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8 Days Chimpanzees, Lions & Gorillas

Last revised: 2021-11-23 22:45:13 (2 years ago)


This 8 days safaris, will take you to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and a walk through Bigodi Swamp during an exciting primate walk. Enjoy the views of Queen Elizabeth with game drive as you look out for lions, elephants, and etc. go for the Kazinga Channel boat trip in the late afternoon in.

Have a unique close encounter with mountain gorillas during gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

Day 1: On arrival at the airport

Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & bigodi swamp walk

Day 4: Drive to – Queen Elizabeth N.P

Day 5: Am Game drive & Boat cruise

Day 6: Lion tracking & drive to Bwindi Forest

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

Day 8: Return to Kampala via Equator

Day 1: On arrival at the airport
Your tour guide/drive will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to hotel or lodge of your choice to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari to all Uganda national parks for the adventure. It depends on your time of arrival

Luxury lodge: Emin Pasha hotel
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel, lodge in the morning after your breakfast. He will brief you how your safari is planned, and about the journey you are going for. You will then drive to Fort Portal district via mubende, fort portal and you continue to the forested park, the only with more than 13 primates. You will have your dinner and an overnight at either,
Driving time; 6 to 7 hours

Luxury lodge: - Papaya lake Lodge,
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp walk
Early in the morning after having your breakfast, you will report for briefing at the park headquarters around 8am. And after that you will start your walk through Kibale forest as you search for the chimpanzees and other primates with the help of a ranger. They are not so familiar with the human beings but always with high chances of getting an eye to eye contact with these giants. They are so interesting animals to see.  

In the afternoon, you will have also a great time to go for a nature walk to Bigodi wetland which is the local community owned, here you will be able see a variety of bird species as you take a walk around the swamp, other primates includes, red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, grey chicked mangbe, blue monkey, red tailed monkeys, baboons etc. back to the lodge for dinner and sleep over.

Note: instead of the chimp tracking and Bigodi Village Walk you can also opt for the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience. Where you can spend an entire day with our ‘cousins’, see them climbing out of their nests and, while following their daily activities, learn more about their way of life

Luxury lodge: - Papaya lake Lodge,
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Drive to – Queen Elizabeth N.P
After breakfast we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while we pass the crater lakes area, a beautiful landscape with small lakes and rolling hills. Continue to your lodge.

In the afternoon game drive together with an experienced ranger you will search for all the wild animals in the park including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. Have dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Driving time: 3hrs

Luxury lodge: - Mweya safari lodge - Deluxe tents,
Meal Plan: - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 5: Game drive & Boat cruise
After an early morning breakfast, your guide will take you for an early morning game drive Together with an experienced ranger you will search for all the wild animals in the park, including; elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthogs, and other animals, have lunch at your lodge

In the afternoon you will take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. You will have a spectacular view to the abundant birdlife that is sighted on the lakes’ showers and the elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Luxury lodge: - Mweya safari lodge (tents)
Meal Plan: - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi
In the morning you will go for lion tracking experience where you will get a chance getting up close to the lions. after that you will drive to bwindi impenetrable national park through Ishasha sector. After your arrival in the virunga vast areas, you will relax in the lodge of your choice, since you had a long day journey preparing for tomorrow’s big day.
Driving time: 3 – 4hrs

Luxury lodge: Bwindi lodge
Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest favors both mountain gorillas and some chimpanzees one of the only forest in Africa which posses these creatures. It also hosts five other species of primate, 100 mammals, around 78 butterflies and 360 bird species.

In the early morning after your breakfast, your driver will transfer you from your lodge to the starting point of your tracking group or UWA headquarters so that you can get a briefing at around (7.45am or 8.30am), then you will start the tracking. The gorillas that you track are very friendly to people, though still there are same groups which are shy, as human being there are those who are sharp and some are stubborn.  Your experienced ranger will help you to spot out their presence. You will be going through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. Once you have find the gorillas, you will be able to spend with them up to one hour which is given time, before going back to your lodge.

Note:  (This trek can take from 1 hour to 5 hours depending on the area you track and group– a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Have your Dinner and overnight at:

Luxury lodge:
Bwind Lodge
Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Return to Kampala via Equator
In the morning after enjoying your breakfast, you will then drive back to Kampala having a stopover at the Equator take photos shoots and buying souvenirs. You will be then taken to your guesthouse, lodge or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe Or you can be dropped to the airport to catch your flight back to your home country.
Driving time: 7 to 8 hour


The package includes:

  • Ground transportation by 4WD land cruiser
  • Airport transfers to and from airport
  • Accommodation & meals described in program
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Entrance fees & activities described in program
  • Fuel & car hire
  • Water in safari car
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  • Lion tracking permit
  • Rangers fees

The package excludes:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks; wines, sodas, beers and cigarettes
  • International Air ticket and related costs
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Optional activities 
  • Meals out of booked accommodation and program
  • Phone calls

Transport to be used on your safari
This Tour is based on a Land cruiser with 4wd. it seats from up to the maximum of 7 persons. A Land cruiser is rated as the strongest safari vehicle on the African roads, it’s well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!

Accommodation & Transport - luxury;

Luxury Accommodation; - this is one of the best accommodation, the lodge have facilities that offers full range of comfort, and quality services features; self-contained stylish rooms, with showers, hot water.

NOTE: For the above mentioned accommodation it depends on availability, and we make sure the best is our first priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively in the same standards or rate range.

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