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14 DAY GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES IN UGANDA

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Elly Mwesiga

Pinnacle Safaris Africa

Africa Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Company

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14 DAY GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES IN UGANDA

This is one of our longest safaris, this tour visits the stunning National Parks in Uganda. Five of these Murchison Falls, Semliki, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi are in the Western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley! Your trip starts with Murchison Falls Conservation Area, the largest in the country, with chimps, birds, crocodile, and game. Visit the dramatic Falls from which the park derives its name. Drive the long journey westwards to Semliki Game Reserve for chimps, birds and game. Kibale Forest, nearby, is home to thirteen species of primates the highest in tropical Africa. Animal species such as red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees can be seen. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains: a half day walk into the mountains is possible. The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel in QE is especially good for viewing hippo, buffalo, elephant and a large host of birds. The beautiful steeply forested Kyambura Gorge nearby, is home not only to chimpanzees but also the red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus and many bird species. Around Ishasha go on the hunt for the famous tree-climbing lions which lounge nonchalantly on old fig trees. Further south in Bwindi go gorilla tracking and see other primates, birds and butterflies. Have an opportunity to track gorillas again or climb a volcano, go birding or take in the breathtaking landscape. Return to Kampala via Lake Mburo, one of Uganda's most conspicuous parks rich in birds, hippo, buffalo, and zebra.

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Boma Guest House in Entebbe or to Hotel Africana in Kampala for overnight, in mid range (BB) OR: Laico Lake Victoria Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel in high level (BB)

Entebbe/Kampala
DAY 2

Kampala to Murchison

Briefing from your guide before taking a gentle drive for Murchison Falls Conservation Area. Drive through Luwero. Lunch en route and continue to the park. Visit the top of the stimulating Murchison Falls, crashing through a narrow gorge. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] Overnight: Murchison River Lodge for mid level (B, L, D); OR: Paraa Lodge/Chobe’s Lodge for high level (B, L, D) Read more

Murchison Falls National Par
DAY 3

In Murchison Falls Park

An early morning game viewing north of the Nile. Launch trip to the bottom of the mighty exciting Falls, with crocodiles, and a vast array of birds including the rare shoebill stork, lounging on the banks of the Nile. Hippos are everywhere! Evening game drive. Overnight: Murchison River Lodge for mid level (B, L, D); OR: Paraa Lodge/Chobe’s Lodge for high level (B, L, D) Read more

Murchison Falls Park
DAY 4

Murchison to Budongo to Hoima

An early start. Game drive on your way to Kaniyo-Pabidi in Budongo Forest. Go for a guided nature walk to track chimpanzees. Budongo is also known for its many plant and bird species. On return drive to Hoima via the mesmerising Lake Albert, view fishing villages, local communities and local fishermen. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours]. O/N: Glory Summit Hotel in Hoima for mid range (B,L,D). OR: Hoima Cultural Lodge for high level (B,L,D) Read more

Hoima
DAY 5

Hoima to Fort Portal

Drive south to Fort Portal, past big tea plantations, lunch en route. Proceed to your lodging in Kibale. Either explore a crater lake nearby or relax at your lodging. [Approximate driving time: 5 hour(s)] Overnight: Chimpanzee Guest House for Mid range, full board Or: Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge for high level, Read more

Fort Portal
DAY 6

In Kibale Forest National Park

A guided nature walk in Kibale Forest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa - including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A forest walk provides a high possibility of seeing and hearing a vast number of chimps and other primates crashing around through the forest. Birdlife is also fabulous, with over 300 species recorded in the forest. An afternoon walk in Bigodi wetland gives the opportunity of seeing the unusual birds, baboons, chimpanzee and other primates which live around the swamp. Overnight: Chimpanzee Guest House for Mid range, full board Or: Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge for high level, Read more

Kibale Forest National Park
DAY 7

To Queen Elizabeth Park

Leave for Queen Elizabeth Park, passing via the Rwenzoris, or "Mountains of The Moon" as they are sometimes called. Continue to Queen Elizabeth. You will have an Evening game drive. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] Overnight: Ihamba Lodge for Mid range, full board Or: Katara Lodge/Mweya Lodge for high level, full board Read more

Queen Elizabeth Park
DAY 8

In Queen Elizabeth Park

Visit Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees, man's closest relation. In the afternoon, a game drive on your way out of the park. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience Overnight: Ihamba Lodge for Mid range, full board Or: Katara Lodge/Mweya Lodge for high level, full board

Queen Elizabeth Park
DAY 9

In Queen Elizabeth Park -Ishasha sector

Visit the Ishasha sector, an area with the highest concentration of wildlife in the park including the tree climbing lion! Overnight: Ishasha Jungle lodge for mid range (B,L,D) OR: Ishasha Wilderness Camp for high level (B,L,D)

