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5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

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5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

This 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is one of the awe-inspiring African safari which offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. This safari gives you a great opportunity to sight gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitats and enjoy the fascinating scenic views through game drives, boat cruises among others. The 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Safari takes you to the beautiful safari destinations of Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

 

Safari destinations

Queen Elizabeth national park

One of the most beautiful savannah national parks in Africa, it is also the second biggest and one of the Uganda’s most visited national parks. Queen Elizabeth National Park boosts of beautiful unmatched crater lakes, the famous Kazinga channel, forested Gorges and Savannah plains. It is also home to 95 mammal species including the 4 members of the big 5 such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes, however other species include warthogs, Hippos, hyenas, Ugandan kobs, oribis, topis, bush bucks, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, chimpanzees, Nile crocodiles among others and also various Bird species like grey crowned cranes, Marital eagle, shoebill, African green pigeon, handsome francolin, Nubian wood pecker, swamp flycatcher, grey crowned heron, black bee eater, African skimmer

 

Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park

The best destination for mountain Gorilla experience, its located in South Western Uganda in Kanugu district. It is known for having half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park will enable you have an exclusive experience of mountain gorillas in all the sectors of the park which are Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Rushaga. The park harbors 120 mammals such as black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, bush pigs, forest elephants, buffaloes, duikers and also bird species like the African green broadbill, Grauer’s swamp warbler, Turner’s Eremomela, Chapin’s flycatcher, handsome francolin, Rwenzori turaco, purple sunbird, Red throated bee eater, black bee eater, and Shelley’s crimson-wing   and also butterfly species such as the African giant swallowtail and Cream-banded swallowtail.

 

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early Morning Game Drive OR Optional Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking –  Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community Encounter

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel with a stopover at the Equator

Detailed itinerary;

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Safari will start with a pick up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel by our experienced driver guide from Bonobos African Safari Holidays who will brief you about the 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Safari and then you will set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park located in the Western region of Uganda, the park is approximately 8 hours from Kampala including a lunch stopover. Upon arrival, you will sight the beautiful landscape and various wildlife like warthogs, Ugandan kobs, bush bucks, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, chimpanzees among others. Have dinner and an overnight.

 

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

Accommodation Option:

 

Mid-Range    Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early Morning Game Drive OR Optional Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking –  Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

You will rise up early on Day 2 of the 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Tracking Safari and have a hot delicious breakfast and thereafter you will head out to the jungle to search for the various mammal species that inhabit Queen Elizabeth National Park like Antelopes, Hippos, bush pigs, sitatungas, topis, bushbucks, cape buffaloes, elephants among others.

 

Optional Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking

OR You can Opt for an Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking Experience in the Northern sector of the park “Kasenyi plains” which goes for an Extra $250 per person, while here, you will have an opportunity to drive off track while tracing a pride of lions and the leopards of the park. This Experience takes you beyond the usual game drive  since you get to learn about their population, behavior, life style and also any other information concerning them. Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking is done with Researchers who drive around the Park with Radiation trackers which help them to find lions that have radio collars around their Neck, Trackers here can drive off truck in order to find the predators whenever the signals would be directing. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for a mouth-watering lunch and spend your afternoon at leisure.

Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

Later, you will head out for an Afternoon Boat Cruise at Kazinga channel, Kazinga Channel is a narrow water stream joining Lake George to Lake Edward with over 32km of length which makes it the most impressive feature in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kazinga Channel is known for having the highest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles and while on the cruise, you will view pods of hippos, elephants, Nile crocodiles and also various bird species like the martial eagle, shoebill, grey crowned crane, African green pigeon, and handsome francolin among other bird species, you will then return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

 

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

Accommodation Option:

 

Mid-Range    Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 

 

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3 of the 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Tracking Safari will start with a heavy Breakfast and then you will head to the park’s headquarters for briefing and then later you will proceed for the trek in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest. During chimpanzee trekking you may encounter other primates such as Blue monkeys, Olive baboons, Red tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys among others and also various mammals like Elephants, duikers, yellow-backed duiker, buffaloes, bush pigs, and giant forest hogs among others. Once you meet the chimpanzees, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour while watching them feed, communicate and also play on the tree branches.

 

Later you will return to your lodge for lunch. Later you will be transferred from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and one of the oldest rainforests forest in Uganda. The park is known for having almost half of the World’s population of Mountain Gorillas hence giving you a thrilling experience. The park has a population of about 459 Mountain Gorillas with 21 Habituated families living in different sectors of the park like Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga and Buhoma, you will then check into your accommodation for dinner and over stay.

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

 

Accommodation Option:

 

Mid-Range    Ride 4 a Woman or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 

 

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community Encounter

You will rise up early to have a hot breakfast and start day 4 of the 5 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Safari and then you will meet your driver guide for a transfer to the park’s information center for briefing regarding the dos and don’ts to follow during gorilla trekking. Thereafter, start your guided forest trek in search for the mountain gorillas which takes about 3 to 6 hours depending on the movements and location of the Gorilla family you have been assigned.

 

Gorilla Trekking

During your walk, you may encounter other wildlife species besides Gorillas such as black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush pigs, forest elephants, bird species like African green pigeon, African harrier hawk, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, crowned hornbill, Giant kingfisher etc. Butterflies like cream-banded swallowtail, African giant swallowtail, spalgis lemolea among others. Once you meet the Gorillas, you will have a maximum of 1 hour of watching them especially the playful juveniles and other family members as they are carrying out their daily activities, keep  your camera well charged and on standby such that you do not miss any moment uncaptured during your gorilla trekking experience. Later you will return to the park information center to pick your tracking certificate and then you will return to your lodge for lunch.

 

Batwa Community Encounter

In the afternoon you will visit the Batwa community where you will see the pygmies proudly known as “the forest keepers” who used to leave in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable forest before the it was gazetted as a national park and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Here you will learn about their ancient ways of life and the struggles to adapt to modern life outside the forest, how they feed among others. Later you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

 

Accommodation Option:

 

Mid-Range    Ride 4 a Woman or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 

 

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel with a stopover at the Equator

You will wake up on your final day of the 5 days Gorilla Chimpanzee  Tracking safari, have a deliciously prepared hot breakfast and then start your journey back to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel. Enroute to your destination, you will have a lunch stopover in Igongo Cultural Center or Ajip Motel and also another stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for coffee. You will also take memorable pictures to remind you about your Safari in Uganda.

Main Destination: Kampala (Uganda)

 

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 

 

The Safari Package Includes:

Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)

Private transport for 5 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD,air-conditioned and pop-up roof)

Fuel for 5 days

English safari driver guide for 5 days

Mid-range accommodation for 4 nights on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour

All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes

Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari

1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest)

1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit per person in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector )

A visit to the Equator land mark

Batwa Community Encounter

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

The Safari Package Excludes:

Experiential Lion and Leopard Tracking at an extra cost per person

International and domestic flights

Country entry visa

Personal travel insurance

Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges

Souvenirs and gifts, Tips

Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

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