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7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek, Wildlife Adventure and Chimpanzee Tracking

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Barbara Baruka

Crystal Safaris

GORILLAS, WILDLIFE, ADVENTUR

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7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek, Wildlife Adventure and Chimpanzee Tracking

7 Days Gorilla Safari looking for the gorillas within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This gorilla safari incorporates game viewing inside Queen Elizabeth as well as chimpanzee tracking within Kibale Forest. This 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Safari commences and finishes in Kampala. This safari will take you to 3 of Uganda’s national parks: Bwindi Gorilla Forest, Kibale Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. This Uganda Gorilla , wildlife and chimpanzee Tour will begin with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest; a tropical rainforest home to 13 primate species. Tracking these playful chimpanzees racing through the green forest is a very memorable experience. Besides chimpanzees, the forest is in addition home to several other primates including the black & white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys and the Red tailed monkeys, including several others. From the Bigodi Wetland, have a nature walk across the trail will give you an opportunity to see various swamps plus forest species including the Blue Turaco, Manikins, Black casques hornbills, Flycatchers, Black and White Hornbills, Woodland Kingfishers, Yellow Backed Weavers, Cuckoos and Wagtails plus several others. This tour will lead you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated on the savannah plains just below Mountain Rwenzori, this park prides in a great diversity of African wildlife including elephants, leopards, lions, hippos and buffaloes. In the Kalinzu forest reserve, you will track the elusive chimpanzees which are man’s closest cousins. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will track the tree climbing lions resting in the big fig trees; this is really wonderful experience that you enjoy. You will also proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national park to track the endangered amazing mountain gorillas within that moist tropical forest. There are a number of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi. Staring deep into the large brown eyes of the gentle gorilla giants is certainly a very thrilling unforgettable experience worth enjoying. Additional activities to be enjoyed include thrilling nature walks to spot orchids, birds and monkeys and visiting the Batwa people and see how they live.

To Kibale Forest NP

Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park You will be met by our safari guide who will brief you about this safari. Transfer to Fort Portal driving through Mityana and Mubende towns. You will stopover in the town of Mubende to check out the Nakayima tree. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way and drive on to Kibale forest national park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Visit the neighboring Crater Lake or opt to rest at the lodge. Journey Time: 4 hours Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Crater Safari Lodge

Chimpanzee tracking

Early in the morning, you will set off for chimpanzee tracking. You will be led by a forest guide who will help you identify the various tree species, as well as inform you of the various features in the forest. In the afternoon after your lunch, you will go for a nature walk in the swamp to see primates plus swamp birds, in addition to a number of community-Based projects that are funded by tourism. Dine and slumber at Crater Safari Lodge Journey Time: 2 hours Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner Breakfast Read more

Crater Safari Lodge

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park situated at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori which is among the finest mountain ranges in the world. On your way to the park you might see a number of wild animals plus birds since this park hosts approximately 100 species of mammals and an outstanding 606 species of birds. Dine and slumber at Bush Lodge After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers and excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Read more

Bush Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Have an early morning Game drive where you may have an opportunity to see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and game drive in the evening in search of tree climbing lions. Overnight at Bush Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ave an early morning Game drive where you may have an opportunity to see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and game drive in the evening in search of tree climbing lions. Overnight at Bush Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Bush Lodge

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONALPARK (150KMS) Have another morning game drive before proceeding to /Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. With all the volcanic activity in this area the scenic beauty is breath-taking. Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge (www.crystallodgesuganda.com) Gorilla Safari Lodge is an owner managed luxurious lodge which is tucked away at the boundary of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. It has breath taking scenery, luxurious ambience that will ensure a comfortable stay and a relaxing atmosphere after a strenuous Gorilla tracking. The lodge is conveniently located few minutes away from the Gorilla Trekking starting point making it unnecessary for early rising. Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Meal & Dinner Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Bwindi Gorilla Forest

Gorilla Tracking Tour in Bwindi Gorilla Forest an early breakfast, move into the forest and start trekking the mountain gorillas. Coming face to face with the largest primates is a memorable adventurous experience that can never be forgotten. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi involves trekking up steep muddy and densely forested slopes so it may require some level of fitness. Right after your lunch you will have a leisurely nature or visit the neighboring community if time allows. Dine and slumber at Gorilla Safari Lodge Time: 1-6 hours Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Return to Kampala

Following your breakfast you will drive back to Kampala with lunch along the way; passing through rolling hills and terraced landscapes of western Uganda. A brief stopover at the Equator will provide you with an opportunity of photography and informative talks. You will also stop at drum and craft makers and later transfer to the airport for your outbound flight or reserve accommodation in Kampala for overnight Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Day 3
Location QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
Hotel Bush Lodge
Day 5
Location Bwindi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transport in a 4WD with excellent safari view;
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Full board accommodation as listed in the program;
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program;
  • All activities described in the itinerary;
  • 1 gorilla permit per person (a US$600 value).
  • Complementary airport pick up
  • Complementary water in the safari van

Package excludes

  • International air fares and entry visa Uganda
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

More information

  • $350 single room suppliment

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Wendy, United States

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to thank you for help through the whole time and amazing experience! ​ ​ Your staff was lovely, kind, helpful beyond their job description and my expectations. George was wonderful! He is patient, hard working and very funny, I recommend him highly. It was a good match! Joanne was super helpful trying to get me a Congolese visa...and making me feel comfortable being the only guest. Your staff Wuinnie (especially her), Denis and the Chef, were amazingly accommodating and professional.​ ​ Again, your immediate response to emails and arranging the full itinerary made the somewhat untraditional booking process (you know are westerners are used to everything credit card nowadays) made this process a bit less nerve wrecking and my experience amazing. So thank you for everything! Read more

Mandy, United States

Hi Barbara! I just wanted to thank you for arranging the most amazing trip for us! We had the best time ever and loved every minute of it! We definitely hope to return again someday! Thanks again!

Brenda, Germany

for one have used crystal safaris 3 times of which the latest was when I went for gorilla tracking in Bwindi. The lady by the name Christine has always been helpful the times I have interacted with her. In June this year, i went for gorilla tracking under crystal safaris with Jona as our guide. My friends and I had a fab time and I would recommend Jona to u and the lodge we slept in was in Bwindi Gorilla safari lodge was in point with those water bottles to keep us warm the beds were on point and jeez the food was delicious (try there onion soup). Anyway I would recommend u trust them with your trip I dont think u will have any issue and I do wish you the best during your safari Read more

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