Ishasha
DAY 10

Queen Elizabeth Park to Bwindi

Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We may drive via Ishasha, weather conditions permitting where you may see tree-climbing lion - or drive through farmland to Bwindi. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel/Mutanda Lake Resort for lower mid level Or: Chameleon Hill Lodge for upper Mid range, full board Or: Clouds Lodge for high level, full board Read more

Bwindi National Park
DAY 11

Bwindi gorilla tracking

Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking), carrying a packed lunch. You will be accompanied by a guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack for you. You will then set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas. The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more means participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8-9 hours before one returns to camp. Difficulty, however, is not impossibility and coming face to face with the great primates is well worth it! Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel/Mutanda Lake Resort for lower mid level, B,L,D Or: Chameleon Hill Lodge for upper Mid range, B,L,D Or: Clouds Lodge for high level, B,L,D Read more

Bwindi National Park
DAY 12

Bwindi National Park to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, a gentle drive to Lake Bunyonyi for mesmerising views of the lake, relax at the sandy beaches, explore nearby local communities and pygmies by private boat. Overnight: Bunyonyi Overland Resort for mid range (B,L,D) OR: Birdnest Lodge for high level (B,L,D)

Lake Bunyonyi
DAY 13

Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Kabale. Boat trip and an evening game drive. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] Overnight: Mburo Safari Lodge for mid range (B,L,D). OR: Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Tented Camp for high level (B,L,D)

Lake Mburo
DAY 14

Return and Fly out

Time permitting, early morning game drive. Return to Kampala via Masaka, and on to Kampala arriving late afternoon, lunch en route (HB). [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] End of service.

Entebbe

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala/Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls Park
Day 4
Location Hoima
Day 5
Location Fortportal
Day 7
Location Queen Elizabeth Park
Day 9
Location Queen Elizabeth Park
Day 10
Location Bwindi Park
Day 12
Location Kabale
Day 13
Location Mburo park
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe/Kampala
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls Park
Day 4
Location Hoima
Day 5
Location Kibale
Hotel Ndali Lodge
Day 7
Location Queen Elizabeth park
Day 9
Location Queen Elizabeth park
Day 10
Location Bwindi Park
Day 12
Location Bunyonyi
Day 13
Location Mburo Park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • • Daily breakfast
  • • Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kampala/Entebbe, FB on tour)
  • • Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary
  • • Boat trip in Kazinga Channels, QE park
  • • Chimpanzee and Gorilla Permits
  • • Boat trip in Murchison Falls park
  • • Boat trip in Lake Mburo park
  • • All fees for parks, and entrances
  • • Bigodi wetland area, Kibale forest
  • • Boat cruise in Bunyonyi
  • • Mineral/bottled water in vehicle
  • • All transfers, fuel with 4x4 vehicle
  • • English speaking driver-guide all along the tour
  • • Cultural visits where available

Package Excludes

  • • Meals in Kampala/Entebbe
  • • Visa fees for Uganda and Rwanda
  • • Extra drinks at lunches and dinners
  • • Air tickets
  • • Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry

More Information

  • PACKAGE PRICES (USD) – without gorilla, chimp permits,
  • Pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax SRS
  • PP In Double, Mid range as above 3,750 3,266 2,975 2,900 2,675 390
  • PP In Double, Upper Mid range at gorilla park 5,110 4,626 4,335 4,260 4,035 935
  • PP In Double, High level/Luxury as above 5,610 5,126 4,835 4,760 4,535 1,055
  • 1 Person on Safari | Mid | Upper | Luxury USD 5,840 | USD 7,745 | USD 8,360 FOR 1 PERSON
  • EXTRAS BELOW FEES NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE
  • German/Foreign speaking Guide USD 100/day Uganda | USD 120 in Rwanda
  • Gorilla Permit PP, Uganda USD 600
  • Chimpanze Permit, Kibale Forest PP USD 150
  • Chimpanzee Permit, Kyambura PP USD 60
  • Chimpanzee Permit, Budongo PP USD 85
  • Extra night QE Park | Mid | Luxury USD 295 | USD 330pp
  • Extra night Gorilla Park | Mid | Luxury USD 356 | USD 610PP ($500 | $700 1pax) with transportation
  • Extra night Mburo Park (from Bwindi) | Mid | Luxury USD 288 | USD 388PP ($500 | $620 1pax) with transportation
  • Extra night Kampala | Mid | Luxury USD

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Silvia and Andrea Gotti , United States

Amazing experience, great organization and very professional personnel. Pinnacle safaris exceed our expectations. They fit our way to think about travel. Very professional staff, amazing accommodations. Eco-friendly and population/ambient Respectfully. They make out honey moon unforgivable! Thanks! I strongly recommend pinnacle safaris to all my traveller friends! Read more

Michael and Antje, Germany

The experience was so amazing and wonderful - we will keep it in our hearts forever!!! From our point of view the safari was performed very professionally and enthusiastically!!

Sandra Bayer, Austria

I went Rwenzori Trekking + Queen Elizabeth + Gorilla trekking - the whole organization was perfect - the guides were very friendly!

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