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8 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Tour

Day 1

Transfer to Kibale National Park
Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and provide a briefing on your upcoming safari. We will then proceed to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National Park. The park provides shelter to roughly 70 mammal species including chimpanzees, as well as over 375 species of birds. Kampala to Kibale National Park will take 5-6 hours’ drive.

Day 2

Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk
Tracking chimpanzees is a safari experience unique to Uganda. There is nothing more exotic than watching chimps in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the chimps swing through the steady branches. If you can’t get enough, you may opt to do the habituation experience, which means you can spend the whole day with these amazing Creatures. In the afternoon, guests doing the Chimpanzee Tracking will continue to Semliki National Park. In the afternoon, you have the option to go for a walk at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you can see primate species and reptiles among other interesting mammals. Bird lovers will enjoy sightings of over 200 bird species. The Chimpanzee habituation experience will require you to pay an additional cost of $70pp. 2 hours from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today, we will make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park via fort portal town and have our lunch in the bush or on the peninsula of Mweya. In the afternoon, you will have your first taste of a safari experience as we traverse through the bushes of her royal majesty, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and chimpanzees among 95 other species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. Hot air ballooning is the optional activity that will require you to pay $ 380 USD per person and for experience, you will be required to pay an extra $60USD per person.

Day 4

Game Drive & Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
You will go on a morning game drive after Breakfast. You will get to see the tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of the park lazily lying up on the branches of the huge fig trees. Witness the Uganda Kobs in the open Ishasha plains as well as other wildlife including elephants and cheetah roaming freely in their natural habitat. After lunch, we will proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat trip through the Kazinga Channel. Here you will see wildlife along the banks of the channel including buffalo, elephants, birds, and hippos.

Day 5

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We will depart for Bunyaruguru to enjoy wonderful views of lush tea, fruit plantations and the Rwenzori Mountains. We then continue to pass through Ugandan soil along Kagamba, Ntungamo and Kabale which is heralded as the Switzerland part of Africa with its hilly scenery and breezes. Finally, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda where another amazing game drive adventure awaits us. 5 hours from Queen to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

Day 6

Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, we will set out for gorilla tracking. The starting point is only 10 minutes away from the accommodation and we will begin with a brief orientation at the Gorilla Briefing Centre. For this activity, each group will have 8 participants with an assigned guide. As a team, you will venture into the forest for a once in a lifetime gorilla tracking experience. In the afternoon, we will depart for Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy the relaxing scenery as we cross the lake. Because this lake is a lowland area, you have the chance to see this beauty from the top of the hills. In the evenIng, a nice ambience awaits you at Entusi resort to cap off the day. 2 hours from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 7

Lake Bunyonyi
Apart from its serene beauty, Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place for little birds. In fact, “Bunyonyi” translates to “place of many little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. Here, you will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy its serene ambiance and breathtaking views, which has made this place synonymous to paradise. We will also visit the local community in the area and immerse in their culture. You will have the opportunity to volunteer and visit the children of Mwendo where you will be welcomed by traditional dances stemming from its rich history. You can also visit the pygmies’ community; a member of an ethnic group whose average height is unusually short. An adult man’s average height is less than 150 cm tall

Day 8

Kampala or Kigali
After breakfast, we will ride a motorboat on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. From there, we will head back to either Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda. Kampala drive- 7 Hours and Kigali drive- 2 hours.

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