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6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking

6 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

A six day safari from Kampala, taking you through Uganda’s most popular national parks in Western Uganda. The trip takes you to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking , Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for mountain gorilla tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing , and visiting the Lake Bunyonyi in the "Switzerland of Africa" for a leisurely holiday and adventure on its islands. More adventure activities have been included in the tour itinerary include nature walks, bird watching, launch cruises along the Kazinga Channel, local community tours, boat cruises on Lake Bunyonyi, photography etc.


  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest (5-7hrs)
    Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
    Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth – Evening Boat cruise
    Day 4: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Forest
    Day 5: Gorilla Tracking – transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
    Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala

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  • Detailed Itinerary

    6 Days Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi impenetrable forest
    Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest (5-7hrs)
    Have breakfast at the hotel and hit the road to Kibale home of primtes. Enroute stop at Mubende town, lunch in Fortporta, dinner and overnight at Mountains for the moon Hotel (Mid-range) or Ndali Lodge (Superior)

    Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
    Expect an encounter with Chimpanzee and other primates such as L’Hoests, Red colobus, Vervets, Blues, Black and White Colobus, red tailed and Gary checked mangabey. You will have lunch at Chimp Nest Lodge, and embark on an afternoon guided walk through Bigodi Swamps. There are networks of forest trails that radiate out from the visitor centre, allowing you to search for a number of species that shun the vicinity of the main road. Dinner and over night at the lodge.

    Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth – Evening Boat cruise
    Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park with enroute game drive, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, gather you strength to enjoy a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa, with huge crocodiles and 611 bird species. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. Dinner and over night at Superior Mweya Lodge, Hippo Hill Lodge (Mid-class) or the Institute of Ecology Cottages (basic).

    Day 4: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Forest
    Queen Elizabeth wildlife Park’s diverse Eco system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. A game drive in the park, with massive Rwenzoris as a back drop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, buffalo, Uganda Kob, bush buck and many more. Return at the Lodge for full breakfast. Later transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest, dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort (Superior), Gorilla Safari Lodge( Mid-Class), Buhoma community rest camp (Budget)

    Day 5: Gorilla Tracking – transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
    Wake up for heavy breakfast and assemble at park head quarters for a 30 minutes briefing. Gorilla trekking takes 2-8 hours depending on their movements. The hike goes through steep and slippery jungle grounds before encountering gorillas camouflaged in dense vegetation. However, the thrill you get is worth the effort put in searching for them. Sight and stay with gorillas is 1 hours, descent to the lodge for lunch.
    Relax after lunch as you wait for an evening excursion to Batwa communities (pygmies), dinner and overnight at The lodge.

    Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala
    Have breakfast and hit the road back to Kampala, enroute lunch in Mbarara Town, stop at the Equator for photographs to arrive in kampala by late afternoon. Diner and overnight at cassia lodge, The Lodge or Imperial Royal Hotel Kampala.

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