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7 Days-Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife

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East African Discovery

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7 Days-Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife

If it's great apes you want to see then this is the tour for you. Track both Gorillas and Chimpanzees with game drives in-between with this one week tour. Track chimpanzees in the spectacular and ancient Kibale Forest. Set out on game drives to see lions, leopards, hippos, elephants, buffalo and many more in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Also in Queen, Embark on a boat safari on the Kazinga channel. The channel is the local watering hole for all the amazing wildlife that lives in the area and is said to have the highest population density of hippos anywhere in Africa. In what is undoubtedly the highlight of any trip to Uganda, you will also track the magnificent mountain gorillas. Seeing these magnificent beasts in the wild is an experience that will stay with you forever! The accommodation on this tour is extremely comfortable. The safari lodges are all in excellent locations, have excellent service and great food! This tour can be easily tailored to your budget and interests, with a wide variety of other activities and loges available.

DAY 1

Arrive in Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport You will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge. We feel it's best to stay in Entebbe after your flight, the last thing you want to do after a long flight is go on another long car journey. If you arrive early there are many excursions available, and great places to eat. Read more

Boma Guest House
DAY 2

Transfer to Kibale

After your breakfast, you will spend the day transferring to the national park rich western Uganda, starting with Kibale Forest National Park, stopping on the way for lunch. You should arrive in the afternoon to take in the natural beauty of this area.

Kibale Forest Camp
DAY 3

Chimpanzee Tracking

Today you get the chance to get up close and personal with man's closest relative, the chimpanzee. These special Apes are a joy to watch as they go about their daily lives, squabbling and playing in the fruit trees. Upon sighting the chimps, you will stay with them for one hour. Afterwards, you will go back to your lodge for lunch, then in the afternoon you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, hopefully in time for an evening game drive, depending on how long the chimp tracking takes. Read more

Bush Lodge
DAY 4

Game Drive and Kazinga Chann

Head out in the morning to enjoy the magnificent game on offer in Queen, including 4 of the 'Big 5', many other big game animals and the vast array of birds that live within the park. In the afternoon, you will enjoy one of Uganda's great wildlife experiences, the Kazinga Channel boat cruise, where you can see a vast array of wildlife playing and taking a water break along the shore. Read more

Bush Lodge
DAY 5

Game Drive and Bwindi

Grab a packed lunch from your lodge and spend the day winding south through Queen, where you will get the chance to see the tree climbing lions that have made this national park so famous. Your eventual destination is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you should arrive in the evening just in time to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and the dense forest. Read more

Haven Lodge
DAY 6

Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast you will set off towards what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your safari, the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting them, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings. Read more

Haven Lodge
DAY 7

Back to Entebbe

After you breakfast in Bwindi, you will transfer back up to Entebbe for your evening flight home, stopping on the way for lunch, and at the equator for the almost compulsory photo with the sign.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Kibale Forest National Park
Day 3
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hotel Bush Lodge
Day 5
Location Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hotel Haven Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour (pop-up roof 4wd vehicle)
  • Gorilla and chimp tracking permits
  • Accommodation
  • All activities stated in itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • The majority of meals

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Travel party's of 1, 3 and 5 are also available but prices are not included as it varies depending on the room options that are needed (triple or single). Get in touch for a quote!

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Olly , United Kingdom

East African Discovery organised an excellent trip away for the 5 of us, they were able to sort everything we wanted for the duration of the holiday. We had a superb trip away and would recommend booking with them. Our trip was tailor made from the start, with communication over email being a stress-free experience. Hopefully we will use you again, to return to the excellent gorilla trek. Thanks East African Discovery. Read more

Monique , France

I would like to congratulate you for the very good trip you organized for the five of us. The driver, Herbert, was excellent, careful and full of attention, very punctual and always ready to satisfy us. He was always the first one to see the animals. We have been very lucky - leopard (2) - a female lion with 3 little ones - 6 sleepy lions - lions in the trees, gorillas after a walk of only 20 minutes, elephants, hippos etc.... The lodges were all excellent and full of charm; we enjoyed them very much. I shall not fail to recommend your company. Read more

Jocelyn , Canada

We had a 6-day safari in Uganda arranged by Ben Tinsley at East African Discovery in late November 2016. It exceeded all expectations for value for money, accommodation, variety of scenery and sights, and quality of the driver/guide. We have travelled extensively including in other parts of East Africa. Uganda is truly special. We appreciated that the company is locally owned, with excellent local intelligence and experience in the tourism and game tracking fields in Uganda. We liked that the company is small, offering bespoke safaris rather than off-the-shelf itineraries. Ben responded to all queries and requests promptly during the planning stage and no question was too silly to ask. Our driver/guide was prompt, organised, informative, and friendly - he had grown up in a part of the country that we visited so his local knowledge was particularly good. The chimpanzee and gorilla tracking were experiences of a lifetime. Everything went off without a hitch. The pricing of EAD was considerably better than that offered for similar safaris by the larger outfits. We would recommend EAD without reservation. Read more

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