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Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking, 8 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2900 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival day. On arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your driver/guide, who will then transfer you to Kampala for overnight at either Serena Hotel, Common Wealth Country Resort (High end/luxurious accommodation), Grand Imperial Hotel, Royal Capital Palace Hotel (Medium class accommodation) or Fairway Hotel (low Budget accommodation).

Day 2: Kampala - Kibale National Park. After breakfast, depart Kampala via the pretty little town of Mubende set in rolling hills. Make a stop over at the splendid Nakaima cultural tree known to be 400 hundred years old worshipped by local people and thought to be holding the spirit of an ancient Bachwezi King. Picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibalale. Arrive late afternoon.

Relax at the lodge or explore the near by Crater Lake. Overnight at either Ndali lodge, a stunning location over looking a dramatic Crater Lake (high end luxurious accommodation), Ruwenzori view Guest House (medium classic accommodation), Primate Lodge or Kanyanchu tourist Centre (low budget classic accommodation) Approximate driving time is 6 - 7 hours.

Day 3: Tracking Chimps in Kibale. After breakfast, enter the forest in search for chimpanzees the experience is quiet exciting and adventurous. Expect to see other species of primates such as Baboons, Red colobus monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Birds like sun birds, Turaco, pitas and other bird species, butter fly species etc. return late afternoon for relaxation or an option of visiting Bigodi swamp. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park. After breakfast, go for a walk to Bigodi wet land sanctuary look out for the rare shoe Bill Bird, African pitta, Fish Eagle, Crown Great Blue Turaco among others, species of primates such as Baboons, Blue monkeys, Banded Mangoose etc. picnic lunch will be taken at the lodge.

In the afternoon drive off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Over night at either Jacana Safari lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, King Fisher Lodge (high end classic accommodation) or Mweya Institute of Ecology (low budget classic accommodation).

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo Forest. Start with Kyambura river gorge for an extra ordinary experience of tracking chimps. It is so enriching to see the ravishing river valley which is a home of many birds and butterfly species. Relax over a drink at the camp and proceed to Maramagambo forest for an exciting nature walk up to the bat cave and the unique blue Crater Lake. Over night at the lodge.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable. Depart from Queen Elizabeth and leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with a game drive in the Ishasha sector which is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Expect to see the famous tree climbing lions that can be spotted on the large fig trees and other wild life such as Topis, Buffaloes and warthogs, etc.

Overnight at either Mantana Tented Camp (high end luxurious accommodation), Buhoma homestead (medium class accommodation) or Buhoma community camp (low Budget accommodation). Approximate driving time is 4 - 5 hours.

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking. After breakfast and briefing from the guide, enter the forest in search for mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a home for the rare mountain Gorillas and about 650 individual gorillas left in the whole world half are in Bwindi. Tracking may take 2 - 8 hours, depending on the location of the Gorillas. One may walk a short or long distance in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A picnic lunch will taken and you will only be allowed an hours stay with Gorillas. After tracking return to the Camp for relaxation. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 8: Bwindi - Kampala. After breakfast, return to Kampala lunch en route in Mbarara town. Visit Ankole cultural village, buy some souvenirs. Proceed to Kampala; arriving late evening. Overnight at either Serena Hotel (High end/luxurious accommodation), Grand Imperial Hotel, Royal Capital Palace Hotel (Medium class accommodation) or Fare way Hotel (low Budget accommodation). Approximate driving time is 8 - 9 hours.

Day 9: Departure Day. After breakfast, you may go for Kampala City tour, depending on your flight departure time, tour ends.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2011

We are a Tour and Travel Company based in Kampala Uganda established to serve the increasing demands of the tourism and the travel industry in Uganda. We specialize in tailor made itineraries based around each client’s need, ranging from one (1) day to thirty (30) days safaris and more. We organize both long and...

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