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The 10 Day Gorilla Experience, Uganda

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Boat ride in Lake Mburo

Day 1: Arrival and overnight in Entebbe
You will be met on arrival by your driver/guide who will warmly welcome you and will transfer you to your accommodation for dinner and your overnight stay at Boma Guest House.

Day 2: Transfer to Fort Portal - Kibale National Park (5-6 Hours)
Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to Fort Portal the land of the craters. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest King. Dinner and overnight stay at Primate Lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
Today you will spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with wildife and plantlife, perfect for birdwatchers! The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Standard

Day 4: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park (2-3 Hours)
Today, your driver/guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s second largest National Park. You will enjoy journey as you pass through scenic crater lakes. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive for your first introduction to the hidden gems in the park. Dinner and overnight at Ihamba safari Lodge.

Day 5: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 135km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to catch up with a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in the park. You'll have opportunities of encountering elephants, lions, buffalos, warthogs and antelopes. Return to the lodge for lunch, after which you enjoy the two hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife, including; hippos, crocodiles and the wild game, just to mention but a few. From the boat, do another game drive along the channel track in search of more game as head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Ihamba safari Lodge.

Day 6: Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park. (3-4 Hours)
After breakfast, you will head to the Southern part of the park, the Ishasha sector famous for its tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive as you look out for the 'kings of the jungle' resting in the trees. You are likely to see other animals like the elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Day 7: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today, your driver/guide will take you to Bwindi National Park –The home of the endangered mountain Gorillas. En route, you may have a game drive once again as you leave the Ishasha area or visit community projects and learn how the neighbouring communities leave alongside the park. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. After an hours encounter with these gentle giants, you will graduate and join the rest of the tourists who describe this as the greatest highlight of an adventure in Uganda. Guests are always given a certificate of encountering the Gentle Giants which is a memorable experience. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo- Boat ride. (3-4 Hours)
You will transfer to Lake Mburo National park - it’s the only National Park in Uganda where you can have a safari on foot. Here you will be able to see the majestic giraffe as you enjoy a game drive through the park. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp

Day 10.Lake Mburo National Park- Transfer to Kampala and Airport. (4-5 Hours)
You will enjoy an early guided safari walk with a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast before you return to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight back home.

Duration

10 days

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly

No

Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - Yes

Customer Guarantee

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Spectators

This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

Guide Dogs Only

Toilet facilities

No

Minimum Age

15

Important Information

Limited to 15 years and above as tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina - so you must be of reasonable fitness - as it can often take most of the day.

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About the provider

Uganda

Kampala Serena Conference Centre,
Front Basement,
Suite 5,
P.O. Box 33296,
Kampala,
Central Region,
33296,
Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South-Western Uganda and it occupies an area of 321 sq km. This ancient rain forest is the home of roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the gentle giants is surely the most exciting wildlife encounter so far in Africa. This national park has 90 mammal species including 11 primates, and the prominent black and white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail. The forest birding experience ranks best in Uganda with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemic present.
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