7-Day Gorilla Habituation and Chimpanzee Tracking Experience.
This package is organized to take you to Kibale Forest National Park for amazing chimpanzee tracking and over 10 species of primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife experiences like game drives, boat cruises,s and sundowner safaris, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the magical experience of habituating the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation is a great experience for one to have with the Gentle endangered Giants of the forests.
Start: Entebbe (Day 1)
Day 1-2: Kibale National Park
Day 3-4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5-6: Bwindi National Park
End: Entebbe (City) (Day 7)
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kibale National Park
Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, will be briefed about the journey and drive to Fort portal town through the beautiful scenery of green hills, amazing villages, and tea plantations. Depending on the departure time you may have lunch at the lodge or arrive in the evening for pre-dinner drinks and dinner.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking
You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and a cup of coffee in chimpanzee tracking attire, and drive to the park office for briefing and grouping. Embark on primate viewing in the forest spending 3-4hours in search of Chimpanzees and other primates like black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey swinging in the forest canopies, forest bird species, and butterflies
Kibale forest national park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world including chimpanzees with approximately 5000 Chimpanzees living in the wild in Uganda. After an amazing experience drive to the lodge via smiling communities for lunch. In the afternoon relax at the poolside, do a massage or go for an optional community walk.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, check out and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Fort portal town, the foothills of the mountain of the moon, and a stretch at the Equator line for beautiful photos, en route to check in for lunch, relax at the pool, later in the evening go for sundowner safaris in search for herds of elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, and leopards. Drive back for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise
The day will begin with a beautiful sunrise at the lodge terrace while having a relaxed breakfast and drive to the northern part of the park to Kasenyi plains in search of Lions, leopards, Antelopes, savannah bird species, buffaloes and drive back to the lodge through channel track in search for elephants, proceed for lunch.
In the afternoon go for a relaxing boat cruise along kazinga channel, where you encounter the elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, and water birds cooling off on the shores, which gives an opportunity for close photos. Back at the lodge for sunset drinks, dinner, and fire camp.
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Sector
After breakfast checkout and drive to the southern part of the park in the Ishasha sector, this area is also home to Queen Elizabeth’s famous tree-climbing lions, which have developed a surprising tendency to lounge in the upper branches of old fig trees-a habit not commonly found in other lion populations, antelopes like topi. Go for your savannah picnic lunch at the Ishasha river, and enjoy your lunch while viewing hundreds of hippos playing in the river. Proceed and drive through beautiful traditional communities, and rolling misty hills, proceed and check in your booked accommodation in the evening.
Day 6: Gorilla Habituation
This is the highlight of your tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Memorable adventure will begin with an early breakfast and a cup of coffee in your gorilla habituation attire and all the necessary gadgets for the gorilla habituation. Drive to the park office for a briefing on habituation and grouping, and proceed for a memorable experience in the beautiful ecological tropical rain forest of Bwindi, the tracking may take 3-4 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas.
After finding the Gorillas, you will have experience of 3-4hours while enjoying their behaviors, then descend to the park office for the certificate and drive to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening you may go for an optional community walk in the nearby Batwa community where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture or relax at the lodge and do a massage.
Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
After a relaxed breakfast at the lodge terrace while enjoying the nature sounds from the forest, check out and drive to Kisoro Airfield for your internal flight to Kajjansi airfield near Entebbe town. You will be picked up by our driver guide and driven for lunch and later transfer to the Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.
- Park fees
- Gorilla permits
- Chimp permits
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All fligths during the tour
- All taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals & Drinks
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees