the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi extending northwards from the Rwanda Border through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale from Kisoro.
This is also referred to as the Bird haven and a prominent destination for bird watchers. Take a canoe trip that will reward you with spectacular views of the beautiful sunset. Retire for dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages, Bunyonyi Overland Resort.
Day 14: Ruvuma Swamp
This morning after your break fast take pleasure in a ride to the northern tip of Bunyonyi. You will be rewarded with sightings of the vast papyrus expanses of the Ruvuma Swamp. You may also spot a variety of birds endemic to this habitat like the papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary and papyrus yellow warbler among other bird species.
In the later hours of the day transfer to Lake Mburo National park where you may spot animals like the beautiful impalas, cape buffalos, zebras, oribis, elands and topi and many more on a game drive upon your entry. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages
Day 15: Game Drive & Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Embark on a morning game drive through the park vicinities and later return to the lodge for breakfast. Expect to see a the elands, oribi, zebras, cape buffallos and the beautiful impala with a number of acacia associated and water birds that may include the Papyrus gonolek, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruthers cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird and many more.
After your lunch embark on a boat ride on Lake Mburo where you will be rewarded with sightings of the rich bird life with hippos as they drink on the banks of the lake among other animals. Mihingo Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Lodge.
Day 16: Transfer to Kampala and Departure
This morning you will have the privilege to go for a guided nature walk one of it’s kind in all Uganda’s park on foot. This will walk to the salt lick area where there is a blind observatory animal that can allow you to see more than four different animal species licking salt from the salty soils. Thereafter drive back to Kampala with an en-route lunch. Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Serena Hotel, Cassia Lodge Buziga. You can as well as transfer to the Entebbe International Airport to board your flight back Home.
This safari includes:
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
- Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
Airfare to Uganda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program.