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16 Days Chimpanzee, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour in 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.

Trip Overview

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 and Lake Mburo National Park.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Entebbe Botanical Gardens

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you are welcomed by a company Driver guide who transfers you to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens where you watch numerous bird species then later proceed to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC).

After your Adventure, proceed to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Lake Victoria Serena hotel, Airport View Guest House.

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja Town

Wake up early have breakfast then with your luggage transfer to Jinja Town a journey that offers you en-route views of stunning Flora and Fauna then later you reach Jinja.

On reaching the Town, proceed to River Nile to experience White Water Rafting where you beat the rapids of the Nile. After White Water Rafting, proceed on your journey back to Kampala to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Serena Hotel Kampala, Cassia Lodge Buziga.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

16 Days Primate tracking and Wildlfie TourWake up have breakfast then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Kampala Gulu Highway and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After a while driving, you reach the Park to the Top of the Falls where you watch the stunning Rainbow descending into the vigorous falls, bird species, green vegetation. After transfer to check-in your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park to experience a Game Drive till mid day then later break off for lunch.

After lunch, transfer to the Victoria Nile to enjoy a Boat Cruise at the Bottom of the Falls where you watch various species of Birds, green vegetation and wildlife along the Banks. After, return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Semliki National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Semliki National Park a journey that rewards you views of the green vegetation terrain, bird species, wildlife animals. You can break off for lunch then later in the late evening proceed back to experience a night Game Drive along the various tracks in the park watching nocturnal wildlife animals. After the drive proceed for Dinner and Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Bird Watching in Semliki National Park

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer into the forest to watch the various species of birds like ed 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 etc.

Proceed for nocturnal bird watching around the Sempaya Hot springs and the birds you watch are crepusuilar Flecked Nigh jar, Black Shoulder Nightjar, African Wood. Return back to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Semliki Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and on reaching the Park, embark on a guided Nature Walk along the various trails in the green forest vegetation. You explore the Bunyaruguru Crater Region  then later transfer t Check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Primate’s lodge Kibale, Ndali Lodge.

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Wake very early in the morning have breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees. Later in groups of 8,  with a ranger guide transfer into the forest to track the Chimpanzees for a period of 3-5 hours and when you meet them an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking photos.

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 embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and en-route, you have lunch then proceed on your journey. Have en-route views at the Rwenzori Mountains in a distance, birds and wildlife and when you reach the Park, proceed straight to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Jacana Safari lodge.

Day 10: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park to enjoy a Game Drive along the various tracks watching wildlife like the elephants, lions, leopard’s kob, oribi giant forest hog, jackals, Defassa Waterbucks, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Lions, Leopard etc then later transfer for a Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you watch crocodiles & schools of Hippo. After, return back to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Jacana Safari Lodge.

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

16 Days Primate Tracking and Wildlife TourWake up have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park via the Northern Part of Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha Sector and if lucky, you might view the Tree Climbing lions. After a period of 4-5 hours driving, you reach the Park for Dinner and Overnight. Gorilla Forest Camp,Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 12: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park          

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then in groups of 8 with a skilled park ranger, penetrate the forest to track the Gorillas  for 3-5 hours and when you meet then  only n hour is allowed in their presence taking photos.

After tracking and you still have time, you can go on a guided community walk then later on proceed to check-n your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to explore Lake Bunyonyi surrounded with green terraced terrains. When you reach the Lake enjoy Bird watching, canoeing to the nearby Islands as you watch the Sunset. Return back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. 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 and 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
  • Lunch
  • Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
  • Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
Excludes:

Airfare to Uganda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program.

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