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10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Highlight

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10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Highlight

Ten day Uganda Highlights, let us show you Uganda as a Dream place, Exploration destination and Discovery of the unknown with a signature of excellence.Equator Experience, Boating on Lake Bunyonyi, boat on Kazinga Channel is a perfect way of exploring the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of birds .Tree climbing lions.Climax of the trip with the Gorillas and visit home to a remarkable 13 chimpanzee species.End with Kampala City Tour.

DAY 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

You will arrive at Entebbe International airport where you will be picked by your waiting guide and transfer to the Hotel.

Lake Victoria View House (1)
DAY 2

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi & Equator

Today you begin your journey to a beautiful island in Lake Bunyonyi, the “Lake of the little birds”. It’s one of the most beautiful places of Uganda. Being surrounded by hills, people call it “The Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumored to be free of bilharzias and safe for swimming. On your way to Lake Bunyonyi, you stop at the equator in Masaka town. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneurs on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that make equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator. Read more

Bunyonyi over land resort *1
DAY 3

Optional Activities Canoeing, Swimming,

After a relaxed breakfast, you may decide to engage in one or many of the following activities Bird watching, Motor-boat trips with guide, Canoe hire with or without guides, Canoe trekking, Fishing, Safe swimming in the lake, Visiting Hot Springs, Visiting Pygmy community with the guide. Today afternoon, you embark on your journey to Ruhija East of Bwindi that lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and it is famous as a center visitor for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda. You will have a chance to meet the natives of the area for traditional entertainment on arrangement. Read more

Gorilla Mist Camp*2
DAY 4

Gorilla tracking

Today you go to track the rare mountain gorillas!!! After a briefing from your ranger guide, begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. NB don’t forget to carry with you your packed lunches. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat ,rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. After the gorilla trek, head back to your accommodation for rest. N.B Accommodation depends on the group of the Gorillas to be tracking. Read more

Gorilla Mist Camp
DAY 5

Queen Elizabeth national park & Ishasha

After your breakfast, you will start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will have an afternoon game drive in Ishasha sector part of the park. The Ishasha sector is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the southern section of this park, the Lions are now and again spotted hanging on branches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector. The Ishasha sector is located near the far most south-western rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is not only the most well liked park but also the most traveled to national park within Uganda. Read more

@ The River Ishasha Non En-s
DAY 6

Morning Game Drive (Ishasha) & Boat in A

After breakfast, you go for a short morning game drive and you will search for all the wildlife in the park; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Water-buck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc. and transfer to the north of the park at Bush lodge. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bath. You can expect to see: Buffaloes, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you do a game drive back to the lodge. Read more

Bush lodge self contained Ba
DAY 7

Morning Game Drive and Free Afternoon

You will have early breakfast and prepare for the game drive that takes 3-5 hours depending on your interest. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km squared; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. The landscape in this section of the magnificent park is considerably different from that found in other parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Bush Lodge is surrounded by the National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting of Eco system in Africa. Read more

Bush lodge self contained Ba
DAY 8

Drive to Kibale forest National Park, Sw

Today after breakfast, you proceed to Kibale forest national park, The Park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. On your arrival in the afternoon after lunch, you proceed for a swamp walk; your swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco! You will stay at kibale forest camp “Where better to capture the thrill of a howling black and white colobus or to listen to the wood owl calling his partner, than from the comfort of a spacious, en-suite tent! Kibale Forest Camp offers this unique classic canvas experience in the form of 10 African safari style tents. Complemented by excellent food and service it forms your perfect base to explore the area. Expect a green, lush environment, birds and butterflies, forest smells and sounds... In short a place to unwind from the concrete jungle” Read more

Kibale Forest Camp
DAY 9

Chimp Trekking & Afternoon crater walk

Either in the morning or afternoon you start your journey to the chimpanzees. The experienced Uganda wildlife ranger takes you chimp tracking. Chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walks start at 8:00.am and 2:00 pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. Beside the chimps, thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered during your trek to the chimpanzees. Today, in the morning or afternoon (depending on the time for chimp tracking) you have a crater-lake hike. Read more

Kibale Forest Camp
DAY 10

Drive Back to Kampala:

After breakfast, head back to Kampala for a city tour where you will visit the numerous crafts markets, Kampala taxi park with hundreds of commuter taxis jam parked in a small park (you will be guided to climb the adjacent high buildings to have an aerial view of this sometimes chaotic park), option of visiting Kampala’s biggest Mosque that was sponsored by Late Muamar Gaddafi – the former President of Libya or the only Baha'i Temple in Africa . You will Lunch in a nice restaurant of your choice in Kampala and drive to your Accommodation or Entebbe international airport for the flight back home. Read more

Accommodation or Airport

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Western Uganda
Day 3
Location Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- Western Uganda
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Uganda
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Uganda
Day 8
Location Kibale National Park, Western Uganda
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe, Uganda
Day 2
Location Kabale, Uganda
Day 3
Location Bwindi
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8
Location Kibale National Park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • An expert English-speaking guide and vehicle for the itinerary agreed (4WD Min bus with open roof).
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • All activities as per the itinerary agreed where appropriate, boat trips, park fees, nature and community walk fees.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person.
  • Bottle of drinking water per day.
  • Our standard offering for this tour is a 4wd minibus with pop-up roof for easy game viewing during game drives and this is for 1-6 persons.
  • NB: you can contact us in case you need to upgrade to a small or big land-cruiser

Package excludes

  • Airfares to Uganda
  • Entry visas and airport taxes.
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenditure such as drinks and laundry.
  • All meals that are not included on the itinerary

More information

  • Kindly note: gorilla permits, chimp permits and lodge bookings depend on availability.
  • In case your preferred accommodations get fully booked, Its part of our job to book for you some of the best accommodations that are within the same range as your previously preferred accommodations and of course with your consultation.

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